Have you used a crockpot to help with your gluten free cooking? If not, you really need to start using a gluten free crockpot. This is one of the best ways I know of to eat healthy and gluten free without spending a lot of time and money and without going crazy. Gluten free crockpot cooking is even better if you have a large family and if you are busy and or working a job all day long.
Here are three easy gluten free crockpot ideas:
1. Make a soup. Three of my absolute favorite gluten free crockpot soups are:
A. Chicken Tortilla soup-
For this recipe you put chicken, black beans, canned tomatoes, salsa, and green chiles (optional) in the crockpot for 5-8 hours on low. Then you add in corn ships and avocado. You can also add in cheddar cheese and sour cream if you can have them and are not also dairy free.
B. White bean soup.
For this recipe you cook white beans, carrots, onions, chicken broth(make sure it is gluten free) and ham or a ham hock in your crockpot. Then after it’s cooked, you can season it. I like to use salt, black pepper, and or basil or thyme.
C. Split Pea soup.
For this recipe you cook dry split peas, carrots, onions, celery, chicken broth and ham or a ham hock in your crock pot and then season after it’s cooked. You can add in salt, black pepper, basil or thyme to this one as well.
2. Make a stew.
I really like the classic stew recipes of potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage with either beef or chicken. Then you can season with salt after cooked. You put all the ingredients in the crockpot to cook with a small amount of water.
3. Cook a main dish that you would normally cook in another pan. Almost anything can be cooked in a slow cooker, if you do it right. You can experiment and see what works best but I’ve found that even a chicken, vegetables and rice or quinoa dish can be cooked in a crockpot if you use the right amounts and the right settings.