The crockpot is a great invention. Throw a random assortment of ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and you have a fully cooked, delicious meal by evening. I often get stuck in a rut, however, with pot roasts and stews and salsa chicken. Luckily, I recently came across a compilation of Low Fat Crockpot Recipes that includes all the nutrition information, along with the Weight Watchers Points.
I actually own two crockpots, mostly because I couldn’t afford the one I really wanted. I started out with the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go crockpot in a discontinued white. I use it frequently and it’s fairly beat up but it does it’s job well and the latching feature was a major plus. It’s a must if you travel with your crockpot a lot and are tired of fighting rubber bands. The biggest issue with this crockpot is that it does not have a ‘set ‘n forget’ feature. I outgrew this crockpot mostly because when I make stew I insist in overflowing the pot with veggies. I then acquired a Wolfgang Puck 6 qt crockpot that had many different settings and a timer. The timer is, if I may exaggerate, a life-changer. I don’t even have to remember to turn it off. This slowcooker would not travel well. It’s massive and heavy (and impossible to store) but when I’m making enough stew for an army (we like leftovers) or hosting a party it’s my go-to pot that makes everything easier. Because yes, I have overflowed the 4 qt on a couple of occasions.