Do you like a good “dump it and forget it” meal? With school and sports and all the things starting up this month and next, I’m being jolted out of my summer “let’s just wing it in the kitchen” method of meal planning, which isn’t actually meal planning at all. We’ve been eating a lot of pizza, sandwiches and those rotisserie chickens from the grocery store. Crock pot meals are a busy mom’s salvation. This is a great and varied list – I hope you find a new fave.
Even though things look different this year (for those of you following me on Facebook, you probably know we’re remote schooling for the first couple of months and that I’m struggling with it) we’ve still got a schedule to keep to and – fingers crossed – it looks like fall sports are going forward.
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With two kids in sports, that means practices, games, crazy schedules and lots of weeknight running around. Sometimes, that means eating our meals at different times, on the go or in a hurry. I’ve added Zumba for myself 2-3 times a week (because COVID 15…there was a lot of bread eating going on) so a lot of nights, I serve my kids dinner and head off to the gym and then my husband and I eat when I get home. We’re all expending extra energy and it’s more important than ever for them to get a good, nutritious dinner but it’s also important for me to spend as little time as possible preparing it.
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I’ve prepared this handy list of awesome crock pot for the sports mom in the interest of giving my fellow minivan driving, sports equipment carting warriors a list of go-to’s that fill the bellies, taste great and get you out of the kitchen and on to the sports fields in record time. Crock pot meals offer a simple meal solution for busy families and with the fall routine getting ready to go into full blast mode, we all need easy, right?
No matter what your family’s taste buds, you’re sure to find several things on this list that will make your meal planning just a little easier.
I just bought the Instant Pot Slow Cooker. It was on the Amazon Treasure Truck for an incredible price, however it isn’t currently on sale. I’ve always wanted a “fancy” crock pot that does all kinds of cool things.
However, THIS one keeps calling my name as well. The “why” is a no-brainer. I know the pretty flowers aren’t going to make it function better…but I still really want it! Besides, I love the Pioneer Woman and in my alternate universe, she and I are best friends and have regular Zoom chats where we laugh about our kitchen disasters.
25 Crock Pot Meals for the Sports Mom
There’s actually more than 25 meals on this list, so if you’re counting, you’re going to count more than 25. No matter what your taste buds are like I’m certain you’re going to find some new favorites!
1. Slow Cooker Texas Mex Meatball Soup|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals (that’s me!)
2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
3. Crock Pot Chili|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
4. Crock Pot Chicken Verde Tacos|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
5. Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef | The Chunky Chef
6. Crock Pot Gumbo with Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp | Tamilee Tips
7. Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Pork | Butter With a Side of Bread
8. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken with Veggies | Super Healthy Kids
9.Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken | Joy Food Sunshine
10. Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Bowls | Super Healthy Kids
11. Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken | It’s a Keeper
12. Super Easy Fall Off the Bones Slow Cooker Ribs | When’s My Vacation
13. Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast | Joy Food Sunshine
14. Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat Recipe | Wholesome Yum
15. Slow Cooker Cran Apple Pork Roast | Super Healthy Kids
16. Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana | The Chunky Chef
17. Honey Sriracha Chicken Spring Rolls | The Bewitchin Kitchen
18. Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili | The Chunky Chef
19. Slow Cooker Lasagna | It’s a Keeper
20. Slow Cooker Pollo Tacos Al Pastor | The Complete Savorist
21. Slow Cooker Pork Roast | Butter With a Side of Bread
22. Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup | Joy Food Sunshine
23. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak and Onions | This Mama Loves
24. Slow Cooker Beef Stew | The Bewitchin Kitchen
25. Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli | Low Carb Yum
26. Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili | Low Carb Yum
27. Crock Pot Portobella Chicken | Cutefetti
28. Slow Cooker Pepper Steak | Joy Food Sunshine
29. Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo | Midwestern Moms
If you’re looking for a great slow cooker, HERE is the one I used before I bought my fancy Instant Pot Slow Cooker. Enjoy!