These Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes Will Have Your Kids Begging For Seconds
It's a big task to make superfun healthy meals for your kids that are really elaborate and require a lot of time and work. Not that those kiddos aren't worth the effort, but when you're incredibly busy, what you need to reach for is your slow cooker to make your meals. Slow cookers are a gift from the kitchenware gods for busy parents who want to make sure their kids are eating healthy, well-balanced meals. You can truly use them to make everything — even dessert! For 20 recipes you can whip up right in your slow cooker — with barely any effort at all — keep reading. There's a little bit of everything for any time of day!
Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
Slow-cooker chicken pot pie is the comforting meal your whole family will love after a long day.
Whether you've got kids who are too picky for meat or you have a vegetarian household, this vegetarian chili recipe is perfect.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
What kid doesn't love slurping up soup noodles? Give them all the noodles and veggies they could want with this slow-cooker chicken noodle soup.
Slow-Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs
Yes, you can even whip up the classic spaghetti and meatballs in your slow cooker. You can even swap in ground turkey or chicken instead of beef to avoid using red meat in this recipe.
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich
Let this slow-cooker pulled pork come together with minimal effort and your kids can enjoy it for lunchtime. Top the pork with a good helping of slaw to give them a serving of veggies!
Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan
You can please all the palates in your household with this slow-cooker chicken parmesan that looks much more labor intensive than it is!
Slow-Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup
This slow-cooker vegetable beef soup is a great lunch for a lazy Saturday at home for the whole family — and a great way to get your kids to eat a bunch of veggies.
Crockpot Egg Casserole
Your little ones will start the day with happy, full bellies with this Crockpot egg casserole that's as easy as can be to prepare. It's got enough protein from the eggs and meat to keep them full until lunch!
BBQ Cheddar Turkey Meatloaf Muffin Cups
These snackable BBQ cheddar turkey meatloaf muffin cups are easy enough for your kids to tote around — because we all know how on the move they always are!
Crockpot Potato Soup
This Crockpot potato soup recipe is perfect for cold weather or when you've got a sick little one who wants something comforting.
Slow-Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Let your kids get extra sloppy with these slow-cooker Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes!
Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole
This ham and cheese hashbrown casserole is one of those dishes that you and your family can eat any time of day and has a little bit of everything in it — veggies, protein, and yummy cheese!
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
This overnight breakfast casserole is packed with so much protein that'll keep your little one focused until lunchtime.
Buffalo Chicken Soup
Take your kid's love of chicken wings and translate it to this buffalo chicken soup, which is high in protein but low in carbs.
Slow-Cooker Chocolate and Cherry Oatmeal
This slow cooker chocolate and cherry oatmeal is sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar, but your kids won't even notice because they'll just love that they're having chocolate for breakfast!
Crockpot Mexican Chicken
Rather than going out to your favorite Mexican restaurant, make your own delicious dish with this Crockpot Mexican chicken recipe.
Slow Cooker Fajitas
Another option for Mexican night at home is these slow cooker fajitas that are loaded with veggies and protein-packed chicken.
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Your kids will forget they don't like carrots once you mix them in with yummy potatoes and beef in this slow-cooker pot roast recipe.
Crockpot Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Fire up their senses with this delicious Crockpot spicy vegetarian tortilla soup. You can easily adjust the spice level to whatever suits your family best.
Crockpot Tortellini Soup
There are so many veggies in this Crockpot tortellini soup that we don't even know where to begin! Your kids will be so excited about the tortellini that they'll eat the veggies right along with them.