Blog Tour Review: The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook by Christina Dymock

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The Healthy Family Slow Cooker CookbookThe Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook
Christina Dymock
Cookbook
Paperback & ebook, 173 Pages
June 9th 2015 by Cedar Fort, Inc.

Summary

Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist.

Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy Crock Pot recipes your kids will actually eat. Not anymore.

These delicious family-sized meals are perfect for parents and kids alike.
  • Chicken and Artichoke Fettucini
  • Teriyaki Pulled Pork
  • Cajun Rice with Shrimp
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Chicken Quesadillas
You’ll even find some tasty ideas for sugar-free desserts, like the Blueberry Pudding Cake. And every single recipe can be made in the morning and ready to eat by dinnertime. With a little prep and planning, you’ll soon be enjoying nutritious, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week!

You can find a recipe for Island Pork Salad HERE.

  

My Review

I love using my slow cooker. It makes the busyness of life and feeding my family a lot less stressful, while also allowing us to continue eating healthy. I really liked using The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook. There were quite a few variations on basic recipes and a few surprising ones as well. It was organized into categories for Poultry, Pork, Beef, Soup & Salad, Sides, and Sweet Endings, with some shorter sections on the use and care of a slow cooker and some other helpful information. 


Asparagus Dinner

We tried out several different recipes and I have a list of at least that many to still make. We tried the BBQ Ribs with Sauce (really good, especially if you like mustard), Chicken and Asparagus Dinner (this was fabulous - didn't need to cook the asparagus as long as it said), Moo Shu Pork (something I would never think of making in my slow cooker and it was really good, especially with my homemade Hoisin sauce), Pineapple Pork Chops (this one fell flat for us), Cookie Bars (who would have thought of cooking cookies in the slow cooker - but it worked), and Blueberry Pudding Cake (this one turned out well). Overall we had a good experience with all of the recipes and will continue using this cookbook in the future.

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy for the purposes of this tour, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Christina Dymock is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has had careers as an editor at an advertising agency, an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College, and author.

An avid cook, Christina divides her time between the kitchen, her computer, and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres. Her latest book, Blue Christmas, reached the Amazon top seller list in 7 categories as part of the Christmas anthology, Christmas in Snow Valley.

Christina attends multiple writer’s conferences each year, is a part of several critique groups, and enjoys learning about writing. She has been featured during the cooking segment of several local morning shows, published in Woman’s World Magazine and the Deseret News, quoted in Womans’ World Magazine and Parents’ Magazine, published in seven Chicken Soup books, and has published clean romantic fiction under the name Lucy McConnell.



1 comment

  1. I have a Thermomix, not bad either, especially now that my boyfriend lurves it and happily cooks diner with it - I love a good toy that brings men into the kitchen, lol ;)

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