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Cozy Crockpot Recipes to Get You Through the Winter

Winter is here, otherwise known as sweater and sneezing weather. On a cold and blustery evening, nothing is better than coming home and wrapping your hands around a big bowl of soup. 

Here’s a round-up of some cozy and comforting soup and stew recipes to get you through the winter season. The best part? They’re all slow cooker, or crockpot, recipes. As a working mom, I find myself relying on my crockpot more and more. Why stand over a stove, when you can set it, forget it, and head out the door.

 

1. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

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This recipe is super simple and the sweet potatoes and quinoa help it really stick with you. The only ingredient you need to chop are the sweet potatoes – now that’s sweet! 

 

2. Chicken, Chorizo, and Chickpea Stew

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Chorizo is one of my weakness. I could have chorizo and eggs for breakfast every day, This recipe uses only a small amount of sausage to add flavor to the other proteins. The recipe is written for the stovetop, but I made it in a crockpot and it worked out great. 

 

3. 7 Ingredient Crock-Pot Black Bean Soup

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I worked in the Bronx for a few years where I developed a love for black beans and rice. Basic but delicious when dressed up with the right toppings. This recipe is the soup version of that. It’s a good basic you can pump up with additional ingredients and toppings like a can of green chilis or grated cheddar cheese on top.

 

4. The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup

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My mother-in-law and I have both made this soup in the last two weeks. Pinch of Yum‘s recipes never fail. I added some smoked paprika and used lemon juice to bring the flavors out a little more. 

 

5. Crockpot Turkey Chili

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My husband and I have been trying to be a little more health conscious this month, along with most of the country… One easy trick is to switch out ground beef for ground turkey or chicken. In a chili recipe, you hardly notice a difference. 

 

6. Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Chili

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This white chili recipe is spicy, calling for a cup of salsa, 1 jalapeno, and hot sauce. Be sure to have a glass of milk on hand!

 

Enjoy warming up with a bowl of any one of these delicious soups. One final tip: consider increasing the spices by 50%. You can almost never go too bold with flavor and it will allow you cut back on salt. Happy eating! 

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