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Fall is a great time to get your crock pot out to make some homemade comfort food. With the kids back to school and extracurricular activities in full swing, easy make-ahead crock pot meals can make your family's life much easier. Or you can settle in on a chilly Sunday afternoon and let your crock pot do the cooking while you watch the game on TV.

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Minimize your calorie intake by removing high-calorie foods that include desserts, fried food and chips. Replace them with low-calorie foods such as fruits, vegetable, fish, lean meat, yogurt and soups. You should plan what you will eat and eat them slowly. Avoid alcoholic drinks such as soda, colas and beer as these have empty calories and cause bloating. Instead, drink green tea as this has natural fat burners in them.

Pour the (well blended) mixture into the ramekins or small glass bowls. You now need to cook at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or so until the slow cooker creme brulee brulee has the consistency of jello. I overcooked my last batch and it still tasted fantastic so watch carefully but relax.

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When you are finished, take the dish out of the oven. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and serve. You can serve this amazingly creme brulee no cream toast individually, with your favorite fruit, or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.