For home cooks who are turning on their slow cookers to save time, but still want to make fresh and heart-healthy meals--here is the American Heart Association's new slow cooker cookbook with more than 200 easy-to-prep and delicious recipes low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium.
The Institute of Food Technologists recently reported that nearly one-third of all home cooks own a slow cooker and that on Allrecipes.com, "slow cooker" is the fourth most searched term on the site. Now with programmable and automatic settings, slow cookers lend themselves to more than just chilis and beef stews (think jambalaya, cassoulets, and even salmon). But if cooks are not mindful with what they put into their slow cookers, they can easily end up with salt- and fat-laden meals. American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook gives modern, health-savvy ways for using this popular device as well as nutrition information and heart-healthy lifestyle tips.