I like meals that don’t require a lot of thinking.
I love dinners that I can start in the morning and forget about for the rest of the day.
I heart my crock-pot!
Since I stopped eating meat (this past spring) one of my regular go to healthy meals has been crock pot veggie chili.
I get a box of fresh local produce every week from my local CSA. I have been doing this since June (and it runs until October 21st). It has really helped us consume a lot more veggies as I try to use them all up.
Sunday I made a big batch. All the veggies I included were from the basket, including the giant cranberry beans (never heard of them before they showed up in my box). The only thing I added were 2 other cans of beans and some veggie broth.
In addition to the above I also added tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and squash. Sometimes I also add kale but left it out this time hoping maybe my kids would eat it without the “green stuff”. Nope.
Once you add the liquid (I usually add about 4 cups) all you need is about 1.5Tb of chili powder and 2t of cumin.
Add your favorite side (I rotate corn bread and rice, although I made beer bread to have with it this week), turn on the crock pot and walk away until dinner.