How To Find New Crockpot Recipes With Crockpot Specialized Apps
As a kid, I was never a big fan of meals like cooked chicken, pork loin and similar food. Like most of the other kids, I’d always make a face of disgust anytime my mother would serve us similar food on the table. But as I grew up I learned to appreciate food coming from the slow cooker. And not just because they can be healthy, but they are actually pretty easy to make and usually don’t cost much.
So, about a couple of years ago, I bought my own crock pot and “stole” some of my mom’s recipes. As said, they are fairly easy but after I mastered them, I wanted to try something new. My mom’s food is extremely basic and I started to wonder if there are similar recipes with extra twists to make it a bit tastier and new.
I started digging for recipes and besides regular cookbooks I also discovered a handful of apps specialized only in crockpot recipes. I won’t say I was jumping with joy, but I was glad to know someone took their time to organize a bunch of recipes in one place. So, if you like the slow cooker as much as I do, here are some apps I found and liked.
Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes – Great for Beginners
As I mentioned, when I think of the slow cooker I think of juicy, healthy food full of meat and vegetables. So obviously, the name of this one caught my eye (which was probably their intention in the first place). I didn’t expect much as the app does what it’s supposed to do and that’s to provide recipes. But I was genuinely surprised by the variety. For example, I didn’t know there were desserts you could make in a slow cooker and this app has it. Also, you can easily find stews, chilies and basically everything spanning from appetizers to desserts. Who would’ve thought you can make all of that with a single pot. Finally, the app also provides a nice breakdown of calories, carbs, proteins and everything else for each recipe. So overall, you get a nice app with a handful of recipes and extra information for each one.
One thing I don’t like about this one is although you can search with categories, there’s isn’t a search option. Although you can save recipes, I’d often forget. So if I wanted to find an old recipe, I’d again have to go through the categories instead of simply typing the recipe’s name in the search bar. A minor issue, but I’d love if they could fix that. Hope they will in a future update.
Yummy Slow Cooker Recipes –
Great Features With Occasional Hiccups I was confused at first as I thought this was an app coming from Yummly and that’s why I decided to try it out. As it turns out, it turns out it’s an unrelated app. Funny how a lack of one letter can make you download something. But nevertheless, I found this app to also be quite helpful. This app also comes with a bunch of different recipes and a category system. But, this one lets you play a bit more. For example, you can pick for how many people
you’re preparing the meal and the app will instantly give you info on the ingredient quantity. Also, if you need to shop, Yummy will also automatically generate a helpful shopping list so you don’t have to waste time writing everything down.
One thing I really don’t like is the app can often be a bit glitchy. Sometimes I’d get a message I need to connect although I am online and sometimes it takes hours for the app to provide a recipe so it becomes easier to simply google the recipe’s name. Also, ads can be a bit annoying, but if you can get over all of this, this app is a good place to find a new crockpot recipe.
Slow Cooker Recipes – Slow Cooking Offline
Finally, although I like this one I need to mention it’s Android-only. Also, I’d really like if the app developers were a bit more creative with the app names, don’t you? But, what’s great about this one is you can use it offline. That means zero ads and zero connection issues. This possibility alone made it my favorite as I can take my time and focus on cooking instead of swiping ads away. Also, if you use more than one device, you can sync everything fairly easily. When it comes to recipes, the app has a great collection, just like the previous two ranging from meat dishes to fish and vegetarian recipes as well.
As I said, for iOS users out there, you won’t be able to get this one. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t tell you how many servings like the second one, which is a shame. Still, it does what it should do and that’s to provide you with new crockpot recipe ideas.
So there you go. Each one of the three apps comes with a great number of recipes and the difference are minor. But if you prefer a specific feature like the search button, extra recipe info or offline usage, I hope my reviews will make choosing easier for you. Finally, as a final tip, I did find a top 10 list of additional crockpot apps in case you want to check out.
Just in case if you don’t like the 3 I found so you can have a bit more options. I wish you all the best with your cooking and if you find a particular recipe you love, I’d love if you could share it with me. I’m still on the hunt for new dishes I can prepare and surprise friends with. Thanks for reading and good luck.