During a busy week, sometimes the last thing you have time for is preparing a complicated meal. Luckily, a well-stocked cabinet filled with organic foods and vegetables can help you plan ahead, and a slow cooker can make the process stress-free and hands-free! Try some of these slow cooker recipes using organic ingredients to make healthy eating easy and delicious. Simply prepare your ingredients ahead of time, put them in the slow cooker, and in a few hours — bon appétit!
Vegan Vegetable Bean Soup
Eating right and exercising are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions. If you’re looking to be more mindful of what you eat, this vegan vegetable bean soup is a great way to kickoff the year. Packed with plant-based protein and plenty of herbs and spices, this recipe is a simple way to enjoy a hearty meal, especially if you’re practicing Meatless Monday.
Slow Cooker Green Beans
We may be biased, but one thing is for sure — green beans are a pantry and dinnertime staple. Our organic cut green beans are grown in the USA and harvested at the peak of freshness for optimal taste, texture and beautiful green color. These tender-crisp vegetables topped with bacon, onion, and seasonings will have everyone coming back for more.
Red Kidney Bean Chili
Chili and the slow cooker go together like pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving — it’s just a no-brainer. This cold weather favorite is a great cure for a cold winter day, or even when you’re craving a familiar comfort food. Green Valley organic dark red kidney beans are the star of this chili recipe, bringing you bold flavor and an excellent source of fiber, folate and plant-based protein to help you power through your day. Did you forget to start the slow cooker? No worries! This recipe can be made quickly on the stovetop for a convenient yet healthy meal solution.
Flavor, color and loads of beans and vegetables combine in this mouthwatering enchilada bake. The best part is, it calls for ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and refrigerator — including flavorful Green Valley organic whole kernel corn, dark red kidney beans and black beans! You can enjoy this cheesy, zesty goodness on its own or with your favorite source of protein.
Garden Gumbo with Smoked Sausage and Kidney Beans
If variety is the spice of life, this garden gumbo recipe has everything you need to keep dinnertime tasty and interesting. Smoked sausage, Green Valley organic dark red kidney beans, long grain rice, vegetables and lots of herbs and spices come together beautifully in this hearty soup. Top it with scallions and parsley for a truly colorful and beautiful dish that makes “eating your veggies” lots of fun for everyone.
Nourishing Vegetable Soup
Whether you’re feeling under the weather or just looking for a nice pick-me-up, this nourishing vegetable soup should do the trick. Toss in Green Valley organic peas and green beans to add fresh tastes and crisp textures to this soup. For a boost of added protein, add a can or pouch of Green Valley organic garbanzo beans.
Black Beans and Rice
This black bean and rice recipe is the perfect base for burrito filling or topping for an at-home taco night. Use our organic black beans for an added source of organic fiber, protein and iron — not to mention great taste. Add chicken, pork, steak or your favorite protein to complete this savory meal.
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