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20 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

    20 easy and healthy slow cooker meals including new ideas for chicken breasts, pork, and beef, plus vegetarian recipes as well! 

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    Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or simply wish to eat more meals at home this year, the slow cooker is your friend.

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    By taking a few moments in the morning or even the night before to throw a few ingredients in a slow cooker, a warm and hearty meal will be waiting for you when you are ready for it! I frequently turn to these tried and true meals when I have a full day and know I won’t have time to cook dinner when I return home, or for when school starts and my family is adjusting to new schedules. Knowing dinner will be ready for you can take a load of stress off, so I want to share with you my favorite 20 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes that you can try with your family!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Are slow cookers a healthy way to cook?

    Of course! As long as you use it correctly and make sure that meats are still cooked long enough, you can make balanced, safe, healthy meals in a slow cooker.

    Can I put frozen chicken in the crockpot?

    Yes you can! Because of the slow and long process of cooking, the chicken will thaw and cook with the rest of the ingredients.

    Can you cook in a slow cooker without liquid?

    Sure, if the recipe you are following doesn’t require it. But most recipes will call for some sort of liquid, even if it’s a sauce or cream.

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    20 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

    Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

    4.37 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    Warm curry flavors and coconut milk add flavor and moisture to lean chicken breasts to make this recipe a delicious one-pot dish.
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    Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

    4.26 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    A hearty and satisfying vegetarian chili full of smoky flavors and sweet butternut squash – perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
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    Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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    4 hours 5 minutes
    This easy, versatile slow cooker chicken salsa recipe is ideal for busy weeknights. Use in tacos, salads, burrito bowls and more!
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    Slow Cooked Lebanese Green Beans and Beef

    4.35 stars average
    8 hours 15 minutes
    Tender beef slowly cooks with green beans, tomatoes and cinnamon to create a delicious Middle Eastern dish served traditionally over rice pilaf.
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    Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

    4.50 stars average
    4 hours 5 minutes
    This Lebanese-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Soup recipe is made with lemon juice, cinnamon, spinach and chickpeas. Naturally gluten free and full of flavor. 
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    Slow Cooker Bahn Mi Rice Bowls

    5 stars
    6 hours 15 minutes
    Everything you love about the Vietnamese bahn mi sandwich served in a bowl over brown rice (it’s great over any grain). Bahn appetite!
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    Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

    4.32 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    This healthy and comforting Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup recipe is made with smoky chipotle peppers and a hint of warm cinnamon.
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    Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

    Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Sliders with Pickled Red Onions

    3.67 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    These sweet and smoky pulled beef sliders are topped with tangy pickled red onions. The perfect recipe for entertaining a crowd!
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    Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

    4.29 stars average
    8 hours 20 minutes
    Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast comes together in minutes and will permeate your house with the aromas of rosemary, garlic and red wine while it cooks.
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    Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

    4.34 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    This easy slow cooker chili combines chicken, white beans, diced green chilis, and all of your favorite Mexican spices into a delicious, protein-packed dinner – perfect for busy weeknights.
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    Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili with Chips

    Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup

    4.48 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    Perfect for busy weeknights, this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients.
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    Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

    4.15 stars average
    4 hours 5 minutes
    Sweet, smoky, tangy, and slightly spicy – this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken is made with chipotle peppers and juicy peaches.
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    5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant

    4.57 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    A modern twist on Lebanese stuffed eggplant, this 5-ingredient slow cooker meal of eggplant and beef is slowly simmered in a warm, cinnamon-spiced tomato sauce.
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    Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

    4.39 stars average
    8 hours 10 minutes
    Satisfying and comforting Indian inspired vegetarian dish packed with protein and full of flavor thanks to warm spices.
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    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

    4.72 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    This warm and comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe is filled with bold Italian flavors, tender chicken and hearty vegetables.
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    Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork

    5 stars average
    4 hours 25 minutes
    Pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a sweet and tangy Asian teriyaki sauce under tender and fork-tender. Perfect for serving over rice, wraps, or on salads.
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    Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

    4.86 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    An easy slow cooker dinner recipe for using up leftover ham, this comforting and flavorful ham and bean soup recipe is full of hearty vegetables and smoky aromas.
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    Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

    4.58 stars average
    4 hours 15 minutes
    This warm and comforting slow cooker vegetable beef soup is perfect for feeding a crowd. Great for freezing!
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    Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

    Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

    5 stars average
    8 hours 15 minutes
    Busy day? Save time with this simple and easy-to-make slow cooker shredded beef. Juicy and flavorful, you will love having this beef on hand all week long.
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    Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

    4.75 stars average
    4 hours 15 minutes
    This Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken gets a healthy makeover in this quick and easy slow cooker recipe packed with warm spices like garam masala, cumin and fenugreek.
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    4 Comments

    1. Ok seriously… you had me at ‘Slow Cooker Chicken Pho’…. my life is now complete. All I can think about lately is pho!

      Thanks for sharing our Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos – can’t wait to fire up the slow cooker this week and cook my way through this list of slow cooker recipe loveliness!!

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