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Chicken and Mushrooms by Ellipse

Hi Everyone~

We know that with hectic work schedules and all the curve-balls that life can throw your way, you have to have some recipes that “cook themselves” while you are away.  This savory dish is so easy to toss in your slow cooker in the morning and have dinner complete when you arrive back home!  Add some rice and a steamed vegetable as pictured above and you have a complete meal!

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms

3   Medium Chicken Breasts

1   Packet of Lipton Onion/Mushroom Soup Mix

1   Can of 98% Fat-free Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/4 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt

2   Cups Fresh Mushrooms

Directions:  Place frozen chicken breasts in slow cooker.  Meanwhile stir together Onion/Mushroom Soup mix, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt), and mushrooms.  Pour this mixture over the chicken.  Cook on Low for 6-8 hours.

Serves: 3

Total Calories: 379   Carb=18g Prot=44g Fat=5.4g

Ellipse Tip:  Another great side dish is a steaming baked potato.  The mushroom mixture that covers the chicken in the slow cooker makes a great topping for a potato!

Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables

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If you have a hectic schedule and just make it home in time for dinner to feed yourself and your family, then you know how convenient your slow cooker can be!  Check out this simple recipe that can be put in your slow cooker before you leave for work in the morning and be ready for you when you arrive home at night!

Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables

3     Lb. Lean, Boneless Pork Tenderloin

6     Yukon Gold Potatoes

12   Large Carrots, peeled

1/2 Medium Onion, sliced

4     Cups Water


Directions:  Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides. Place tenderloin in slow cooker with 4 cups of water.  Place potatoes, peeled carrots, and sliced onion in slow cooker on top of the pork.  Season with a pinch more salt and pepper.  If cooking pork tenderloin from frozen, cook on medium low heat for 7-8 hours.  If cooking pork tenderloin thawed, cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or until meat is cooked thoroughly.

Serves:  6

Total Calories: 478   Carb=40g Prot=56g Fat=9.4g

Ellipse Tip:  If you prefer to make one shopping trip to the grocery store per week, stock up, and freeze your poultry!  This pork tenderloin can be put in your slow cooker frozen.  Simply extend your cooking time and/or temperature when cooking from frozen!

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup by Ellipse

Hi Everyone~

Wow….can you believe that it is already December?  Where has this year gone?  As the days seem shorter, it is always nice to come home to a meal that is warm and ready to eat.  Attached is a slow cooker recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup that is sure to warm your heart!  Thanks to the tip from my Step-mom, this recipe is very easy to prepare and only requires a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep time!

Remember – EVERYONE IS A MEMBER IN DECEMBER AT ELLIPSE!  That means that if you have never tried Ellipse, you can come to Ellipse and workout for the whole month of December for FREE!!  Make your resolution now.  Come and join us.  If you are ready for RESULTS…..You are ready for ELLIPSE!!!

Chicken Noodle Soup

1 Package McCormick Slow Cookers Chicken Noodle Soup


3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4″ cubes

2 cups sliced carrots

1 cup sliced celery

1 cup chopped onion

5 cups water

1 cup uncooked noodles

Directions:  Place chicken and vegetables in slow cooker.  Mix Seasoning and water until blended. Pour over chicken and vegetables. Cover.

Cook 8 hours on LOW. Stir in noodles. Cover. Cook 10 minutes longer on HIGH or until noodles are tender.

Servings:  6

Total Calories: 136   Carb=12g Prot=19g Fat=1.3g

Tiffany’s Tip:  In a hurry?  Throw your chicken in the slow cooker frozen with the rest of the ingredients.  When you get home, take a fork and just shred the chicken up in the slow cooker before you add your noodles.  The chicken is so tender by this time, that it just falls apart!