If you’re already itching to host another party, be it a birthday celebration or simply a small get-together, there is a way to entice guests with a delicious meal that won't tip their scales. How, you may ask? Simply look to your slow cooker and a few healthy recipes, and everyone can party while keeping those New Year’s resolutions intact.
Who doesn’t love a delicious buffalo chicken dip at a party? It’s creamy, delicious, a little spicy, and extremely flavorful. But when it is loaded with a few different types of cheese, this dip can get pretty fattening, pretty quickly. We’ve lightened up this recipe for you so you can thoroughly enjoy this essential party food without the guilt.
This easy slow-cooker recipe for sausage and meatball bites makes a great appetizer. It also comes with 10 amazing sauces that you can serve with it, so you’re basically getting 10 recipes in one! Eat this on its own, or pick one of the options below.
— Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.
Get together in the fast lane with a slow-cooked munchie. These shredded chicken nachos will change the way you look at your slow cooker.
This is the best kind of comfort food: the kind that cooks itself. Just throw everything in the pot and come back later. Slow cookers are almost like magic, especially if you’re trying to pull together a quick first course for your dinner party.
— Weight Watchers
Talk about an aromatic meal. One whiff of this, and your guests will be instantly transported to your “happy place” where comfort food reigns supreme. After all, there is nothing like a slow cooker to make you feel at home.
— Emily of Holistic Squid
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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 while serving a classic dish for your guests.
Enjoy this slow-cooked pork roast made with frozen honey-glazed carrots; the savory and sweet dish makes for a hearty dinner.
There's no need to buy this staple at the store.. After all, it is so easy to make at home, and is guaranteed to be a lot healthier that way than anything you’ll find on the shelf. Plus, this slow cooker recipe is great for making in bulk and storing for a fresh, delicious side you can enjoy warm or cold.
— Shelby Kinnaird
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My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. It's delicious alongside roasted meats, or even served over pound cake for dessert.
— Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi