Slow Cooker Italian Tortellini Stew


 Eating healthy has been our top priority in 2013.

{Do you know I've lost 16 lbs. since Jan. 1?} 

Encouraging my kids to try new foods, particularly vegetables, has also been a top priority.

Whenever possible I use my slow cooker.  It just makes life easy.  

This Italian Tortellini Stew is healthy, easy, and takes little time to make.   It takes 15 minutes to throw this in the slow cooker (usually right after lunch, when I'm already in the kitchen).   

One of my children is a very picky eater, so he likes the tortellini in this stew.   He ate an entire bowl of this, so that's a big success! 

Of course, planning my meals in advance is a great help in staying healthy.   I use Plan to Eat religiously to save my recipes, plan my meals, and generate shopping lists.  I couldn't live without it.  (You can try it for 30 days for FREE if you want to check it out for yourself!)

I write a lot about Plan To Eat because it is actually something I started using and have STUCK TO for a long time.  I am all about making my household tasks easier and more efficient so I can focus on bigger things!  


(I love using my Crinkle Cutter for the onion and zucchini.  This is probably my favorite kitchen tool!)




Print the recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Tortellini Stew from my Plan to Eat. 


This week's eBook bundle of the week is  Gluten & Grain Free resources.    While we are not a gluten free family, I am making efforts to move in that direction - baby steps!    This bundle is going to be helpful to me as I continue to make more healthy changes for our family!