Want to get healthy in 2018?  The key is preparation and planning ahead.  One great way to do this is by using a slow cooker.  Many meals can be prepared hours before or the evening before. Just leave your crock pot on and go…you will come home to a nutritious hot-meal that doesn’t blow your caloric intake and meets your nutritional needs to keep your immune system healthy all winter long.Looking for healthy slow cooker meals? Try this super fast, easy and delicious black bean slow cooker meal.


nonstick cooking spray

1 medium onion

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp. dried cumin

1/4 tsp. chili powder

1 can (15 oz.) can of black beans, rinsed and drained

6 large, green bell peppers tops removed

1 cup shredded Monteray Jack Cheese

1 cup Salsa

1/2 cup low fat sour cream

  1. spray medium skillet with cooking spay, heat medium and add onion cook until golden (3-5 minutes). Add ground red pepper, oregano, cumin and chili powder, cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Mash half the beans  with onion mixture in medium bowl, stir in remaining half of beans.  Spoon black bean mixture into bell peppers, sprinkle with cheese.  Pour salsa over cheese.  Place bell peepers in crock-pot or slow cooker.
  3. Cover, cook on LOW 6-8 hours or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.  Serve with sour cream.
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