Slow cookers have been rising in popularity over the last few years because they make it easy to “fix it and forget it.” Being able to throw a heap of ingredients into one pot, leave it cooking for eight hours, and come home to a full meal is perfect for busy individuals and families. The best part? It’s now easier than ever to eat healthy, thanks to these easy, low-calorie slow cooker recipes. It’s like the Crock Pot is a miracle appliance!
The Crock Pot really can do it all. It can make everything from side dishes to desserts with less fuss and significantly less mess to clean-up afterwards. We decided to round-up our favorite 12 low-calorie slow cooker recipes that you can easily assemble for any occasion. You’ll love how full-flavored each recipe is, despite being less than 350 calories per serving.
When you’re craving comfort food but want to lighten it up a bit, this recipe is perfect. Browning the mushrooms and chicken before putting them into the slow cooker adds a depth of flavor to this already delicious dish. Pair this with some whole grains and you’ll make one of our favorite low-calorie slow cooker recipes.
If you’re looking for an easy way to make your turkey for Thanksgiving this year, you’ve come to the right place. By using a Crock Pot, there’s virtually no chance that the turkey will dry out. The blend of spices used gives this dish a traditional Thanksgiving taste, but we won’t tell anyone if you decide to make it all year long.
Nothing says cozy like a big bowl of chicken noodle soup. Making your own from scratch couldn’t be easier! This soup is healthier than anything you’ll ever eat out of a can because it doesn’t have any of those added artificial ingredients. Paired with a leafy salad and some whole wheat bread, this dish will please everyone. Once you make your own soup, you’ll never go back!
Even breakfast can be made in a slow cooker! Once you sauté the onions, throw everything else into the slow cooker and just let it do its thing. This frittata feels indulgent with the addition of gooey mozzarella cheese, but this dish is low-calorie through and through. Assemble it on a Saturday evening, let it cook overnight, and you’ll wake up to a perfect Sunday brunch!
A lightened up, low-calorie version of sweet potato casserole is a great recipe to have on hand with the holidays fast approaching. Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse on their own, so we’re just amping up their flavor with a delicious blend of spices and a splash of apple juice for sweetness. It’s perfect for a festive potluck!
Another holiday staple that can be made with a Crock Pot! By cooking the cranberries low and slow, the pectin with eventually form into a jelly texture, giving the cranberry sauce its signature look. You’ll have plenty of time for the flavors to sit and blend together, making this one of the easiest low-calorie slow cooker recipes on the list.