{Slow Cooker} Poppyseed-Chicken Quinoa


 A deliciously healthy and easy poppyseed chicken quinoa dish made in your slow cooker. This is healthy comfort food at its best. PLUS a stove-top method for this meal as well.

Crockpot Poppyseed-Chicken Quinoa - healthy and easy to make!

If you’ve been following my on Instagram, you may have seen a few pictures from the vacation I’ve been on. The husband, babe, and I were able to go home and visit both our families (my family and my in-laws) which was an absolute blast.


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Slow Cooker Overnight Quinoa and Oats

Overnight slow cooker quinoa and oats - so good and healthy! I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #quinoa #overnightoats

A mixture of steel cut oatmeal and quinoa that can be cooked overnight in your slow cooker. This breakfast can be topped with fresh berries and a splash of milk for a delicious and healthy breakfast the whole family will love.

Overnight slow cooker quinoa and oats - so good and healthy! I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #quinoa #overnightoatsBreakfast tends to get a little repetitive at my house.

Actually a lot.

We are pretty much cereal people through and through. The husband will eat different kinds of cereals, but me? I stick with one that I really like and eat it until I’m sick of it. For the past few months it was honey-nut cheerios and now it’s shredded wheat.

Every morning with some almond milk. And the babe’s got his oatmeal and applesauce.


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{Slow Cooker} Quinoa Tex Mex


Special thanks to Collective Bias and Hunt’s for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. A one-dish, slow-cooker tex mex quinoa casserole. This dish is bursting with fresh and healthy flavors with some good spice plus a great summer recipe. This dish is vegetarian, but chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey can easily be added in. 

A one-dish, slow-cooker tex mex quinoa casserole. This casserole is bursting with fresh and healthy flavors with some good spice. This dish is vegetarian, but chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey can easily be added in.

I tend to kind of forget about my slow cooker as soon as it gets warm outside.

Which is totally a shame, because slow cooker meals are my favorite…. 

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Hawaiian Luau Stuffed Shells

Hawaiian Luau Stuffed Shells

Special thanks to Collective Bias and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. These pasta shells are stuffed with tender shredded chicken mixed with ricotta cheese. They are positioned over a layer of enchilada sauce and covered with a thick mango glaze. Tangy, refreshing, and simple to make.

Hawaiian Luau Stuffed Shells
These stuffed shells are unlike any shells I’ve ever had.


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Crockpot Quinoa, Sweet Potato, & Chicken Fajitas

Crockpot Quinoa, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Sweet Pepper, Corn, & Black Bean Fajitas

A simple and healthy crockpot dish of quinoa, sweet potatoes, shredded chicken, sweet bell peppers, corn, and black beans. The mixture is cooked in the crockpot, placed in corn tortillas and topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

An easy and healthy dinner of Crockpot Quinoa and Sweet Potato Fajitas from Chelsea's Messy ApronOkay, seriously, there are so many good things going on in this meal! Like for instance, the flavors. Those are pretty dang amazing. But then there’s the fact that there are like 324,939 good for you ingredients. And yet, my favorite part? The ease. This meal comes together in the crockpot!

Gosh. How I loooove my crockpot.

PS: I know I’m in the middle of my Valentine’s series, but I had to post this meal. I’ll be back with more Valentine’s fun tomorrow!

Crockpot Quinoa Fajitas with Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Peppers, and More!

And this crockpot meal is super quick preparation.


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{Crockpot} Red Potato Soup

Crockpot Red Potato Soup

A simple and healthy soup made in the crockpot and filled with flavor from red potatoes, corn, sweet bell peppers, and a creamy base with a hint of mushroom.

Potato Crockpot SoupI thought that Utah got cold in the winter. But now that I’m back East right by a big lake, I am quickly learning what cold really means.

Everyone is telling me “Just you wait, it gets colder.” or “This isn’t anything yet.” The high yesterday was 4 degrees. Blech.

With the humidity and the wind, the cold just goes straight through. I’m not such a fan, if you couldn’t tell.

Red Potato and Corn Crockpot SoupBut then I remember that when it’s cold outside, that means I can have soup. Lots of soup. And suddenly, the cold isn’t so bad anymore.

Especially when the soup goes in the crockpot and my whole home is filled with the smell of homemade deliciousness. And then I get excited because it was so INSANELY EASY to make! And I start thinking of what kind of rolls or crackers I can dip in the soup when it’s done. And these are the things that keep me happy when it is cold outside.

So lets transition to talking about how easy and flavorful this soup is!

First off, crockpot meal (!!!) Put everything in and forget about it. Dish it up and it tastes like you’ve been slaving over making a soup for hours. Which you haven’t been, because your crockpot has been working for you. Love that!

And don’t you agree that everything tastes better when it is creamy? I think so. And this soup is suuuuuper creamy and rich while being (secretly healthy). I didn’t want to use heavy creams and milk, so the creamy base is 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup. The reduced-fat kind because I can’t taste the difference between the regular and reduced-fat.

The creamy base is where the hint of mushroom comes from. So if you don’t like mushrooms, try switching it up with cream of chicken soup. You could even add chicken to this soup if you wanted!

I wanted corn and sweet peppers in this soup, but if you aren’t a fan, just switch it up with some other vegetables. Some ideas: frozen peas, broccoli, or carrots. You can customize this soup to be your favorites!

Red Potato Crockpot Soup

I hope you enjoy this soup and it helps to make the cold more bearable! ;)

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{Crockpot} Red Potato Soup
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2-3 pounds of red potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, washed and diced (I used one red and one yellow)
  • 2 cans reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup (can sub cream of chicken soup)
  • 3 chicken boullion cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste (I added quite a bit of both!)
  1. Wash the red potatoes and cut into small cubes. Place in the bottom of the crockpot. Add in the frozen corn.
  2. Dice the red and yellow peppers and place in crockpot along with the potatoes.
  3. Pour the 2 cans of mushroom soup over the vegetables and then fill up both cans with water and pour the water into the crockpot as well.
  4. Stir everything up and put on high for 6-7 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Before serving, stir in the chicken boullion cubes and flour.
  6. Stir until the cubes are melted and the flour is completely incorporated.