With these diabetic slow cooker recipes is perfect when you do not have much time, don’t want to spend too much money and want to eat healthy.
When my family got our first slow cooker I had no idea how to use it. I did some research and found some great recipes online and in cookbooks.
So having a slow cooker it sure help me to start eating healthier, lose weight and control my blood sugar levels.
If you never cooked with a slow cooker here are some tips to follow to get the most out of your slow cooker.
The temperature must reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit or 74 Celsius
Make sure that you meat is fully thawed, and don’t use whole chickens or roasts; cut the meat or poultry into chunks to ensure thorough cooking.
For the best results the slow cooker should be half or two third full.
Keep the lid close, if you keep opening the lips to take a peek you slow the cooking process down.
Cooking at low heat take twice as long as cooking in high heat.
The ceramic insert can crack if it’s expose to a temperature shift. Example don’t now put the hit ceramic insert on the cold counter always put a dish towel down first.
Dairy products like milk, yogurt and sour cream tend to break down quickly in a slow cooker so when adding dairy make sure to add in the last 15 minutes of cooking.
If you have time I like to brown my meat and/or vegetables in a skillet before I add it to the cooker. Then I “deglaze” the pan with my liquid to get all the brown, caramelized bits from the sauté pan into the cooker. You’ll end up with a richer flavor that can’t be achieved by slow-cooking alone.
I am not a doctor, and that absolutely nothing on this site should be taken as medical advice. Always work with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes when you have a medical condition, such as diabetes. Keep in mind that your results may vary from somebody else.