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12 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

I over did it this holiday season. Are you with me? I need to slim down, but eating steamed fish with steamed veggies is only going to leave me wanting a giant brownie for dessert. What I need is a hearty meal that will leave me satisfied without leaving extra around the gut. Oh, did I mention I’m exhausted from the holidays and need someone else to cook? My problems are solved! Meals that are lower in fat and calories and the slow cooker takes care of the rest. Dreams do come true.


  • Char Siu Pork Recipe 1 of 12
    Char Siu Pork Recipe
    Chinese BBQ pork, Yum. I want this served with brown rice and sautéed veggies.
    For the recipe go to My Recipes
  • Thyme Scented White Bean Cassoulet 2 of 12
    Thyme Scented White Bean Cassoulet
    A hearty stew with thyme, one of my favorite herbs - and I've got plenty in my her garden out back!
    For the recipe go to My Recipes
  • Provencal Chicken Supper 3 of 12
    Provencal Chicken Supper
    This chicken dish looks absolutely beautiful and delicious. Slow cooker, get to work.
    For the recipe go to My Recipes
  • Wine And Tomato Braised Chicken 4 of 12
    Wine And Tomato Braised Chicken
    Serve with pasta. Yes, you can still have pasta, whole wheat or multi grain is best, but if you choose regular white flour pasta make sure to eat a 1/2 cup or less.
    For the recipe go to Eating Well
  • Greek Chicken And Vegetable Ragout 5 of 12
    Greek Chicken And Vegetable Ragout
    Slow cooker doesn't always mean American comfort food.
    For the recipe go to Eating Well
  • Lentil Stew With Butternut Squash 6 of 12
    Lentil Stew With Butternut Squash
    I love the idea of adding a bit of sweetness from the butternut squash to lentils. Salty Sweet works for me.
    For the recipe go to Good Housekeeping
  • Chinese Red Cooked Pork Shoulder 7 of 12
    Chinese Red Cooked Pork Shoulder
    I think I might halve the sugar and use a pork tenderloin instead of the shoulder - even a well trimmed should is still a fatty piece of pork.
    For the recipe go to Good Housekeeping
  • Turkey Chili 8 of 12
    Turkey Chili
    Nothing says comfort on a freezing January day like a bowl of chili.
    For the recipe go to Healthy Tasty Cheap
  • Beer Braised Beef 9 of 12
    Beer Braised Beef
    Super simple recipe, make sure to use a good beer.
    For the recipe go to My Recipes
  • Red Cooked Chicken With Stir Fry Vegetables 10 of 12
    Red Cooked Chicken With Stir Fry Vegetables
    This Chicken recipe is considered healthy, but I think you can make it even healthier by halving the sugar and using low sodium soy sauce and switch to skinless bone-in breasts.
    For the recipe go to Good Housekeeping
  • Vegan Black Bean Soup 11 of 12
    Vegan Black Bean Soup
    I know some black bean lovers who will appreciate this recipe.
    Get the recipe for vegan black bean soup
  • Vegetable, Leek, Beef And Barley Soup 12 of 12
    Vegetable, Leek, Beef And Barley Soup
    The title says it all with this incredible ingredients. (skip the pat of butter for an even healthier version)
    Get the recipe for vegetable leek beef barley soup

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