I got this recipe from the Hungry Girl site. She has some awesome lo cal recipes. This is my favorite. Love how it's in the crock pot too!
It's a giant big ol' pot of veggies with a delicious thick pumpkin sauce. AND. It is incredibly low calorie and healthy! (maybe this will make up for all the stinkin' amish bread creations I've been making!)
I stuck fairly close to the recipe but I don't think there would be a right or wrong way to make this. You could throw pretty much anything in there.
This also makes a lot. Really a lot. But considering the whole crock pot is only like 900 calories, I think it's okay. My husband wasn't enthused by the lack of meat and the "funky" vegetables. What does he know anyway! My brother and I loved it!
The first night, I just ate it straight up, in a bowl. Despite it's lack of protein, I found it quite filling.
The next evening, I cooked some chicken tenders to go along with it. The kids ate their chicken tenders plain, I mixed mine with the veggies. Very tasty.
The next day for lunch, I took some leftover chicken, a toasted tortilla and made myself a wrap. This was awesome too! So we have one huge pot of veggies and 3 days worth of meals, all different ways. Very nice. My brother ate several wraps like this too so this pot went a long way!
Sweet and Spicy Big Veggie Pot Recipe
Adapted from Hungry Girl
1 1/2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 lb. eggplant, peeled and cubed
1 1/4 lbs. cabbage, cored and cut in chunks
1/2 lb. zucchini, sliced (about 1 large or 2 small)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 lb. carrots, chopped in chunks (about 1 1/2 cups)
15 oz. canned pumpkin
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. garlic
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
Place all cut veggies in a large slow cooker. Combine pumpkin, tomato paste and spices in a small bowl and dump on top of the veggies. It will be very, very full but will cook down. Gently stir. Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or 6 - 7 hours on low.
Total calories = 910 calories
10 servings = 91 calories per serving
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.