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Do you like using a slow cooker? It’s amazing. You prep your food either the night before, or in the morning before really getting into your day; throw it all into one huge pot together (which saves a bunch of electricity when compared to using an electric stove… eek.); and come back to it around dinner time to have everything done! In one dish. Less time spent cleaning, less money spent on electricity, and a delicious and healthy home-cooked meal at the end. These healthy slow cooker recipes are going to tantalize your taste buds.
It’s no wonder that in our busy lives the crockpot has become a staple kitchen item in America. I didn’t start using one until motherhood of coarse, but now I love it! I wouldn’t be without. Not to mention in summer it is sooo nice not to have to heat the whole house up with the stove! So that being said, I’ve created an amazing roundup just for you guys of seven wonderfully delicious, healthy, fast, easy, and affordable slow-cooker meals!
1. Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup
This is a great recipe brought to you from dinneranddessert.com. It is so simple, it has only six ingredients and the rest are herbs for the perfect taste. I love ham and white bean soup. It’s simple, hearty, and reminds me of a recipe of my dad’s from my childhood.
2. White Beans With Spinach and Sausage
Let’s stay on the white bean motif for a bit and try out this mouthwatering recipe that is even simpler than the last! Thank you to foodsweet.com for bringing us this delectable idea. The recipe calls for Kielbasa sausage but I’m sure it would be delicious with any of your favorite choices for sausage as well.
3. Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies
Themagicalslowcooker.com has supplied us with an amazingly affordable and simple slow cooker recipe sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. One of my kids even at six years old is still very set on not having “mixed” foods. It’s a little frustrating at times as I am the utter opposite and love soups, salads, and basically anything with the more ingredients the better! I know this recipe would delight even her!
4. The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken
Barbequed chicken is a summer staple. Plus barbeque sauce is amazing, has so many different flavor options, and can be a wonderful low-calorie flavor enhancer. (Just remember to check your ingredient labels for high frustose corn syrup and go for a healthier option!) This slow cooker recipe really couldn’t be any easier and is simply perfect for sliders or to top off your salad! Thank you so much to familyfreshmeals.com for this yummy and versatile dish.
5. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pot Roast
I’m convinced pot roast was made to be cooked in a slow cooker. I’ve never had it turn out more tasty, moist, and fall apart at the touch of a fork quite as well when cooked any other way. Atasteofhome.com has gifted us with this easy and fast home-cooked meal that’ll be sure to leave your family full, happy, and well nourished.
6. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
This recipe from cookingclassy.com is so easy and delicious! It’s light enough to be enjoyed on a hot summer’s night, and hearty enough to have throughout the winter. Plus like most slow cooker recipes it makes your house smell AMAZING! I absolutely love the smell of onion and pepper cooking together.
7. Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
Lecremedelacrumb.com has provided us with this wonderfully quick and healthy recipe for broccoli beef! My husband adores Chinese food so I wanted to include a slow cooker recipe just for him. I cannot wait to try this one, I had no idea such a yummy food could be so simple to make at home!
Whether you’re crunched for time, it’s too hot to cook, or you simply love your crockpot all ways around it, I know some of these recipes will knock your families’ socks off! Don’t forget to pin this for those busy days and nights this summer! I BET you’ve already got one of these awesome devices but if not pick up a Crock-Pot 7-Quart to make these fast and healthy meals! It’s the same type of slow cooker I have and am super happy with it and the price! I hope I was able to help give you some delicious, healthy, and time-saving recipes here that you just can’t wait to try. So don’t hesitate to let me know how these go over at home in the comments below. Which was your absolute favorite? Want more slow cooker recipes? I’d love to know!