(photo from SkinnyTaste.com)

 

First of all, let me say how much I love Pinterest! What a treasure trove of recipes! And I love how I can pin a recipe and then come back to it from any computer and it doesn’t eat up my computer memory!

 

Having said that, let me say this. I love SkinnyTaste! I find so many wonderful and healthy recipes on this site. Most of my healthy recipe pins come from this site. It is such fun to peruse through. So I am happy to say that the recipe I am sharing today comes from this site. Please go and visit and see what other recipes you might enjoy!

 

The things I love about this recipe:

  1. Healthy
  2. Tasty
  3. Easy—Crockpot cooking makes me happy
  4. Freezes well

 

I must make one disclaimer. If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that my children are very picky. They won’t even try anything out of the crockpot. I had to make them a different dinner. Hopefully, your children aren’t as picky. This recipe has a little bite from the jerk seasoning, so be prepared for that. If your children don’t like spicy, they might not like this.

 

Because this recipe comes from SkinnyTaste, I am going to link you directly to her site for the actual recipe. It is a wonderful site and her pictures of the recipe are just fantastic. Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa 

 

This recipe made a lot of food. I used my FoodSaver and portioned it out into meal sized portions. Then I labeled and froze it. When I wanted to have a quick meal, I pulled it out of the freezer and boom, dinner. Two times I served it as presented on Skinny Taste with brown rice. But, the last time I served it, I put it on top of a baked sweet potato, mango salsa and all. It was delicious. The sweet potato I had previously cooked and froze. So this was a very quick dinner. I thawed both in the microwave, prepared the mango salsa and in about 10 minutes…dinner! Yum!

 

Why I like this recipe as a runner:

  • it has a great balance of proteins and carbs
  • the recipe can easily be adapted to those who are avoiding rice by using sweet potatoes
  • the protein source is lean, and a complete protein
  • its clean as there are no processed ingredients in the recipe

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I have. It is definitely a regular in my rotation.