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Review THE HEALTHY FAMILY SLOW COOKER by CHRISTINA DYMOCK @CedarFortBooksThe Healthy Family Slow Cooker by Christina Dymock
ISBN: 978-1462116256
Published by CEDAR FORT Incorporated on 2015-03
Genres: Cooking, General, Health & Healing, Methods, Slow Cooking
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist.

Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy Crock Pot recipes your kids will actually eat. Not anymore.

These delicious family-sized meals are perfect for parents and kids alike.

Chicken and Artichoke Fettucini
Teriyaki Pulled Pork
Cajun Rice with Shrimp
Butternut Squash Soup
Chicken Quesadillas
You’ll even find some tasty ideas for sugar-free desserts, like the Blueberry Pudding Cake. And every single recipe can be made in the morning and ready to eat by dinnertime. With a little prep and planning, you’ll soon be enjoying nutritious, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week!

I loved this cook book!  I just bought a really nice new crock pot and have been exploring recipes all over the net.  My cousin is doing a year of slow cooking by posting a  recipe she has tried daily.  I don’t have her ambition and some of the items she cooks have too much fat in them for me.  I just started back on Weight Watchers (lost 8 pounds this month!) and I have to find lighter things to cook.  This has a lot of great ideas for recipes that can be adjusted to taste.

I have been searching for the roasted cauliflower recipe that works for me and this one is exactly what I wanted.  The amount of butter is pretty negligible over the whole recipe but I did substitute skim milk for the whole and I didn’t notice any reduction in flavor.  My only complaint is that is doesn’t provide a breakdown of nutritional values, but that is easy to find online.  If you are looking for some new ideas, I really recommend this one.

Recipes that worked for me:

Spaghetti Squash – I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to cook this and this simple recipe came out perfect.  I did reduce the butter to 1 tablespoon, rather than the 2-4 in the recipe.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches – I used to use a bottled sauce to make mine, but this is so much healthier!

Turkey Loaf – again, I used to use a packaged mix, but this came out better and better for you.




About the author

Christina Dymock is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has had careers as an editor at an advertising agency, an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College, and author.

An avid cook, Christina divides her time between the kitchen, her computer, and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres. Her latest book, Blue Christmas, reached the Amazon top seller list in 7 categories as part of the Christmas anthology, Christmas in Snow Valley.

Christina attends multiple writer’s conferences each year, is a part of several critique groups, and enjoys learning about writing. She has been featured during the cooking segment of several local morning shows, published in Woman’s World Magazine and the Deseret News, quoted in Womans’ World Magazine and Parents’ Magazine, published in seven Chicken Soup books, and has published clean romantic fiction under the name Lucy McConnell.




  1. says

    I’m reviewing this book as well. I’m enjoying the recipes so far. I haven’t tried the cauliflower one. I’ll have to do that one!!!

  2. holdenj says

    I am always looking for new recipes for my crockpot. I really like to use it, but find I just make the same handful of things over and over.