No time to cook? Try some of these quick soup and meal base Ideas with coconut curry or tomato basil options!
Some days there simply isn’t time to prepare a gorgeous home cooked meal, right? Wrong. If you have a slow cooker and just 10 minutes of prep time you can actually create a savory nutritional dish or meal base that will provide few days’ worth of eats by letting the slow cooker do the work while you get to the rest of your day. It’s simple, and you can really get creative using spices, veggies, and sauces.
First, choose a type of bean to use, buy them DRY in bulk or in bag. You’ll need 2 cups for a 4 Qt slow cooker
- black beans
- cannellini beans (white beans)
- pinto beans
- kidney beans
- navy beans
A few benefits of Beans:
Beans are a gluten free food known for being a good source of protein and fiber as well as low in fat. Fiber contributes to satiety and can help with weight loss and maintenance.
Beans are also rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and the B vitamin folate, which is essential for proper brain function and plays a role in emotional and mental health.