12 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Need to Try
Delicious slow cooker recipes
Use your slow cooker to make easy and healthy one-pot dinners, breakfasts and even desserts. Here are 12 of our favorite slow cooker recipes that focus on simplicity, nutrition and deliciousness.
If you haven't used a slow cooker before, then you're in for a treat. A slow cooker is the easiest way to make flavor-infused food with very little effort required. Whether you opt for a soup, breakfast oatmeal, cocktail, or a luscious dessert, you'll be surprised at how fantastically easy it is to use a slow cooker. And there's even a new Belkin smart Crock-Pot that comes with WiFi and adjusts temperature, cook time and more, all from your smart device.
Thanks to a fragrant spice blend and a good dose of aromatics such as ginger root and garlic, this dish sings with flavor. It’s mellowed out with rich coconut milk and served over steamed rice; comfort food at its finest.
Take your oatmeal low and slow with this slow cooker recipe. If you haven't tried overnight oatmeal, then you are totally missing out. The combination of oats, with sweetness from bananas and applesauce, is unbelievably delicious and yet incredibly healthy.
Ginger infuses this lemony hot toddy with spiciness, making it the perfect antidote to chilly winter weather.
This dish is vegan and gluten-free as well as being vegetable-heavy, high in protein, and delicious over long-grain Jasmine brown rice. It also comes together quickly, aside from the tedious vegetable chopping, and will leave you feeling healthy and sated.
Bread pudding is sweet, indulgent and delicious. Unfortunately, it is rarely a healthy option. This slow cooker pudding changes that with healthy ingredients such as honey and less saturated fat than what you find in most bread puddings. So dig in and enjoy in moderation.
If you've only used your slow cooker for pulled pork or a roast, then you're in for a treat with this recipe. The meat is cooked in a mixture of soy, brown sugar, garlic, fresh ginger – and sriracha for extra heat. Top with a cucumber slaw, bean sprouts, cilantro, additional sriracha, and a dollop of Greek yogurt. The cucumber slaw adds a cool, tangy, fresh crunch to the tacos.
In this recipe for char siu, the Chinese version of barbecue, the pork is cooked in the slow cooker for an extra tender, juicy, and stress-free meal. Serve with brown rice for a healthy carb option.
The comforting flavors of apples and cinnamon are so familiar, but still incredibly delicious. And with oats, whole wheat flour and coconut palm sugar as a sweetener, this version is healthy, too.
There's nothing better than soup on a cold day, and this hearty soup will hit the spot with its spicy turkey meatballs, white beans and broth.
This isn't one of the most popular pins on Pinterest without a reason. It's easy and delicious, and it's something different. And if you’ve never heard of or tried Chicken Tikka Masala, it is a classic Indian dish of tender chicken lavished in creamy tomato Indian-spiced sauce. It's unbelievably good.
The addition of audouille sausage and collard greens makes this bean soup a standout. The fresh flavor of thyme blends with the greens and sausage for a memorable meal.
If you haven't tried lentils before, then this is your recipe. Cook your lentils in a slow cooker and toss them in up this spicy red curry sauce with sauteed onions and a shot of coconut milk. Serve over rice or with naan bread. Perfection.