If you are looking for some new healthy crockpot recipes to add to your weekly menu rotation, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’ve compiled twenty different recipes for you to try, all of which are ideal for when you need a healthy dinner without spending hours of hands-on prep time in the kitchen. Each of these recipes will create a dish that the whole family will love and that you’ll want to return to over and over again!
Easy Crockpot Meals That Are Healthy And Won’t Disappoint
1. 5 Ingredient Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken
For a healthy and easy dinner recipe, look no further than this honey garlic chicken from Hello Spoonful. The best thing about this recipe is that it requires just five ingredients. All you have to do is throw the ingredients into your crockpot and leave to cook. It’s perfect for meal prepping or a weeknight dinner, and you can add rice or salad alongside the chicken for a complete meal.
2. Crockpot Sesame Chicken
Try out this sesame chicken from Show Me The Yummy, if you are looking for a healthy version of your favorite take-out dish. The recipe combines chicken breasts, broth, rice vinegar, honey, and other household ingredients to make a lighter version of the classic recipe. For a complete healthy meal, opt for brown or cauliflower rice to serve with this chicken dish. In total, you’ll only need to spend five minutes preparing your chicken, and then it will take three hours to cook in the crockpot before serving.
3. Crockpot Baked Potatoes
Fit Foodie Finds shows us how to make this set it and forget it recipe that will not only be delicious but will also help to free up space in the oven when you are preparing a big meal for your family. It’s a healthy side dish to serve with steak or fish, and the crockpot helps to cook your potatoes to perfection. The great thing about this recipe is you’ll only need russet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, yet it creates the most tender potatoes you will have ever tried. Kids and teens are bound to love this side dish and will be begging you to cook potatoes again this way in the future.
4. Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken
Made with corn, black beans, tomatoes, and seasonings, this crockpot Santa Fe chicken simply uses staple ingredients from your pantry and requires no pre-cooking. Skinny Taste shares this delicious recipe which you can just top with sour cream or reduced-fat cheddar cheese and serve. If you would like a more substantial meal, serve it over rice or cauliflower rice for a filling dinner. Of course, you can customize this recipe to fit your needs by adding as many toppings as you like before serving.
5. Healthier Hamburger Helper
Kids and teens will still love this healthier version of the classic Hamburger Helper from The Recipe Rebel, yet it will give them a much more nutritious meal. This recipe is completely made in the crockpot, including the pasta, which will be perfectly cooked by the time the dish is done. The recipe packs in plenty of vegetables, but the kids won’t even notice them through the delicious taste of the pasta and sauce.
6. Healthy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Lauren’s Latest shares this healthy chicken enchilada casserole that will go down a treat with kids for dinner. The recipe is easy to make and is packed full of veggies. It’s almost fat-free thanks to the healthy ingredients used in this dish, yet it still tastes the same as a pan of enchiladas. You’ll want to be careful when cooking this meal, to avoid the rice becoming overcooked. After two hours, start stirring and checking the dish, to make sure everything is evenly cooked before serving.
7. Chicken Quinoa Crockpot Casserole
You’ll love this simple one-pot recipe from Create Kid’s Club which needs just five minutes of preparation time before everything is left to cook. It’s a healthy and complete meal that uses canned food and only requires you to shred the chicken before serving the dish. It’s a great budget-friendly recipe, so it is ideal for cooking for your whole family without spending a fortune or sacrificing a healthy meal. You’ll leave everything to cook for four hours on high or six to eight hours on low. It’s the perfect recipe to prepare in the morning before starting work for the day.
8. Healthy Pulled Pork
For anyone who is following the paleo or Whole30 meal plans, you’ll love this healthy crockpot pulled pork recipe from The Clean Eating Couple. It’s a simple and filling weeknight dinner that’s low in fat and high in protein. The recipe uses just ten ingredients, all of which you probably already have in your kitchen. After just ten minutes of prep time, everything will be ready to put in the crockpot to cook. To keep this recipe low carb, use a low or no sugar BBQ sauce in this dish.
9. Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili
Suburban Simplicity shows us how to make this turkey chili recipe that is great for a weeknight or game day and is sure to be enjoyed by your whole family. It’s a protein-rich recipe that’s packed with flavor, and you can just toss everything into your crockpot and leave it to work its magic. For a heartier meal, think about adding rice or quinoa into the mix. Before serving, consider adding various toppings to the chili, such as cheese or avocado. It’s perfect for a cold winter’s night when you need a warming dinner but you don’t feel like spending all night in the kitchen.
10. Healthier Beef Stew
If you are looking for a delicious meal to keep you warm this winter, try out this beef stew from All Recipes. It uses a reduced-sodium beef broth and heaps of vegetables to make a rich yet healthy dinner. By adding extra garlic, you can also add extra nutritional benefits and potentially protect your family from colds. You’ll spend only thirty minutes preparing this dish, and then it can be left to cook for up to ten to twelve hours, depending on the setting you use.
11. Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola
While you might associate your crockpot with mainly making lunches and dinners, it’s also an ideal device for creating your granola. Amy’s Healthy Baking shares this simple recipe that will make you a healthy five-ingredient granola that’s great for breakfast or sprinkling over yogurt. The recipe combines old-fashioned oats and crisp rice cereal for a good mixture of textures. Then you’ll add honey and egg whites, which will add some sweetness and bind all of the clusters together. If you’re vegan, you can simply switch the egg for non-dairy milk and the honey for agave or maple syrup. For the finishing touch, sprinkle in any dried fruits of your choice or add chocolate chips for a little extra treat.
12. Winter Vegetable Soup with Split Red Lentils
A Beautiful Plate shares this healthy winter soup that is packed with vegetables and split red lentils. You’ll finish off the dish by adding olive oil, parsley, and cheese, for a hearty yet healthy recipe that no one in your family will be able to resist. For the vegetables, you’ll add onions, carrot, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, and cabbage. To bulk the recipe up a little, you’ll also throw in some potatoes, and as you can see, it’s a filling meal to enjoy after a cold day outdoors.
13. Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry
Chicken curry doesn’t always have to be an unhealthy or heavy meal, thanks to this recipe from The Endless Meal. You’ll add curry paste, coconut milk, and ginger for a flavor-packed dish that requires minimal effort or time in the kitchen. This Thai curry is quite a thin curry, as is typical of Thai dishes. You can complete the meal with a side of basmati rice or cauliflower rice if you are looking for a healthy alternative.
14. Vegetable Pot Pie Stew
This Healthy Kitchen shows us how to make this flavorful recipe that’s a low-calorie meal you can enjoy on a busy day. It’s a versatile recipe that you can adjust to add vegetables, beans, or lentils as you desire. You’ll use pantry-friendly ingredients, including vegetables that have a long shelf life. This recipe is great for picky eaters and is also vegan-friendly, soy-free, and gluten-free. If you are catering for anyone with nut allergies, you can just switch out one ingredient to also make it nut-free.
15. Easy Healthy Salmon Fillets with Asian Vegetables
Your partner will absolutely adore you for cooking this delicious salmon meal, and this recipe from Simple Nourished Living creates a fresh and healthy dinner. The recipe is designed to serve two people, but you can easily double the ingredients to serve four. It takes just minutes to prepare, as you’ll just place the bag of frozen vegetables inside, add your salmon, and add seasonings and salt before covering to cook. It only takes two to three hours on a low setting, so it is a quick recipe to use on a busy weekend.
16. Vegan Stuffed Peppers
If you are looking for a simple vegan-friendly recipe, try out these stuffed peppers from Happy Healthy Mama. You’ll fill your peppers with black beans, quinoa, and corn, and then top them off with a delicious avocado crema. It’s the perfect plant-based dinner to enjoy any night of the week and is also a great option for catering to different dietary requirements at a dinner party. You’ll add salsa and spices into the mix, so make sure you choose a salsa that is the right heat level for you and your family.
17. Healthier Crack Chicken
Your whole family will love you for making this crack chicken from Slimming Eats, and they won’t even be able to tell that it’s a healthier version of the classic recipe. This recipe opts to use low-fat cream cheese, which helps to make the sauce much healthier. The crockpot makes your chicken perfectly tender, as it’s cooked slowly on the low heat setting. You’ll be pleased to know that this recipe needs just fifteen minutes of prep time and creates up to six generous servings.
18. Healthy Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
For a healthy vegetarian recipe to keep you warm through the winter months, try out this vegetarian chili from Erhardts Eat. It’s a healthy yet comforting dish that combines beans, vegetables, and lentils for a delicious chili meal that will please even the pickiest of eaters. You’ll use a whole selection of spices in this dish, which add a smoky and slightly spicy taste to the chili.
19. Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna
Lasagna is one of my family’s favorite dinners, so I was thrilled to find this healthy veggie crockpot lasagna from Pinch of Yum. You’ll combine Italian tomato sauce, wavy lasagna noodles, vegetables of your choice, and ricotta cheese for a hearty and rich dinner. To add more flavor to the dish, you’ll add in the pesto and then top everything off with mozzarella or provolone cheese. Before serving, add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for the perfect finishing touch.
20. Healthy Crockpot Chicken Vegetable Soup
Cooking for Two offers us this healthy winter soup recipe, which is ideal for lunch or dinner. It recommends using skinless, boneless chicken breasts, as this is the healthiest option for your soup. Use low sodium broth and don’t add any extra salt to keep this dish as healthy as possible. It’s a reasonably low-carb dish as well, with just 26 grams of carbs per serving.
The crockpot is such a versatile tool and makes cooking so much easier on busy days. I love to set things up in the morning or at lunchtime and just leave the device to do its thing until I’m ready to serve dinner. It’s the perfect kitchen device for creating soups, curries, and chilis, and I’m always finding new ways to experiment and make the most of my crockpot. Which one of these healthy crockpot dishes are you looking forward to trying first? Whichever recipe you decide to test out, you’re guaranteed to make a dinner that’s healthy and delicious for your whole family to enjoy.