Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

When you think of a slow cooker – or a crock pot – you might think of rich, heavy meals made with unhealthy ingredients like cream-of-something soup or powdered ranch dressing or processed gravy.

But using a slow cooker can be one of the healthiest ways to cook!

In fact, using just a few simple ingredients – like grass-fed beef or pastured poultry or pork – plus fresh herbs, spices, onions, garlic and broth or wine, you can have a deliciously-moist gourmet meal… with just a few minutes of hands-on preparation time.

For working moms, the slow cooker can be a real lifesaver. Instead of coming home to everyone’s favorite question  – “What’s for dinner?”  – you’ll be greeted by the aroma of a stress-free supper. Steam some organic broccoli, toss together a kale salad and dinner is served.

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: Why Cooking “Slow & Low” is the Way to Go!

Another important benefit of using the slow cooker instead of the grilling or broiling for a quick meal? It reduces harmful cooking byproducts that have been linked with cancer.

In fact, cooking protein-rich foods at high temperatures – even for short periods of time – promotes the formation of cancer-causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs). But you can prevent this… by slow cooking!

Cooking in a slow cooker – at or below 212 degrees F – creates negligible amounts of HCAs. Cooking “slow and low” also infuses your meat with wonderful flavor, a tender texture, and mouthwatering moisture.

Get Started with Slow Cooking Today

If you don’t own a slow cooker, this is an invaluable tool to have in your kitchen. But choose wisely! Please read our article on lead in slow cookers to protect your family from this little known danger.

Then get started making fuss-free meals your whole family will love like Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Garlic, Rosemary and LemonSlow Cooker White Chicken ChiliSlow Cooker Herb Chicken and many more.

 

Slow Cooker Herb Chicken

Slow Cooker Herb Chicken Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 480 mins Total time 8 hours 20 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 -8oz. breasts pasture-raised chicken 1 tsp. fresh thyme 10 pearl onions, peeled ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 c. Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth 1 whole organic bay leaf … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 240 mins Total time 4 hours 20 mins   Serves: 6 Ingredients ½ tsp. organic garlic powder 3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil 2 tsp. organic arrowroot 1 packet SweetLeaf Stevia Plus® Sweetener SweetLeaf Stevia Plus ½ c. chopped organic onion 32 oz. grass-fed beef sirloin, cut into 2” strips … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

4.0 from 1 reviews Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 720 mins Total time 12 hours 10 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 tsp. organic ground cumin ½ whole jalapeno pepper, diced 1 Tbsp. organic chili powder 1 tsp. organic cayenne pepper 16 oz. organic dry black beans, soaked overnight ½ tsp. organic garlic powder … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin (Chicken with Wine)

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin (Chicken with Wine) Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 480 mins Total time 8 hours 20 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ pound organic crimini mushrooms 10 pearl onions, peeled 3 slices Niman Ranch Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon 2 c. organic red wine 4 cloves organic galric, crushed ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt ¼ tsp. … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 300 mins Total time 5 hours 5 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 whole organic spaghetti squash Instructions Wash the squash. Put the squash and ½ cup of water in the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours. (NOTE: The squash is cooked when you can easily pierce the skin with a … [Read more...]

Slow-Roasted Cider Pork Loin with Cabbage (Dairy Free)

Slow-Roasted Cider Pork Loin with Cabbage (Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 180 mins Total time 3 hours 20 mins   Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. organic coconut oil 1 c. chopped organic onion 2 cloves organic garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. organic honey ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 36 oz. organic pork tenderloin ½ c. organic apple cider 1 head … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 180 mins Total time 3 hours 15 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 14.5 ounce can organic diced tomatoes 1 can (12 oz) organic whole kernel corn, drained 3 tsp. dried oregano 2 stalks organic celery, chopped 1 16-oz can organic kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 16-oz can organic garbanzo beans, … [Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 120 mins Total time 2 hours 10 mins   Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 32 oz. pasture-raised pork roast 4 Tbsp. fresh organic rosemary, chopped 8 cloves organic garlic, chopped 1 whole organic lemon, juice and peel 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 480 mins Total time 8 hours 30 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 medium organic onions, chopped 1 tsp. organic dried oregano 3 c. Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth 4 medium organic red peppers, chopped 4 -8oz. breasts organic pasture-raised chicken 6 cloves organic garlic, minced … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 240 mins Total time 4 hours 10 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 medium organic sweet potatoes ¼ tsp. nutmeg 3 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil Instructions Wash potatoes and prick with a fork. Combine coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat each potato with … [Read more...]

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