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You may or may not know, but I have a slight Crock Pot addiction. I have 6, of various sizes, that I use to make meals, appetizers for parties, and even air fresheners for the holidays.
But my most often used Crock Pot is my Crock Pot Mini. I use it every day for a hot lunch at school without having to eat cafeteria food – yuck.
At first I used it the typical way, to warm up leftovers from the night before or heat soup. But then I started thinking… what if I used my Crock Pot Mini to cook food, not just heat it up? The idea came to me when I was eating pasta that I’d warmed up that was a little on the mushy side (that’s not how I had cooked it). If it could cook pasta, what else could it cook?
Well, I wouldn’t go putting raw meat in there, but I did find one thing my Crock Pot Mini is particularly good at cooking – Eggs!
What’s even better is that not only are eggs pretty much a super food, but I’m an egg-a-holic. Seriously. They’re my desert island food.
Get your ingredients prepped. My personal favorite is mushrooms and cheese, but you can toss in just about anything you’d put in a traditional omelette. I’ve also had broccoli and ham, which is good, too. Since starting my new healthy journey I’ve started substituting Egg Beaters for 1 of the eggs, but that’s up to you. You’ll want about a cup of veggies, a couple of tablespoons of cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
Spray your Crock Pot Mini with cooking spray. It will cook fine without it, but it will be a pain in the patoot to clean out if you don’t. Add veggies, then cheese, then eggs. I don’t know if the order really matters, but I feel better doing it that way. You could go wild and put eggs in first if you’re feeling crazy. Give a shake of salt and pepper to add some pizzazz, and whisk everything together with a fork.
Plug in your Crock Pot Mini about an hour and a half before you plan to eat, and at lunch you will have a healthy, delicious, hot lunch. Mine sits on the corner of my desk and blends right in to my Sharpie collection…
You can eat straight from the Crock Pot, but I find that putting my food on a plate helps me feel more satisfied. Plus it just looks better. Eat it hot and make your belly happy!