Some of the best winter meals are slow cooked, and they always smell so good and have tremendous flavor, but does that flavor and amazing aroma translate into nutrition? It absolutely does according to my research.

It is considered to be the healthiest way to cook meat and doesn't create the harmful concerns health experts worry about with grilling and flame broiling according to QDT. Slow cooking also saves you money by making less expensive cuts of meat tender and delicious.

Slow cooking actually releases nutrients from foods according to foodandnutrition.org and a great deal of research I've done about bone broth slow cooking takes this even further. Bone broth is simmered for a long time and is considered to be one of the most nutrient rich foods you can make.

Coming in from the cold to the delicious aroma of dinner simmering in the crock pot or slow cooking on the stove is just one more enjoyable benefit. Slow cooking fits easily into a busy schedule. Of course you always want to take recommended safety precautions, but it is pretty much a set it and forget it until it's time to eat kind of thing.

I love my slow cooker! Soups and stews, especially crave-able in the winter, are a great way to budget your money and get more nutrients out of your food. I hope this has inspired you to get to simmering some made from scratch goodness! Reap the benefits of slow cooking and enjoy in the New Year!