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Yes, Now you can have it all: Food from your slow cooker that is scrumptious, quick and easy to prepare and low fat!


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Yes, Now you can have it all: Food from your slow cooker that is scrumptious, quick and easy to prepare and low fat!

30 review for Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    I was treated to this book by my family. I’m always moaning about what to cook in the slow cooker. This book has loads of recipes and lots submitted by every day people like myself, so it made interesting reading. There are soups, main meals and desserts with things in between. Lots of cheese recipes though, but, a good low fat cheese or use less of an extra mature cheese, you won’t need so much. It’s easy to adapt each recipe for your families tastes. One to keep

  2. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I used a chicken recipe from this book for my first date with my boyfriend, whom I've been dating for three years. The only problem with this book is that many of the recipes are either really good or really crumby. I would strongly suggest using the beef stroganoff to anyone, but never the orange chicken. The other thing is that the recipes don't always give a proper amount of liquid, so some meats can wind up tasting like sawdust. I used a chicken recipe from this book for my first date with my boyfriend, whom I've been dating for three years. The only problem with this book is that many of the recipes are either really good or really crumby. I would strongly suggest using the beef stroganoff to anyone, but never the orange chicken. The other thing is that the recipes don't always give a proper amount of liquid, so some meats can wind up tasting like sawdust.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    One of the best compilations of the best slow cooker recipes I have found yet. I love to set it and forget it on a cold winter morning as I leave to work. The problem is I never forget it! I tend to think about what I have cooking all day at work and how good my place smells. This is a good one because it offers low cal options to what is usually a cheese and cream dominated field. Yup, my mom got it for me and signed the front cover.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Hmm, I didn't realize how large a role fat-free cheese would play here. Fat-free cheese is yucky. Plus, I think it might be illegal in Wisconsin. Luckily, I did find some cheese free recipes to try! Hmm, I didn't realize how large a role fat-free cheese would play here. Fat-free cheese is yucky. Plus, I think it might be illegal in Wisconsin. Luckily, I did find some cheese free recipes to try!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Meg McGregor

    This book has 150 recipes for the slow cooker! I found 11, I thought my husband and I, would enjoy! My favorite recipe was for Cranberry-Orange Chicken Breast (MMMM!) I have included the recipe below. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup orange marmalade 16-oz. can whole cranberries in sauce 2 tsp. orange zest, grated 3-lb uncooked turkey breast PREPARATION: 1. Combine marmalade, cranberries, and zest in a bowl. 2. Place turkey breast in the slow cooker and pour half the orange-=cranberry mixture over turkey. 3. Cover. C This book has 150 recipes for the slow cooker! I found 11, I thought my husband and I, would enjoy! My favorite recipe was for Cranberry-Orange Chicken Breast (MMMM!) I have included the recipe below. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup orange marmalade 16-oz. can whole cranberries in sauce 2 tsp. orange zest, grated 3-lb uncooked turkey breast PREPARATION: 1. Combine marmalade, cranberries, and zest in a bowl. 2. Place turkey breast in the slow cooker and pour half the orange-=cranberry mixture over turkey. 3. Cover. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 3 1/2 - 4 hours, until turkey juices run clear. 4. Add remaining half of orange-cranberry mixture for last hour hour of cooking. 5. Remove turkey to warm platter and allow to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Janet Moulton

    Healthy and tasty recipes abound! Using the crock pot is a great stress relief during the holiday season.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    A lot of the recipes are repeats.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jenna 📚

    Well organized and great nutrition info!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    I wasn't such a fan of this, although it did have its good points too. For the good: there is a wide variety of food, including main dishes, soups, and desserts, even vegetarian. There is a variety of cooking times so you can always find something for however long you work that day. The nutrition info is clearly labelled after the recipe, including fiber which is usually omitted, and they all are very low calorie and fat, but slow cookers bring out the flavors, so they should still be good tasti I wasn't such a fan of this, although it did have its good points too. For the good: there is a wide variety of food, including main dishes, soups, and desserts, even vegetarian. There is a variety of cooking times so you can always find something for however long you work that day. The nutrition info is clearly labelled after the recipe, including fiber which is usually omitted, and they all are very low calorie and fat, but slow cookers bring out the flavors, so they should still be good tasting. For the bad: this is a cookbook where people submit their own recipes, which I find to be hit or miss to begin with, but additionally there is a lot of overlap-you can sometimes find 4 or 5 different recipes for the same dish, which to me seems like a waste of space. Also, I don't consider myself to be an overly picky eater, but it seemed like almost every recipe either had pork, or mushrooms, or bell peppers, or celery-blegh. Plus there are no pictures at all, and I am highly visual when it comes to choosing a recipe to try from a cookbook. On second thought, I think I was too focused on the negative everytime I flipped through looking for something to try out. Perhaps I'll check it out again later, and try to find a recipe that looks good at a later date, as big as it is, there has to be something! Besides, I don't want to be that person who has a slow cooker they've never used (you know who you are out there!) So, this review might be updated later.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ahemx

    I really am very happy with this book and have done about 15 different recipes. My household likes things very flavorful so as a rule I pretty much double all the spices required for any recipe. I find that most of the recipes in the book are a bit bland but I find most of my friends cook that way so understandable. My favorite thing about this book is the nutritional information for each recipe, most books do not give you vitamin information and this one includes it. Recipes include main courses I really am very happy with this book and have done about 15 different recipes. My household likes things very flavorful so as a rule I pretty much double all the spices required for any recipe. I find that most of the recipes in the book are a bit bland but I find most of my friends cook that way so understandable. My favorite thing about this book is the nutritional information for each recipe, most books do not give you vitamin information and this one includes it. Recipes include main courses, soups, vegetables, desserts and extras. Meats as well as vegetarian recipes and low-sodium ingredients are a priority. As others noted: There are several recipes that do seem to differ by only one or two ingredients but I have found that what affects most in cooking is the fresh spices you use, not so much the ingredients. Think Mexican cooking, few variety in actual ingredients...is the spices that matter. *Taste is so personal that regardless of what cookbook you get, you have to do some tweaking to the recipes.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ebookwormy1

    If I could only own one, I would buy this one over the original, "Fix-it-and-Forget-About-It". My one critique of the original book was that many of the recipes lack any concern for nutritional content -- this edition addresses that problem nicely. Cutting out fat is the starting point, but I did notice some recipes that still rely on high carb/ sugar, or sodium for flavor, but these faults are more easily repaired. FROM MY ORIGINAL REVIEW: This is an excellent resource for crock pot cooking. Being If I could only own one, I would buy this one over the original, "Fix-it-and-Forget-About-It". My one critique of the original book was that many of the recipes lack any concern for nutritional content -- this edition addresses that problem nicely. Cutting out fat is the starting point, but I did notice some recipes that still rely on high carb/ sugar, or sodium for flavor, but these faults are more easily repaired. FROM MY ORIGINAL REVIEW: This is an excellent resource for crock pot cooking. Being able to assemble dinner in the morning and know it is cooking away and you don't have to worry about it for the day is a WONDERFUL feeling. It is also a nice way to cook in the summer as the crock pot throws off less heat than my oven. I have been very happy with the recipes I've made, as well as the breadth of this book (soups, main meals, meat, ect.).

  12. 4 out of 5

    Vicki

    This book is full of healthy recipes. The Table of Contents include: The Main Course: Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Pork, Bean Etc. Soups Vegetables Desserts Appetizers, Snacks * Spreads Beverages Breakfast Dishes Breads There is also and index and an About the Author section.The book has over 500 recipe, and each recipe has a suggested slow cooker size and gives the serving size. My favorite thing though is that they all have the nutritional value. That’s priceless for someone who had dietary limits or is tryin This book is full of healthy recipes. The Table of Contents include: The Main Course: Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Pork, Bean Etc. Soups Vegetables Desserts Appetizers, Snacks * Spreads Beverages Breakfast Dishes Breads There is also and index and an About the Author section.The book has over 500 recipe, and each recipe has a suggested slow cooker size and gives the serving size. My favorite thing though is that they all have the nutritional value. That’s priceless for someone who had dietary limits or is trying to get healthier. The recipes are not that expensive to make, and most have just a few main ingredients, with the other ingredients being ones you usually have on hand. I LOVE this cookbook!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Avid Series Reader

    This cookbook is a compilation of slow-cooker recipes from a wide variety of contributors. Each recipe includes contributor's name and hometown as well as a nutritional analysis. Recipes are organized into chapters on Main Courses, Soups, Vegetables, Desserts and Extras. Main courses are further organized by main protein ingredient: beef, pork, chicken and turkey, seafood, bean and other. Extras include appetizers, snacks, beverages, breakfast, and breads. I never expected to find this wide a va This cookbook is a compilation of slow-cooker recipes from a wide variety of contributors. Each recipe includes contributor's name and hometown as well as a nutritional analysis. Recipes are organized into chapters on Main Courses, Soups, Vegetables, Desserts and Extras. Main courses are further organized by main protein ingredient: beef, pork, chicken and turkey, seafood, bean and other. Extras include appetizers, snacks, beverages, breakfast, and breads. I never expected to find this wide a variety of recipes for the crockpot, in which I typically prepare stew or soup. I look forward to trying out these recipes, which emphasize healthy ingredients.

  14. 5 out of 5

    AF

    I've only tried a few recipes in this book...mainly because it takes a darn long time to make a meal in a crock pot (I like to stuff my face as soon as humanly possible). The soup recipes are great--ham and cheese soup (with a lil extra cheese!) is delish! The rest of the book is promising. Lots of nice recipes for desserts, even some beverages. Naturally, these recipes are lower in fat and sodium, so you may find you have to add in some other ingredients (or more of the ones listed) to get the f I've only tried a few recipes in this book...mainly because it takes a darn long time to make a meal in a crock pot (I like to stuff my face as soon as humanly possible). The soup recipes are great--ham and cheese soup (with a lil extra cheese!) is delish! The rest of the book is promising. Lots of nice recipes for desserts, even some beverages. Naturally, these recipes are lower in fat and sodium, so you may find you have to add in some other ingredients (or more of the ones listed) to get the flavor you desire...to be compared to the original Fix it and Forget It cookbook.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    For years I've been making slow cooker recipes and for years I've been disapointed. The meals always smell so good but I find them too bland and too mushy and too, strangely, dry. I keep trying but I don't think I will find what I'm looking for here. This is a friendly and simple book, a collection of recipes from cooks all over, but they all seem rather mundane - just the same old crock pot fare. For years I've been making slow cooker recipes and for years I've been disapointed. The meals always smell so good but I find them too bland and too mushy and too, strangely, dry. I keep trying but I don't think I will find what I'm looking for here. This is a friendly and simple book, a collection of recipes from cooks all over, but they all seem rather mundane - just the same old crock pot fare.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    Love this "cook"book! I do try to be careful about the sodium though, by buying low sodium soups/broths for the various recipes and we don't miss the salt at all. My husband loves to use this cookbook - it's so easy to just throw a few things in the crockpot and have dinner ready a few hours later, especially during the cooler months when the days are shorter! These recipes all make for very cozy meals (& leftovers!). Love this "cook"book! I do try to be careful about the sodium though, by buying low sodium soups/broths for the various recipes and we don't miss the salt at all. My husband loves to use this cookbook - it's so easy to just throw a few things in the crockpot and have dinner ready a few hours later, especially during the cooler months when the days are shorter! These recipes all make for very cozy meals (& leftovers!).

  17. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I am going to be doing "Once a month" cooking soon and found quite a few recipes in here I could prepare ahead and throw in the freezer. There were quite a few I think I can prepare raw/uncooked, throw in the freezer and then just dump in the crock pot when I want to. I love that there are the nutrition facts on each recipe as well since I also am following Weight Watchers and that makes it easy for me to calculate my points usage. I am going to be doing "Once a month" cooking soon and found quite a few recipes in here I could prepare ahead and throw in the freezer. There were quite a few I think I can prepare raw/uncooked, throw in the freezer and then just dump in the crock pot when I want to. I love that there are the nutrition facts on each recipe as well since I also am following Weight Watchers and that makes it easy for me to calculate my points usage.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Judi

    I use this book a lot since I like the idea of dumping ingredients into a pot and letting them cook while I go and do something else. I have the regular version too but it has gone off to university with my dd. Just made the Greek chicken minus the salt and it was very tasty. Lots of variations on different recipes depending on what you have on hand and what your family likes. Slow cooking is also a great way to use cheaper cuts of meat and have them come out tender.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    Of all the crock pot recipe books I've checked out of the library, this is the only one I am going to hunt down and buy. The bean and veggie chapters had more, and more useful, recipes than whole vegan books. The format is clearly laid out and the size of the pot is always specified, so I can easily halve recipes to fit my small pot or decide to haul out the bigger one for parties. Of all the crock pot recipe books I've checked out of the library, this is the only one I am going to hunt down and buy. The bean and veggie chapters had more, and more useful, recipes than whole vegan books. The format is clearly laid out and the size of the pot is always specified, so I can easily halve recipes to fit my small pot or decide to haul out the bigger one for parties.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This is my favorite way to cook with small kiddos around, so I was thrilled to find healthier slow cooker recipes. My favorite recipes so far are the Chicken Tortilla Soup and the Corn Chowder. The best part is the nutrition facts posted at the bottom of the recipe.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Leigh

    Another really good book in the Fix It and Forget It series. Lots of straightforward recipes, and includes a calorie count of each recipe. Comprehensive index end this excellent cookbook. Another one that is going to be worn to rags because it will get used over and over again.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Ferrari

    Read after recommended by a friend. I've read other books in the series, but was pleased to see one that provided nutrition information. A number of the recipes are very similar, but I certainly acquired some new recipes to try. Read after recommended by a friend. I've read other books in the series, but was pleased to see one that provided nutrition information. A number of the recipes are very similar, but I certainly acquired some new recipes to try.

  23. 5 out of 5

    E

    The amount of processed food "ingredients" disappointed me. The quantity of recipes devices me too. There appears to vee hundreds, however they all seem so similar. there might be 30 with each repeated with a minor tweak to make it a "new"recipe. Not a book for "clean" and adventurous kitchens. The amount of processed food "ingredients" disappointed me. The quantity of recipes devices me too. There appears to vee hundreds, however they all seem so similar. there might be 30 with each repeated with a minor tweak to make it a "new"recipe. Not a book for "clean" and adventurous kitchens.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    I'll admit it, I love my crock pot. This book has a good collection of recipes (that are light-ish) and includes full nutritional information. I'll admit it, I love my crock pot. This book has a good collection of recipes (that are light-ish) and includes full nutritional information.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Debby

    For anyone who likes to use their crock pot, I highly recommend this cookbook.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    Great cookbook. I ended up trying several of them and they really are lowfat. You can change up some of the recipes to be low sugar also.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    My current slow cooker recipe source: great to come home to food aroma and a meal!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Merritt

    Best Beef stroganof that is lowfat ever!!!!!!!!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    multitude of yummy slow cooker recipes. I find this book to be a great convenience.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Checked this one out of the library. I hate the set up of these books and I feel like too many recipes are too similar. I think I highlighted one recipe in the whole book that I wanted to try.

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