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The Digest Diet: Slow Cooker Edition

Your favorite appliance is also Digest Diet friendly: Prep these recipes in the morning and enjoy their fat-releasing magic come dinnertime.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stew Recipe

Cinnamon and dried apricots give this hearty stew Moroccan flair. Serve with whole wheat couscous. Fat releasers: chicken, cinnamon, onion, garlic, carrots, black pepper, apricot.

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Slow-Cooked Southwest Chicken Recipe

Head south of the border with this take on chicken stew that includes salsa and black beans. Serve with brown rice and garnish with reduced-fat cheese. Fat releasers: black beans, tomatoes, chicken, corn, parsley, green chilies.

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White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

White beans add heft and lean protein to this white chili. Skip the heavy cheese finale and add just a sprinkle, and this is a star fat-releasing dish. Fat releasers: chicken, black pepper, onion, jalapeno, oregano, olive oil, white kidney beans.

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Slow Cooker Fajitas Recipe

Make melt-in-your-mouth, restaurant-style fajitas by simmering lean beef in the slow cooker; use whole wheat tortillas and this dish is all fat-releasing. Fat releasers: bell peppers, onion, lean steak, red wine vinegar, lime juice, chili powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, whole wheat tortillas, salsa, reduced-fat shredded cheese, cilantro.

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Vegetable-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Stuff peppers with a mixture of beans and cheese (go a little lighter with the cheese here than the recipe recommends) and you have a vegetarian main dish that’s also full of fat releasing goodness. Fat releasers: tomatoes, kidney beans, cheddar cheese, corn, onion, chili powder, green peppers, black pepper.

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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe >>

Reduce the sugar and this decadent tasting sweet potato dish can be a side—or dessert! Fat releasers: pecans, coconut, sweet potatoes.

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe >>

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