In the cold months of the winter, when it gets dark before your workday even comes to a close, the last thing you want to do when you get home is spend the next hour preparing dinner. Some nights it might just be easier to open your door, kick off our shoes and take in the aroma of a dinner that has been cooking itself all day. Slow cooking is nearly foolproof and is the healthiest way to provide a hearty meal aside from hiring someone to cook for you or ordering questionable takeout. With this option you know exactly what is going into your food and will be promised with delicious flavors that have been developing all day. This list promises to make your house smell amazing, fill your appetite and keep you on track. All of these recipes have 300 calories or less per serving!
For the Chicken-Lovers:
Some of us swear by chicken. Luckily, the slow cooker loves it as much as we do.
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
This would be a great option to cook over the weekend for Sunday night dinner and eat the leftovers for lunch throughout the week.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Mushroom and Chicken Stroganoff
This is the perfect meal to serve company. It has elevated flavors but still satisfies picky eaters.
For the Vegetarians:
Slow cookers are not just for meat-lovers. Beans and other fibrous vegetables are great for low and slow cooking.
Slow Cooker Lentil and Veggie Stew
Lentils are a great source of fiber and protein. This stew will be sure to fill you up.
Slow Cooker Zucchini Ziti
This low-carb version of a homestyle pasta dish will curb your cravings without indulging on the carbs.
For Those Who Are Also Feeding Men:
Often times when you say “low calorie dinner” those of the opposite sex go running. Let’s just keep it a secret and serve the men these delicious dinners.
Slow Cooker Pizza Burgers
This recipe has the unique flavors we all love from pizza but still keeps our calorie count intact. You won’t feel guilty after eating these burgers.
Slow Cooker Turkey Loaf
Cooking loaves in the slow cooker keeps the meat from drying out and really enhances the flavor.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
It will be hard to convince others that this recipe is actually low in calories. The rich BBQ flavor and tenderness of the pork will make you forget it’s less than 300 calories.