Healthy Crock Pot Meals
Has your 2018 got off to a good start? How are your healthy eating goals going? Have you been able to tackle the whole meal-planning and meal-prepping thing this year? Maybe you are, and if so, send us your favorite tips and pointers! If not, we figured we’d offer some assistance and put together a few of our favorite, nutritionist-approved crock pot recipes. We love these crock pot recipes because they’re satisfying, easy to follow, and comply with our busy schedules.
Don’t Yet Own a Crock Pot?
It’s a fairly affordable tool ($13 at Walmart and $35 on Amazon) if you want to get into it. If not, your Health Advisor can recommend other meal prep/planning strategies such as the build a bowl method.
Let’s Get Cooking
With the help of Pack Health Dietitian, Abby Harris MS, RDN, we’ve rounded up a few crock pot recipes that are equally nutritious as they are delicious.
01 Slow Cooker Wild Rice Vegetable Soup from Kristine’s Kitchen is a hearty, yet vegetarian option for a quick weeknight dinner. The whole grains and veggies pack anti-inflammatory punch, and white beans give you just enough protein to make this a well rounded meatless meal.
02 Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes, and Green Beans from The Magical Slow Cooker is a whole meal in one crockpot!
03 Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers from The Slow Cooking Housewife is a unique (and fun) way to get both your protein and veggies in. And talk about tasty! These stuffed peppers are easy and so delicious for a weeknight meal. If you find you’re sensitive to nightshades,you can try stuffed sweet potatoes!
04 Crock Pot Minestrone Soup from Family Fresh Meals is a delicious and extremely filling soup recipe for a cold night in. It’s filled with so many healthy vegetables and so easy to make. To make this recipe anti-inflammatory, opt for whole grain pasta.
05 Lemon Rosemary Chicken from Complete Recipes is a fresh, nutritious and easy way to make chicken on a busy weeknight.
06 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from The Cookie Rookie is comforting, full of flavor and nutrients.
08 Butternut Squash, Chicken and Quinoa Soup from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is a must. This unique blend of vegetables, and a few other secret goodies, makes for a hearty soup on a cold night.
09 Lemon Pesto Chicken from The Magical Slow Cooker makes for a delicious weeknight recipe, or a great freezer meal for a busy night to come.
10 Pork Chops with Apples and Onions from A Clean Bake offers is a very easy, but delicious way to prepare meat for a meal. Pork Chops are a lean, and extremely affordable meat option! To make this a healthy plate, we recommend pairing this treat with a simple salad or roasted brussel sprouts (see our roasted veggie guide!)
Zoodles! (And Other Pasta Alternatives)
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