**Healthy and Nutritious Slow Cooker Recipes

Posted: January 14, 2021 10:09 pm

Meta description: Finding healthy, easy recipes is possible: just look at ideas to make in your slow cooker. Check out our compilation for some ideas.

In the winter, convenience is at a premium. Sometimes you just want to eat healthy dishes that do not take too long to make. But frozen meals, uninspiring salads and plain, basic dishes will only do so much for so long. So, where do you turn? Well, lucky for you, finding healthy, easy recipes is possible: just look at ideas to make in your slow cooker. Check out our compilation for some ideas.

Breakfast

Recipe one: Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

If you are the type of person who loves a no-fuss breakfast, try oatmeal. Turn on the slow cooker and you will have a hearty breakfast in no time. This recipe has maple syrup, cinnamon, shredded apple and sea salt for flavor. Delicious! While it also calls for unsweetened almond milk, try the vanilla flavor for an extra dose of sweetness.

Recipe two: Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

A casserole comprised of ham, hash browns, eggs, cheese, onions and peppers does not sound like the healthiest thing on first mention, but it is all about portion size. Add less cheese and hash browns and compensate by adding more vegetables to make it better for you. Keep portions small, no need to serve up as much as you would get, at, say, a diner.

Recipe three: Crock Pot Scrambled Eggs

This breakfast staple is even easier to make in a slow cooker. Add in some spices and cheese for good measure, and you are set!

Lunch/Dinner

Recipe one: Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

Corn, black beans, tomatoes and seasoning top off shredded chicken in this light, simple and inexpensive meal. Serve over brown rice or a salad. This is a favorite on the SkinnyTaste website, and might soon become a favorite for you.

Recipe two: Simply Quinoa Curry

Chickpeas, quinoa, coconut milk and vegetables combine to make a curry so heavenly that vegetarians and meat eaters alike will be asking for more. Cabbage, cilantro and tomatoes garnish the delectable meal.

Recipe three: Crock-Pot Low-Carb Lasagna

Eggplant and zucchini sub in for pasta this time around, but it is just as tasty as the regular version! A hearty sauce and plenty of cheese makes you forget about the lack of pasta. Bring on the goodness, and serve with side salads.

Desserts

Recipe one: Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Crisp is a quintessential dessert. This version may have apple in it, but peaches or blueberries work well, too. Top with nuts extra flavor, and, if you cannot go without ice cream, try a small scoop of a low-sugar version to make the right a la mode.

Recipe two: Healthy Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

Sometimes, even when you are trying your best to eat healthy, you crave chocolate cake. Satisfy your desire with this chocolate-filled cake. Nonfat milk, Greek yogurt, healthier flour and limited butter give you want you want without the calories. Toss on some berries for good measure.

Recipe three: Slow Cooker Fruited Carrot Cake

Carrot and fruit cake come together in one flavorful cake. Greek Yogurt Frosting puts the healthy icing on the cake. For more flavor, add more carrots to the frosting.

These recipes prove that it does not have to take forever to cook healthy dishes. Serve them up with a smile, and the eager eats will come.