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 mealat 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 ribsand 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.

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