This year I decided to go all out and buy a vegan slow cooker and boy am I glad I did. I can make so many healthy dishes with it that I’ve been meaning to do some of them for months. For example this winter I’ve been making vegan creamy pumpkin soup and chocolate gravy for breakfast. Yummy! The slow cooker I got also doubles as a terrific buffet food and even reheats well.
Vegan Slow Cooker Recipe
This is one of my favorite vegan slow cooker recipes because it is so versatile. It can be used as a hearty breakfast food, dessert food, or even a hearty snack. I usually like to eat this when we come back from a long day at work. It reheats well and has a delicious flavor. This crockpot dish is very adaptable and I always have some extra in the fridge.
Three Good Quality Types of Meat
This vegan slow cooker recipe uses a combination of three good-quality types of meat. First, it uses black beans, which I love because they are inexpensive and hearty. Second, it uses potatoes, which I think are the best vegetables you can use. Thirdly, it uses rice. Although I prefer cauliflower in my potato recipe, this combination of meat, potatoes, and rice soup has made cauliflower my new favorite vegetable.
Chicken Rice Soup With Broccoli And Kale
This is another delicious recipe that I like in the vegan slow cooker recipes I’ve prepared. It’s a chicken-rice soup with broccoli and kale. The combination of flavors is great, especially when served with some crusty bread.
Some of the most exciting vegan slow cooker recipes contain coconut milk. Coconut milk is a very unique substitute for regular milk, which has no taste at all. It does have a lot of health benefits. Coconut milk gives your food a smooth texture, is rich in vitamins A and E and has a low glycemic index. It’s also not very fatty. These traits and benefits make coconut milk a delicious addition to many recipes.
Black Bean Soup With Cashews
Another delicious recipe in the book is my black bean soup with cashews. Black beans are hearty, filling, and tasty. It has a nice kick to it, and you will get a satisfying amount of nutrients and feel full. A nice addition to any vegetarian kitchen is a vegan crockpot recipe for black bean soup!
These vegan slow cooker recipes contain another wonderful ingredient: potatoes. Potatoes are filled with vitamins A, E, and potassium, are high in fiber and are great for your heart. They are also very rich in iron, an important mineral for keeping your heart healthy. I cannot think of a more perfect food than potatoes in a recipe.
There are some vegan slow cooker recipes that call for brown rice. Brown rice is another type of grain that is excellent for meal prep. It has a milder flavor and absorbs flavors well. It is also good for preparing other dishes, like Indian curries, which can be a great way to get more flavor out of the foods you are making. A couple of recipes called for potato or rice to go along with the sweet potatoes, but there are plenty of sweet potato recipes that don’t call for rice, and these are great for people who are watching their sugar intake!
One of my favorite meals is one that calls for butternut squash. This is a squash that is very similar to butternut squash but has a sweeter, fuller flavor. The butternut squash is available at most health food stores, and you will often find this vegetable in a squash soup or other sauce. You can also find this vegetable in chili, which is a very spicy bean-based chili.
Another option for vegan soups is a freezer meal called quinoa. Quinoa is a close relative to the lentil and is made from the starchy seeds of the plant. The main difference between quinoa and lentils is that quinoa has twice the amount of protein per serving. I used quinoa in a delicious vegetarian chili that my hubby ate just as quickly as he could before he was too tired to eat it! This delicious soup is available at almost every grocery store in the freezer meal section and can be frozen for up to two weeks.
If you have some black beans in your kitchen, you should add black bean water. Both of these ingredients are excellent for adding flavor to soups and casseroles, but you might not find them in a standard slow cooker. If you do not have a kettle or you would rather not use water, you can always consider using potatoes in a variety of ways to make a satisfying meal, just keep in mind that potatoes take forever to defrost, so it may take several nights to prepare a good, well-cooked, and delicious meal for your family!