Make this easy curry dish in the crockpot for a simple and comforting weeknight meal.
Are you feeling fall in your part of the country yet? While we’ve still had pretty warm days here in Nashville, I’m embracing the cooler mornings and evenings, and all the pumpkin-flavored things!
I’m also embracing meal prepping on the weekends with goods from my Green Bean Delivery bin so I can easily eat healthy meals during the busy work week. Grocery delivery is still relatively new to me, but it’s been awesome so far! Have you tried a grocery delivery or meal delivery service?
Anyways, back to the point, which is this Easy Chickpea & Squash Crockpot Curry that can be made and then stored in the freezer for a later date. The Recipe Redux theme for September challenged us to show just how convenient healthy freezer meals can be. I can tell you it doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. Here are three factors that make this recipe so simple:
Simple cooking tip #1–> use frozen diced butternut squash. While I believe there’s a time and a place for the fresh variety, frozen butternut squash works perfectly in this curry dish. So go ahead, save yourself some time (and maybe your fingers if you haven’t mastered dicing up fresh butternut squash yet!).
Simple cooking tip #2–> be all about the canned beans. They are comparable in nutrition to dried beans, and do not require any prep. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse canned beans before using to help reduce sodium by up to 40%.
Simple cooking tip #3 –> CROCKPOT. Let’s just say, if it can be made in a crockpot just as well as any other form of cooking, you better believe I’m going for it.
This is a mild yellow curry and is great served by itself as a soup or over brown rice. You can keep the meal preparation simple by using steam-able, frozen brown rice. I’ve been happy with the both the Trader Joe’s® and Bird’s Eye® brown rice products.
— Karman Meyer, RD LDN (@KarmanRD) September 22, 2015
Once the cooler weather rolls around, you’ll be happy to find this easy weeknight meal sitting in your freezer! Want to see what other easy freezer meals are happening in this month’s Recipe Redux? Click the button below!