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20 Clean-Eating Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

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Two of our favorite things in life? Eating healthy and being lazy. Sadly, they’re often mutually exclusive because, well, takeout. Then we remembered it was possible to make our slow cooker do all of the cooking for us. Take the salty, processed ingredients out and bingo—nutritious food with no effort. Presenting our 20 favorite, totally clean slow-cooker meals.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

1.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Make a double batch; thank yourself later.

Healthy Slow Cooking

2.

Butternut Squash Macaroni

Nutritional yeast kicks up the bold, cheesy flavor.

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3.

Parmesan Herb Chicken and Orzo

The perfect match for cozy wool sweaters.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

4.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

So tasty, you’ll forget it’s healthy.

Connoisseurus Veg

5.

Vegan Lasagna Soup

Creamy almond pesto ricotta to the rescue.

Melanie Makers

6.

Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos

Ground beef wishes it tasted so good.

Dishing Delish

7.

Kale and White Bean Soup

We feel healthier just looking at it.

Laura Fuentes

8.

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups with Peanut Sauce

You have permission to eat with your hands.

 

Ambitious Kitchen

9.

Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala

Coconut milk kicks butter and heavy cream in the butt.

Half Baked Harvest

10.

Honey Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas

Does this look like it came out of a Crock-Pot? (Rhetorical question.)

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11.

Garlic-Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Take that, potatoes.

The Modern Proper

12.

Paleo Chili

Pile on those good-for-you green toppings.

Damn Delicious

13.

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Presenting a totally hands-off version of your favorite side.

Cook Eat Paleo

14.

Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

It’s about time you invested in a spiralizer.

Simply Quinoa

15.

Coconut Quinoa Curry

Bring on the fiber.

Sally’s Baking Addiction

16.

Turkey Meatballs

Tender and packed with flavor. Prego.

Family Food on the Table

17.

Apricot Chicken

Just the right mix of sweet and savory.

With Salt and Wit

18.

Hawaiian Pork Burrito Bowls

Juicy, seared pineapple: It’s what’s for dinner.

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19.

Mediterranean Chicken

Elegant enough to serve at your next dinner party.

Thyme & Love

20.

BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

We can barely tell it’s not pulled pork.