14 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

Toss healthy ingredients into your slow cooker, press a button, and enjoy a delicious meal a few hours later. Eating healthier couldn’t be any simpler!

Relieve your dinnertime stress by making a slow-cooker meal. Toss the ingredients in this easy-to-use countertop appliance, press the button, and enjoy a delicious meal a few hours later. Eating healthier couldn’t be any simpler!

Soups

A great dinner can be as simple as a warming soup and salad. Pair one of these on these delicious soups with a homemade salad using whatever veggies are in your refrigerator.

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Pork Dishes

Lean cuts of pork are brimming with energy-boosting B-vitamins—just one of the reasons pork made our top-5 list of energy-boosting foods.

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Photo by: Justin Walker

Justin Walker

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Beef Dishes

Red meat can absolutely be part of your healthy eating plan. Choose leaner cuts like tenderloin, top and eye rounds, sirloin and flank.

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Christopher Testani

Chicken Dishes

Jazz up this popular lean dinner protein with one of these slow cooker recipes.

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A pot of crock pot chilli.

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Vegetarian Delight

If you’re looking to go meatless, this killer recipe for squash stew is made with chickpeas, Swiss chard and butternut squash.

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Don’t Forget Dessert

Your slow cooker can even whip up a fabulous dessert.

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition.

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