52 Healthy, Slow Cooker Recipes For Every Week of The Year
Pull out that slow cooker or crock pot and keep it out for good. The slow cooker is not just for winter stews and game day appetizers anymore. Use these 52 super delicious, and healthy slow cooker recipes to make meal planning a breeze. We have taken out all of the guesswork and armed you with an entire year’s worth of healthy slow cooker recipes offering you a variety of appetizers, meals, and desserts that are healthy, and taste incredible! These fabulous recipes that are separated by weather warm and cold; offer you gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options as well! Add some diversity to your weekly routine and try a new recipe each week to keep those taste buds happy. Most of these tasty entrees require less than 15 minutes of prep work, and as you know these magnificent one pot meals require very little clean up. We hope this healthy recipe round up of our favorite slow cooker and crock pot recipes changes your life for the better freeing you up for more fun and makes mealtime stress free.
Set it and forget it with this healthy crock pot pork taco recipe with crunchy carrot slaw and spicy yogurt dressing. This flavorful recipe is filled with rich flavors from the citrus and spices and makes an amazing low-carb meal.
Need a new chicken recipe to try? This slow cooker coconut lemon chicken takes just 10 minutes of prep work and makes a rich and creamy broth that is so flavorful and decadent it is hard to believe it is dairy and gluten-free.
Make breakfast a snap and cook this slow cooker creamy coconut steel cut oat recipe overnight, and wake up to a protein packed, dairy-free, warm bowl of tasty steel cut oats. We love this simple recipe topped with fresh berries for a sweet way to start your day.
These sticky slow cooker wings with pineapple five spice sauce are sassy, and exploding with seasonings and Asian flavors. This low carb appetizer is also Whole30 compliant!
Wow party goers at your next BBQ with this healthy, gluten-free, raspberry chipotle barbecue pulled chicken recipe that you can make ahead of time and it freezes like a charm.
This crock pot chicken tortilla soup with kale has a delicious southwestern flavor and takes just 10 minute to toss together for a protein packed soup you can serve with guac and fresh veggies for the perfect fiesta.
Roasted veggies make the perfect side-dish in summer, but sometimes leaves your house feeling like an oven! Keep cooking easy breezy with this simple slow cooker roasted vegetable recipe.
Make a low-carb feast with this crock pot low sugar maple BBQ pulled beef recipe served over a roasted portobello mushroom with a side of our fresh creamy bell pepper slaw. This mouth watering dish has over 15 grams of protein per serving and just 400 calories.
This succulent Italian flavored chicken is tender and juicy! We love this for a protein over salads, in wraps, or even over spiralized zucchini noodles for a low-carb meal.
Yum! You won’t believe this rich and decadent slow cooker hot fudge chocolate cake takes just 5 minutes to prep and if you use a liner you have no clean up! Try this recipe with vanilla bean ice cream or coconut whipped cream for a healthier dessert.
We realize most people think of sloppy joes as an un-healthy food, but you will be pleasantly surprised at how amazing these lentil vegetarian sloppy joes are served over a bed of spaghetti squash for a low-carb protein packed meatless dish.
Make your outdoor picnic perfect with our sweet and sassy slow cooker BBQ pork sandwiches slathered in our own low-sugar homemade BBQ sauce. This is a meal everyone will want to sink their teeth into.
The perfect healthy summertime side dish to any meal, these healthier slow cooker maple beans have all the flavor of homemade baked beans and are made with ingredients you can pronounce. This gluten-free side dish is super tasty served warm or cold.
Holy MOH-LAY this slow cooker recipe is amazing! This classic Mexican mole recipe can typically be intimidating, but this slow cooker version is fool proof and makes a rich and flavorful chicken mole.
It’s incredible I know, but yes, you can make you own Paleo lemon poppy seed cake bars in the slow cooker and they taste amazing! These moist and chewy treats are perfect for a healthy dessert, or post-workout snack, and are gluten-free too!
Don’t waste your money on takeout when cooking at home can be so easy and delicious; like this crock pot General Tso’s chicken that can easily be made gluten free and has so much authentic flavor.
Creamy, sweet, and delicious we love this peaches and cream steel cut oat recipe! We make this easy recipe overnight so we can wake up to a hot and delicious dairy free, and gluten free, breakfast that is ready to go.
This simple slow cooker shredded Korean pork recipe is so easy and makes the most delicious and tender pulled pork for sandwiches, salads, tacos!
Get a little taste of the tropics with this easy crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe. We love this recipe with a side of fresh steamed veggies and rice.
This slow cooker turkey ranch taco chili recipe is so easy to make you almost feel guilty when your family raves about how good it is! Pour in these easy ingredients, add fresh veggies and voila amazing taco chili!
These yummy slow cooker energy bars are filled with quinoa, dried fruit, and almond butter for a high protein energy bar that will fill you up and keep you fueled when you need a little pick me up.
Add this slow cooker Thai peanut chicken recipe to you recipes to make list. This easy recipe is so simple and comes out perfectly with plenty of extra Thai peanut sauce that you can drizzle over steamed veggies for the perfect weeknight meal.
This easy and creamy lemon blueberry lemon custard cake made in the crock pot will be a crowd pleaser at your next get together. This simple recipe is light and delicious for the perfect warm weather healthy dessert.
We tried this slow cooker Italian braised pork over a bed of creamy polenta and thought it had tons of rich flavors. You could also use a pork tenderloin if you prefer a leaner cut of meat, but the pork shoulder cooks down to a tender, rich, and delicious meal.
These stuffed slow cooker balsamic caprese chicken thighs are out of this world! All the delicious flavors of caprese combined in the slow cooker make this amped up caprese stuffed version that you’ll want to make again and again.
This delicious slow cooker sweet and sour chicken recipe has that sweet and sour flavor we all know and love, but is made with healthy gluten-free ingredients and no MSG for a healthier sweet and sour recipe that tastes amazing.
This creamy crock pot Thai chicken curry recipe is so tender and delicious. The red curry paste and coconut milk make a rich and silky sauce that is naturally Paleo and gluten-free!
This satisfying butternut squash bean and barley stew is super tasty and loaded with protein and fiber. This recipe also freezes really well, so it’s the perfect meal to make ahead and freeze some for later.
This thick and hearty slow cooker beef stew recipe is loaded with fresh ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to prep for a low-fat stew that’s loaded with rich beefy flavor.
These moist and chewy vegan slow cooker pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars make a delicious sweet and spicy healthy breakfast bar you can take on the go! Make these healthy snacks in the slow cooker for a tasty, gluten-free, portable breakfast that’s only 110 calories!
This healthy slow cooker cranberry pork roast recipe is comfort food at it’s finest! This meal is so easy to prep and you can freeze ahead of time and pop it in the slow cooker whenever you need for a simply delicious dinner that is ready to go.
You have got to try this hearty slow cooker, low carb, gluten free salisbury steak recipe with rich mushroom gravy served over a bed of mashed cauliflower. This simple low carb recipe is sure to be a hit with even the pickiest eaters.
We love these easy crock pot cinnamon pecans to snack on or throw in salads around the holiday’s or really any time of year! The slightly sweet and spicy seasoning can also be the perfect sweet treat when you need an afternoon snack.
These tender short ribs cooked in a delicious mushroom and tomato ragu are out of this world! We like this savory recipe served over polenta or alongside spiralized potatoes for a completely amazing meal.
It’s true! This creamy slow cooker chicken wild rice soup is under 300 calories per serving, loaded with 20 grams of protein, and has that rich wild rice soup flavor that we all know and love. Enjoy this healthy recipe with zero guilt!
This flavorful braised beef with carrot mash is a sophisticated version of old fashioned pot roast, and comes out so succulent and delicious. The leeks and thyme really give this dish added flavor and a wonderful aroma.
Warm up with this creamy and delicious slow cooker cheesy cauliflower soup recipe. This low-calorie soup is loaded with fresh veggies and has only 136 calories per serving!
This recipe is so tasty and versatile you can use the buffalo chicken in salads, sandwiches, or as a protein power meal post-workout.
We love this low carb crock pot unstuffed cabbage roll soup recipe! It’s such a snap to make and it’s brimming with that delicious cabbage roll flavor without the extra carbs and calories.
Ward off that winter cold with this healthy slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe. This delicious slow cooker recipe uses fresh rosemary and thyme that add a ton of home cooked flavor to this classic recipe.
Chocolate for breakfast… Yes please! This slow cooker chocolate cherry steel cut oat recipe makes a super tasty healthy breakfast recipe filled with vitamin A and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Try this slow cooker turkey breast recipe and make your meal prep easy for the week! This tender turkey is perfect for salads, soups, and healthy wraps for easy meal planning.
This rich and delicious slow cooker spaghetti sauce with ground beef and Italian sausage has tons of Italian seasonings and flavor. Using the slow cooker really makes all of those slow cooked flavors come through in this sauce.
Make this overnight oat recipe and wake up to the whole house smelling like freshly baked cookies. This easy, dairy free recipe tastes like a freshly baked cinnamon roll, but only has 155 calories.
This rich, molten, slow cooker chocolate lava cake is really like a pudding cake. The center is so rich and fudgy, you will be in chocolate heaven. Top this with a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an amazing dairy-free dessert.
Don’t let the name fool you! This slow healthier hamburger helper tastes like an amazing modern goulash. This dish has tons of seasoning and flavor, and the pasta is cooked perfectly. This is no meal in a box, this health and delicious recipe tastes incredible.
Easy and delish describes this healthy slow cooker salsa chicken and spinach recipe perfectly! Just five minutes of prep work makes an amazing protein packed Paleo meal that you will rave about, this simple dish has it all.
Take an adventure and try this vegan cinnamon scented crock pot Moroccan tagine for an exotic and incredible vegan recipe! This complete vegetarian meal is filled with yummy protein and veggies like carrots, chickpeas and almonds for an amazingly flavorful meal.
Whip up this easy three ingredient creamy salsa dip in your slow cooker for a quick game day appetizer that takes 2 minutes to toss together and gives you ample time to prep for your party.
If you are trying to cut carbs this slow cooker, no bean chili is the perfect cold day recipe for you! The hint of cocoa makes a rich chili flavor that really pops.
Plant based protein is yummy! Try this vegetarian slow cooker taco lentil soup topped with fresh cilantro and jalapeño for a fiber filled soup that has all that delicious taco flavor.
Add more veggies into your diet with this slow cooker sausage and vegetable ratatouille. This ratatouille has a rainbow of fresh veggies that simmer for hours creating a flavorful red sauce making you want to eat every last drop.
We hope you enjoy these 52 healthy slow cooker recipes! Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be complicated as long as you have a slow cooker and some delicious recipes ready to go. If you can’t get enough easy, healthy, recipes that taste amazing check out our recipe page or take a peak at our recipe boards on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/chrisfreytag/