Cook Once and Eat All Week With These Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
I may not be the best cook, but I still manage to meal prep on Sundays. One of my favorite meal prep hacks is using my slow cooker. My slow cooker is six quarts so I'm able to make big batches of food that will last me throughout the week. Plus, I can make the food in the morning, set it, and do all the other chores and errands I need to do throughout the day while my food cooks. Win-win.
One of my favorite healthy recipes to make is shredded chicken with salsa for burrito bowls and tacos: I put a few raw chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker, cover it with a jar of salsa, and let it cook for a few hours on high. I also love making big batches of turkey chili to last me all week (just browned ground turkey, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and a bunch of cans of beans).
Instead of spending all afternoon laboring over a hot stovetop and oven, use your slow cooker to meal prep. Not sure where to start? Scroll through these five recipes to get you started.
This healthy minestrone soup recipe is chock-full of veggies to keep you full and satisfied. It makes six servings, so you'll have enough to share and enjoy for a few days' worth of lunches and dinners.
Get the recipe here: minestrone soup
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Similar to my shredded salsa chicken, this Crock Pot honey garlic chicken would be delicious over rice (or cauliflower rice) and veggies. While the chicken cooks for six hours, you can take care of all your other chores and errands (or get back to your Netflix marathon).
Get the recipe here: crock pot honey garlic chicken
Vegetarian Lentil Tacos
This vegetarian lentil taco recipe uses Mexican-style spices to make a delicious meatless dinner. The recipe makes enough servings for nine meals so you'll have enough for the whole family and leftovers for the week.
Get the recipe here: vegetarian lentil tacos
Smoked Turkey and White Bean Soup
Another healthy soup recipe, this smoked turkey and white bean soup is full of hearty celery, carrots, and tons of herbs and spices. The recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep and can cook for six to eight hours on low, or four to five hours on high.
Get the recipe here: smoked turkey and white bean soup
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
This easy slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe is a lightened-up version of the comfort food favorite. For an even healthier version, you can serve over lentil pasta or spaghetti squash instead of egg noodles.
Get the recipe here: easy slow cooker beef stroganoff