Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

‘Tis the season for leftovers…particularly of the ham and turkey variety. The easiest and fastest way to use up leftover ham is in a hot bowl of split pea soup. Take some veggies, onions and garlic, dried split peas, and any and all leftover ham, drop it in the crockpot with some liquid, and voila, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Round-Up

Don’t let the day (or weekend) pass without celebrating in your kitchen. The Irish are known for hearty meals with plenty of meat and potatoes…a major staple in most weightlifters’ diets. Check out some of our favorites below!   Our Corned Beef & Cabbage Crockpot recipe Corned Beef Hash & Eggs (perfect for that leftover […]

Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Here’s another ridiculously easy, delicious, healthy recipe for y0u guys. It’s oatmeal like your momma made, but easier, better and just as healthy. It’s as simple as mixing steel cut oats (the best kind), with apples, cinnamon (you know how healthy cinnamon is!), water, sugar and salt. Turn your crockpot on, go to bed, stir, […]

The Surprising Benefit of Crockpot Cooking

There’s a time in a man’s life when he just needs to come clean and admit when he’s having a love affair. My name is Tom Sroka and I am in love with my crockpot. There. I said it. And I feel better now. I hope you share my affinity for slow cooker cooking. If […]

Chicken Parmigiana in the Crockpot

Traditional chicken parmigiana, like your momma made it, or like your favorite Italian restaurant, is usually breaded and fried, then topped with cheese and sauce. But I’ll be honest, I’m far too lazy to spend the extra time at the stove frying chicken, especially when the fried portion won’t do anything to increase my performance […]

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

I like beef. A lot. But, I also have a soft spot in my heart for chicken. While I believe strongly that beef is better for recovery, I don’t want beef at every single meal. Enter this simple slow cooker recipe. It takes about 10 minutes to cook up the chicken and mix the sauce, […]

Hawaiian Ham {Crockpot Recipe}

Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, has been shown in some studies to aid in healing. It reduces swelling, inflammation, and pain, especially in joint and tendon injuries. While the results are mixed, it doesn’t hurt to try to add a little extra into your diet. (To get major effects, you’ll have to take a […]

Easy Crockpot Refried Beans

Okay, so technically, these aren’t “refried” beans. They’re not fried once, let alone twice. But they taste awesome, and are the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican or Spanish dish, like carnitas or enchilada chicken bowls. Beans are great for you. They’re full of protein and fiber, they’re cheap, and if you know how to cook them, […]