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Easy, Healthy, Crockpot Cooking! : Cooking Lessons for Dad!

Cooking Lessons for Dad will help you master your crockpot or slow cooker! Learn to cook easy, healthy recipes today!
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Created by Karen Breyer
Last updated 8/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Cook many easy, healthy delicious recipes in a crockpot or slow cooker
Recognize the many benefits of cooking in a crockpot.
Adapt many of their favorite recipes for crockpot cooking.
Understand how a crockpot works
Follow a recipe and cook it in a crockpot
Know the different types, shapes and sizes of crockpots
Select the crockpot or slow cooker that is best for them
Explain the difference between a crockpot and slow cooker
Take care of and clean their crockpot
Be able to serve your family and friends healthy food everyday!
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  • You will need a crockpot or slow cooker.
  • You should have basic cooking equipment such as measuring spoons and cups, cutting boards, sharp knives, and basic cooking and serving utensils.
  • You will need the ingredients listed in the recipes. Some recipes have optional ingredients or possible substitutions.
  • No cooking experience is necessary.
  • You will need to be ready to eat some healthy, delicious food!

Crockpot Cooking Lessons for Dad is for beginner cooks (like my dad) who want to enhance their health by learning to prepare simple, healthy, delicious meals in a crockpot (or slow cooker). By the end of this course you will know how to use a crockpot to cook a large variety of of easy, healthy recipes. Preparing more home cooked meals will help you to improve your diet and enhance your health. These crockpot recipes will save you time and effort in preparing delicious food. Often it is hard to fit healthy cooking into a busy lifestyle. by the end of this course I expect you will be eating lots of healthy food! In addition, you can cook in a crockpot when you do not have access to a kitchen. A crockpot is a great tool that lets you prepare amazing recipes with just a little hands-on time and effort.

In this course you will have instructional lessons and well as step-by-step cooking demonstrations. You can take this course at your own pace. I suggest when you are ready to start cooking in your crockpot, you try one new crockpot recipe each week. Before you make the assigned recipe you be able to watch me prepare the recipe in the cooking lesson to get a general idea how to make it. Later you can watch the cooking lesson again as you make the recipe. This method will make it so easy for you to be successful with each recipe. I am also here to answer any questions you have about the course and recipes.

In this course you will receive many step-by-step cooking demonstrations to show you exactly how to prepare each recipe (and more to come!). With these instructions, the free cookbook, and some practice, you can easily master the recipes and have excellent results.

In this course you will learn:

How to use a crockpot (or slow cooker).

The different varieties of crockpots, slow cookers and their functions.

How to cook many easy, healthy recipes in a crockpot.

How to adapt recipes for the crockpot.

How to create new recipes by varying the ingredients.

How to fit healthy cooking into a busy life.

This cooking course is made for beginners that have no or little cooking experience. These course will also be appreciated by busy people who already know how to cook and want to learn more about healthy crockpot cooking.

The ingredients for these crockpot recipes are:

Easy to find


Budget friendly


Easy to pronounce

Tools for this course:

A crockpot (or slow cooker)

Measuring spoons and cups

Cutting board

Sharp knives

Serving, cooking, and eating utensils

This cooking course will really help you to fit healthy cooking into your busy life with little hands on time and effort. No cooking experience is needed. You do not even need a kitchen! By the time you are done with this course you will know how to cook many delicious recipes so you can eat healthy everyday! As you replace worthless processed foods with simple health-promoting foods, you will be on your way to living a longer, healthier, and happier life! Sign up for this course now to start your exciting, new crockpot cooking adventures!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for both beginner and experienced cooks who want to learn how to cook healthy food in a crockpot or slow cooker.
  • This course is for busy people who want to learn to prepare easy, healthy, delicious recipes without much hands-on time.
  • This course is for those who want to keep cooking simple and healthy.
  • This course is for those who like to eat healthy, delicious food but don't have a lot of time to cook.
  • This course is for those who want to eat healthy, delicious food everyday.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 02:24:09
Introduction to Crockpot Cooking
1 Lecture 04:49

Welcome to this Easy, Healthy Crockpot Cooking with Cooking Lessons for Dad Course! In this course you will learn all about crockpot cooking. By the end of this course you will be the master of your crockpot or slow cooker! You will be able to cook many healthy recipes as well as adapt your favorite recipes for crockpot cooking. This course is for beginners like my dad, as well as experienced cooks who want to learn more about crockpot cooking. This is going to be a fantastic course! I am so happy that you are joining me!

Preview 04:49
Why Cook in a Crockpot?
1 Lecture 02:45
Benefits of Crockpot Cooking!

Benefits of Crockpot Cooking!
1 question
What is a Crockpot Anyways?
4 Lectures 08:30
A Crockpot or Slow Cooker?

So What's a Crockpot Made of?

In this lesson you will learn how to take care of and clean your crockpot so it will look good for a long time!

Taking Care of Your Crockpot

What is the difference between a crockpot and slow cooker?

What's the difference between a crockpot and slow cooker?
1 question
Secrets for Cooking Healthy, Delicious Food in a Crockpot!
5 Lectures 14:26
Adding Seasonings to Your Crockpot Recipes

Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes!

Preparing Food Ahead of Time for Crockpot Cooking!

Adapting Your Favorite Recipes for Crockpot Cooking

What temperture of water should you wash your hot crockpot in?

How hot is too hot?
1 question
Crockpot Cooking Recipes and Resources
1 Lecture 00:00

Here are the crockpot recipes that I will share with you in this course. I will update these recipes as I add more cooking demonstrations. I suggest that you print them now so you can follow along as you watch the cooking demonstrations. You can also use them later as you make these recipes for yourself!

Crockpot Cooking Lessons for Dad Recipes
14 pages
Ready, Set, COOK!
11 Lectures 01:35:52

 In this lesson I will show you step-by-step how to cook Sweet Potato Burritos in a crockpot. These burritos are so delicious and easy to make. You can also use this sweet potato filling in tacos!  Top your burritos or tacos with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, green onions, lettuce, tomato, avocados, cilantro or any other toppings you desire. 

This would be a fun recipe for a party or game night. Your guests could make to order their own tacos and burritos. As a bonus it is a perfect vegetarian or vegan recipe that even meat eaters will love! No more boring burrito recipes! This is a perfect recipe that will make everyone happy! Try this Crockpot Sweet Potato Burritos recipe today! 

Crockpot Sweet Potato Burritos

Crockpot Corn Tamale Casserole

Crockpot Moroccan Fiesta Chicken

Dad's Favorite Beef Stew

Crockpot Italian Pasta Sauce

Crockpot PineApple Sauce

In this lesson you will learn how to make the recipe for Meatless Sloppy Joes. You can print the recipe and follow along. Later you can make this recipes on your own. Let me know how it turns out!

Crockpot Meatless Sloppy Joes

In this lesson you will see a cooking demonstration for Crockpot Cuban Black Beans. Follow along with the recipe and after you should be able to make the recipe yourself!

Crockpot Cuban Black Beans

In this lesson, My dad and I will show you step-by-step how to make these easy, healthy Crockpot Parmesan Potato Wedges! These potatoes are a delicious side dish that goes with almost any meal. They are so easy to make and need only a few ingredients. Watch this video and try this Crockpot Parmesan Potato Wedge recipe today!

Crockpot Parmesan Potato Wedges

What should you do to a spaghetti squash before cooking it in a crockpot?

How to prepare a spaghetti squash to cook in a crockpot.
1 question
Bonus Cooking Demonstrations
1 Lecture 03:47

In this lesson you will see a cooking demonstration for couscous. This is not a crockpot recipe, but it is perfect to serve with some of your favorite crockpot recipes like Cuban Black Beans and Moroccan Fiesta Chicken.

About the Instructor
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    My name is Karen Breyer. I am a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Masters in Public Health (MPH). I received these degrees from Loma Linda University. I am also certified as a Health Education Specialist (CHES), Health and Wellness Coach (Wellcoaches) and Health Fitness Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine).

    Before I was a nurse, I worked over 10 years in restaurants. Cooking has always been a big part of my life and working in restaurants really helped me to improve my cooking skills.

    After working for a while in restaurant management, I decided I wanted a different career path and went back to school. I later received my B.S. in nursing and became a registered nurse. I worked many years in the hospital with sick people.

    My career took another change in direction when working in a center for health promotion where the focus was on wellness and prevention. This opened a new world for me as I witnessed many patients making positive changes in their lifestyle and benefiting with improved health. Healthy eating is one of those changes that make a huge difference in preventing and reversing many chronic diseases. This was exciting and inspired me to go back to school to get my Masters in Public Health. My school curriculum focus was on prevention and health education.

    I now have an enhanced focus on health and wellness. A special focus on healthy eating has renewed and refocused my interest in cooking. I am always on the look-out for healthy recipes that taste delicious. When I succeed at trying a new healthy recipe that tastes good I feel like I just won a prize. If it is easy, it is a double bonus and if it has chocolate I think I won the grand prize!

    If you are wondering how I came about creating Cooking Lessons for Dad, it was from a combination of my interests, skills and life circumstances. My dad really inspired this course when he asked me to teach him to cook after my mom had a stroke. She was the cook in our house and he never learned (with the exception of his expert grilling skills!).

    When I was visiting my parents soon after my mom’s stroke I noticed that my dad was eating a lot of fast food and processed foods. I asked him about this and he said he didn’t really know what else to eat. From my healthcare experience I knew that this negative change in his eating habits could lead him down the path of poor health if it continued. I asked him if he wanted me to teach him to cook a few healthy meals while I was there and he said yes. After I taught him to cook a few easy recipes he got very excited and said he wanted to continue to learn to cook more. He suggested I continue his cooking lessons live by Skype as we live very far apart. He felt he needed to visually see step-by-step instructions to help him master the recipes. Of course I was happy to continue teaching my dad to cook. As I was thinking about how to do this, I imagined that there are probably many others who also have no cooking experience but would like to learn. At that point my journey began to create this course and here it is! Cooking Lessons for Dad has been created especially for my dad and anyone else who wants to learn to cook. I hope you will join us in this cooking adventure!

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