Three Easy Crock Pot Meals for Your Family!

There are two things you want to remember in regards to crock pot cooking. Crock pots are easy and simple to use and dinner is ready once you get home.

Nothing could ever beat your own house cooking for healthier eating on a budget.

With only a little organization and preparation, you’ll have delicious home cooked meals however busy you’re! When you’re making meals from scratch, with whole foods, you know 100% what is going into your body.

If you’re on the lookout for cost-effective solutions on the best way to manage nutritious eating on a budget.

Below are some of our favorite recipes. These will help you save money and prepare healthy meals your loved ones. For items which you are unable to have due to your diet, it is fine to consider supplementation.

The Happy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Meal


(32 fluid ounce) container vegetable broth

(16 ounces) package frozen cheese-filled tortellini

(8 ounces) package cream cheese, cut into pieces

(8 ounces) package fresh spinach

1 cup sliced ‘baby Bella’ mushrooms


a) Stir vegetable broth, tortellini, cream cheese, spinach, and mushrooms together in a slow cooker.

b) Set to Low and Cook for 5 to 6 hours.

 Sweet Honey Mustard Chicken Slow Cooker Meal


1 cup quinoa -hot water to cover

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

1 tablespoon chopped chives

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon dill weed

1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 3/4 cups water

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

1 tablespoon honey

4 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


a) Soak quinoa in a bowl with enough hot water to cover for 5 minutes; drain.

b) Combine yeast flakes, chives, sea salt, onion powder, dill, and turmeric together in a bowl. Stir drained quinoa, yeast flake mixture, 1 3/4 cup water, butter, and vinegar together in a slow cooker.

c) Set the chicken breasts on top of quinoa mixture; season lightly with salt. Combine mustard and honey in a bowl; spoon over chicken breasts.

d) Cook on High for 3 hours.

Slow Cooker Yankee Pot Roast

1 onion, sliced

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 (1.2 ounces) package dry beef gravy mix

1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix

1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix

1/2 cup water, or as needed

5 whole peeled carrots (optional)


a) Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray. Scatter the onion slices out into the bottom of the cooker.

b) Spread the flour out onto a work surface. Sprinkle the chuck roast with salt and black pepper, and roll the roast in the flour to coat all sides. Pound the flour into the meat. Place the floured roast into the cooker on top of the onions.

c) Whisk together beef gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, and Italian dressing mix in a bowl, and whisk the mixes with water until smooth. Pour over the chuck roast. Distribute carrots around the meat.

d) Cover the cooker, set to Low, and cook until the roast is tender and the gravy has thickened about 8 hours.

Dinner time may be one of the most stressful times of the day for a busy family, particularly if you’re attempting to earn a complicated recipe.  If you are trying to manage your diet as part of your CPAP therapy using your crock pot is a time saver. You won’t be let down using your Crockpot.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.