Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

Serves 4

214

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

3 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 3 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: fruit (dried or fresh) and nuts for toppings

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Whisk together all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Stir and serve in bowls with desired toppings
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Lasagna – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

Serves 12

224

Lasagna

7 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 7 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 9 oz oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 48 oz tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray if desired
  2. Add 1 cup of sauce and spread over bottom of slow cooker
  3. Add 3-4 noodles on top of sauce, break apart if necessary
  4. Top with about 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  5. Top with 1/2 – 3/4 cup sauce (depending on how saucy you like it)
  6. Repeat with noodles, ricotta and sauce 3 more times
  7. Top with 3-4 final noodles and one more cup of sauce
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired
  9. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Serve with salad or steamed vegetables (can use microwaveable!)
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Potato and Corn Chowder – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

Serves 8

140

Potato and Corn Chowder

15 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 24 ounces red potato
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (can also use these heavy cream substitutes )

Instructions

  1. Dice potatoes
  2. Place potatoes and corn into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  3. Stir in flour and gently toss to combine. Stir in chicken stock, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in butter and heavy cream.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Minestrone Soup – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

Serves 6-8

214

Minestrone Soup

15 minPrep Time

5 hrCook Time

5 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (can also use garlic powder)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced (can also use frozen, pre-cut)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces of uncooked ditalini pasta (or whatever you have around)
  • 1 cup of frozen sweet peas
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag of fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano cheese + more for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice onion & garlic & slice carrots.
  2. Add onions, garlic, carrots, the whole can of diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, stock and water to your Crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring once or twice if you can.
  3. About 10-15 minutes before serving, add in spinach, peas and pasta.
  4. Cook on low for another 10-15 minutes then stir in grated cheese.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately with additional cheese on top!
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Veggie Omelet – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

Serves 8

139

Veggie Omelet

15 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 cup broccoli florets (or use frozen and re-heat)
  • 1 small red bell pepper (or use frozen and re-heat)
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (or use more garlic powder)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop broccoli & dice bell pepper and onion. Mince garlic (unless using garlic powder).
  2. Lightly grease the inside of the slow cooker/crock pot with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, Parmesan, salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and chili powder; using a whisk, beat the egg mixture until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add broccoli florets, diced peppers, chopped onions, and garlic to the insert of the slow cooker; stir in the prepared egg-mixture.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Start checking at 1 hour 30 minutes for doneness. Omelette is done when eggs are set. You can also cook it on LOW for 3 to 3.5 hours.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Turn off the slow cooker.
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Cranberry Chicken – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

Serves 4

444

Cranberry Chicken

2 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 2 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup French dressing
  • 1 15-ounce can whole cranberry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a slow cooker. Place chicken breasts in the bottom in a single layer.
  2. Whisk together French dressing and cranberry sauce. Pour over chicken. Turn chicken to coat all sides of the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours until chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice and/or vegetables (can use frozen!)
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