Better Nutrition

Crock Pot Love

Slow cooking at low temperatures has been around for a long time, from pit-roasted whole pigs in Samoa to sand-pit clambakes in New England. Starting in the 1970s, the popular and versatile countertop slow cooker, or “Crock Pot,” warmed its way into our hearts. And for good reason.

This slow, contained method of cooking also allows you to retain maximum nutrients in what is essentially a closed system. Minimal evaporation occurs, so the wholesome goodness of your ingredients remains largely intact. And talk

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