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Slow-Cooker Recipes: Seafood Stew, Scalloped Peaches

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If you've packed away your slow cooker for the summer, dig it out... You need to try these new recipes! (Leave the heavy sweaters in storage for a few more months, though.)

 
 
Hungry Girl's Slow-Cooker Seafood Stew
Slow-Cooker Seafood Stew

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 181 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 552mg sodium, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 26g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4* -- SmartPoints® value 2*

This dish is like bouillabaisse, only a lot less fussy. Hooray for set-it-and-forget-it cookin'...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
One 14.5-oz. can stewed tomatoes (not drained)
One 6.5-oz. can chopped clams in juice (not drained)
2 cups chopped kale
1 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
2 tsp. ground thyme
1 lb. raw tilapia, cod, or sea bass, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 oz. (about 16) raw large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
1 dried bay leaf
1/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes
1/2 cup chopped scallions
Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper

Directions:
Combine broth with tomatoes in a slow cooker. (A 4-qt. slow cooker is best.) Add clams, kale, onion, garlic, and thyme. Mix well.

Add fish, shrimp, and bay leaf, and gently stir to mix.

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until fish and shrimp are fully cooked.

Add potato flakes and scallions, and stir until uniform. Remove bay leaf.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS 

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Slow-Cooker Scalloped Peaches
Slow-Cooker Scalloped Peaches

1/8th of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 104 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 82mg sodium, 20.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 17.5g sugars, 1.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3* -- SmartPoints® value 2*

This is like the hot, gooey filling of a freshly baked peach pie... Skip the carby crust, and get to the good stuff! P.S. It's excellent over light vanilla ice cream.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:
8 cups (about 8) thinly sliced peaches
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
4 packets no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Light or Brummel & Brown), room temperature

Directions:
Place peaches in a slow cooker sprayed with nonstick spray. (A 4-qt. slow cooker is best.)

Add brown sugar, sweetener, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat.

Add butter, and mix well.

Cover and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours, or until peaches have softened.

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

 
 

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