Spend More Time Enjoying the Indoors With These 15 Spring Slow Cooker Favorites

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Spend More Time Enjoying the Outdoors by Utilizing These 15 Spring Slow Cooker Favorites

Spring is finally here. Do you really want to spend your free time in the kitchen cooking? These Spring slow cooker favorites are the perfect way to free up time while simultaneously helping you stay healthy!

15 Spring Slow Cooker Favorites

Slow cooker recipes are easy to prepare: Most of these recipes only require you to combine all the ingredients and simply turn on the Crock-Pot! All of our recipes are also loaded with delicious flavors and nutrients that will fuel your body. They’re not just for dinner either; you can make any meal of the day in your slow cooker, including breakfast! Choose a few from below, prepare them ahead of time, and enjoy them all week long!

1. Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata

Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata

This savory, filling recipe is the perfect way to start off a beautiful spring morning! It offers 12 grams of protein and only 4 carbs per serving! If you need energy and focus, this is the recipe for you.

2. Banana Pecan French Toast

banana pecan french toast

Looking for something indulgent but don’t want to totally blow your diet? Our delicious Banana Pecan French Toast is absolutely amazing! Plus, it has fewer than 300 calories per serving, so there’s no guilt involved in this meal!

3. Breakfast Casserole

breakfast casserole

There are so many incredible flavor combinations in this Breakfast Casserole, and they all compliment each other perfectly! Pour all the ingredients into the slow cooker and come back four hours later to enjoy a tasty breakfast.

4. BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

This scrumptious BBQ Pulled Pork recipe is made will natural ingredients, so you can feel good about feeding it to your family. It’s also just as tasty as it is healthy, so we know you’ll love it! 

5. Bourbon Chicken

bourbon chicken

This Bourbon Chicken is out of this world! The chicken soaks up the flavors from the sugar-free apple juice, natural molasses, and high-quality bourbon, leaving you with a wonderfully juicy dish!

6. 5-Ingredient Chicken Chili Verde

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde

You may not think of chili as a spring meal, but this recipe is sure to change your mind! It won’t leave you feeling heavy like winter chili, and it packs 37 grams of protein. As a bonus,  it contains the perfect amount of heat for a warm spring day! 

7. Chicken and Black Bean Chowder

healthy meals

This Chicken and Black Bean Chowder cuts down on calories by using a tomato base instead of a traditional cream base. By no means does that mean a decrease in flavor or texture, though! This chowder is rich with Latin spices, and the chicken is as tender as can be. You’re definitely going to want to try this one!

8. Apple Butter Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pulled Pork

I’m going to be honest with you: Our Apple Butter Pulled Pork is a little more labor-intensive than some of the other slow cooker recipes on this list because you have to make the apple butter first. That said, we promise the outcome will be worth it. This pork is so moist and mouthwatering! 

9. Everything Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Everything Beef

I absolutely adore versatile recipes, which is why I love this Everything Shredded Beef recipe so much! This delectable protein can be served inside of tacos and burritos, on top of nachos and salads, or on its own. Do with it what you will!

10. Spicy Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

spicy barbecued chicken drumsticks

Chicken wings are great, but they’re often loaded with saturated fats, trans fats, and excess sodium. Luckily, this recipe is made with clean ingredients that you can feel good about eating. They’re slightly on the spicy side, but they also contain a touch of sweetness to satisfy your cravings!

11. Greek Lemon Chicken

Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken

This Greek Lemon Chicken packs a bright, citrusy, lemon-forward flavor, making it perfect for spring! At 40 grams of protein per serving and only 5 carbs, this dish is one of the most nutritious on the list of spring slow cooker favorites! Serve it as a main entree, or shred it over a salad.

12. Chicken Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Just picture it: savory layers of whole wheat tortillas, shredded chicken, spicy enchilada sauce, and melty cheese. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? All you need to do to make this super-simple recipe is to layer the ingredients and turn on the Crock-Pot for three to four hours. Then, come back and dig in!

13. Takeout Beef and Broccoli

Slow Cooker Take Out Beef and Broccoli

Traditional takeout can be loaded with all kinds of unhealthy, fat-laden ingredients, which is why our Takeout Beef and Broccoli recipe is so wonderful! We use lean beef cuts and no added sugar to clean up this recipe and cut down on calories. At 348 calories per serving, there’s no reason not to indulge!

14. Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

That’s a spicy meatball! No — seriously —it is! If heat is your thing, you’re going to love this incredible recipe. We use lean, ground turkey to slash fat, but we’re careful not to sacrifice one bit of flavor. These Buffalo Turkey Meatballs make an awesome main course or appetizer for your next spring get together!

15. Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

This Honey Mustard Chicken is to die for. The combination of Dijon mustard and all-natural honey soaks into the chicken, creating a seriously moist and flavorful dish.

Which one of these spring slow cooker favorites caught your eye? Have you tried any of them already? Let us know in the comment section below! 

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Erin Miller

Erin is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is also a Performance Nutrition Coach, certified through the Clean Health Fitness Institute. Some of Erin’s favorite hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and hanging out at the beach, although weight lifting is her greatest passion. She says, “Weight training is one of the most empowering things a person can do. Not just seeing, but feeling yourself transform… There’s just nothing else like it.”

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