When I got my first crock pot about 10 years ago, I had a hard time finding recipes that appealed to me. I’m not a huge beef stew or pot roast girl, and a lot of recipes seemed too heavy, meaty, or salty. Fast forward 10 years and there seems to be a plethora of delicious, healthful slow cooker recipes to choose from. As usual, the key is sorting out the good ones.
I don’t use my crock pot as much as many of my friends, but I try to it, at least, a couple of times per month during the school year. What I love even more than the finished meal (which is usually very tasty, but sometimes I know could have come out even better in my Dutch oven), is the fact that dinner is being prepared almost on its own as I go about my day.
So while I’m still very much a crock pot newbie, here are 7 healthy recipes for you to try. The first 5 are recipes that I have made at least twice and the other 2 are recipes waiting to be tried.
This white chicken chili is a perfect change from all the tomato-based chili’s out there. Make it mild and even the youngest kids will love it, or spice it up southwestern style.
And here are 2 recipes on my list to try:
1. Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew
I’ve had this vegan recipe printed out for a while, but have yet to try it. I love a good vegan stew, but my kids or not yet fans. So I maybe this is one that I will make for my husband and I to eat for lunch. It looks delicious and sure packs in a lot of nutrition.
2. Spring Chicken Soup
My kids love chicken soup, so this is a recipe that I’m sure everyone in the house will love. I like the spring touch—with a touch of fresh lemon juice and the addition of lighter veggies such as asparagus and zucchini. Of course, you could easily just make it with the classic carrots and celery.