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25 Quick & Healthy Crockpot Recipes

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Sometimes you need dinner or lunch with minimum effort. Get your crockpot and cook these healthy slow cooker meals.

healthy crockpot recipes

You’ve had a busy day at the office. And you’ve come back home from work exhausted.

The last thing you want to do when you get home is a slave in the kitchen. All you want to do is order takeout.

But all that takeout gets expensive after a while. And it’s not always healthy.

So, what is the solution? A healthy crockpot meal!

With a crockpot, you have a nice home-cooked meal without all of the fuss. And, there are fewer pots and pans to clean.

Today, I’m sharing 25 healthy crockpot recipes. They’re convenient, delicious, and best of all good for you.

Now, you’ll need a crockpot. So, if you don’t already have one, here’s a high-quality crockpot that I recommend.

1. Easy Meatloaf Dinner

Crockpot Meatloaf Dinner

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Pretty much everyone loves meatloaf. And it’s pretty easy to make.

But, then you have to bake it in the oven for about an hour. So, it’s not pretty convenient for those days when you want supper in a jiffy.

Then, add in all the fixings like carrots, and potatoes. It just seems like too much work.

With this easy crockpot meatloaf dinner, a full dinner is ready by the time you get home. No waiting around.

And it tastes pretty good. The meatloaf is nicely seasoned, and is nice and moist- no burnt edges.

The baby carrots and small red potatoes are well seasoned too and cooked to perfection. The slow cooker does all the cooking for you- so no hard carrots or potatoes here.

Do keep in mind that this meatloaf uses beef, which has a high carbon footprint. So, you may want to eat it less often or swap the beef for ground chicken or ground turkey instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 314
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 13g

Recipe

2. Chicken Pot Pie

Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie

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Chicken pot pie is another favorite. What’s not to love about flaky pastry, tender chicken, and oozy chicken sauce with vegetables?

Everything but the time it takes to make it. That’s why you’ll love this deconstructed chicken pot pie.

It tastes amazing and is oh, so comforting. And it takes only 5 minutes of prep time.

It’s also super easy to make. All you have to do is throw your chicken breasts, milk, cream of chicken soup, potatoes, vegetables, and seasoning into the slow cooker.

Then cook on low for 6 hours, then shred your chicken and throw it back into your slow cooker.

Now, you can use your hands to shred the chicken. Or for extra convenience, you can use these meat shredder claws instead.

Check out more healthy low-calorie meals here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 189
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g

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3. Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

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Want to make it a Mexican night? Then serve these chicken fajitas for dinner.

These chicken fajitas are simply delicious. And good for you too.

They’re packed with protein and vitamin C.  And at 5 grams of net carbs, they’re good for keto dieters.

The bell peppers and tomatoes add nice acidity and freshness. While the green chiles add some heat.

These chicken fajitas go great with corn tortillas. Or some low carb flatbread or lettuce leaves.

If you’re loving chicken, check out more keto chicken recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

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4. Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

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This honey garlic chicken has a nice combination of sweetness, and umami, and acidity …it’s just plain addictive.

You’ll definitely want to make this chicken. All the time.

And it takes only 5 minutes of prep time and less than 10 ingredients. It’s also pretty healthy.

It has plenty of vitamin A and calcium. Perfect for keeping your eyes and bones healthy.

To make it a meal, serve with some rice and some steamed Chinese veggies. To make steaming a breeze, you can use this food steamer here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 329
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 25g

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5. Chicken and Stuffing

Chicken and Stuffing

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Turkey can be a pain to cook especially if you’re by yourself. Or have a small family.

This dish gives you all the comfort of Thanksgiving dinner without all of the hassles.  It’s chicken with all the fixings and none of the fuss.

This chicken is extra juicy and creamy, and the stuffing is delicious. And it’s truly a one-pot dish since you cook your veggies in the crockpot as well.

And since it’s packed with vitamin A and calcium, it’s nice and healthy. But since it takes only 10 minutes of prep time, you’ll want to serve it more than once a year!

This is a nice high-calorie meal.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 565
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 14g

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6. Flavor-Packed Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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Who doesn’t love browned beef in a juicy green pepper, topped with cheese? Mmm!

However, you may only save stuffed peppers for special occasions. Since you have to bake them for an hour.

There’s no waiting around the stove with these stuffed peppers. All you need to do is prep your ingredients, throw them in your slow cooker.

Eight hours later, you have tasty stuffed peppers bubbling with cheese.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 431
  • Fats: 28.8g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 10g

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7. Crockpot Italian Pork Chop Dinner

Italian Pork Chop Dinner

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Do you love one-pot meals? Then, you’ll love this dish.

On the menu- pork chops, green beans, and potatoes, all cooked in your crockpot. It’s a complete meal in itself.

The pork is nice and tender. Surrounded by well-seasoned veggies and potatoes.

All topped with parmesan cheese. You’ll want to lick your plate.

And since it serves 6, you can feed a large family. Or have plenty of yummy leftovers.                                                                                                                           

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 373
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g

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8. Tuscan Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Tuscan Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

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Do you have company coming? Then, serve them this elegant dish!

Your guests will LOVE this tender chicken accompanied by wilted spinach and sundried tomatoes. All drenched in a dreamy, creamy sauce.

And it contains only 7 grams of net carbs. So, it’s perfect if you or your guests are following a keto diet.

And since it contains a good amount of protein and fat, it’s sure to keep your guests satiated.

As they say in Italian “Buon Appetito!”

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 244
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 6g

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9. Thai Chicken Curry

Thai Chicken Curry

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I love ordering Thai chicken curry. But, let’s face it-eating out can get pretty expensive.

That’s where having this Thai Chicken Curry dish comes in handy. It smells and tastes like it’s been simmering for hours, and it has.

It’s packed with flavor thanks to tons of flavourful ingredients. Ingredients like coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, ginger, and coconut sugar.

It also has a fish sauce that adds that nice umami. It’s also pretty saucy-perfect if you love your curry nice and saucy.

It’s also pretty nutritious. It provides 82% of your daily vitamin A needs and a whopping 202% of your vitamin C needs.

So, next time you’re trying to fight off a cold, pass on the chicken noodle soup. Have this instead!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 357
  • Fats: 17.5g
  • Protein: 28.7g
  • Carbs: 26.2g
  • Fiber: 5.1g
  • Sugar: 8.5g

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10. Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

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Are you looking for a super simple dish? Then, this is the one to try.

It has counted it- 3 ingredients. You’ll need taco seasoning, salsa, and some boneless, frozen skinless chicken breasts.

And making it is super easy. Lay your chicken breasts on the bottom of your slow cooker, add your taco seasoning, then your salsa.

Then, 6 hours later, you have a delicious meal ready for your family.

Or, if you’re on a keto diet, serve with some shredded cheese and avocados to up the fat content.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 116
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

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11. Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

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Are you in the mood for Asian cuisine? Then, be sure to give this dish a try!

The chicken is nice and tender, and the sauce is amazing. And the best thing-it takes only 10 minutes of prep time and is pretty easy to make.

So easy that you may never need to order take out teriyaki chicken again.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 326
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 35.5g
  • Carbs: 28g

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12. Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

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In the mood for another Asian dish? Then, definitely give this dish a try.

The beef is tender and well-seasoned, while the broccoli is cooked to perfection. But, the star of this dish is truly the sauce.

The soy sauce and oyster sauce add a nice umami flavor. The honey adds a nice sweetness, while the chili-garlic sauce adds a bit of heat.

And it takes only 15 minutes of prep time. So, it’s a dish you’ll want to make again and again.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 519
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 14g

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13. BBQ Little Smokies

BBQ Little Smokies

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The holidays are just around the corner. So, now is the time to think about appetizers.

These little smokies are the perfect appetizer. They’re sweet and savory- your guests will keep popping them in their mouths.

And all it takes is 5 minutes of prep time. And 3 simple ingredients: smokies, BBQ sauce, and grape jelly!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 313
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Sugar: 19g

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14. Pineapple Pork Loin

Pineapple Pork Loin

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Are you looking for pork loin with a Hawaiian twist? This dish will certainly do the trick.

The brown sugar and pineapple chunks add a nice sweetness to the pork loin. While the soy sauce and garlic provide a savory touch.

To make this dish, all you have to do is brown your pork. Then place your pork and the rest of your ingredients in your crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.

Serve with some rice, and call it a meal!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 396
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 34g

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15. Garlic Chicken

Garlic Chicken

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It’s nice to have chicken for dinner. But sometimes it can get pretty boring.

This garlic chicken is anything but boring. It has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

Garnish with some green onions and some sesame seeds. And it’ll look just like a fancy takeout.

It also works perfectly for meal prep. Take it to work, and it will have your co-workers drooling with envy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 493
  • Fats: 36g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 17g

Recipe

16. Pepper Steak Recipe

Pepper Steak Recipe

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Are you looking for a dish to bring to your holiday potluck? This dish is sure to be a hit!

Thinly cut slices of steak provide melt in your mouth goodness. While the red and green peppers balance this dish out with freshness.

And the sauce has tons of umami flavor. Plus, the brown sugar provides sweetness, while the garlic powder provides a nice savory note.

Making this dish is also very easy. Just combine your ingredients and come home to the beautiful aroma of steak simmering in your crockpot.

Add some plain rice, and you’re good to go.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 179
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g

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17. Whole Chicken

Whole Chicken

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Have you ever wanted to make rotisserie-style chicken? This recipe is for you.

This chicken looks and tastes just like a rotisserie chicken. It’s tender and moist and seasoned to perfection.

All you’ll need to season it are paprika, steak seasoning, kosher salt, and ground black pepper.

And since it only takes 5 minutes of prep time, this may become one of your new comfort foods.

Serve with some mashed potatoes, and veggies, and dinner is served.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 599
  • Fats: 41g
  • Protein: 51g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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18. White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili

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I love classic chili made with ground beef. But, beef has a high carbon footprint, so it’s good not to eat too much of it.

That’s why I love this white turkey chili. It provides a nice alternative to traditional chili.

It’s also a great way to use the leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner. Double win!

And this chili doesn’t disappoint. It’s creamy and well-seasoned.

The turkey is balanced with white beans and sweet corn for freshness. While the green chiles provide a hint of heat.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 294
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

19. Anti-Inflammatory Broccoli, Ginger, and Turmeric Soup

Ginger and Turmeric Soup

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Are you looking for a soup that not only tastes good but is good for you as well? Then, this soup is for you.

It’s packed with foods that fight inflammation. Foods like broccoli, turmeric, ginger, and leeks.

And it also tastes amazing. So you’re not only good for your body but your taste buds as well.

What’s more, it is low in calories. So, it’s a great soup if you’re trying to lose weight.

It also provides 20% of your daily fiber needs. Great for keeping you regular- and keeping you satiated.

Now, to get this soup nice and creamy, you’ll need an immersion blender. This handy little immersion blender will do a great job.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 126
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g

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20. Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Do you love cream of mushroom soup? Well, we’ve got you covered!

I must admit that canned cream of mushroom tastes good. But, have you looked at the ingredients?

Ingredients like yeast extract, soy protein isolate, and modified corn starch. And don’t forget about the BPA in tin cans too!

That’s why it’s nice to make your own cream of mushroom soup. You have way more control over what you put in it.

This cream of mushroom soup is nice and creamy and has tons of flavor. That’s because you use fresh ingredients like mushrooms, sweet onion, garlic, and even fresh herbs.

Top with some cheese and served with fresh buns. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 191
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

21. Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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Are you craving Mexican food? This soup is sure to satisfy your cravings.

This soup is packed with black beans. Black beans are not only delicious but good for you as well.

Black beans are chock full of bone-building minerals such as manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. As well as iron and some pretty important B vitamins like folate.

Beautifully browned beef, green chilis, and corn also add flavor and freshness to the soup.

And the fresh cilantro gives the soup a nice cilantro flavor.

This black bean soup is a meal in itself. Perfect for those busy weekday nights. Check out more healthy pantry recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 438
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 5g

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22. Easy Cabbage Soup

Cabbage Soup

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Are you looking for something to warm you up? This easy cabbage soup should do the trick.

It’s a hearty vegetable soup made of tons of vegetables. Vegetables like carrots, cabbage, zucchini, celery, and green beans.

So, it’s super fresh and good for you too! And since it contains very few calories, you can eat to your heart’s content.

Now, you’ll be doing a lot of slicing and cutting of the veggies. So, to make it a breeze and to save your arms, you can just let a food processor do all the work for you. Here’s a high quality, yet budget-friendly one I recommend.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 158
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 12g

Recipe

23. Beer Ribs Rice Bowl

Beer Ribs Rice Bowl

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Are you craving some ribs? Then be sure to try this dish!

The ribs are juicy, tender, fall off the bones good! Smothered in a savory, beer-reduced sauce, you’ll forget you’re not eating takeout.

Serve with some rice and some veggies, and you can call it a meal.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 582
  • Fats: 32g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbs: 53g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

24. Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole

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Are you looking for a no-bake casserole? This is the one to try.

It’s truly a toss and go casserole. No need to slice your veggies. Just put everything in your crockpot and leave.

Then come back to a hearty casserole of chicken, baby potatoes, and baby carrots. Does it get any easier than that? This is a nice freezer meal as well!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 318
  • Fats: 6.6g
  • Protein: 32.7g
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Fiber: 6.4g
  • Sugar: 8g

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25. Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken

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Do you yearn for warm summer days? This dish is sure to remind you of summer.

Tender chicken breasts bathed in fresh tomatoes and covered with balsamic sauce.

Serve on a bed of pasta with a nice baguette. It’s sure to transport you to warmer climes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 233
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g

Recipe

Conclusion

Are you going to make any of these meals in your crockpot? Let me know which ones in the comment section below!

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