Slow cooker recipes can be hearty and good to your waistline!
When you think of slow cooker recipes, you typically think of stews, chilis and other hearty dishes that aren’t necessarily the best for your waistline. But crock pot meals don’t have to be high in fat. Here are 11 low fat recipes to try in your slow cooker. The kicker? They all weigh in at less than ten grams of fat per serving.
1.) Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken (12 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This sesame chicken is just as good as takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant, without all the added grease. Coming in at 8 grams of fat per serving, it’s a high-flavor dish you can easily substitute in place of the traditional Asian meal you’re craving.
2.) Slow Cooker Beef Stew (6 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This hearty beef stew is so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it sooner. It combines all fresh ingredients and takes just ten minutes to prep, then simmers in the slow cooker all day. The best part? It’s just seven grams of fat per serving.
3.) Slow Cooker Broccoli, Brown Rice and Cheddar Casserole (10 Freestyle SmartPoints)
It’s like your favorite broccoli cheddar casserole, made in the slow cooker without all the fat. This recipe gives you all the cheesy goodness you crave without the added fat from using canned soup. It has nine grams of fat per serving.
4.) Slow Cooker Momma’s Roadhouse Chili (0 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This savory chili will have your mouth watering as it simmers in the slow cooker all day! Black beans and kidney beans add protein and take the place of high-fat ground beef, bringing this dish down to just seven grams of fat per serving.
5.) Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Chickpeas (9 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This slow cooker stew can be prepared with many ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. The chickpeas add a unique flavor to this hearty classic. One serving comes in at nine grams of fat.
6.) Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Chicken (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This dish tastes like it came out of the kitchen of a restaurant. At just six grams of fat per serving, this dish easily takes the place of that fattening spinach and artichoke appetizer served at many restaurants.
7.) Slow Cooker Cheesy Spinach Lasagna (9 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This slow cooker lasagna is easier and less time consuming than a traditional baked lasagna. Plus, it combines all the flavors of your favorite Italian dish for just nine grams of fat per serving!
8.) Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas (10 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Who says Mexican food has to be fattening? Substitute these delicious chicken enchiladas when you’re craving Mexican takeout. For just six grams of fat per serving, they’re a guilt-free way to get your south of the border fix.
9.) Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
These slow cooker cabbage rolls are simple to make and incorporate a sauce that’s brimming with flavor. They come in at seven grams of fat per serving, and the ground turkey makes them a great source of protein, too.
10.) Slow Cooker 13 Bean Burgoo Stew (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Perhaps we should begin by saying this recipe clocks in at just two grams of fat per serving—two! Legumes are an excellent heart healthy source of protein, so this dish will fill you up without the added fat.
11.) Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Stew (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This Italian meatball stew is the ultimate comfort food. Even more comforting? It weighs in at just seven grams of fat per serving, so you can enjoy it guilt-free all winter long.