Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Need in Your Life

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Dozens of Healthy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

Fall is the perfect time to pull out the slow cooker and enjoy easy and healthy family meals together at home. I’ve rounded up dozens of easy healthy slow cooker meals sure to please every palate.

slow cooker dinner recipe roundup for your crock pot

Why Enjoy Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes?

I remember when I got my first slow cooker. I was 24 and I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. I was totally intimidated and didn’t even understand the concept of slow cooking. Nor did I realize the vast array of things you can make in your slow cooker. It isn’t just for soups, but also for:

A friend of mine let me borrow her enormous slow cooker recipe book and I took it to the library and made a bunch of copies out of it. Eager to try a brand new form of cooking.

Here’s my best tips for learning how to use a Crock-pot.

  1. Learn how much liquid to add to the type of recipe you’re making and remember it’s not going to evaporate!
  2. Learn the average cook times for your favorite meats (chicken will fall apart super quick, pork and steak you might want to cook low and slow if you have the time… learn the basic timing of your favorite meals.)
  3. Remember meat goes below the veggies.

What can’t you make in a slow cooker?

I’m pretty confident in saying you can literally make almost anything in your slow cooker. Ok, so maybe not ice cream. ( Take that back, I googled it and you can make an ice cream dessert in your slow cooker! So I revert to my original comment, you can make ANYTHING in your slow cooker.)

Almost any healthy recipe can be easily made in your slow cooker.


Are you a busy mom?

A slow cooker Crock-pot is going to quickly become your new best friend. You can cut up the vegetables for your dish the night before, or early in the morning. You typically grab all the ingredients and load them into the slow cooker at the beginning of the day. You can either set it to low cooking heat or high on a typical slow cooker and come back to it in between 6 to 10 hours to a delicious and healthy home cooked meal with very little effort.

Even with a set it and forget it recipe, on those really busy days, it can sometimes be tough to make it home to turn off the crock pot on time so that your delicious meal doesn’t automatically turn into a soup from over cooking.

Some dishes like those with chicken or stuffed peppers for instance can definitely be overcooked and while they taste delicious, the meal sort of falls apart.

So how do you make sure that your easy healthy slow cooker recipe turns out perfect?

There’s an app for that! Last year I found the coolest Crock-Pot available. It’s a little pricey, but I really love this convenient modern take on a slow cooker. No need to rush getting home to be sure to switch it off so that your easy healthy slow cooker meal turns out perfect for your family. You can download an app and from your phone you are able to:

  • adjust cooking time
  • change temperature setting
  • or switch to warm

Feel free to spend an extra hour at the park or stay late for that soccer game. And STILL be confident that you are returning home to a perfectly cooked healthy homemade meal in your Crock-Pot.


A Slow Cooker Makes Creating Delicious Homemade Meals Easy

With this huge list of easy healthy slow cooker recipes you will be set on creating simple home cooked meals through the rest of the year! There is sure to be something wonderful to please every palate and make it easy to give a lot of new whole food recipes a try with little effort and lots of nutrition!

Before you begin you also might love my newest dump and go healthy vegetarian soup recipe! It’s loaded with colors, flavors, and nutrients plus only takes minutes to prepare!


The Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Soup Roundup

1. Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soups

vegetarian slow cooker soups

This is one of my favorite slow cooker roundups because I adore soup and vegetables! The diversity between each of these delicious easy vegetarian slow cooker soups is amazing. With whole food ingredients, these soups are nourishing, warming, satisfying, and detoxifying. You will love this roundup for the colder months!


2. Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a delectable low calorie and protein rich food that is perfect for your sl0ow cooker recipes. However definitely take note of the cook time on these recipes. Chicken will quickly become so soft it pulls apart and almost melts in the slow cooker.

It is absolutely delicious slow cooked and falling apart. However, if your chicken has bones it can become a bit of a nuisance. So just pay attention to the cook times.

This roundup has delicious Crock-pot recipes including stuffed potatoes, chilies, Asian style flavors, and more!


3. Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes to Make the Day Easy Peasy

11 slow cooker thanksgiving recipes all in your slow cooker

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and the big day may mean a lot of cooking for you! If you are hosting, there is a good chance that all your dishes and sides might barely fit into the over and on the stove! I’ve definitely been there. Carefully timing each dish so that you can cook everything.

A brilliant option for opening up some cooking space is utilizing your slow cooker for the big day. (Or any hosting event.)

I was amazed to find that you can make almost ANY classic Thanksgiving dish in the slow cooker. Learn how to make mouthwatering turkey, ham, stuffing, and more in your slow cooker easily.


4. Healthy Slow Cooker Soups to Try This Fall

easy healthy slow cooker soup recipes to put in your crock-pot

Minestrone? Chicken noodle? Split pea? Learn exactly how to cook all these family favorites and more in your slow cooker for easy healthy home cooked recipes this fall.

Soup is an easy and tasty way to incorporate loads of nutrition in one bowl frugally. To load up your family with natural vitamins and minerals derived from home cooked meals, give these classic soups a try in your slow cooker!


5. 8 Mouthwatering Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners

easy and healthy slow cooker dinner recipes for your crock pot

This is another of my favorite slow cooker dinner recipe roundups because it includes such a variety of foods. You can find barbecue chicken, fajitas, broccoli beef, and more on this page. Indulge in these delicious and easy whole food slow cooker recipes to keep the family full and nourished.


Wrapping Up All the Best Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

What other recipes do you want to learn how to make in your slow cooker?

You are now loaded with recipes for soups, chicken, vegetarian meals, and more. What else would you love to learn how to make in the slow cooker?

I’m planning a low carb slow cooker roundup and fall foods roundup next next. Does that sound like something you’d love?





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