You do a great job with this healthy eating thing when you actually have time to cook. But then a busy night rolls around and bam, you’re ordering pizza. Problem solved: 18 healthy, low-maintenance Crock-Pot meals that practically make themselves. They might even help you lose a few pounds.

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Café Delites

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

The next time it snows, make this.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Piccata

You can even swap the linguine for zoodles to lighten it up.

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Pumpkin, Chickpea and Red Lentil Curry

Meatless Monday never looked so good.

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Well Plated

Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna

Ooey, gooey and under 300 calories per serving. (We’re serious.)

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Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata

Definitely making brunch at home this Sunday.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Amazing when you’re sick. Just as amazing when you aren’t.

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Kitchen Sanctuary

Spicy Beef Curry

Takeout, shmakeout. 

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Spicy Southern Kitchen

Cauliflower and Cheese

Instead of blowing your diet on mac and cheese, try a bowl of this gooey goodness for only 242 calories a serving. 

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The Recipe Critic

Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Do it for the tortilla strips.

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Recipe Diaries

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Best news ever: Four tacos are 200 calories. 

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Simply Quinoa

Coconut Quinoa Curry

Vegetarian, low-calorie and packed with protein? Sign us up. 

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Psst, this Indian-inspired dish is surprisingly easy to make.

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Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Creamy Beef and Mushrooms with Noodles

Try it with whole wheat noodles.

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Chicken Teriyaki

Substitute brown rice for white rice and we’re in business. 

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Chef Savvy

Stuffed Peppers

Sub ground beef with turkey or tofu for an even leaner dinner.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken

Make extra and put the leftovers on a salad for tomorrow’s lunch.

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Le Creme De La Crumb

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

The next best thing to being in New Orleans. 

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Amy’s Healthy Baking

Apple Pie a La Mode

We said “healthy,” not “skip dessert.”

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