The polar vortex may finally be receding, but there are plenty of cool days ahead. On a cold day, there are few things as nice as walking into a house and being greeted with the rich, hearty smell of a slow-cooker meal. Instant warmth! Another plus? Most slow-cooker recipes are easy to prepare, meaning you can pull everything together quickly in the morning, and have a warm, comforting meal waiting for you in the evening with very little effort. If you're new to slow-cookers, this relatively inexpensive appliance is well worth the investment. And if you have an Instant Pot or other multi-cookers, you have a slow cooker too! With a special lid, you can use the slow-cook setting found on nearly all of these devices.
Looking for a way to eliminate difficulty, time, and cleanup from dinnertime? May we suggest the venerable one-pot dish. These simple, savory recipes eliminate extra pans and techniques by relying on low-and-slow cooking, technology (hello, Instant Pot!), or just the right combination of savory ingredients to deliver hearty meals with minimal fuss. Not only are these recipes perfect for any skill level, but they are also often budget friendly. Check out these diabetes-friendly one-pot dishes for your own inspiration.