slow-cooker recipes

3 Ways to Use a Slow Cooker

Fit bodies take advantage of this unsung kitchen appliance.

When you're starving after a workout, it's always nice to have a quick, go-to meal at hand. Slow cookers are the perfect tool for simple dinners: just put in the ingredients and let the appliance do the work for you. While crock pot recipes are often meat-heavy (think ribs and stews), that doesn't mean they can't be healthy, or even plant-based. Actor Alan Cumming, for example, uses his to make vegan chili. Here, three recipes to try.