This amazing round up of 20 Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners makes busy weeknights so much easier! Includes beef, chicken, and pork recipes with minimally processed ingredients.
What do you do when the worst hurricane in recorded U.S. history has devastated homes and lives all around you, yet leaves you virtually untouched? You pray, you donate what you can do without, you open your home, and you cook meals to share with those who need them.
My family and I are so grateful to have been spared from Harvey’s destruction, but we’re grieving with many friends who weren’t. And, of course, I’m cooking. 🙂
Whether you’re looking for an easy recipe to share with a friend in need, or just looking for a few low maintenance dinner ideas for busy weeknights, you’ll love these 20 healthy slow cooker recipes!
They’re made from mostly whole or minimally processed foods – as always, I encourage pastured meats, full fat organic (or raw) dairy, and homemade condiments if you can’t buy “clean” versions. Otherwise, few substitutions should be needed here. Just add a cooked vegetable or a big salad and dinner is served!
20 Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners
Healthy Slow Cooker Beef Recipes
Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle by Pinch of Yum (pictured above and at top)
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli by Table for Two
Crock Pot Taco Meat by The Prarie Homestead
Easy Crock Pot Braised Shepherd’s Pie by Live Simply (pictured at top)
Best Slow Cooker Beef Roast by Back To The Book Nutrition
Real Texas Chili by Back To The Book Nutrition
Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken by Gimme Some Oven (pictured above and at top)
Crock Pot Pulled Chicken Taco Meat by Live Simply
Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup by Pinch of Yum (pictured at top)
Crock Pot Creamy Cashew Chicken by Half Baked Harvest (pictured at top)
Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Cooking Classy
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup by Back To The Book Nutrition
3 Ingredient Greek Chicken by Back To The Book Nutrition (pictured at top)
Healthy Slow Cooker Pork Recipes
Hawaiian Hula Pork Fajitas with Pineapple Slaw and Coconut Rice by Half Baked Harvest (pictured above)
Slow Cooker Lasagna by Gimme Some Oven (pictured at top)
Slow Cooker Moroccan Pulled Pork by Bev Cooks
Crock Pot Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Ragu with Buttered Gnocchi by Half Baked Harvest (pictured at top)
Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Pork with Cheesy Polenta by How Sweet Eats (pictured at top)
Easy BBQ Pulled Pork by Back To The Book Nutrition (pictured at top)
Crock Pot Baked Potato Bar by Back To The Book Nutrition on The Humbled Homemaker
So many great options! I love to use my slow cooker – especially in the fall! Time to add some of these to our grocery list 🙂
Glad you found some you liked, Stephanie!
Yum yum yum! I love Roundup posts because it’s like looking at several recipes all at once. Everything looks delicious! I’ll have to buy another slow cooker but once I get it, I’m going to start with the slow cooker lasagna! It sounds super good!
Yes – you really MUST get another slow cooker asap! 🙂
What a great collection of slow cooker recipes. This will come in handy when the weeks start to get crazy with all the school functions and what not.
Yes, yes, yes!
Wow so amazing how many yummy dishes you can serve up with a slow cooker! I can’t imagine what it’s like to live with the devastation caused by hurricanes, buy I love that you were cooking for others who had been affected by the hurricane! Such a beautiful thing to do!
Thank you, Jacqueline. It definitely made me feel like there was something I could contribute!
Awesome! I love this recipe roundup, a lot of healthy option recipes. I think I’m gonna try first the Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try the other recipe too. Thanks for these ideas.
Awesome – enjoy!
Unfortunately sometimes mother nature puts us in uncomfortable situations. The way we react is the key of what the outcome will be-at times. Slow cook meals provide a homey feeling and is comforting to those who are in need. Great list to enjoy! Will be trying the slow cooker beef and broccoli.
Thanks for your comment, Mirlene. Enjoy the beef and broccoli!
I don’t know how I’d get by without my slow cooker. Thanks for putting together so many options! Everything looks great. Can’t wait to start trying them all.
Oh gosh, me either, Amanda! I use it almost weekly!
So many great options here! Slow cooking is a great cooking technique saves time as you can cook overnight. That Hawaiin BBQ pork looks fantastic genuinely mouthwatering. That pineapple slaw is the perfect touch.
I am getting hungry just by looking at this list and the photos! That teriyaki chicken looks so so delicious!
I love using my slow cooker. This is a great collection of recipes. With school starting next week, weeknights are going to get a whole lot busier. This is the perfect solution to the “what are we having for dinner” question.