Slow-Cooker Carnitas

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Do you ever have those days that you just get annoyed by your hunger? “Alright stomach, I get it, you’re hungry AF. Chill out for like 5 more minutes while I finish XYZ.” While it’s totally fine to feel this way, the problem which most people run into is that they don’t have properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods waiting for them in those moments when they’re working hard as hell and don’t have time to think about food on the fly.

Taking time to food prep when you are busy is SO important, I can’t stress it enough. 99% of my clients have this issue, and you simply have to be more intentional with your meals and snacks in your down time to prepare for the busy times. This is literally the ONLY way to make lasting change over time regarding your eating habits amidst the busy, chaos of life that so many of us experience. This is the way I like to think about: You can either set time aside to take care of yourself now, or your chaotic lifestyle and shitty food choices will FORCE you to take time to do so in the future.

Sorry (not sorry) for that knock-out punch there to start off this post- I didn’t know I had so much to say when I think about slow-cooker carnitas! Geez. Sometimes you don’t know what you need to say until you say it I guess. ANYWAY- This recipe is KICK ASS, so simple + easy it will blow your freaking mind. Who doesn’t like to throw a bunch of shit (aka high quality ingredients) into their crockpot and forget about it? AND- Then have kick ass food for a week?!

Slow-Cooker Carnitas
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 4 Lbs Pork (I used a Pork Shoulder)
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp REAL Salt
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp Thyme
  1. [url href=””]Get out your slow-cooker[/url]and add the 4lbs of pork + diced yellow onion
  2. In a small bowl, mix all of the spices together
  3. Use your hands to rub the spices into the meat on all sides
  4. Cover and set your [url href=””]slow-cooker[/url] on low for 6-8 hours
  5. Shred + enjoy! Eat immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week

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