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    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Quinoa Soup

    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Quinoa Soup

    You are in for a treat today! Not only am I bringing you one of my all-time favorite slow cooker recipes, I’m bringing you a SECOND recipe for a spice blend!

    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Quinoa SoupAs much as I love bringing you original recipes, there are times, where I’ve fallen in love with someone else’s recipe and I just have to share it with you. That is today’s slow cooker recipe. I found this while cruising Pinterest awhile back and thought I would give it a try. It was sooo good and sooo healthy and EVERYONE in the family ate it, no complaints (we all know how huge THAT is!) that it’s honestly become a go-to recipe for me. I have tweaked a couple of things, but mostly, the recipe is in it’s original form. It’s just THAT good that it doesn’t need tweaking! It’s originally from Chelsea’s Messy Apron and her site is just filled with fabulous recipes!

    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Quinoa Soup

    So let’s get to it! I know we are coming into the summer season and you might be thinking that soup is an odd choice. But let me tell you this: I personally do not want to be slaving over a hot stove after a long and fun day out in the sun! Nor do I want my oven raising the temperature in my house! I find that I use my crockpot alot in the summer because I can set it and forget it and have  an awesome home cooked meal waiting for us after an afternoon in the sun! Whether it’s soup or stew or some kind of meat, I do not care! As long as it did the cooking for me, I’m game! 

    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Quinoa SoupThis recipe is so easy to make, where you literally just pile the ingredients into the slow cooker, all uncooked and walk away! It’s also VERY healthy, which is another reason why I love it so much! It’s almost a cross between a soup and a stew because it’s so chunky that it becomes quite thick in consistency. For the baby, I simply just pull out the chunks of sweet potato, chicken and black beans and he loves picking away at it! Honestly, our pickest eater inhales this, no questions asked!

    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Quinoa Soup
    An incredibly delicious and healthy soup made in the slow cooker!
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    Prep Time
    5 min
    Prep Time
    5 min
    Ingredients
    1. 1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
    2. 1 cup quinoa
    3. 2 large sweet potatoes
    4. 1 can (15.25 ounces) black beans
    5. 1 can (28 fl ounces) diced tomatoes
    6. 2-3 cloves minced garlic
    7. 1 packet (1.25 ounces) chili seasoning mix
    8. 1 packet stevia
    9. 5 cups chicken broth
    10. Optional: fresh parsley, green onions, plain yogurt or sour cream
    Instructions
    1. Spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker along with the quinoa.
    2. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into cubes adding them into the slow cooker.
    3. Drain and rinse the black beans and add those in. Add in the undrained diced tomatoes, minced garlic, chili seasoning mix, and chicken broth.
    4. Place on high for 3-5 hours (It took 4 hours on high for my crockpot.)
    5. Once cooked, remove the chicken breasts and cut into a dice. Then place them back into the slow cooker and stir everything well.
    6. Taste the soup and add in any additional seasonings to adjust the flavor to your liking. This is when I add in the stevia and usually some salt.
    7. Garnish with fresh parsley or chopped green onions.
    8. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream and enjoy!
    Notes
    1. I add in a packet of stevia to help cut the acidity of the tomatoes. Stevia is a natural sweetener so it helps keep this recipe clean and healthy!
    2. To help cool down the soup (especially for the kids), I serve it with a big scoop of plain yogurt. You can also use sour cream, just note, plain yogurt is healthier and I promise you won't notice a difference!
    Adapted from Chelsea's Messy Apron
    Amidst the Chaos https://amidstthechaos.ca/
     Now, as promised, I have ANOTHER fabulous recipe for you for homemade chili seasoning. This recipe actually came about accidentally. The first time I went to make this soup, I realized I had forgotten to buy a packet of chili seasoning. So my hubby quickly whipped up a homemade version and I’ve honestly never bought another packet of it since! I love knowing exactly what is in the seasoning and having it freshly made to go into the soup! It’s so easy and made with spices you should already have in your pantry!

    Homemade Chili Seasoning
    Super easy and quick to make, you'll wonder why you never made your own homemade seasoning before!
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    Ingredients
    1. 1 tbsp chili powder
    2. 1 tsp ground cumin
    3. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    4. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    5. 1/2 tsp onion powder
    6. 1 tsp salt
    7. 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
    Instructions
    1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
    2. Store in an air-tight container, away from heat and moisture for up to six months.
    Adapted from Budget Bytes
    Adapted from Budget Bytes
    Amidst the Chaos https://amidstthechaos.ca/
     Well I hope you’ve all enjoyed this post! I would love for you to try the recipes out and come back and leave a review! We love hearing how our readers are enjoying the recipes we post! Now throw this into the slow cooker and get outside to enjoy this gorgeous day!

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    Love & Blessings,

    CMartin-Sign

     

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    31 Comments

  • Reply Miss Angie May 19, 2015 at 9:42 am

    That looks soooooo delicious. I really like quinoa, and I need to cook with it more often.

    • Reply Christine May 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      It really is! Let me know how you like it! xox

  • Reply Annie @ Annie's Noms May 19, 2015 at 10:31 am

    This looks so delicious! I’m on such a sweet potato kick at the moment and love seeing all the different ways you can use it, need to try this!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

      We are also loving on sweet potatoes at the moment! So yummy! Let me know how you like it! xox

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 19, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I love quinoa – this sounds so delish!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

      It sure is! Enjoy! xox

  • Reply Chelsea May 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Looks fabulous!! 🙂 I love quinoa- you can mix it with so many things!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Absolutely! That’s why we love it too! Enjoy Chelsea! xox

  • Reply Tabitha Lee May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    This looks amazing! I am definitely going to have to make it minus the chicken because I am a vegetarian. Thanks for the chilli spice recipe too. 😉

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

      You are welcome! Enjoy! xox

  • Reply Kat | curlsnchard.com May 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    This sounds delicious – I wish I had a slow cooker! And I agree with you, now that the temperatures are rising, I really want to spend as little time at a hot stove or over hot pots…that’s also why my breakfast are raw or at least cold a lot more than usual 😀

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Yup! No one has time for more heat!! Enjoy! xox

  • Reply Ashleigh May 19, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I love quinoa and put it in everything! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

      My pleasure Ashleigh! xox

  • Reply Meg @ Green With Decor May 19, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    This looks delicious!! Pinned to make soon!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Meg! Let me know how you like it! xox

  • Reply Heather @ The Deans List Blog May 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Looks so delicious & healthy! Pinned as well!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Heather! Let me know how you like it and be sure to come back and review it! xox

  • Reply Logan Can May 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    This soup looks amazing! I would love to try it!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

  • Reply Jessica May 19, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    I love to cook using the slow cooker. And I’ve never had this kind of soup before! Looks yummy!
    ~Jessica

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Me too! So easy! Thanks for stopping by! xox

  • Reply Kate May 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    This looks so good and I love how you styled the picture of the soup they look great!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Kate! xox

  • Reply Jess Beer May 21, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Looks so good! Now if only I could get my husband to eat quinoa….

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Honestly, you don’t taste it at all in here. It’s a great way to eat it without noticing it! Maybe don’t tell him and see if he says anything! lol! xox

  • Reply Velaundra{at}Velsworld.com May 21, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Oh yum! This looks and sounds so delicious 😀

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      It really is! Thanks for stopping by! xox

  • Reply Linh {A Beautiful RAWR} May 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love a good slow cooker recipe 🙂 Gonna have to make a pot of this and freeze some it for a quick future meal. Yum!
    Linh

  • Reply Cari June 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Hey Christine, I tried the soup and I found it delicious! The boys and Dale didn’t care for it, but that being said, the boys complain about 90% of the meals I make…

    I don’t think I put quite enough of the seasoning in though. Dale would have probably enjoyed it a little more if I had.
    I also used maple syrup instead of stevia, which also cuts the acid.

    Anyway, despite my family’s opinions, it is very good and I love how healthy it is. I have gotten a few meals out of it for myself and have frozen the remainder in meal-sized portions for my work lunches 🙂

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Why am I not surprised the boys didn’t like it?! Glad you enjoyed it and yes, make sure there’s lots of seasoning in it. My kids usually complain that it’s a bit spicy, so I put LOTS of yogurt in their’s to chill out the flavors! I hope you’ll make it again! Thanks for letting us know! xox

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