Starting out your new year right means eating healthy and also being busy with all of your resolutions like exercising, decluttering, catching up with friends more often, etc. In times like this, you need some tasty and home cooked meals that will not keep you in the kitchen for hours at a time so you will have more time to focus on other things. Below are some of our favorite healthy slow cooker recipes that will make your house smell great, your mouth happy, and your scale will be glad, too! Follow the links by clicking the photos to original recipes.
SLOW COOKER THAI CHICKEN SOUP
Yummmm! Thai food is some of my favorite. You can adjust the types of ingredients you use (for instance, not using full fat coconut milk) to suit your tastes and caloric intake.
SLOW COOKER LASAGNA SOUP
Lasagna soup is seriously a comfort food treat. Substitute ground beef for ground chicken or turkey, whole wheat pasta for regular, and low fat milk plus 1 tbsp of flour in place of heavy cream to lower the fat content.
SLOW COOKER SKINNY TACO SOUP
Already skinny and delicious! Recipe is great as is! Serve with a lime wedge for an extra punch of flavor.
SLOW COOKER HONEY SESAME CHICKEN WITH QUINOA
Quinoa is a great substitute for rice. It comes in many varieties and is packed with protein to keep you fuller longer on less.
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN POSOLE
Full of great anti-oxidant rich vegetables and chicken, Chicken Posole is a tasty and warming winter dish. Serve with some sliced radishes on top for added color and flavor.
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CARNITAS
I love pork carnitas, but have decided to cut out pork and beef from my diet, so this is a welcome recipe! Serve in corn or whole wheat soft tacos (to reduce bleached flour intake) and top with cilantro, red onion, limes, and thinly sliced radishes for an authentic flavor.
Enjoy your free time and smaller waistline with these tasty slow cooker meals!