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Crock-Pot Recipes!

Are you a fittie but not a foodie? Check out these low-maintenance meals for
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5 Crock-Pot Recipes For Massive Muscle!

The Crock-Pot is on lock when it comes to building muscle on a budget and with limited kitchen skills. Check out these easy and tasty recipes.

It's 2014: Why isn't my food ready the instant I want it? As a busy working parent, I wish I could just snap my fingers at mealtime and thereby summon a magic genie to whip up something healthy and delicious. I can't rely on my wife—she's as slammed as I am!

I don't want a repeat of my earlier years, when I lived off canned tuna and boiled eggs for months at a time. During one bout of contest prep, I ate the same thing every damn day: a head of lettuce, a pound of chicken, a dozen boiled eggs, and veggies all mixed into one big bowl with salsa. That was it … for 12 … straight … weeks.

When I got married, some kind soul bought us a Crock-Pot. What a revelation! This gadget works quick and easy: All you do is throw all the ingredients into the pot and let it do its thing. You're a lousy cook? Ha! You couldn't screw this up if you tried, especially because cooking times have a ton of leeway. Most meals might be ruined if you cooked them for an hour too long, but your only penalty in a Crock-Pot is that your meat becomes more tender.

Sold? Ready to get pot-trained? Try these five Crock-Pot recipes for massive muscle.

The Carnivore

I love a hearty breakfast, but half the time I just make a protein shake and head out the door unsatisfied. That's why a Crock-Pot omelet is freaking magical. I can prepare the meal right before I go to bed and awaken to a killer breakfast that's ready to go, even if I'm not. Now if I could only get that automatic coffee-maker working!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Dice or chop all of the meats and vegetables. (Here's the neat trick; use a food processor and all of this chopping can be done in less than a minute.
  2. Dump meats and vegetables into the Crock-Pot.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix eggs and spices and pour that into the bowl too.
  4. Turn the Crock-Pot to low heat and leave it on while you go to sleep. You can thank me in the morning. (That's what she said. Right?)
  5. Top with cheese a few minutes prior to serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 341
Total Fat13.4g
Total Carbs24.25g
Protein32.4g
The Carnivore PDF (153 KB)

Loco Moco

Prepare to have your mind blown. My brothers at Lift Big Eat Big posted this the other day, and it has changed the course of history. Unlike our College Boy (see below), this meal requires a little bit of prep work, but it is more than worth it. It is a great way to start your day toward packing on the beef, and will give you a genuine mouth-gasm.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef (you can use patties if you prefer)
  • 2 cups White Rice
  • 3 Packets Herb Brown Gravy Mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped Onions
  • 3 cups Water
  • 6 Eggs
Directions
  1. Cook the beef and onions prior to loading them in your Crock-Pot.
  2. Add cooked beef and onions to Crock-Pot; add rice, gravy mix, and water to the pot.
  3. Press the rice down firmly to stop the eggs from running through. Now crack the eggs on top of the rice one at a time.
  4. Cook on low all night or on high for half the night. Set a timer so the pot turns off when it is done.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 448
Total Fat24.6g
Total Carbs15.2g
Protein38.2g
Loco Moco PDF (101 KB)

The Make-It-Bacon Paleo Chicken Classic

Our prehistoric kin probably never ate anything like this, but there is a reason they gave up hunting and gathering—pigs and chickens are delish! This in-the-pot recipe will leave you licking the bottom for scraps. I throw this together a few hours before dinner.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Place uncooked bacon pieces in the Crock-Pot. Stir bacon in among cubed chicken, onion, and seasonings.
  2. If you like, give it a light olive oil glaze. It will taste good and help keep your chicken from sticking to the pot.
  3. Cook your bird on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Top with your chipotle sauce upon serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 594
Total Fat37.7g
Total Carbs1.8g
Protein56.2g

The College Boy

I call this the "College Boy" because of its simple preparation. No chopping, dicing, slicing, or any real work is needed. You need only be able to use a can opener and get the top off the jar, and several hours later you will end up with some high-quality belly stuffing.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Place chicken breasts in the Crock-Pot. They can still be frozen if that is your style.
  2. Drain cans of black beans and corn and add them into the cauldron.
  3. Top it with your salsa, stir it up, and let it go!
  4. Slow cook for 7-8 hours on low, or 4-5 hours on high.
  5. Save cream cheese until the food is nearly done; let it melt on top prior to serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 679
Total Fat35g
Total Carbs50g
Protein45.8g
The College Boy PDF (101 KB)

The Classic

Everyone should be able to make a good roast. It is a great classic that should be familiar to every dinner table.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Chop carrots, onion, and potatoes and put them in the pot.
  2. Mix the garlic, pepper, and salt together into a small bowl. Rub this mixture onto both sides of your roast.
  3. Combine the vegetable oil, cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon into a bowl. Pour this onto your roast, and add water (or low-sodium beef broth) until the roast is covered.
  4. Cook on high for four hours, or roast on low for eight. Either way, it will be delicious.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 536
Total Fat20.2g
Total Carbs28.4g
Protein57.6g
The Classic PDF (102 KB)


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Matt Biss is a training and nutrition specialist. He has studied exercise science and is a competitive strength athlete.

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Blondles1021

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Now I need a crockpot! Amazing recipes to try!!

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What's the serving sizes on these? They sound sooo good!

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Yeah, how many servings do these recipes make? These recipes sound amazing.

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EB1357

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EB1357

Wow I can make this at work

Feb 1, 2014 12:07am | report
 
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elviswong

I knew I had to buy that crockpot on special... Perfect for a guy like me that is always on the run.

Feb 1, 2014 8:43am | report
 
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Crock pots are great for a busy life. Put food together before you go to work and when you get home it's supper. Leftovers can be frozen in single serving containers and nuked back to life.

You can find lots of crock pot recipes on line.Try a Spanish or Portugal stew recipe.

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Ah... I'm so glad I found these. I love my crockpot!

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bigdhina

Serving sizes please?? thanks!!

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susanthorn

I can't wait to try the breakfast stuff!

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I am definitely trying some of these!

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am I missing the serving size for each?

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IronMindStrong

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I'm sold on buying a crockpot now

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I'm trying this tomorrow!

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mijoma

Love the recipes and interested in trying them, but like everyone else I'm curious about the serving sizes too!!!

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Thanks!

cant wait to try the omelette for monday morning!

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AdJai

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AdJai

Recipes seem delightful...but ingredients mentioned are not available here :( ...Could u please post an Indian Recipe???

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I use my crock pot all of the time and needed some new recipes. Thanks! My ground turkey chilli is bomb lol.

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Gotta get one!

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Definitely going to give some of these a try. Thank you for sharing. One questions though, What are the serving sizes?1 cup? .5 cup? 8 oz? Thanks

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I'm trying the College Boy recipe tomorrow for dinner. I have 2 questions about it though. Do I need to add any water and/or broth when I make this? If so, how much? Also, the cans of corn and black beans are drained BEFORE they're added with the chicken, right?

Thank you for your help.

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I concur with the others. What are the serving sizes. Looks to be either two or three servings.

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These are some great recipes! My crock pot is a huge time saver - I cook my chicken breasts in it almost every single week. It's a staple in my meal prep routine!

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Please post more of these articles!! Healthy crockpot cooking would be extremely helpful.

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The College boy for example says a Serving Size is 4 servings.. What does this even mean? Ha but oh well actually cooking it right now

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Muscle Mania Matt

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The servings didn't make it to the page for some reason. Off of memory, I believe each recipe was made for four, delicious and powerful servings. That is, except for the classic. That one is at six servings if you follow the recipe.

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