Adapting WW to Crock Pot

Adapting WW to Crock Pot

Joined: May 21st, 2006, 4:46 am

January 9th, 2011, 10:17 pm #1

As if losing weight weren't hard enough, I've added the challenge of trying to adapt WW recipes to the Crock Pot. Not just for the challenge of it, but because I truly hate to cook in the hour before dinner. At the moment, I've got a WW recipe for braised chicken simmering on Low. I eliminated a couple of steps, such as browning the chicken and sauteing the veggies, and just tossed it all in. I know it would be better if I had done these things, but sometimes that much effort just isn't in me and today was one of those days.

I'm looking through other cookbooks for low-cal recipes I can adapt to the Crock Pot. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate them.

We didn't make it to WW on Saturday, due to double booking (I'd forgotten about DD's Special Olympics practice). Going to have to find a meeting on a different day. I am on Day 9 and have lost around 4 lbs. so far...which is phenomenal for me in just over a week. Of course, it's all water...but the water's gotta come off sometime!
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Joined: May 24th, 2006, 1:23 am

January 9th, 2011, 10:29 pm #2

you can adapt about any kind of recipe to a crockpot. But, sometimes it won't taste exactly the same. I think you adapted my recipe for Three Cheese Chicken that is on the recipe for the crockpot. Of course it is NOT a WW recipe. It is too high in calories for that. LOL

This week I made what I call Rotel Chicken. I throw boneless chicken breasts (frozen) in the crockpot with a can of Rotel, about a tablespoon of cumin and any salsa I find left over in the frig. LOL I cook it for about 4-5 hours and then shred it. I eat it like that and sometimes I throw a hunk of cream cheese in mine. DH eats his over rice. Every time I have it he talks about how wonderful the meal is. It takes about 2 minutes to throw it all in the crockpot so it is easy for me. You could also do the Black Bean Chicken posted on the recipe board. That is where I got the idea but I am low carbing so I don't eat the corn and beans right now.

I'm trying to use my crockpot more too since I'm gone all day and now I get home even later with my new job. I'll let you know what I make.

Tammy
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Joined: October 29th, 2005, 6:29 pm

January 9th, 2011, 11:15 pm #3

I like to cook rice with Rotel, and throw in some hamburger or chicken. Good stuff, though my brother doesn't like the Rotel with cilantro.

I gave mom my crockpot as I wasn't using it enough to make it worth keeping it.
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Joined: September 13th, 2009, 2:19 am

January 10th, 2011, 12:03 am #4

As if losing weight weren't hard enough, I've added the challenge of trying to adapt WW recipes to the Crock Pot. Not just for the challenge of it, but because I truly hate to cook in the hour before dinner. At the moment, I've got a WW recipe for braised chicken simmering on Low. I eliminated a couple of steps, such as browning the chicken and sauteing the veggies, and just tossed it all in. I know it would be better if I had done these things, but sometimes that much effort just isn't in me and today was one of those days.

I'm looking through other cookbooks for low-cal recipes I can adapt to the Crock Pot. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate them.

We didn't make it to WW on Saturday, due to double booking (I'd forgotten about DD's Special Olympics practice). Going to have to find a meeting on a different day. I am on Day 9 and have lost around 4 lbs. so far...which is phenomenal for me in just over a week. Of course, it's all water...but the water's gotta come off sometime!
So I'm a WW dropout (was a lifer, but I put the weight on again) ... but it seems to me that you are thinking of the wrong kitchen appliance. Best kitchen gadget for a WW person is a George Foreman griddle : )

On topic:

You can make some homemade applesauce in your crock pot. Just slice and cook down the apples. Sweeten, or cinnamon, or not, as you see fit.

We also liked a jar of salsa poured over chicken pieces. Makes shredded chicken with a kick.
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Joined: May 23rd, 2006, 5:46 pm

January 10th, 2011, 12:14 am #5

As if losing weight weren't hard enough, I've added the challenge of trying to adapt WW recipes to the Crock Pot. Not just for the challenge of it, but because I truly hate to cook in the hour before dinner. At the moment, I've got a WW recipe for braised chicken simmering on Low. I eliminated a couple of steps, such as browning the chicken and sauteing the veggies, and just tossed it all in. I know it would be better if I had done these things, but sometimes that much effort just isn't in me and today was one of those days.

I'm looking through other cookbooks for low-cal recipes I can adapt to the Crock Pot. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate them.

We didn't make it to WW on Saturday, due to double booking (I'd forgotten about DD's Special Olympics practice). Going to have to find a meeting on a different day. I am on Day 9 and have lost around 4 lbs. so far...which is phenomenal for me in just over a week. Of course, it's all water...but the water's gotta come off sometime!
I find several ww meals for the crockpot when I google..
am trying to eat in a way that is conducive to losing weight yet not actually join ww so have looked for things on the web. also have a "healthy eating" cookbook but not sure how that compares to ww.



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Joined: August 20th, 2007, 12:15 am

January 10th, 2011, 12:28 am #6

As if losing weight weren't hard enough, I've added the challenge of trying to adapt WW recipes to the Crock Pot. Not just for the challenge of it, but because I truly hate to cook in the hour before dinner. At the moment, I've got a WW recipe for braised chicken simmering on Low. I eliminated a couple of steps, such as browning the chicken and sauteing the veggies, and just tossed it all in. I know it would be better if I had done these things, but sometimes that much effort just isn't in me and today was one of those days.

I'm looking through other cookbooks for low-cal recipes I can adapt to the Crock Pot. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate them.

We didn't make it to WW on Saturday, due to double booking (I'd forgotten about DD's Special Olympics practice). Going to have to find a meeting on a different day. I am on Day 9 and have lost around 4 lbs. so far...which is phenomenal for me in just over a week. Of course, it's all water...but the water's gotta come off sometime!
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Joined: May 21st, 2006, 4:46 am

January 10th, 2011, 1:22 am #7

So I'm a WW dropout (was a lifer, but I put the weight on again) ... but it seems to me that you are thinking of the wrong kitchen appliance. Best kitchen gadget for a WW person is a George Foreman griddle : )

On topic:

You can make some homemade applesauce in your crock pot. Just slice and cook down the apples. Sweeten, or cinnamon, or not, as you see fit.

We also liked a jar of salsa poured over chicken pieces. Makes shredded chicken with a kick.
I made Lifetime about 5 years ago. Gained most of it back, mostly in the last two years.
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Joined: October 27th, 2005, 2:33 am

January 10th, 2011, 12:14 pm #8

As if losing weight weren't hard enough, I've added the challenge of trying to adapt WW recipes to the Crock Pot. Not just for the challenge of it, but because I truly hate to cook in the hour before dinner. At the moment, I've got a WW recipe for braised chicken simmering on Low. I eliminated a couple of steps, such as browning the chicken and sauteing the veggies, and just tossed it all in. I know it would be better if I had done these things, but sometimes that much effort just isn't in me and today was one of those days.

I'm looking through other cookbooks for low-cal recipes I can adapt to the Crock Pot. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate them.

We didn't make it to WW on Saturday, due to double booking (I'd forgotten about DD's Special Olympics practice). Going to have to find a meeting on a different day. I am on Day 9 and have lost around 4 lbs. so far...which is phenomenal for me in just over a week. Of course, it's all water...but the water's gotta come off sometime!
has some crockpot recipes. I haven't really checked them out yet, but there is a tab for them.
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