Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

You can have a healthy dinner -- even if you're tight on time. These easy-prep slow cooker recipes are just the ticket.


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Fruited Pork Chops
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Fruited Pork Chops

    Tender pork slow simmers with thyme, dried fruit, sweet pepper, and barbecue sauce for a sumptuous six-ingredient supper that requires just 15 minutes of prep time.

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Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

    Brimming with seasonal pumpkin and carrots, this tomato-base stew makes a delicious cold-weather supper. Lentils and beans pack filling protein, while nonfat yogurt adds creaminess without the fat.

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Mediterranean Beef Ragout

    For a hearty stew that's healthy too, try this zesty dish. Gremolata, a blend of fresh parsley, lemon peel, and garlic, brightens it up.

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Thyme-Garlic Chicken Breasts

    Tender slow-simmered chicken seasoned with herbs and orange juice tops fresh greens, juicy tomatoes, tangy olives, and creamy feta cheese.

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Curried Couscous with Vegetables

    For a healthy vegetarian main dish, slow-simmer this mixture of grains, veggies, fruits, and spices. Jalapeno peppers add savory-sweet flavor with a bit of zing, while almonds add subtle crunch.

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Red Beans Creole

    Sliced mushrooms add meatiness to this spicy side dish. Brown rice makes a healthy substitution for white.

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White Bean and Cumin Chili

    With a mélange of cold-weather veggies, beans, herbs, and spices, this zesty chili recipe is rich and flavorful. Toasted cumin seeds make a delicious garnish.

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Cheesy Multigrain Spaghetti Casserole

    For a healthier spin on comfort food, try this cozy pasta dish. Reduced-fat cheddar cheese adds creaminess.

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