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15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Minimum effort, maximum flavor.

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1. Quinoa & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

pinchofyum.com

Packed with protein and fiber, and perfect for Meatless Monday. Recipe here.

2. Crock Pot Salmon With Lemon and Herbs

thekitchn.com

Line the slow cooker with parchment paper before cooking so you can easily lift out the salmon in one piece once its done. Recipe here.

3. Chicken, Potatoes, and Green Beans

themagicalslowcooker.com

This version ditches the Italian-seasoning packet for a quick homemade blend of olive oil, dried oregano, lemon juice, onion powder, and garlic. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Slow-Cooker Black Bean, Butternut Squash, and Quinoa Chili

thefullhelping.com

If you're not vegan, swap out the tofu sour cream for regular sour cream or Greek yogurt. Recipe here.

5. Crock-Pot Paleo Chicken Soup

mynaturalfamily.com

With fresh kale and carrots. Recipe here.

6. Crock-Pot Beef With Broccoli

life-in-the-lofthouse.com

Better than takeout — and better for you, too. Recipe here.

7. Slow-Cooker Asian-Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This version mixes in some brown rice to make the wraps extra filling, but quinoa would work too. Recipe here.

8. Farro With Leeks, Asparagus, Peas, and Parmesan

williams-sonoma.com

Spring veggies unite. Recipe here.

9. Hawaiian Pork Burrito Bowls

withsaltandwit.com

To get the most out of this dish, give the pork a quick sear on the stovetop before tossing it into the Crock-Pot. Recipe here.

10. Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos

sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Topped with roasted zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and feta. Recipe here.

11. Spaghetti Squash Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl

theskinnyfork.com

This squash needs a full eight or nine hours in the Crock-Pot, so it’s the perfect thing to leave on while you’re at work all day. When you get home: Shred, sauce, and feast. Recipe here.

12. Slow-Cooker Apricot Chicken

Just the right mix of sweet and savory. Recipe here.

13. Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

chelseasmessyapron.com

You could easily make this vegetarian by swapping the chicken broth for veggie broth and doubling up on beans or sweet potatoes instead of meat. Recipe here.

14. Vegan Slow-Cooker Potato Curry

gotham-kitchen.com

With a creamy base of coconut milk and veggie broth. Recipe here.

15. Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Pile everything into tortillas — then feast! Recipe here.