Whenever you cooking meat make sure that you cook slow cooker meatballs and gravy to 160 degrees, chicken to 180 degrees, and pork to 160 degrees. When thawing frozen foods, don't try to rush the process, simply take the time and allow the food to thaw in the fridge.
Bake the potato until done, 30 - 45 minutes in a preheated 400 degrees F oven. I usually go ahead and bake my potato in the microwave to make it faster. Peel and mash the potato. Do not add any butter or spices to the potato. Place the plain, mashed potato, pork meatballs, onion, spices and water in a large frying pan and simmer until very thick, for about one hour. You do not need to brown the pork or precook it as the simmering will cook it through.
Avoid foods high in sodium. Cut back on processed foods; they are high in sodium. How easy is it to exceed the recommended daily sodium intake level? It is easier than you think. Suppose that you ate a dinner consisting of parmesan cheese (1 tablespoon), pasta with italian meatballs (canned), and garlic bread (1 slice). Your total sodium intake for the dinner is about 1326 mg. This amount is more than half of your daily sodium requirement.
The four tips are great tricks slow cooker recipes for kids convincing yourself that you do not need to eat larger meals, particularly at dinner time. By eating multiple, well-balanced meals throughout the day and incorporating vegetables at least twice (ideally with the larger meals like lunch and dinner), you will not only find yourself becoming more and more convinced that you are full, but you will not be as heavy a eater as you normally are. The diet mind game will work this time.