Our Favorite Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Healthy slow cooker meals are easy to prep and the best solution for when you don’t have time to cook dinner, but want to surprise your family with a delicious meal every night.  I’ve gathered our family’s favorite slow cooker recipes all in one place for easy reference!

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes | Healthy crockpot meals are easy to prep and the best solution for when you don’t have time to cook dinner but want to surprise your family with a delicious meal every night. | A Sweet Pea Chef

I HEART my slow cooker. It makes everything taste better. And the flavors – oh the flavors. They are just the best.

Another amazing thing about the slow cooker is that, in a matter of minutes, the prep step is done and you can let the slow cooker do its thing. 10 or 15 minutes of prep time max. Which means you can prep the ingredients, throw them in the slow cooker, and then forget about them for a few hours. You can even run errands, work, or spend time with your kids during these hours. Without having to check on your healthy crockpot meals once!

When the healthy crockpot meals are ready, you just have to transfer them from the slow cooker to a serving plate or bowl and enjoy them.

So easy, right?

These are all slow cooker healthy recipes. Since guilt-free delicious meals are all we want during busy weeknights, I’m happy to share this list of healthy crockpot dinners with you. It will allow you to save time cooking dinner and the recipes are great for meal prep too. Which means more easy healthy crockpot meals for your family.

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TOOLSET FOR RECIPES

Most healthy slow cooker recipes make easy healthy crockpot meals. You don’t have to spend hours prepping the ingredients or making sure everything is cooked perfectly. And you don’t need many tools either. A few kitchen tools are more than enough. In case you want to know what tools you need to make these healthy crockpot dinners, I made a list for you.

  • Let’s start with the obvious one – the magical slow cooker.
  • If you want to make healthy crockpot meals low-carb, you’ll need a spiralizer for zucchini noodles.
  • Some healthy slow cooker recipes require a little bit of prep. A food processor and a kitchen blender or an immersion blender are very helpful tools.
  • Others require a little bit of cooking before throwing all the ingredients in the slow cooker. For this, you’ll need a large skillet.
  • If you want to make delicious mashed potatoes in the slow cooker with little to no effort, you totally can. You’ll need a potato masher to make them smooth and creamy.

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls | Delicious, healthy, and clean burrito bowls that use slow cooker shredded chicken and cauliflower rice | www.asweetpeachef.comSlow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup | So delicious, easy, and healthy! www.asweetpeachef.com

3 BONUS TIPS FOR MAKING HEALTHY CROCKPOT MEALS EXTRA DELICIOUS

Healthy slow cooker recipes are easy. And you don’t have to struggle to get a delicious taste or amazing flavors. However, I have to share some tips that will make your healthy crockpot meals more delicious than they already are. Woot!

  • Use fresh ingredients – to make easy healthy crockpot meals flavorful, use fresh veggies and herbs. The taste and flavors will be better than if you’d use frozen ingredients.
  • Prep the ingredients ahead of time – cut the meat, slice the veggies, cook some of the ingredients when required –  if you want to use these healthy slow cooker recipes for meal prep. Then all you have to do is to place the ingredients in the slow cooker and go on with your day.
  • Not all slow cookers are the same so, when testing new slow cooker healthy recipes, make sure you adjust the time accordingly. For example, large slow cookers take longer to heat and to cook so keep that in mind when you try these healthy crockpot meals.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup | Easy, protein-packed, and delicious! www.asweetpeachef.com

HEALTHY SLOW COOKER DINNER IDEAS

These easy healthy crockpot recipes will make you fall in love with your slow cooker again. So be ready for some tasty and full of flavor healthy crockpot dinners that require only a few minutes of prep time. And, to make things easier for you, each recipe has the prep time, cook time, and calories listed.

Grab your slow cooker and let’s get started!

1.      HEALTHY SLOW COOKER SPLIT PEA SOUP

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup | Easy, protein-packed, and delicious! www.asweetpeachef.com

The easiest healthy crockpot recipes are soups. Soups like this delicious Healthy Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup that requires only 5 minutes of prep time.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: hrs 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 321 kcal

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2.      SLOW COOKER CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP (A HEALTHY MEAL OPTION!)

Large bowl filled with slow cooker chicken and zucchini noodles.

Another example of how easy healthy crockpot recipes are is this Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (A Healthy Meal Option!). 10 minutes prep time and you can enjoy this comforting soup for dinner.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 172 kcal

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3.      SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls | Delicious, healthy, and clean burrito bowls that use slow cooker shredded chicken and cauliflower rice | www.asweetpeachef.com

If you want delicious, hearty but healthy crockpot dinners, make Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls. It’s easy and it doesn’t take a low of effort but weeknight dinner will definitely be more delicious.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 376 kcal

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4.      CROCK POT CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup | Easy to make and perfect for a cold day! | A Sweet Pea Chef

When making slow cooker recipes healthy, you can actually transform comfort food dishes into healthy dishes. This is what I did with this Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup. It’s still a flavorful and yummy dish. But it’s healthy too.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 344 kcal

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5.      HEALTHY SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW – PERFECT MAKE AHEAD DINNER IDEA!

Bowl of slow cooker beef stew, filled with cooked yukon potatoes, sliced carrots, beef chunks, and sweet potatoes, with a spoon in it and ready to eat.

Other awesome easy healthy crockpot recipes I love are stew recipes. Rich, hearty, perfect for winter nights stews like this Healthy Slow Cooker Beef Stew. And yes, this is a Perfect Make Ahead Dinner Idea.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 383 kcal

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6.      HEALTHIER CROCK POT MASHED POTATOES

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes | Such an easy dinner side, especially when the crock pot does all the work! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Another amazing thing you can do with a slow cooker is to turn classic recipes into skinny crockpot recipes. These Healthier Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are a great example.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 132 kcal

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7.      SLOW COOKER SHREDDED CHICKEN MEAL PREP

View from the top of 4 meal prep containers filled with shredded chicken including a simple garlic and olive oil slow cooker shredded chicken, Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken, Slow Cooker BBQ Shredded Chicken, and Slow Cooker Buffalo Shredded Chicken.

The 4 easy healthy slow cooker recipes you’ll find in this Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Meal Prep post are perfect for prepping and cooking chicken. You can use the shredded chicken in so many different recipes to make healthy and delicious meals.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 323 kcal

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8.      CROCK POT SHREDDED BEEF TACOS

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

How are you loving these easy healthy crockpot meals so far? I hope you love them a lot because I have more! And they are just as easy and delicious like these Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hrs
  • Total Time: 8 hrs 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 458 kcal

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9.      SLOW COOKER GREEN CHILE PORK TACOS

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Slow Cooke Chile Verde Tacos

And, while we’re on the topic of tacos, make sure you try these Slow Cooker Green Chile Pork Tacos too. They are full of flavor and tasty but no guilt will be involved in the process of making or eating them.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 562 kcal

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10. SLOW COOKER CASHEW CHICKEN

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken | Better than takeout and way healthier for you, too! www.asweetpeachef.com

Turn your favorite takeout meals into low calorie slow cooker recipes and enjoy them guilt free. Like you did with the tacos we just talked about. You can do this with Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken as well. Such a perfect weeknight dinner. Kids love it too.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 518 kcal

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11. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners - Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Going back to the slow cooker healthy recipes that make delicious soups to talk about this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. The soup is made with fresh ingredients, it’s hearty, full of flavor, and totes amazing.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hrs
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 467 kcal

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12. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAULIFLOWER CURRY

Hand with spoon scooping out some of the slow cooker chicken cauliflower curry from the bowl.

Do you know what other easy healthy crockpot meals you can make? Besides soups and stews, I mean.  Curry! You can make delicious curry in the slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Chicken Cauliflower Curry is a low calorie slow cooker recipe I love to make during cold Fall and Winter days.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 313 kcal

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13. SLOW COOKER HOT AND SOUR SOUP

Slow Cooker Hot And Sour Soup | Easy, flavorful, and better than take-out! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Only 206 calories in this Slow Cooker Hot And Sour Soup. And just 10 minutes prep time. But the taste and flavors are wonderful. Healthy crockpot recipes are amazing like that!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 206 kcal

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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