12 healthy slow cooker recipes

Chicken noodle soup

A mix of chicken, egg noodles, celery, and carrots, this version from Well Plated by Erin has only 245 calories per two-cup

Egg casserole

Ham, spinach, mushroom, egg, and cheese converge in this egg casserole dish from All Free Slow Cooker Recipes. It’s creamy but still healthy

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


Tagged as both low calorie and heart-healthy, this jambalaya recipe from EatingWell contains fewer than 300 calories with nearly 30 grams of protein per serving.

Lamb tagine

“Tagine” or “tajine” is the name of both a type of cooking pot as well as the North African dishes prepared in it. This version from Recipe This includes diced lamb, onions, carrots

Potato soup

t only has 316 calories per 2-cup serving. The secret? Instead of heavy cream, it uses greek yogurt and half & half.

Pulled pork

A 3-ounce serving with 2 tbsp of barbecue sauce has 203 calories and 30.5 grams of protein, which means you can throw it on a couple of slider buns

Red lentil dal

The lentil-based Indian food known as dal is a solid source of both protein and fiber, but relatively low in calories.

Rice pudding

A healthy dessert option, this rice pudding from SupergoldenBakes clocks in at just 150 calories, but boasts 8 grams of protein. It also requires only four ingredients

Root vegetables

Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, and parsnips are high in fiber, making this recipe from Family Style Food good and good for you.

Seafood Cioppino

We need at least one true seafood dish in this list, so why not one that features four-count ‘em—four different types of seafood, but still registers just 205 calories and 29 grams

Steel cut oatmeal

If you’re going to make oatmeal in your crockpot—and you totally should—go for steel-cut oats, as they have a lower glycemic index and higher fiber content than old-fashioned oats.

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