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Friday, January 8, 2016

Skinny Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice - Eat Healthy 2016

Let your slow cooker do all of the work for dinner tonight with this Skinny Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice!

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Welcome to #EatHealthy16 where over 30 bloggers are coming together to share recipes to help you with your start 2016 off on the right track with food that is nutritious and delicious. Brianne of Cupcakes & Kale Chips will have healthy snacks, Jamie of Love Bakes Good Cakes will have healthy meals, and Jenny of The Melrose Family will have healthy desserts, so make sure you follow the #EatHealthy16 hashtag throughout the month of January for tons of inspiration!

We are also excited to be giving all of our readers a chance to win a Blendtec 725 blender and Twister Jar, an over $750 value. Be sure to head over to Creative Southern Home to enter! You have through February 5, 2016, to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. Winner must respond via email with a valid shipping address within 48 hours of being contacted or another winner will be selected. Good luck!

Disclaimer: Blendtec provided blenders for the giveaway and the three hostesses for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and, as always, all opinions are my own.

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Today, I am welcoming Kallee from Creative Southern Home to share a recipe for #EatHealthy16. After you grab the recipe, be sure to head over to her blog and enter the awesome Blendtec giveaway for a chance to win! :)

Hi I am Kallee from Creative Southern Home and I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite recipes here on Love Bakes Good Cakes with Jamie! I have been blogging for about 5 years now and I have found that I one of my favorite things to blog about is recipes. I cook for my family of 6 at least 6 days a week, so I am always looking for great recipes for my family to enjoy. I also enjoy other things like hiking, crafting, decorating, DIY and watching some great shows on HGTV, so I like quick and easy recipes that are family favorites so I can get in and out of the kitchen quickly. One of my family's favorite recipe is my Homemade Lasagna. It is a great recipe that is super easy to fix.

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This recipe for Skinny Red Beans and Rice comes from my mom and we have loved it for years. I have discovered that one of the secrets of great southern cooks is that they add a little sugar to their recipes! This recipe has just a smidgeon and I know my husbands grandmother always added a tsp of sugar to her vegetables and they were the BEST!

I love this recipe because you can cook it in the crockpot for some great flavor. Or if I am really in a rush and I forget to plan ahead I can make it in a pot on the stove right before dinner.  Use smoked turkey sausage to make it healthier. I love that it has so many great flavors in it too. It is just spicy enough to have a little kick, but not too spicy. You could add some more heat if you would like by adding some diced Jalapeño peppers or use a mild variety of diced tomatoes and chilies for less heat. It is a very customizable recipe. It is also chocked full of beans and tomatoes for some great nutrition.

Did you know that beans and rice together make a complete protein?  Lots of good for you stuff in this great recipe! Sometimes I fix my wonderful Skillet Cornbread and put the bean mixture of a piece of delicious cornbread instead of the rice. Any way you serve it you can't go wrong!

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Ingredients:

 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
 4 cans Red Beans, rinsed and drained
 1 large Bell Pepper, diced
 1 large Onion, finely diced
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 2 TBL Sugar
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 1 Can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
 6 cups Prepared Brown Rice (I use a quick cooking rice)

 Directions:

In a Slow cooker combine all the ingredients, stirring to combine well.  Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.  Stir again before  serving.

Serve over rice.

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  This slow cooker skinny red beans & rice recipe is an easy fix and one that your family will love. 
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2 comments:

  1. It is so hard to clean up your act after a month (+) of holiday goodies! At least this looks filling and delicious!

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  2. I love beans and rice! This looks so delicious!

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