Friday, June 19, 2015

Review: Healthy Family Slow cooker cookbook

Healthy-Family-Blog-BannerAbout the book:
Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist.
Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy Crock Pot recipes your kids will actually eat. Not anymore.
These delicious family-sized meals are perfect for parents and kids alike.
  • Chicken and Artichoke Fettucini
  • Teriyaki Pulled Pork
  • Cajun Rice with Shrimp
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Chicken Quesadillas
You’ll even find some tasty ideas for sugar-free desserts, like the Blueberry Pudding Cake. And every single recipe can be made in the morning and ready to eat by dinnertime. With a little prep and planning, you’ll soon be enjoying nutritious, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week!

About the author:
Christina Dymock is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has had careers as an editor at an advertising agency, an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College, and author.
An avid cook, Christina divides her time between the kitchen, her computer, and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres. Her latest book, Blue Christmas, reached the Amazon top seller list in 7 categories as part of the Christmas anthology, Christmas in Snow Valley.
Christina attends multiple writer’s conferences each year, is a part of several critique groups, and enjoys learning about writing. She has been featured during the cooking segment of several local morning shows, published in Woman’s World Magazine and the Deseret News, quoted in Womans’ World Magazine and Parents’ Magazine, published in seven Chicken Soup books, and has published clean romantic fiction under the name Lucy McConnell.

From Reidhead Randomness:

Sloppy Joes....or, as we nick named the recipe from this book, "Veggie Joes" are a wonderful summer kickoff food!  The recipe was, hands down, my family's FAVORITE!  There are SERIOUSLY SO many veggies that go into this, but you don't even notice that it isn't ALL meat!  It has a wonderful flavor and is healthy!

The book is great!  When I first flipped through, I marked a whole bunch of "to make" recipes!  Many are ones I have never seen before!  There was one for using up your leftover veggie tray and making it a soup...what a great idea, right?  Another on my "to make" soon recipe list is the Chicken quesadillas.  Who would have ever thought of making that in the slow cooker!  Another surprising one is Chocolate Chip cookie bars!

We had moo shu pork a couple nights ago.  It took a few bites before everyone in my family got used to the flavors, but then they added their approval of "Mmmmm!"

If you want more info, visit her blog at

I received this book in order to write my review, however all opinions expressed are my own.


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