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I need quick prep vegan slowcooker meals asap!!! HELP

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

So I'm showing major symptoms of pre-term labor with baby number 4. I've got quite a supportive family but I want to make things easy on them while I'm on VERY modified bed rest. Dh is doing grocery shopping trips and most meal prep.

 

I'm looking for quick prep. Preferably slow cooker meals so dh can prep throw in pot and my mother in law and I can feed the 3 little ones w-out much hassle of lots of pots to wash ect since I can't unload the dishwasher ect

post #2 of 6

These are my family's two favorites:

 

lentil soup:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Recipes/story?id=7039586

 

chili with sweet potatoes:

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/slow-cooker-vegetarian-chili-with-sweet-potatoes-00000000049528/index.html

 

There is a little heat in the chili so I'd reduce the chili powder or add sour cream to garnish if your kids like more mild food.

 

Here's to keeping that baby in!

post #3 of 6

here are my suggestions (esp. because i am throw together never follows recipe cook)

 

you want a balanced meal right? and cut out on prep right?

 

buy a whole bunch of frozen veggies.

 

do one pot meals. 

 

rice cooker for rice or other grains.

 

slow cooker for beans and toward the end add the frozen veggies.

 

if you use red lentils that can be cooked quickly on the stove top.

 

offer a lot of hummus and fresh veggies.

 

and kinda focus more on snacky food. if the spring crops are out in your area do baby peppers and dip. 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

I've started my list and I've got a wraps/hummus/veggies ect on it. I've also got easy one pot meals/slow cooker meals on my meal plans. I'm trying to make it as easy as possible
 

post #5 of 6

This sloppy lentils recipe looks similar to the one we make. I prefer serving it over quinoa instead of hamburger buns and we don't top with cheese:

 

http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2009/10/sloppy-lentils-in-the-crockpot.html

 

Here's a vegan slow cooker cookbook. I have not tried it:

http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Vegan-Slow-Cooker-Ultra-Convenient/dp/1558327908/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367739724&sr=1-5&keywords=slow+cooker

 

I do own this one. I haven't used my crockpot in awhile, but I recall liking a few of these recipes:

http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Vegetarian-Slow-Cooker-Recipes/dp/1558322566/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367739780&sr=1-1&keywords=slow+cooker+vegetarian

post #6 of 6

You should do a search on Pinterest. There are tons of vegan slow cooker recipes there. Here is my board

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