Thank you Village Harvest for sponsoring this post. Every day Village Harvest is planting seeds of change and growing possibilities, one bag of goodness at a time.
Slow Cooker Spicy Steak, Rice, Lentils & Quinoa is a simple, easy post-workout recovery meal that is packed with protein, amazing flavor, and takes only minutes to throw together.
The beef slow cooks to tender perfection in the crockpot with spices like chipotle peppers, cumin & paprika and goes great with Village Harvest’s Organic Protein Blend of brown jasmine, lentils and red quinoa. Then dinner gets topped off with melted cheese, fresh cilantro, sliced avocados, green onions and sour cream for a yummy, family friendly meal that even kids and husbands will love! Slow Cooker Spicy Steak, Rice, Lentils & Quinoa is one of the best recipes you will make in your slow cooker!
As a busy mom who tries to find balance by making exercise and fitness a priority while also soaking up all the summer fun I can with my two kids, it’s nice to have a good protein packed meal that can be made in the slow cooker so I can be out having fun at the pool or beach or park and getting in my regular workouts. It’s so nice to come home after a day of fun and have dinner almost done thanks to the slow cooker and minimal planning and prep work earlier in the day! Especially a meal like this that is loaded with protein to help fill everybody up and aid with muscle recovery after a particularly intense gym session!
Slow Cooker Spicy Steak, Rice, Lentils & Quinoa is also a great weeknight meal to add to your dinner rotation with school starting in the next couple of weeks. (WHY SO SOON?!?!). We are going to be trying to get our family back into our fall routines and having easy meals like this in my back pocket is a lifesaver during that adjustment period of new schedules and after-school activities.
If your local store doesn’t already carry the Village Harvest Organic Benefit Blends, you can get them online by clicking here or you can fill out this product request form and give it to them to encourage them to stock it for you. There are three different varieties, each a unique mix of gluten free rice and nutritious grains – Organic Protein Blend, Organic Antioxidant Blend, and Organic Ancient Grain Blend – and each of them offer a distinctive combination of healthful goodness that make them perfect for feeding your family something that you can feel good about and that they will love. Village Harvest sent me all of their Benefit Blends as part of this post, and I got to try them and see how versatile they are. They make a great base for many weeknight meals with some added veggies and a protein!
Not only do the Village Harvest Organic Benefit Blends taste wonderful, but I can really get behind them as a company because Village Harvest believes that social sustainability means more than just caring for our planet; it also means caring for the workers that help to bring whole, healthy grains to your door. Because of that, Village Harvest has pledged 1% of their profits to run programs that give back to the farmers and local communities from which they source their products and they have also pledged to donate 1% of their employees’ time to charitable causes and sustainability efforts. I have a lot of respect and love for that kind of social responsibility.
If you like this Slow Cooker Spicy Steak, Rice, Lentils & Quinoa, you might also want to check out my Crispy Mexican Pork Carnitas or Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork, both of which are also made in the slow cooker!
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