10 healthy slow cooker recipes

Apple crisp

However, this apple crisp from Slender Kitchen isn’t actually that unhealthy—it only has 246 calories, which leaves you some leeway for ice cream.

Balsamic Brussels sprouts

It’s about time Brussels sprouts finally get the recognition they deserve as a beneficial vegetable that tastes great. Jump on the bandwagon with this balsamic Brussels

Beef brisket tacos

So-tender-it-falls-apart brisket is the best taco filling, and the best way to make it is in your slow cooker. As for the best recipe

Butternut squash risotto

Its ingredients (squash, brown rice, shallots, broth, parmesan, sage, salt, and pepper) have just 255 calories per serving, as well as 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

Chicken enchiladas

you can make the entire thing in the slow cooker. The chicken is cooked and sauced in the pot before getting rolled into tortillas and put back in for the finishing touches. 

Chicken noodle soup

A mix of chicken, egg noodles, celery, carrots,this version from Well Plated by Erin has only 245 calories per two-cup serving, as well as 29 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

Egg casserole

It’s creamy but still healthy thanks to the inclusion of Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream! 

Honey garlic chicken

“Honey garlic chicken” sounds like it has too many tasty words to be healthy, but Diethood makes it happen—and using a slow cooker!


This jambalaya recipe from EatingWell contains fewer than 300 calories with nearly 30 grams of protein per serving. 

Lamb tagine

This version from Recipe This includes diced lamb, onions, carrots, butternut squash, tomatoes, chickpeas, and apricots, and just 350 calories per serving to go with 39 grams of protein