I meant to get this recipe up last week, so sorry for the delay! This is definitely something everyone needs to try. When I first came across this recipe on Fountain Avenue Kitchen, I was totally intrigued. It was like nothing I had found in the slow cooker realm before!
Basically you cook butternut squash, onions and turkey tenderloin together in 3 cups of chicken broth with less than a cup of wild rice all day before adding a 1/4 cup dried cranberries and a whole bunch of chopped kale. The product? SIMPLY TO DIE FOR. It tasted like Thanksgiving and it was awesome! Plus, it made a TON. But, when calculating the nutrition facts on MyFitness Pal, I discovered that while it looked like a lot, really a fourth of my GIANT slow cooker equaled a little over 300 calories. I even served it with steamed broccoli.
It’s such a healthy and quick slow cooker meal that isn’t at all like one would assume would come from a slow cooker. You have to try it for yourself. Check on the recipe here (though, note that I used a yellow onion and 4 cups of cubed butternut squash).
Oh and P.S. We all need to cook with butternut squash more often!