I love a good crock pot meal. Not only for the taste, but mostly for the satisfaction of knowing that I made a delicious meal that was ready when I got home from work by throwing a few key ingredients into a bowl and pushing power. If you’re like me, the mornings are a mess, the days are long, and by the time you get home the last thing you want to do is cut, chop and cook. I despise fast food and at the end of the day I want to throw my heels into the trash, not traipse them around a restaurant. When you are in pain or injured, you don’t want to fuss with meal prep, but at the same time you want to make sure you eat nutritious and hearty meals to help your body recover. Cooking crock pot meals at home is a great way to treat yourself while getting your regular care at OSR. That being said, a crock pot meal can easily feed 5-6 people and can be as healthy and nutritious as you want it to be. Most times there is minimal, if any, prep work required and it works while you work. Since I’m only cooking for 2, I eat the leftovers for lunch and usually freeze a meal for later use.
As a provider I want all of my patients to be healthy and happy, less stressed, and to make better choices. Using the crock pot for meals accomplishes all these things at once. Here is one of my favorite recipes, with only 3 ingredients. Happy cooking!
4 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 16oz container of your favorite salsa (I prefer the chunky Safeway brand, medium)
1 package of taco seasoning
Place all ingredients into your crock pot and set the timer for 8 hours. This will cook low and slow and the chicken will fall apart when finished. I use two forks to gently pull it apart and to mix all the ingredients. Eat on warmed corn tortillas and top with your favorite taco toppings (I use shredded cheese, diced purple onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice).