11 Low-Calorie Slow Cooker Recipes

By SkinnyMs.

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Life saver to busy moms, best friend to beginner cooks, the slow cooker is one of our favorite tools in the kitchen. It makes our lives easier, and you can choose from countless low-calorie recipes that can be pulled together in a few minutes and left simmering all day. Here are 11 slow cooker recipes with 350 calories or fewer per serving.

Recipes for Weight Loss

1. Slow Cooker Minestrone
Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6
This traditional Italian vegetable soup couldn’t be easier; just combine all your ingredients and let the slow cooker do the work for you. Our recipe is packed with yummy veggies and hearty beans for a healthy serving of protein.

2. Slow Cooker Broccoli, Brown Rice and Cheddar Casserole
Points: 6 | Points Plus: 8
This warm, cheesy dish is the ultimate comfort food. We swapped out nutrient-rich walnuts instead of breadcrumbs for a crunchy topper to this melt-in-your-mouth casserole.

3. Slow Cooker Cheesy Spinach Lasagna
Points: 5 | Points: 7
Have you ever noticed that oven-baked lasagna tastes even better when reheated the next day? That’s because the flavors have more time to come together. Using the slow cooker allows more time for the lasagna to cook, resulting in the perfect melding of flavors.

4. Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6
Get all the health benefits of the superfood spinach without all the added fat traditionally found in spinach artichoke dip. This creamy, flavorful dish is perfect for putting together in the morning when you’re having guests over that night.

5. Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6
Prep time for this savory stew is just ten minutes, combining hearty beef with aromatic garlic and fresh veggies. Pair with whole grain bread for a complete dinnertime dish.

6. Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Points: 4 | Points Plus: 6
Yummy spices like paprika and thyme are used to season these cabbage rolls, which are made with turkey instead of ground beef to cut down on fat. They’re also a great dinnertime source of protein.

7. Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
Points: 7 | Points Plus: 9
This amazing substitute for Chinese takeout calls for a few unique ingredients, including a ginger-garlic puree. You should be able to find a bottled mix in the produce section of your grocery store, but if you can’t track it down, you can always use fresh ginger and garlic instead.

8. Slow Cooker 13 Bean Burgoo Stew
Points: 3 | Points Plus: 5
Don’t let the name fool you—you don’t have to go hunting down 13 different kinds of beans for this filling stew. You can find 13-bean mixtures in the dry goods section of your grocery store, or simply swap in two cans of your favorite legumes.

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6
This easy enchilada recipe is one of the most popular on SkinnyMs. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken breasts, which can be shredded with your fingers.

10. Slow Cooker Momma’s Roadhouse Chili
Points: 6 | Points Plus: 6
This classic chili is the ideal dish to warm you up on a cool winter night. Packed with ground turkey and two kinds of beans, it’s a heart-healthy source of protein that will become a weeknight go-to in your household!

11. Slow Cooker Tasty Beef Stew with Chickpeas
Points: 6 | Points Plus: 8
Our beef stew is simmered in the slow cooker until the cubes of meat fall apart on your fork. We love the addition of chickpeas, but you can modify this recipe to work with whatever’s in your cupboard.

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3 Comments on "11 Low-Calorie Slow Cooker Recipes"

  1. Saralee Dinelli  June 24, 2016

    Looking forward to receiving skinny food and weight loss tips from Skinny ‘s.

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  2. Tawnya  November 6, 2016

    I can’t remember the directions for making the ginger-garlic puree. Could you please repost it? Thank you!

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    • Gale Compton  November 11, 2016

      Tawnya,
      Peel the garlic and ginger root, place in a blender or food processor. Add enough extra-virgin olive oil to make the desired consistency. Add a pinch of sea salt and pulse until smooth. Store in a glass container in the fridge until ready to use. 🙂

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