Yes, You can Eat Good at the Holidays
Christmas is a busy time of year. Don’t let it be an excuse to not eat healthy meals prepared at home. My favorite kitchen aid is my crock pot. It serves up delicious meals without a lot of fuss. Plus it makes the house smell good all day while it cooks. Here are three meals when served with a salad will keep you on track nutritionally.
Salsa Style Pork
- 1 pound pork loin, cut into one inch cubes
- 1- 20 ounce jar of salsa
- 1- 4 ounce jar of diced green chilies, drained
- 1- 15 ounce can of black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Combine pork loin, salsa, chilies, and black beans in crock pot and mix well. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low. Sprinkle cheese and cilantro over top and serve.
Herbed Turkey Breast
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 12 baby carrots
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1- 4 pound boneless turkey breast
- 1- 14 ounce can of chicken broth
- 1 Tablespoon rosemary
- 1/8 teaspoon sage
- 1/8 teaspoon thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon marjoram
- 1/8 teaspoon oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place vegetables in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with turkey breast. Combine seasonings and chicken broth. Pour over the top. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 hours.
Sirloin Tip Roast with Horseradish
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼pound boneless beef sirloin tip roast, cut in half
- ½ cup beef broth
Combine seasonings. Spread over roast halves. Place in slow cooker. Add broth. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Remove from cooker. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing diagonally across the grain. Scoop juices from crock pot into gravy dish. Serve with horseradish if desired.