Healthy Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Holidays and healthy eating can go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to these yummy slow cooker recipes. With healthy recipes for holiday drinks, easy desserts, and even Christmas dinner ideas, you can indulge in holiday favorites without scrapping your healthy diet.

Orange-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Orange juice and orange marmalade join forces for a sweet citrus glaze perfect atop tender carrots and parsnips. The colorful holiday recipe is high in fiber and loaded with vitamin A.

Crispy Holiday Treats

Making crispy rice treats in a slow cooker might be our best idea yet. In no time, you’ll have a sweet treat that kids and adults will adore. Add a sprinkling of holiday cheer with red cranberries and green pistachios.

Ham and Sweet Potato Soup

Twenty minutes of prep is all you need for a batch of bubbling sweet potato soup. Seasoned with thyme and brimming with hearty beans and savory ham, a bowl of this flavorful soup is the perfect way to warm up.

Asiago Cheese Dip

Go on, indulge in a bite of our delectable Asiago dip. Each serving of this rich holiday appetizer is only 65 calories. The distinct cheese is the perfect base for flavorful veggies like dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and green onions.

Combining chicken and the slow cooker? Perfection! Pick the right cut of meat to ensure you get the fullest flavor during this low and slow cooking technique.

One Tip for the Ultimate Slow Cooker Chicken

Fill out your holiday meal (and satisfy picky eaters) with some deliciously easy slow cooker chicken. Our tip ensures moist, flavorful chicken every time.

Bourbon-Citrus Sipper

Spiced apple cider gets an extra kick from lemon and orange slices in this punch recipe. Oaky bourbon fits right in among spicy cloves, cinnamon, and anise. Serve it in smaller mugs to keep calories in check.

Caraway-Sauerkraut Beer Bread

Bread in your slow cooker is definitely possible, and this hearty recipe is perfect for the holidays. Hopped up with a hint of beer and loaded with fiber-filled caraway and flaxseeds, this healthy bread will be a new family favorite.

Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

You can feel good about doling out bowls of our sage-seasoned sweet potato recipe, thanks to the vitamin-powerhouse status of the main ingredient. Salty bites of bacon make the sweet potatoes even more scrumptious.

Garam Masala Chicken Stew with Peas and Potatoes

Transform your holiday meal with this Indian-inspired dish featuring sweet peas and chicken simmered in a ginger-spiced tomato sauce. Fat-free plain yogurt adds creaminess and a bit of tang to the sauce, while fresh ginger dials up the heat.

Smoky Green Bean Casserole

Lighten up green bean casserole with bold but low-calorie ingredients like whole grain mustard and sweet peppers. Gouda cheese brings a hint of smoke and plenty of melty goodness to this holiday recipe.

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Slow cooking golden potatoes with hickory bacon and sharp cheddar cheese makes a totally irresistible dip that’s more than worthy of your holiday celebrations. For a low-calorie dipper, try sweet pepper wedges instead of potato chips.

Mulled Cranberry Punch

You can afford to warm up with a mug of our 114-calorie, cinnamon-spiced cranberry punch. We added white grape juice, cloves, and allspice to sweeten this holiday recipe.

Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts

For a special holiday appetizer, toss onions, apples, and cranberries in the slow cooker. The lush, fruity simmer makes the perfect topping for crispy baguette slices spread with tangy goat cheese.

Cider-Maple Brussels Sprouts

Whether or not you're a Brussels sprouts-lover, you'll fall for our tangy, maple-infused recipe. The leafy veggie tastes oh, so good when doused in sweet apple cider. And if you need more convincing, it's packed with vitamin C.

Peppermint Pretzel Candies

Candy in your slow cooker? It's possible, and, even better, it's low in calories. Mix salty pretzels with sugary white chocolate and peppermint for a just-right flavor combo you don't have to resist.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

Dreams of the Caribbean can come true this Christmas with a tray Jamaican jerk-spiced chicken sliders. The juicy, healthy appetizers feature a chunky pineapple-jalapeno salsa that ups the flavor without adding tons of calories.

Sweet Ginger Roots

Earthy beets and carrots get a holiday-ready makeover with the help of bright pomegranate juice and freshly grated ginger.

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Spicy, savory, and sweet? You got it. Juicy chicken sausage gets dressed up in a fiery, pepper-laced ginger sauce. Sugary apple jelly keeps the appetizer from getting too hot.

Pumpernickel-Cherry Stuffing

Cherries, pears, and apples dot this earthy stuffing recipe and add sweetness to the tangy pieces of rye and pumpernickel bread. Snips of sage freshen up the holiday classic.

Crock-Roasted New Potatoes

Skip heavy add-ins. Fresh rosemary, garlic, and olive oil are all you need for a scrumptious, low-calorie potato recipe. This fix-and-forget holiday side dish needs just 20 minutes of prep time.

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Our five-ingredient shepherd's pie has holiday main dish written all over it. After a few hours in the slow cooker, the healthy medley of vegetables, mashed potatoes, and gravy-covered turkey becomes a comfort food masterpiece.

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