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Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes: Hawaiian Chicken, French Toast

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Hey, you! Dust off your crock pot -- that thing is NOT getting a summer vacation. Put it to work cooking up sweet 'n savory chicken and French toast fun for a crowd...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Hawaiian Crock-Pot Chicken
Hawaiian Crock-Pot Chicken

1/4th of recipe (about 1 2/3 cups): 288 calories, 2g fat, 655mg sodium, 31g carbs, 4g fiber, 17.5g sugars, 35.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Break out the tiki torches! Your kitchen is about to get a bit tropical...


Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours, plus 10 minutes

Ingredients:
4 cups sliced bell peppers (any color)
4 cups sliced onion
One 8-oz. can pineapple chunks packed in juice (not drained)
1 1/4 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
3 tbsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. chopped ginger
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch

Directions:
Add veggies and pineapple (including juice) to a crock pot. Season chicken with salt and black pepper, and add to the crock pot.

In a small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients except cornstarch. Add mixture to crock pot, and stir to coat.

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked.

Transfer about 1/4 cup of the liquid from the crock pot into a small bowl. Once it cools slightly (after about 1 minute), add cornstarch, and stir to dissolve. Stir mixture into the liquid in the crock pot. Stirring occasionally, cook uncovered until thickened, about 10 minutes.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Slow-Cooker French Toast
Slow-Cooker French Toast

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 240 calories, 5.5g fat, 394mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 17g sugars, 15g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Sure, you COULD stand over a hot stove, cooking plates of French toast to order. Or just turn on the crock pot, sit back, and relax. Your call...


Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 3 hours or 7 hours

Ingredients:
3 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
3 tbsp. granulated white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese
3 cups peeled and diced apples
12 slices light bread, lightly toasted

Directions:
Spray the inside of a crock pot with nonstick spray.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter for 20 seconds, or until melted. Add soymilk, egg substitute, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Whisk thoroughly.

In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, remaining 1 tbsp. sugar, remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract. Mix until uniform. Add apples, and stir to coat.

Tear toasted bread into 1-inch squares. Place 1/3rd of the bread in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with 1/3 of the apple mixture. Repeat twice with remaining bread and apple mixture.

Pour the egg mixture over the contents of the crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 7 hours, until set.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

 
 
 
HG-rific Taco Meat Crock Pot Recipe
Hungry for More?

Centerplate creations ahead... Try the Sweet Apple BBQ Chicken and HG-rific Taco Meat! Put 'em on light buns, into tortillas, or just eat them with a fork.

For a hot summer side dish, dig into these Crock-Pot Fake Baked Beans. The not-so-secret ingredient is APPLE!

Last but not least, check out our roundup of the very best HG crock-pot recipes. (You should probably just bookmark that page while you're at it.)

 
 

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CHEW ON THIS:

June 26th, a.k.a. today, is National Chocolate Pudding Day. Hot-couple alert: Sugar-free pudding snacks with fresh strawberries, DunkAroos style!

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