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5 High-Protein Metabolism-Boosting Crockpot Recipes You Should Make This Week To Kickstart Fat Loss

September 8, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
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When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to eat plenty of protein-rich foods that provide energy without weighing you down in sugar and simple carbs. It’s also crucial to plan ahead and have meals ready to go so that you aren’t tempted to skip out on healthy food.

But hectic days don’t always allow for planning, which is why your crockpot can be your best friend and companion on your weight loss journey. The slow cooker lets you prep a meal and then leave it alone for hours to cook (while you do other things). And there are so many protein-filled crockpot recipes you can rely on — like these five high-protein metabolism-boosting crockpot recipes you should make this week to kickstart fat loss.

quinoa

Turmeric, Coconut Quinoa Stew


Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids — plus it’s a rich source of protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. This healthy, hearty meat-less stew also happens to boasts amazing anti-inflammation properties, thanks to a generous heaping of turmeric.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need:


Sweet potato

Broccoli

Chickpeas

Diced tomatoes

Yellow onion

Garlic

Grated ginger

Turmeric

Quinoa

Coconut milk

Water

beef and broccoli

Beef and Broccoli


It’s a little sweet, a bit tangy, and with just enough spice to give it a flavorful kick. This beef and broccoli meal takes just 10 minutes to prep and is an incredible source of iron, protein, and minerals.


You’ll need:


Sirloin steak

Beef broth

Soy sauce

Brown sugar

Sesame oil

Sriracha

Garlic

Green onions

Cornstarch

Broccoli florets

Sesame seeds

frittata

Crockpot Vegetable Frittata


Yep, you can even make eggs in your crockpot.


Eggs are one of the best low-calorie sources of protein — and they’re practically free of carbs. Feel free to add or take away as many veggies as you want from this delish frittata recipe:


Olive oil

Free range eggs

Milk of your choice

Shredded parmesan cheese

Dried oregano

Zucchini

Red onion

Red bell pepper

Mushrooms

bean barley soup

Slow-Cooker Bean and Barley Soup


There’s nothing like a comforting soup to satisfy your rumbling stomach on a cold night. The key protein-rich ingredients in this meal are beans and barley — the latter a complex carb that will keep you fuller for longer periods of time.


The ingredients you’ll need include:


Baked beans in tomato sauce

Potatoes

Celery

Onion

Carrots

Beef or vegetable broth

Pearl barley

Nutmeg

lasagna

Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna


A gluten-free lasagna that you can enjoy even if you’re following a low-carb diet, this veggie lasagna replaces pasta with zucchini and eggplant — but maintains the delicious flavors you love.


You’ll need:


Zucchini

Eggplant

Kosher salt

Pasta sauce

Red onion

Red bell pepper

Low-fat cottage cheese

Eggs

Mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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