Eat well even if you're tight on time with our collection of healthy slow cooker recipes. Simple to put together before work, these inspired quick-prep recipes feature a bounty of nutritious vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains while remaining hands-off for busy cooks.
Chowder doesn't have to be fattening to be delicious. This hands-off soup incorporates reduced-sodium chicken broth, milk, and white wine instead of heavy cream to keep the comforting slow cooker dinner under 300 calories.
Bottled chili sauce, chipotle peppers, and apricot preserves prove a finger-licking combination of sweet and spicy in this easy slow cooker ribs recipe. The saucy 5-ingredient ribs make a healthy option for tailgates and potlucks.
Pile corn tortillas high with fresh vegetables and lean turkey breast, then let family members choose their favorite Mexican toppers for a healthy take on taco night. Vitamin-loaded parsnip adds a crunchy finish to the meal.
Our 230-calorie take on the traditional reuben sandwich features juicy slow-cooked pork roast dripping with the bold flavor of sauerkraut and Dijon mustard. Serve with red onion slices on toasted French bread for a seriously indulgent dinner.
Stuff sandwiches, casseroles, salads, and more of your favorite recipes with tender slow-cooked pork. Watch as we show you how to choose the right type of meat, plus how to season your pork.
For your next lasagna, trade ground beef for lean ground turkey -- you'll be amazed at its comforting quality and you'll save on fat and calories. The healthful slow cooker recipe showcases classic Italian flavors like oregano, mozzarella, Parmesan, and a chunky tomato pasta sauce.
Up your fiber intake with a slow cooker salad brimming with Great Northern beans and vitamin-rich greens. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice adds citrus to the creative combo of avocado, carrot, and feta cheese.
For a healthy twist on gyros, stuff whole wheat pita pockets with spiced slow-cooked ground lamb, fiber-rich chickpeas, and crunchy cucumber. Crumbled feta cheese and Kalamata olives give the healthy lunch recipe an extra dose of Mediterranean flavor.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. Slow-cook them alongside chicken thighs and drumsticks in this tangy, spiced recipe traditional to the Philippines.
Did you know one artichoke offers 5 grams of dietary fiber? Stuff the healthy veggie with Italian sausage, sweet peppers, and red onion for a showstopping slow-cooked dinner that requires just 30 minutes of prep.
Go global with the bold international flavors of slow-cooked congee. The Chinese comfort food features a creamy rice broth, tender chunks of chicken, and fresh garnishes like green onions, chopped peanuts, hot sauce, and fresh basil leaves.
Combining chicken and your slow cooker is perfection. Learn how to get the fullest flavor from your chicken, plus the best cut of chicken to use for your recipe.
Tuck tomatoes, zucchini, and roasted peppers into meat loaf to boost the flavor and add nutrients. Keep the classic comfort food extra healthy by choosing better-for-you-items in the grocery store, such as whole wheat bread crumbs and reduced-sugar ketchup.
No need for a knife -- this fork-tender beef practically falls apart after simmering in the slow cooker with reduced-sodium broth and cremini mushrooms. Brighten the dish with the last-minute addition of snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and multigrain noodles.
Quesadillas are a kid-friendly classic, but our unexpected slow cooker version is all grown up. Stuffed with fresh mango, Anaheim chile peppers, and lamb, the sweet-and-spicy finger food gets a final burst of flavor from jalapeno pepper jelly.
Starved for time? Skip the Chinese takeout and opt for this calorie-conscious masterpiece. Simmered in a ginger-soy sauce, sesame pork joins a vitamin-packed Asian slaw to brighten your healthful diet.
Replace veal with velvety-tender chicken for a healthy take on this traditional Italian recipe. The white wine sauce and vegetable medley transform the dinner into an elegant affair.
Black beans boost fiber and bulk up these irresistible slow cooker sandwiches. Punch up the personality of the pork melts with crunchy red onions pickled in red wine vinegar.
Less is more with these five-ingredient turkey thighs. Simmer up mouthwatering flavor for the succulent poultry and tiny new potatoes with a brown mustard and maple syrup mixture.
Divide juicy garlic-seasoned beef brisket, onion slices, and peppers among whole grain baguettes for a family favorite. Our version is low in fat and cholesterol.
Sumptuous ingredients, including portobello mushroom caps, dry white wine, Dijon mustard, and fresh rosemary sprigs, make this chicken dish a sophisticated favorite. And because it's just 209 calories, you don't have to worry that you're overindulging.