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December 19, 2016 by
Jay Medley
With winter here to stay – for at least a little while – the temperatures are dipping, leaving us in the mood for warm and hearty meals. And especially in the busy hustle and bustle of our day to day lives, it can be difficult to carve out the time to cook a healthy and delicious meal.

However, it’s more important now than ever to eat healthy meals that give us the energy and fuel our bodies’ need.

Being able to throw ingredients into the crock pot and leave a delicious meal simmering all day long and coming home to the aroma of a home cooked meal with minimal hassle or time spent is probably one of the best feelings, particularly when you know you are about to indulge in a healthy meal.

Check out some of our favorite healthy and yummy slow-cooker recipes to try this winter.

Soups

There are an endless array of slow-cooker recipes out there for healthy and hearty soups, chock full of protein and delicious flavors that will leave you going back for seconds.

This Italian tortellini soup is even approved for special diets and has a wide variety of flavors that will leave you warm and full.

If you are looking for something filled with sausage and beans, this is a recipe you have to try – talk about delicious! Finally, if you’re craving something Mexican themed, this chicken tortilla soup recipe has your name written all over it.

Chicken

Chicken is always a good go-to meat to serve as a meal – full of protein and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. There are certainly tons of crock pot recipes out there revolving around poultry.

One fan favorite is this pesto chicken and pasta recipe, which is filling yet full of protein and flavor. Another great option is slow cooker chicken fajitas, filled with flavorful spices and veggies, too.

One more idea is this honey garlic chicken and vegetables recipe that takes advantage of your crock pot and makes something that’s easy to make look and taste like it’s fancy!

chicken

Beef

If beef is more your cup of tea, there are tons of recipes to choose from. Broccoli and beef is a classic healthy meal that is so yummy and will leave you wanting to take leftovers for lunch!

Beef stew is another tried and true meal that will give you endless vitamins and nutrients. For something more exotic, Cuban style shredded beef is something different but delicious.

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Vegetarian

If you’re meatless or just craving something veggie-style, there are lots of recipes to choose from here, too. Veggie lasagna is full of vitamins, easy to make, and will quickly become a new favorite.

This quinoa and vegetable dish is one that is sure to please and is full of protein. Finally, if you’re looking for something sweeter, this vegetarian sweet potato crock pot chili is to die for.

No matter what cuisine you prefer, there is a crock pot recipe that is healthy and tasty to match your preferences. Enjoy one soon to stay loaded up on vegetables and nutrients that will make your body feel great.

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