6 Best Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Loss

With Monique Robbins

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup

In a slow cooker, combine chicken breasts, celery, carrots, low-sodium chicken broth, garlic, onion, and the herbs and seasonings of your choosing. Cook the chicken for 6 to 8 hours on low heat, or 3 to 4 hours on high heat, or until tender.  

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

After browning garlic and lean ground turkey with shallots, transfer to a slow cooker. A sprinkle of cayenne pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, black beans, chili powder, cumin, and paprika should be added.  

Slow Cooker Quinoa and Vegetable Stew

In a slow cooker, combine quinoa, diced sweet potatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, and the preferred herbs and seasonings.   

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

In a slow cooker, combine diced tomatoes, dried lentils, chopped carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and low-sodium vegetable broth with a blend of herbs and seasonings.   

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

In a slow cooker, combine boneless, skinless chicken breasts with salsa Verde (green salsa). Cook the chicken on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until tender.  

Slow Cooker Ratatouille

Slow cooker ingredients include bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant slices, garlic, minced tomatoes, and a mixture of herbs including basil, thyme, and oregano. Cook the vegetables for 6 to 8 hours on low heat, or 3 to 4 hours on high heat, or until tender and seasoned.  

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