Meal Plan: Fall 2014 Week 8

I often forget that I own a crockpot but I need to start using it more often because they are so practical and great for busy weeks. I am not as drawn to the really meaty crockpot recipes but I especially love using my crockpot for soups.  I hope you like this week’s meal plan that features four delicious soup recipes and one crockpot lasagna. Click here for this week’s shopping list. For more crockpot recipe ideas check out my crockpot pinterest board. 

Healthy Crockpot Weekly Meal Plan | Rainbow Delicious Fall 2014 Week 8

slow cooker creamy tomato basil tortellini soup + 4 other delicious crockpot recipes in this week’s Fall meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup from Cooking Classy

 Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours

Ingredients: carrots, yellow onion, olive oil, garlic, Roma tomatoes, vegetable broth, basil, bay leaves, sugar, cheese tortellini, heavy cream, parmesan.

My kids love tortellini so this soup was a perfect one for them. I used my emulsion blender and added a little extra cream.

slow cooker chicken noodle soup + 4 other delicious crockpot recipes in this week’s Fall meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup from Cooking Classy

 Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 7 hours Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, carrots, yellow onion, celery, garlic, olive oil, chicken broth, water, dried thyme, dried rosemary, celery seed, bay leaves, egg noodles, fresh parsley, lemon juice, parmesan.

I have made this soup a couple times before and it is always a big hit.  The house smells amazing while it is cooking and it makes great leftovers.  It is especially comforting when you are fighting a cold.

slow cooker root vegetable soup + 4 other delicious crockpot recipes in this week’s Fall meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Soup from Gimme Some Oven

 Prep Time: 20 minutes  Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients: white onion or leeks, butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, celery, garlic, broth, bay leaf, fresh sage, kale.

This soup is really very filling but in a way that makes you feel good and healthy after you eat it.  I love the variety of all the vegetables in it and this soup also makes great leftovers.

skinny veggie crockpot lasagna + 4 other delicious crockpot recipes in this week’s Fall meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna from Pinch of Yum

 Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 5 hours Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients: italian tomato sauce, thick lasagna noodles, ricotta or cottage cheese, chopped vegetables (kale, butternut squash, spinach), mozzarella or provolone, parmesan cheese, parsley.

I was skeptical of making lasagna in a crockpot but was pleasantly surprised by the results.  I cooked mine a little two long so the edges got slightly burnt but besides that everything turned out wonderfully.  I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese, mozzarella instead of provolone, and thinly sliced butternut squash and spinach instead of kale.  I will definitely be making this recipe again in the future… so simple.

crockpot sweet potato and quinoa turkey chili + 4 other delicious crockpot recipes in this week’s Fall meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Crockpot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili from Iowa Girl Eats

 Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 5 hours 30 minutes Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients: ground turkey, shallot, garlic, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, baked beans, quinoa, sweet potato, chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, red chili pepper flakes.  Optional toppings: shredded cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, green onion.

My friend Kirsten made this recipe for a church gathering this week and it was really good.  I love that it is loaded with quinoa and it tastes great with cheese, avocado and green onion as toppings.

Last week’s meal plan:

Fall 2014 Week 7

Two week’s ago:

Fall 2014 Week 6 Meal Plan

 

 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for putting these up every week. It’s one of my favorite Monday things. Your rcipes look colorful, delicious, and nourishing.

  2. YUM!!! Can’t wait to try some of these next week!!!

  3. So I haven’t made the chicken noodle yet. But I finally made the turkey, sweet potato chili yummy! I totally read baked beans wrong and got black beans which still tasted amazing! We took it to a a movie in the park over the weekend and our friends said it was awesome so yay! I think I will stick to the black beans hehe

    • Glad you liked the chili! I am a little weirded out by baked beans myself and fully support the black bean substitution.

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