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.
Casseroles are a family staple—an easy, one-pot dish that can be made ahead of time and go straight from oven to kitchen table. But, they are often made with refined carbs, creamy sauces, and lots of cheese. We ventured into the kitchen with cookbook author Robyn Webb to figure out how to build a more diabetes-friendly casserole.