It’s not only a time of year that’s getting colder… it’s also getting busy! Between holiday parties and school events and the end of the year, there’s nothing better than having dinner ready for you when you get home.
Plus, when things get busy, sometimes you just need a re-boot. You’re out of food ideas, and you need something that sounds easy and delicious to keep you from just getting takeout.
I’ve got you covered.
These 20 healthy slow cooker recipes are guaranteed to make healthy eating more convenient… and tasty!
20 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Soup by The Magical Slow Cooker
Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna by Well Plated
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli by Well Plated
Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde Stew by The Real Food Dietitians
Slow Cooker Tom Kha Gai by Love & Olive Oil
Slow Cooker Shrimp Creole by The Spruce Eats
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Quinoa with Arugula by Eating Well
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon by The Recipe Critic
Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup by Real Food – Whole Life
Slow Cooker Salmon with Lemon and Dill by Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas by Skinnytaste
Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry by Simply Quinoa
Buffalo Chicken Soup by The Clean Eating Couple
Turkey Pumpkin Chili by Skinnytaste
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale by Fit Foodie Finds
Slow Cooker Cioppino (Fish Stew) by The Seasoned Mom
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken by Delish
Slow Cooker Greek Lentil Soup by Food52
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore by Delish
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies by Damn Delicious
Tips for Prep
You can use an Instant Pot as a slow cooker. Just check out this link to learn the best practice for using it as one.
Keep in mind that – while some of these dishes are one-pot meals – many of them will ask that you sauté onions (et al.) beforehand. Other dishes may need you to cook rice separately. I also recommend having a rice cooker and just planning ahead that you may not be able to throw everything in the slow cooker at once. Rice may need to be cooked separately.
Finally, a slow cooker is a pretty forgiving cooking medium (vs. baking, for example). When it comes to slow-cooking, you can often make changes to recipes for any reason – to reduce the number of ingredients, or to swap out ingredients for ones that work better for you (or your macros). Feel free to make edits!
Enjoy these recipes, and let me know how they turned out for you!