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Quinoa With Apples and Pecans

A healthier alternative to cereal, this quinoa mix is full of flavor and enough fiber to keep you full until lunch.

Slow cooker quinoa

Makes 6-8 servings •  Prep time 15 minutes •  Cook time 6 hours

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 2 tbs. blackstrap molasses
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup pecans
  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the pecans in the base of a slow cooker, mix, and set to low heat. Cook for four to five hours or until thickened.
  2. Serve with additional almond milk and garnish with chopped pecans.

Recipe by The Life Time Teaming Team

5-Ingredient Pulled Chicken

Pair this chicken and bacon with your favorite veggies for an easy meal, or use as a versatile add-in to any recipe that calls for chicken.

5-ingredient pulled chicken

Makes 8 servings •  Prep time 10 minutes •  Cook time 6 hours

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, ideally organic and pastured
  • 1 pack organic, nitrate-free bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbs. dried thyme
  • 1 tbs. dried oregano
  • ½ tbs. dried rosemary
  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for four to five hours until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork.

Recipe by The Life Time Training Team

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork

Toss these ingredients in the slow cooker for a juicy and flavorful twist on BBQ pulled pork.

a Hawaiian bbq pulled pork sandwich

Makes 6 servings •  Prep time 10 minutes •  Cook time 4 to 6 hours

  • 4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder, excess fat removed
  • 2 small yellow onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (12 oz.) can tomato puree
  • 4 tbs. coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ cups diced pineapple
  1. Add the pork, onion, and pineapple to a slow cooker.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly over the pork in the slow cooker. Cook on high for six hours.
  4. Shred the pork with two large forks, removing any excess fat.
  5. Serve over a bed of lettuce or kale, or add to a whole-grain bun to create a sandwich.

Recipe by The Life Time Foundation Team

Chicken With Apple Slaw

easy crock pot chicken with apple slaw

Makes 4 servings •  Prep time 15 minutes •  Cook time 4-6 hours

  • ½ medium apple (Honeycrisp or Fuji recommended), chopped
  • ¼  small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple cider
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts

Apple Slaw

  • ½ medium apple (Honeycrisp or Fuji recommended), thinly sliced or julienned
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In base of slow cooker, add ½ apple and yellow onion. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and stir to combine.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with ½ tsp of salt and garlic powder.
  3. Place the chicken on top of the onion and apple mixture. Pour over ¼ cup apple cider. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6.
  4. While chicken is cooking, prepare apple slaw in medium size bowl. Combine apples, green onion, coleslaw mix, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and salt. Set aside or place in fridge.
  5. When chicken is tender and cooked through, shred with two forks and place back into the slow cooker. Add the remaining ¼ cup apple cider, stirring to combine. Add additional salt and apple cider to desired taste.
  6. Top apple slaw mix with chicken, serve and enjoy!

Recipe from the Life Time 60day

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Pureed beans give this soup a thick, creamy texture without the use of heavy cream.

Bowl of chicken wild rice soup

Makes 8 servings •  Prep time 15 minutes •  Cook time 8 hours

  • 1 cup dry wild rice
  • 1 ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups organic, lower-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 (15 ounces) can cannellini beans
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbs. butter
  1. Rinse the rice, if directed on package. Place the chicken breasts, chicken broth or stock, rice, carrots, onion, celery, thyme, and rosemary in a large slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and transfer to a bowl. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Return the chicken to the slow cooker.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend together the beans (undrained) and half-and-half until very smooth. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker along with the butter. Cook for 30 minutes to heat through. Spoon into bowls to serve.

Recipe by Life Time

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

crock pot creamy chicken tortilla soup

Makes 6-8 servings •  Prep time 15 minutes •  Cook time 4-6 hours

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth, unsalted
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. chipotle chili in adobo sauce, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn, frozen
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken breast, boneless, skinless (or pre-cooked and shredded)

Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • ½ cup water
  1. Add cashews to a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let them soak while you chop your veggies and prep the soup.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Add chopped cilantro and remove from heat. Pour into crockpot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (aside from cashew cream) and stir. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  4. Just before soup is done, make the cashew cream. Drain the cashews and add them to a blender along with ½ cup of water. Blend on high for 1 minute or until VERY thick and creamy.
  5. Remove chicken and shred. Add back to the soup.
  6. Add cashew cream to soup and stir until well mixed.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and tortilla chips, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe from the Life Time 60day

Turkey Chili

If you prefer a milder chili, substitute the diced tomatoes with green chilies for regular diced tomatoes.

Bowl of chili

Makes 6-8 servings •  Prep time 15 minutes •  Cook time 6 hours

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 (28–30 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (30 oz.) can chili beans in sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole-kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

Optional Toppings

  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Sliced avocado
  • Cilantro
  1. Cook the ground turkey in a skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up clumps, until browned and cooked through. Add the taco seasoning packet and finish cooking according to the package instructions.
  2. In a large slow cooker, combine the turkey taco meat, red bell pepper, tomato sauce, chili beans, corn, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin. Cover and cook on low for six hours.
  3. Spoon the chili into bowls. Top with assorted toppings, such as a shredded Mexican cheese blend, full-fat plain Greek yogurt, sliced avocado, and cilantro, if desired.

Recipe by The Life Time Foundation Team

White Bean Winter Soup

This nutrient-rich soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day.

crockpot white bean soup

Makes 6 servings •  Prep time 10 minutes •  Cook time 4 hours

  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups kale, chopped with stems removed
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans white beans
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 5 oz. shredded carrots
  • 5 medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Optional: flaked Parmesan cheese
  1. Lightly sauté the leeks and garlic in olive oil until they are slightly translucent.
  2. In a crockpot, add the cooked leeks and garlic along with all remaining ingredients. Stir and cook on high for four hours.
  3. Top soup with flaked Parmesan if desired.

Recipe by The Life Time Foundation Team

Vegan Curry

This vegan meal is built with plant-based protein, complex carbs, and a delicious curry taste.

Slow cooker lentil curry

Makes 4 servings •  Prep time 10 minutes •  Cook time 4 hours

  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tbs. garlic, minced
  • 2 ½ cups cooked lentils
  • 8 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 can (16 oz.) full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Mix the lentils, tomato paste, one-and-a-half cups of the coconut milk, water, and spices into the slow cooker. Cook on low for three to four hours or until tender.
  3. Right before you’re ready to serve, steam the cauliflower until tender. Add the reserved coconut milk, sea salt, pepper, and lentil mixture.

Recipe by The Life Time Training Team

Chicken and Veggie Curry

This nourishing curry is full of flavor and fresh veggies.

a plate of chicken and vegetable curry

Makes 8 servings •  Prep time 15 minutes •  Cook time 4 hours

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup low-sodium veggie broth
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger
  • 1 tbs. yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Optional: fresh cilantro for topping
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a crockpot.
  2. Cook on high for four hours.

Recipe by By The Life Time Foundation Team

Thai Chicken

A little sweet, and a little spicy. Delicious on its own or serve over brown rice.

crockpot thai chicken

Makes 4 servings •  Prep time 10 minutes •  Cook time 4-8 hours

  • 1 lbs. chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup chunky natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbs. garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1 tbs. coconut aminos (or gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)
  • 2 tbs. chopped peanuts
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker in an even layer.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add coconut milk, peanut butter, garlic, honey, coconut aminos, lime juice, sesame oil and red pepper flakes and mix until combined. (It may help to soften the peanut butter).
  3. Pour mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Top with peanuts and cilantro, and serve alone or with a side of rice or rice noodles.

Recipe from the Life Time 60day

Chicken With Steamed Broccoli

High in protein and easy to make, let this recipe become your go-to dinner.

Slow cooker chicken

Makes 6 servings •  Prep time 5 minutes •  Cook time 3 hours or overnight

  • 6 chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 jar salsa (24 to 36 oz.)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Jalapeño, if desired
  • 6 cups broccoli
  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the broccoli to a slow cooker.
  2. Set the slow cooker to higher for three to four hours, or low for six to seven hours, cooking until the chicken shreds easily with a fork
  3. Right before you’re ready to eat, steam the broccoli.
  4. Shred the chicken with tongs and serve over the steamed broccoli.

Recipe by The Life Time Training Team

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