A sluggish cooker could be the right software to assist you rebuild, notably after the stress (and splurge) of the vacations. Use it to load up on antioxidant- and nutrient-rich meals from chef and holistic health coach Jennifer Iserloh.
I discover cooking to be a soulful, significant apply, however that doesn’t imply I all the time need to spend hours within the kitchen simply to take pleasure in a healthful meal. Using a sluggish cooker is among the greatest methods to take pleasure in extra scrumptious, healthy meals with minimal effort. I really like to pop elements into my sluggish cooker and then go run an errand or spend an hour on my yoga mat, understanding that I’ll return to a tremendous, nutrient-dense meal.
One of the primary dishes that I made in a sluggish cooker with my Granny once I was a child was stuffed cabbage. We had plans to buy groceries and couldn’t keep house to watch a pot effervescent on the range. I nonetheless love this household recipe, in addition to slow-cooker classics like chili or stew, however I’ve since expanded my repertoire to embrace artistic meal concepts with sudden elements like fruit or inexperienced tea. For my new guide, I needed to give individuals a recent, impressed means to take into consideration their sluggish cookers.
These meals aren’t solely flavorful and antioxidant wealthy, however they’re additionally adaptogenic, which means they use elements from a particular class of crops which are thought-about immune-modulating. Adaptogens additionally encourage homeostasis, or inner stability, in your physique. The extra I study adaptogens present in mushrooms, goji berries, and an entire suite of different meals, the extra I would like to prepare dinner with them in artistic, tasty methods.
Use the recipes on these pages to protect the vitamins in entire meals (a slow-cooker specialty), load up on medicinal components, and assist convey your physique again into stability. For greatest outcomes, put the components into your sluggish cooker and then spend a while in your meditation cushion or yoga
mat earlier than you eat.
See additionally Elena Brower’s Go-To Recipe for Nourishing Comfort Food
From The Healing Slow Cooker: Lower Stress, Improve Gut Health, Decrease Inflammation by Jennifer Iserloh