Don’t you just LOVE to coming home to a warm dinner that’s ready and waiting for you to dig in? Who doesn’t!? This compilation of healthy slow cooker recipes enables you to turn this dream into a reality on a more regular basis. As a bonus, slow cooker meals are easy to throw together! With less pots and pans to scrub, you’ll also spend less time cleaning up after your meal. I definitely call that a win-win!
All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten and dairy-free. Why? Because as a naturopathic doctor, one of the ways that I help you to maximize your health and energy is by personalizing your diet to best fuel your body. The foods that your best friend may swear makes him or her feel amazing, may be the exact foods that are causing inflammation for you (and vice-versa). Although the way in which your body responds to specific foods is very individualized, gluten and dairy present as the most common issues discovered for my patients via food sensitivity testing and through the completion of an Elimination Diet.
Have you ever investigated whether certain ingredients in your diet are causing the chronic symptoms you may experiencing, like digestive upset, bloating, eczema, acne, headaches and fatigue? If you’d like to learn more about these types of food reactions, I invite you to download a free copy of my eBook, “A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities“.
If you think that gluten and dairy-free meals are bland and boring, these 22 healthy slow cooker recipes will definitely change your outlook! Give them a try, and let me know your favourites in the comments below!
22 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You’ll LOVE!
This recipe makes for fall off the bone chicken and takes under 10 minutes to prepare. There is no easier way to cook a Whole Chicken! The dry-rub spice mix infuses the meat with flavour and the chicken drippings at the bottom of the crock-pot taste delicious on top of quinoa. So delicious!
This butter chicken from Eating Bird Food is a lighter version of the traditional Indian dish, and is excellent served over cauliflower rice! Perfect for when you’re craving Indian food, but don’t want that heavy feeling after eating too much naan bread and dairy!
What makes this Hawaiian Shredded Chicken so wonderful is that it can be served hot or cold, on a salad or in a lettuce wrap, and it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savoury! It’s the best of all of the worlds! Thank you to The Real Food Dieticians for this tasty recipe.
This recipe from Dishing Out Health combines cauliflower and red lentils in a curry-infused broth for a comforting vegetarian dish. It’s packed full of flavour from the garlic, ginger, curry, powder and Thai red curry paste, and is super satisfying served over rice or quinoa.
This hearty and healthy chili recipe features ground turkey instead of ground beef, and is loaded with beans and fresh vegetables! Bonus: it freezes and reheats well, so it’s perfect to save in your freezer for the next time you need an easy meal! Thank you to Watch Learn Eat for this recipe.
This meal from Moms With Crockpots may be simple, but it certainly doesn’t lack in flavour! There’s practically zero prep time, and it can be served over your choice of rice or quinoa, or on it’s own with a side salad!
This immune-boosting chicken vegetable soup is marvelous if you’re feeling under the weather or if you just need something to warm you up in these cooler months! Thank you to The Slow Cooking Housewife for this mouth-watering recipe!
These turkey meatballs from A Clean Bake are “the most succulent, moist, and tender meatballs you’ve ever had”! Eat them on their own, serve them atop a bed of zoodles, or try red lentil pasta for an extra punch of protein and fibre!
This Lentil Sausage Soup allows you to use whatever produce you may have leftover in your fridge, or growing in your garden so nothing goes to waste! It’s easy to make, versatile, and everyone in your family will love it! Thank you to Homemade Food Junkie for this tasty recipe!
The feature ingredient in this Chicken Pesto is fresh basil which is nutrient-dense and provides the perfect kick of flavour! Serve it over a bed of roasted vegetables or zoodles for a delicious AIP-compliant meal! Thank you to Unbound Wellness for this dish!
This Chicken Cacciatore from Bless Her Heart Y’all can be prepped in under 10 minutes but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen! It’s a rustic, hearty, classic Italian dish that’s perfect served alone, or scooped over rice or quinoa.
This Paleo Chicken Stew from Delicious Obsessions is sure to become a family favourite! Pumpkin puree adds a creamy texture to this dish, along with extra nutrients and a gorgeous colour! Yum!
This cozy and satisfying dish from Cook Nourish Bliss is made with creamy coconut milk, red lentils, bell pepper, and sweet potato. It’s addition of flavourful spices will WOW your tastebuds!
Unlike most stuffed peppers that look like a healthy option but are often loaded with cheese, white rice, and bread crumbs, these stuffed peppers from The Clean Eating Couple are light, fresh, and absolutely delicious!
This vegetarian Enchilada Quinoa is easy to prepare, super tasty, and is perfect packed for lunch for the rest of the week! Top with sliced avocado to add some healthy fat to your diet. Thank you to Real Food Whole Life for this recipe!
Winner winner chicken dinner! A meal for 4 requiring only 15 minutes of prep time? Yes, please! Even your pickiest eater will love this simple slow-cooker chicken. Thank you to Wild Fit for this great weekday recipe!
If this beef stew from Jennifer Fugo tastes half as good as it looks, you know you’re in for a treat! Sweet potatoes provide it’s vibrant, happy colour, and the addition of a bay leaf provides it’s delicious depth of flavour!
This vegetarian minestrone is packed full of lentils and vegetables, making it super hearty and filling! It is versatile, and can be modified to add whatever veggies you may have on hand! Thank you to A Dash of Megnut for this warming soup recipe!
This light curry from Choosing Chia is not too spicy, and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with fiber and protein! It comes together in only 20 minutes and freezes well for future meals! Amazing!
This Chicken and Rice soup from What Molly Made is ultra creamy, but still dairy-free! It is loaded with vegetables, and made with bone broth, which has multiple health benefits including protecting the joints, reducing inflammation, and healing the gut.
‘Perfectly seasoned, perfectly juicy, restaurant quality’ shredded chicken for you taco lovers out there! Try it over cauliflower rice for a burrito bowl, or serve over mixed greens for a delicous taco salad! Thank you to Our Salty Kitchen for this recipe.
This cozy beef strew from My Gluten-Free Kitchen is brightened up with fresh herbs that provide extra colour and flavour! It’s a simple meal that is perfect for a cold day, and your entire family will love it!
This concludes this recipe compilation of healthy slow cooker recipes! What are your favourite easy weeknight dinner options? Let me know in the comments below! Also, please make sure to pin this post and to share with your friends and family. After all, who doesn’t love delicious new recipe ideas?
Are you curious and ready to learn more about whether food sensitivities are at the root of your acne, eczema, joint pain, fatigue and bloating? Download my free eBook, A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities, to discover your food sensitivities and transform your health!