A green vegetable, a lean protein, and a complex carbohydrate. It doesn't get much more balanced than that! I made this incredibly easy dinner last week as an experiment and didn't plan on blogging it at the time, but after it turned out so tasty I compiled the very few photos I snapped with my camera and iPhone and just had to share it with all of you.
If I'm gonna use my crock pot for dinner, I get really lazy. I shy away from recipes that include a lot of prep work. If I have to use the stove or oven and dirty up another skillet for a slow cooker meal, then I'm probably gonna pass it on by and keep browsing around. I liked this one because it cooks my protein, carb, and green veggie all in one pot but still keeps them "separate". The only prep work is chopping up the veggies and whisking together the easy dressing, and you're done! The fresh lemon juice adds a nice bite to the chicken and green beans. I wasn't sure about adding a lemon flavor to a sweet potato (mainly because I've never tried that before) but it really works! Enjoy!