Healthy Crockpot Chicken Recipe

Healthy Crockpot Chicken Recipe

healthy slow cooker recipe from Pinterest

After a hard day of work, there is nothing better than walking into my home and smelling a delicious, home cooked meal cooking in my crock pot.

Sometimes on Sunday afternoons I will gather all the ingredients for a few meals that I plan to make during the week and put them in large freezer bags. That way in the morning, when I am rushing to get out of the house all I have to do is dump everything in the crock pot, turn it on low and head out. When I get home my dinner awaits. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and it calls for honey. I only use just a touch of honey, but you can follow the recipe and use the recommended amounts for each ingredient, or, like me, tailor it to suit your taste and dietary needs.

Recipe from

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies – The easiest one pot recipe ever. Simply throw everything in and that’s it! No cooking, no sauteeing. SO EASY!


Gluten free


  • 8 Chicken thighs, bone-in skin-on


  • 16 oz Baby carrots
  • 16 oz Baby red potatoes
  • 1 tsp Basil, dried
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 16 oz Green beans
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, fresh leaves


  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce, reduced sodium

Baking & Spices

  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes

Add any other seasoning to suit your taste. I use just a touch of honey, and ketchup with no sugar added because I am a diabetic. I hope you enjoy this recipe.Bon apetit

Carole Melasi

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Cleaning Your Appliances

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We talked about spring cleaning in our last post. In this post we would like to address cleaning not only the outside of your appliances as well as behind them,  but also cleaning the insides. If your appliances are a few years old, you may not have noticed the insides of these devices are starting to look a little worse for the wear.

Our water here is pretty harsh, and sediment can easily build up over time. had come great hits for cleaning these important items in our homes:

“…..6. The insides of your appliances

The appliances that clean your dishes and clothes can get quite gunky over time. You most likely are painfully aware of this. Food and soap scum build up along the bottom and sides of your dishwasher, and dirt and detergent collect in the drum and along the top of your clothes washer. Here’s how to get them clean.

  • Dishwasher: Place distilled white vinegar in a shallow bowl on the top rack of your empty dishwasher, and run a hot water cycle. If the machine still smells funky, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom and run the machine through a short, hot cycle.
  • Washer: To kill any mold in your washer, add a cup of bleach to the bleach dispenser and run the empty machine through the longest, hottest cycle available. Scrub any removable parts, and use a toothbrush to clean the gunk out of nooks and crannies. Open the lid, and let air dry.
  • Dryer: Vacuum the drum and lint screen. If you use dryer sheets, soak and scrub the screen to remove residue. Unplug the machine, remove the exhaust hose, and pull out lint you can reach with your finger, vacuum hose, or flexible dryer brush. Or you can blow out debris with a leaf blower.”

One appliance they don’t mention here is your refrigerator. Your refrigerator is where the food your family eats is stored. It can be all too easy to keep loading it up and pulling food out without really paying attention to the condition of your fridge. It’s important the compartments are clean and no mold is growing in the back of the drawers from the fresh veggies you never got around to cooking.

For more cleaning advice, keep checking back here.


Carole Melasi

Riverside Cleaning Services Inc.

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Spring Cleaning Hints for This Year

Spring Cleaning Hints for This Year



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Spring Cleaning is the time when we get to clear out the clutter, bust those dust bunnies and thin out our overstuffed closets. In the old days, spring cleaning was the time when you took out your lighter spring and summer clothing and put away your winter clothes. Of course, here in Florida, that means you hang up your jacket in the hall closet and perhaps put away your long sleeved shirts.

I have a friend who grew up in the North East and spring cleaning was a much bigger deal when she was growing up. Back then most of the homes only had single pane windows, houses were pretty old and the let in plenty of cold air. So, in the winter her family would hang up insulated draperies in darker, richer colors. Put lots of cozy rugs over the hardwood floors to keep them warm and protect them from damp shoes. And the windows would stay shut all winter long. By the time spring rolled around, everyone was more than ready for warmth, and fresh air. So the lighter more sheer window coverings would come out, the rugs were cleaned and rolled up and all the heavy winter sweaters and coats were stored in moth balls for the winter.

Spring cleaning meant clearing away all the cobwebs and the dust that builds up over a long winter. Today, what most of y friends call spring cleaning is much simpler. It’s a time to do a thorough cleaning, and get rid of the old, and make room for the new.

One of the things that people overlook in their regular cleaning is the out-of-the-way spaces. Behind the fridge, behind the washer and dryer, behind the stove and up on the tops of the window sills. Taking down and cleaning curtains which have been hanging on our windows for years. Those things collect dust like crazy. Don’t forget your ceiling fans. Try to use a microfiber cloth, or some of those dusting cloths that catch and hold the dust. Otherwise everything you take off those fan blades is just going to be circulating back through your home.

It is also a good idea to have someone professionally clean your air vents throughout the home, and please make sure there is a clean air filter on your furnace unit. You can’t believe the ones we see sometimes.

If you don’t have the time to do your own spring cleaning, call us, we will give you an estimate and once you approve, we will clean it up!!


Carole Melasi

Riverside Cleaning Services Inc

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