My days sometimes start at 5:00 and don’t end until almost midnight.

I don’t like to go out to for dinner during the week because I usually end up eating extra calories.

So, how to eat healthy, without spending a lot of time in the kitchen?

One of my favorite tricks is to put a main dish in the crock pot before I head out the door in the morning, then make a fresh healthy salad or vegetable when I get home. Add some rice or pasta for a great family meal.

I love coming home to the smell of dinner…that’s already cooked!

Here is one of my favorite recipes:

To Die For Crock Pot Roast


1 (4-5 lb.) beef roast

1 (1 1/4 ounce) pkg. brown gravy mix, dry

1 (1 1/4 ounce) pkg. dried Italian salad dressing mix

1 (1/14 ounce pkg. ranch dressing mix, dry

1/2 cup water


1) Place roast in crock pot

2) Mix dried mixes together in bowl and sprinkle over roast

3) Pour water around the roast

4) Cook on low for 7-9 hours

What could be easier?

And better than coming home to dinner that’s already done!




By the way, I originally found this recipe at Here’s the link for To Die For Crock Pot Roast if you’re interested in more great recipes.