Ready When You Are: 5 Slow-Cooker Meals Kids Love

Have better things to do than, um, cook all day? Still want to have a delicious and healthy family dinner? You barely have to lift a finger with these super healthy and kid-friendly slow-cooker meals.

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Easy Indian Stew

If your kids haven't eaten the healthiest breakfast and lunch, this can make up for it: A serving delivers major fiber and lots of protein.

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Pork Pozole

Tired of tacos? Try this Mexican dish made with hominy.

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Tuscan Chicken and Artichokes

Head off complaints from your picky eaters by serving their meal with curly egg noodles rather than couscous.

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How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Slow-cooker beef stew is a delicious, crowd-pleasing meal. See how easy it is to make.

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Apple-Cinnamon Pork Roast

Kids love this flavor combo with cereals and desserts -- why not give it a shot with pork too?

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Beef and Barley Stew

Even kids who fuss over food will go for the whole-grain barley in this dish, because the beef broth and seasonings make it amazingly flavorful.

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the March 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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