Cooking a healthy meal doesn’t have to be difficult. These slow-cooker recipes make it easy to have a nutritious meal any day of the week.
Exotic comfort food is totally a thing; one bite of this Moroccan lamb stew will make you a believer. Lamb meat, carrots, and potatoes are transformed into an unforgettable and incredibly comforting stew as they simmer slowly in bold Moroccan spices. Make this recipe even healthier by opting for coconut oil over bacon fat or by trying a leaner protein like chicken. Click here to see the recipe.
Slow-cooker carnitas are melt-in-your mouth delicious and this dish is healthier than traditional preparations, which simmer the pork in lard. As an added bonus, it’ll make your home smell unbelievably delicious. You can even wrap the carnitas up in lettuce leaves instead of tortillas if you want to make the dish more diet-friendly. Click here to see the recipe.
Orzo replaces noodles in this citrus-kissed chicken soup; chicken and vegetables slowly stew in an herb bath, infusing them with Italian flavor. Cook the orzo as directed on the package and add along with fresh spinach when you’re ready to eat. Click here to see the recipe.
Even lean meatballs stay moist when slow-cooked. Plus, since you know you need to eat more vegetables, this garden vegetable sauce is a clever (and delicious) way to meet your nutrition goals for the week. Click here to see the recipe.
This version of the hearty classic takes advantage of turkey sausage and gluten-free macaroni to create an ideal minestrone for the diet-conscious. It’s the perfect clean-out-your-fridge recipe, too; customize it with whatever you have on hand. Click here to see the recipe.
Bold, south-of-the-border flavor is easy if you slowly simmer a few simple ingredients together for a warm bowl of chicken tortilla soup (without the tortillas, which lessens the calories). Click here to see the recipe.
Ho-hum vegetables and legumes get a bold injection of Indian flavor, resulting in an incredible, protein-packed curry perfect for herbivores and omnivores alike. Click here to see the recipe.
There are few things more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of chili, but if you’re looking for a lighter, healthier alternative to traditional beef versions, look no further than this fantastic White Chicken Chili. Click here to see the recipe.
This meat-free chili packs a spicy punch thanks to chipotle chili powder. It works well with the surprising and welcome addition of sweet potatoes. Click here to see the recipe.