When you spend all day at work or running errands, it can be pretty intimidating to cook a decent meal and squeeze in some exercise. But healthy living doesn’t have to mean spending every spare second in the kitchen or gym! These nutritious slow-cooker recipes can be prepped ahead of time so there’s a hot meal ready whenever you are. Whether you have a hard time carving out time for breakfast or spend your entire evening preparing dinner, these healthy recipes are worth trying — they basically cook themselves!
Much like its pork predecessor, this poultry-based carnitas recipe is tender, flavorful, and comforting — however, it leaves out the traditional portions of oil and lard. Try it on tacos, salad, or nachos!
You can add shredded chicken to this Paleo-optimized recipe for additional protein, but it’s perfectly tasty as a vegetarian dish!
Yes, it’s entirely possible to roast a chicken in your slow cooker. By doing so, you’ll have the makings of healthy recipes for a week!
Slow cookers aren’t just for applesauce and stroganoff! Try something a little more exotic for your next healthy dinner . . . this chickpea curry is just the thing.
This Mexican breakfast casserole is the perfect brunch choice when you have to feed a crowd. Since you won’t have to spend all morning in the kitchen, you’ll have more time with your guests!
If you’ve ever made a disastrous attempt at slow-cooker oatmeal, have no fear: steel-cut oats are here to redeem you. Let this recipe be your guide to nailing overnight oats!
Paleo dieters will love this beef and veggie stew, which only requires 20 minutes of preparation time before slow-cooking to perfection.
You know those days where you have a bunch of random vegetables in the fridge? The simple solution to using them all is this vegetarian chili loaded with zucchini, tomatoes, corn, and a ton of other pantry staples.
Few comfort foods are quite as rich as split pea soup, but the vegetable and ham dish can be time-consuming at the best of times. Try preparing it in your slow cooker for a bubbling dinner that’s ready when you get home!
While it tastes extremely decadent, this chocolate and cherry oatmeal is a perfectly healthy breakfast option. Unsweetened dark chocolate and tart cherries will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt!
At 48 grams of protein and fewer than 350 calories per serving, this healthy take on a Chinese takeout favorite is so much better than Panda Express!