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4 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes to Try This Autumn

We all Deserve to Relax

My favorite season is finally here! Autumn brings Pumpkin Spice Lattes, piping hot soups, layers upon layers of clothes…and the inevitable demise of your summer diet. While these cooler months can make you want to throw some Easy Mac in the microwave and curl up under the blankets, you don’t have to completely abandon good-for-you food. You can come home from work to a home cooked healthy meal without sacrificing your lazy evening on the couch.

Pizza and the Power of a Slow Cooker

Though we Agents of Goo love our pizza, we also recognize the importance of balance in living a healthy life. However, we know that a hectic work schedule can make finding that balance difficult. Our easy solution for wholesome food this autumn? Let your slow cooker do the work! Below are a few healthy, easy recipes that are must-haves during the cooler months.

  1. Crockpot Quinoa and Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    From Cup of Judy
    While some stuffed pepper recipes cause you to sacrifice health for taste, this recipe doesn’t! If you’re watching your fat intake, ground turkey can be a good alternative to beef, but only if you check the labels! The important thing is to make sure that the meat you select is at least 90/10 (90% lean and 10% fat content). Remember, certain cuts of the same meat contain more fat than others, so read your labels to make sure that you’re selecting the leaner option.
    That being said, when I made this recipe last week, I omitted the canned tomato sauce and substituted a mixture of tomato paste, water, and lemon juice. While I cooked the ground turkey, I added some cumin, chili powder, and a hint of Nature’s Seasoning – delicious! Finally, you can substitute cooked rice for the quinoa, but bear in mind that quinoa is the healthier option.

  2. Easy Crockpot Applesauce

    From The Frugal Girls
    Apples are in season in autumn and I just went to an orchard and pumpkin patch on Sunday. Therefore, stumbling upon this slow cooker applesauce made my week! In this recipe, Heidi from The Frugal Girls uses one teaspoon of sugar and adjusts that amount to taste. However, using sweeter apples can allow you to completely omit the added sugar. Also, I’m a big fan of cinnamon, so you can bet that my applesauce will include a aving lot of it!

  3. Wake up to Crockpot Breakfast Burritos

    From Cooking Books
    Nothing beats waking up and having breakfast already made! This recipe requires little effort when you’re feeling groggy – just scramble some eggs, place them in soft shell tortillas, and add some of your slow cooker filling. You can serve these breakfast burritos with your favorite toppings, such as hot sauce, salsa, and homemade guacamole. An added bonus: this slow cooker filling can be reheated easily when you’re in a breakfast-for-dinner mood!

  4. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

    From If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
    What would an autumn recipe list be without a hearty soup? This chicken chili has little prep time and a LOT of flavor. For a little bit more of a kick, add some extra cumin and chili powder.

Fit Employees Can Mean a Healthier Business

staying fit and healthy

Anyone for a stretch ?

One of the big things at Mygooi is health and fitness. Despite sitting in front of our laptops and tablets for hours and hours each day, we try and get out there and stay fit.

Seriously! We’re such a big fan of yoga that we’re currently developing some digital products that will help workers stay fit and healthy – even at their desk!!! How gooi is that ?

From a business perspective, it makes sense if your employees are fit and healthy because it pays off in many ways.

Fit employees save you money

Back in 2012 poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion a year. Of that amount, 39 percent, or $227 billion, is from “lost productivity” from employee absenteeism. Scary, huh! [Read more…]