Healthy slow cooker recipes are a life saver for the busy family. To help you incorporate more slow cooker recipes in your weekly meal plan, I have compiled a huge list of delicious and healthy recipes for your convenience.

Healthy slow cooker recipes



Why Slow Cooker Recipes?

Are you busy? I know I am! Truthfully I never wanted to be a family that runs around every single night of the week, never knowing if we’re coming or going.  We’ve purposefully made our lifestyle as such that spends as much time as we can together as a family and keeping schedules low key, which means paring down the extra curricular activities.

Even with a more “simple” lifestyle, we have still found ourselves right smack dab in the middle of a season of busyness.  I’m not sure how we got here, but here we are with our calendars full and in desperate need of some organization.

I know us, and I know that if I don’t have a plan in place we’ll find ourselves getting “healthier” takeout more than we like, our food bill will sky rocket, and our pants will get tighter.  When I start panicking  on how I am going to keep everything in check, I always turn to my trusty kitchen friend, my slow cooker.  ::cue angelic choirs::

I plan to HEAVILY rely on super easy healthy slow cooker recipes in every single busy season of our life.  And when I say easy, I’m not talking 20 step process slow cooker recipes that would be faster made on the stovetop or oven.  No no no.  I’m talking chop, dump, cover, and done.  Mama doesn’t have time for all that complicated time consuming stuff.  You likely don’t either.

Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Now that you are sold on the blessing of slow cooker recipes, think of this as a friend doing some of the leg work for you.  All of these recipes are things that my whole family is likely to eat too.  Surely you will find some that appeal to you too.  Pin this, share in on Facebook, and refer to this list when you need some inspiration and you are in need of a home cooked meal without actually doing any cooking.  🙂

Salsa verde chicken. An easy slow cooker meal.

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker salsa verde chicken

Slow cooker chicken fajitas

Whole chicken and gravy

Greek chicken with white beans

Cool ranch shredded chicken tacos

Slow cooker balsamic chicken 

White chicken chili

Coconut curry chicken

Aunt Beula’s saucy chicken

Chicken chili

Chili cilantro lime chicken

Indian butter chicken

Poor man’s chicken noodle soup

Chicken Philly sandwiches

Chicken taco meat

Thai coconut chicken soup

Chicken Tikka masala

3 ingredient Hawaiian chicken

Honey garlic chicken

BBQ chicken

slow cooker beef stroganoff on a white plate

Beef Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker pot roast

Beef stroganoff

Shredded Italian beef

Barbacoa beef

Beef Bourguignon

BBQ meatballs

Ultimate beef stew

Meatballs in marinara sauce

Tangy pineapple shredded beef

Beef and broccoli

Korean beef short ribs

Corned beef

Pumpkin chili

Steakhouse stuffed peppers

shredded pork roast on green platter

Pork Slow Cooker Recipes

Balsamic pork roast


Red beans and rice

Split pea soup

Pork Chops with cabbage and fennel

BBQ pulled pork

Pork stuffed peppers

Sausage and peppers


Tender bbq ribs


Potato soup with bacon

Kale and chorizo soup

Everything Greek pork pitas

close up of a bowl of slow cooker pinto beans

Meatless Slow Cooker Recipes

Black bean soup

Creamy tomato basil soup

Pinto beans

Creamy potato and corn soup

Butternut squash soup

Refried beans

Black bean enchiladas

Spaghetti sauce

Baked potatoes

Quinoa Tex Mex casserole

Meatless lasagna

Tomato, kale, and quinoa soup

Healthy slow cooker recipes for busy families