We all know slow cookers are great for feeding families, but did you know they can also be a great tool for those of us looking to shed a few pounds? In fact, with the ability to dump in the ingredients and let the slow cooker do the work, you can save you time while you shed the weight. Not too shabby! Make those ingredients healthy, and you’ve got yourself weight loss slow cooker recipes that are sure to keep you slim, trim, and feeling good.
Here Are Our Best 8 Slimming Slow Cooker Recipes You Gotta Try:
Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal(199 calories, 3 grams fat per serving).* Nothing starts your day better than a bowl of warm, good-for-you oatmeal. Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker before bed and wake up the next morning to a delicious treat.
Skinny Spaghetti (219 calories, 9 grams fat per serving). * With whole-wheat spaghetti, arugula, capers, and fire-roasted tomatoes, this slimming recipe can be enjoyed alone or with the fam.
Savory Superfood Soup (157 calories, 1 gram fat per serving).* This filling soup is chock full of superfoods like sweet potatoes, carrots, black beans and garlic. At just 157 calories per serving, this soup is a must-try weight loss meal for anyone looking to shed a few pounds!
Chicken and Mushroom Gravy (82 calories, 2 grams of fat serving). This recipe takes a down-home favorite and makes it skinny without losing flavor. Serve the recipe for slow cooker over whole grain brown rice or pasta for extra protein and fiber.
Turkey Stroganoff (235 calories, 9 grams of fat per serving). Our version of skinny stroganoff calls for healthier ingredients than traditional recipes without compromising flavor.
Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans (111 calories, 0 grams of fat per serving).* This fat-free, flavorful side dish packs lots of nutrients without the extra fat and calories in traditional sweet potato casseroles.
Balsamic Chicken (190 calories, 6 grams of fat per serving). This yummy chicken entrée will satisfy your craving for Italian food in a healthy way.
Fudge (114 calories, 8 grams of fat per piece).* Yes, you read that correctly! You can satisfy your sweet tooth and still lose the weight with this recipe, which includes chocolate chips and coconut milk.
* Vegetarian Friendly
New to slow cooking? Check out our 12 Rules of Slow Cooking.
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