What if there was an appliance tucked away in the back of your kitchen cabinets that could save you time and money and also deliver flavorful and tender meals? It’s the crockpot (or slow cooker), and we happen to think it’s one of the best tools in the kitchen for a busy person in need of a healthy and filling dinner at the end of a long day.
These are our top five healthy recipes that you can throw together in the morning and enjoy in the evening (as well as take leftovers for lunch the next day)…
Slow cooker butternut squash soup: This brightly colored seasonal soup is chock full of produce, including butternut squash, apples, carrots, onions and more. It’s not only naturally gluten free, but also vegan and busting with nutritious vitamins, minerals and fiber to help you feel great. Find the recipe here: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-butternut-squash-soup-recipe/
Crockpot white chicken chili: This crockpot chili is light, healthy and full of protein from the chicken and beans. You can customize the spiciness to your liking and top the chili with avocado and plain Greek yogurt for additional flavor and healthy fats. Find the recipe here: https://www.wellplated.com/crockpot-white-chicken-chili/
Slow cooker Moroccan chickpea stew: This veggie-heavy dish is meat-free and packed with flavor from various spices including the anti-inflammatory powerhouse, turmeric. Find the recipe here: https://www.simplyquinoa.com/slow-cooker-moroccan-chickpea-stew/
Slow cooker Thai chicken lettuce cups: This flavorful slow cooker recipe features tons of veggies and an easy-to-make peanut sauce, all of which you scoop out into lettuce cups for a tasty and filling gluten-free dinner. Find the recipe here: https://www.laurafuentes.com/slow-cooker-thai-chicken-lettuce-cups/
Crockpot turkey bolognese with zucchini noodles: This recipe for turkey bolognese sauce is not only dairy free, Paleo and Whole30 friendly, but it also features both tomatoes and zucchini, providing you with a dose of beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Find the recipe here: https://cookeatpaleo.com/crock-pot-turkey-bolognese-sauce/