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Delicious and Nutritious: 5 Crock Pot Dinners to Serve this Fall

Oct. 15, 2021

Busy fall nights shouldn’t have to mean uninspired dinners. These five crock pot meals will satisfy your taste buds with healthy ingredients perfect for the season – all without spending too much time in the kitchen!

Fall is a busy time of year; from holidays to work and school, dinner time can often feel rushed. Here at Mission, we know that you don’t want to sacrifice nutrition and taste just because the days are busy, so we’ve rounded up some crock pot recipes to help solve this dilemma. Crock pot meals are a great way to have a healthy and delicious meal ready at the end of a long day – with minimal work from you! These five crock pot dinner ideas feature ingredients that are perfect for the crisp fall weather, so take out your slow cooker and get started!

Pumpkin Butter Chicken Tacos

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin! If you’re looking for creative ways to use this ingredient during the season, try these easy pumpkin butter chicken tacos; between the crock pot and premade pumpkin butter, the recipe couldn’t be simpler. If you’re going to be out all day, consider preparing the homemade apple slaw before you leave in the morning so that it can sit and marinate all day while the chicken cooks on low. When it’s dinner time, shred the chicken, then place into a warmed, naturally gluten-free Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortilla, top with your slaw, and enjoy!

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Tomato Cheese Dip

Sometimes at the end of a long fall day you’re craving something warm, filling, and simple – this tomato cheese dip fits the bill! Set everything to cook in the morning, and by afternoon snack time you’ll have this bubbly dip ready to go. Don’t be afraid to add more of your own preferred peppers, spices, or cheese varieties to experiment with the perfect flavors for your family. For the healthiest dipping experience, use our Organic Tortilla Chips as you dig into this comforting dish.

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Chipotle Honey Chicken Tacos

There’s something comforting about mixing a spicy kick with some sweetness, and during the fall season we’re often drawn to these flavors. This sweet and spicy chicken taco recipe is a great option for those with a slow cooker or an instant pot. If you’re using a slow cooker, simply put all of the chicken ingredients and spices in, cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours, then shred the chicken when it’s done! Using our Grain Free Tortillas means that you’ll have a healthy meal to serve the family that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Top everything with your homemade pickled onions, some avocado, and cilantro.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tacos

For another take on sweet and spicy, try these pork tacos – you’d never guess that they’re a healthy dinnertime option given their rich flavor. Letting the pork cook low and slow in the crock pot ensures that it soaks up all of the comforting Asian spices like ginger, orange, and Chinese five-spice. Adding tamari (a soy sauce variety) and some chili-garlic sauce will ramp up the intensity of this dish, but the slaw (buy premade!) helps to balance out the bold flavors nicely. When you get home in the evening, shred the pork while you warm some of our fluffy Gluten Free Original Tortilla Wraps; assemble everything and enjoy this comforting and nutritious dinner!

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Chipotle Beef Tacos

For a crock pot meal that will heat you up on a cold autumn day, try these chipotle beef tacos; the spice alone is enough to beat the chill! Plan to spend a few minutes in the morning cooking the onions, chipotles, jalapeños, and spices on the stove before you transfer everything to the crock pot; getting the toasted and caramelized flavor on these ingredients will add a depth of flavor to your dish. Let this mixture cook on low all day with your beef, then shred the meat when you’re ready to serve. A warm Organic White Corn Tortilla is the perfect final touch for these nutritious tacos.

Break out the crock pot this week and embrace the chill in the air with these easy and delicious meals!


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