Healthy Recipes

Slow-cooker Jambalaya

The spicy Cajun staple is doable from home with this recipe.

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Calories 435
Protein 42g
Fat 11g
Carbs 36g
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You don’t have to travel all the way to The Big Easy for this authentic food, instead make the food come to you.

Slow-cooker Jambalaya Servings: 1
Prep time: 5   |   Cook time: 420
You'll need
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • ½ pound turkey sausage
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ Spanish onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 can Hunt’s Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 cup kidney beans
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

This New Orleans staple is packed with protein and flavor. The traditional Cajun seasonings will have your nose running, and farro—a high-protein and high-fiber grain—brings a nutty flavor to this dish. When it comes to complex carbs, farro is loaded with cyanogenic glucosides, which triggers the immune system and regulates blood sugar levels. The magnesium content in the grain will back your muscles, nerves, and bone function. And, the niacin content in farro will assist your body in breaking down all your macros.

If you’re one to work out before eating dinner, this is a great post-workout option to refuel those starved muscles.

1. In a crock-pot, combine all of the ingredients except for the shrimp and farro. Cook everything on low for seven hours.
2. When you get home, throw in the farro and shrimp, and cook it for a half hour. Note: One cup of uncooked farro makes two cooked cups.