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

Beef and Barley Stew
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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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Rita Maas

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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Rita Maas

Pork Pozole

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

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Rita Maas

Tuscan Chicken and Artichokes

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

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a simple slow-cooker stew.

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

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Rita Maas

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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Rita Maas

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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