Crockpots: The secret weapon to eating healthy but staying lazy


Part of being healthy is eating healthy.

It is pretty universally accepted that eating at home is better for your health than eating out, but it can be hard to find the time to cook a healthy meal. Not that this is a recent discovery by any means, but crockpots are probably one of my favorite things because I don’t have to work that hard to eat healthy.

Crockpots make it easier to eat healthy because all you have to do is throw some things into the crockpot in the morning, and dinner is ready when you get home from school or work. It makes life a lot easier.

There’s actually a surprising amount of things that you can make in a crockpot. For instance, you can make ribs in a crockpot. Not that I have ever done this myself, but it seems like a great idea. Just think how tender those ribs would be in a slow cooker. Yum.

There are a lot of great recipe books as well as recipes floating around the Internet. In particular, BuzzFeed has a whole section of 24 recipes for what they call “Dump Dinners.” They have some interesting ones like carne asada nachos or beef and broccoli. They’re anything but bland and boring.These recipes are often freezer-friendly as well and you can make them in bulk if desired.

So, you can prepare them before hand, freeze them and then throw them in the crockpot whenever you want. All of these are super easy ways to save time and eat healthy.

Whenever I am slipping into a more unhealthy lifestyle, I tend to use the excuse “I just don’t have time,” but honestly, that’s not even an excuse with this.

My recommendation is to check out BuzzFeed’s “Dump Dinners” and buy a crockpot—it is worth the investment. This is also user-friendly because, even if you’re not good at cooking, I think it is pretty hard to mess up a one-pot meal. You can’t knock it until you at least try it.

Plus, it’s great to come home to. Making food in a crockpot makes your house smell wonderful. When you come home after a long day, your home is filled with the smell of delicious food that has been cooking all day.

The realization that you don’t have to put in more work just to get some food in your stomach is pretty great as well. The last thing I want to do when I’m hungry is sit around and wait for food to be ready, which is why fast food can seem so appealing sometimes. With a crockpot, there is no waiting. It is perfect for an impatient person like myself. It also makes me feel like I accomplished some great feat and made an amazing dinner when, in reality, it was not that much effort.

Crockpots: easy to use, healthy and they make you feel good about your culinary skills.