Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili

My family loves chili and I rely on my Crock Pot to help me out during the week. Since chili is so versatile, I make some variety of it once a week and freeze the leftovers for nights when I forget to take something out to fix for dinner (what...I'm the only one that does that?). This hearty, low sodium chicken chili is always a favorite and it practically makes itself because all you do is dump the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and a full meal is magically ready when it's time to eat. It really doesn't get better than that, does it? Print Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili Author: Christy Recipe type: Crock Pot Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  4 hours Total time:  4 hours 10 mins Serves: 6   Ingredients 1 lb frozen chicken breasts or tenders 2-8 oz cans no salt added tomato sauce 1-15 oz can of low sodium pinto beans 1-15 oz can of no salt added diced tomatoes 2 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Soup {Taco Soup}

This Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Soup got its official name from Bug. Well, more like it got its name from me because I had to entice Bug to eat it. I've made this before and she loves it, but on one particularly "difficult" evening, she decided Chicken Taco Soup didn't sound appealing. I quickly retorted that it was Chicken Enchilada Soup. She didn't buy that either. But when I cleverly blurted in an excited tone that this was now Chicken Fiesta Soup, she decided that sounded fun and that of course she would have a bowl, or two. So from here on out, this soup will forever be dubbed Chicken Fiesta Soup. It's super simple to make on the stove top or in the Crock Pot, and this lower sodium recipe is also heart healthy for an added bonus. This is seriously one of the simplest recipes I make because everything comes out of a can or a bag. I toss everything in the Crock Pot in the morning in minutes, and by dinnertime, we have a house full of delicious aromas and a one-pot meal everyone … [Read more...]

Loaded Jambalaya: A Lower Sodium Alternative

Apparently, I make a pretty mean Jambalaya. Sure, maybe it's not "pin-worthy" because I searched recipes on Pinterest and I saw some amazing photos. But I wonder...are they just pretty, or do they taste great? My food doesn't always look pretty, but for goodness sakes, I have people knocking at my door asking if I made that Jambalaya again. That's all that matters to me. Their plate may look better, but looks don't matter when it comes to the pallet. This Jambalaya right here? It's a crowd pleaser, pretty or not. I win the football party food war, and in fact, I should win the internet for this recipe! I took a combination of recipes I found online, tweaked to lower the sodium and make it in my Crock Pot so it would be a no-fuss recipe. It's actually easy to make and using a slow cooker reduces how much prep work you'll need to do. Crock Pot Loaded Jambalaya Ingredients: 1 lb cooked chicken (You can boil it or buy it precooked.) 1 lb cooked turkey sausage 1 lb cooked salad … [Read more...]

Low Sodium Crock-Pot Tenderloin

Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links but is not sponsored in any way.  Ahhh...tenderloin. A Texas staple. Typically B smokes our tenderloin for HOURS on the weekends. But what do you do if your family wants tenderloin, you've spent every weekend moving for a month, and you're not a grill master? You pull out your Crock Pot of course! We all know I love my Crock Pot for ease of cooking and clean up and my first attempt at Crock Pot Tenderloin was a HUGE hit at my house. Low Sodium Crock Pot Tenderloin Ingredients: 3 lb cut of Pork Tenderloin 5 - 6 small potatoes of choice 1 cup of organic baby carrots 2 celery stalks 1/2 small onion 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Pot Roast Seasoning Mix (my new bff) 1 cup water Crock Pot Low Sodium Crock Pot Tenderloin Prep and Cooking Instructions: Cut your tenderloin in half so that it will fit nicely in the Crock Pot and place it in the bottom. Cut the potatoes in 2-3 pieces and place them on top of the … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Brisket, Low Sodium Style

This post may contain affiliate links to products I used to create this recipe. Hey, a girl's gotta make a living you know. Our recent move has required me to get creative in the kitchen since our gas still isn't turned on. Either I use the microwave (gross), we grill, or I use my Crock Pot. The end. It's been raining, no flooding, here on the island so I've been turning to my Crock Pot on a regular basis. I love a good Crock Pot meal because there's not a lot of fuss, you throw everything in one pot, season, and simmer for hours while your house enjoys an amazing aroma all day long. Then voila, dinner is served. Perfect. Typically B smokes our briskets for 4 hours, not a minute more, not a minute less, at the perfect temperature (you'd have to ask him what that is though, I have no clue). But...well...rain. I had to improvise so I decided to whip up this Crock Pot Low Sodium Brisket to see how it would turn out. Brisket can be a very tough cut of meat if you don't do it right, but … [Read more...]