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3 Delicious Recipes For A Slow Cooker Ideal For Healthy Eaters

If you’ve recently started a healthy lifestyle, you’ll want your food varied as much as possible. This will help you keep eating nutritious. Your taste buds will easily get bored if your daily meals consists only of green salads, smoothies and steamed chicken or vegetables. Try slow cooking – you still have control of the ingredients of the dish to ensure that what you’re eating is healthy.

Here are 3 flavorful recipes for a slow cooker that healthy eaters will love:

Crock Pot Vegan Corn Chowder

What you need:

  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 red chile peppers, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 3/4 cups soy milk
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Combine potatoes, onion, garlic, chile peppers, corn, vegetable broth, parsley, chili powder, salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook for 7 hours on low. When ready, puree in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to slow cooker and stir in soy milk and margarine. Cook for 1 hour more on low. Stir in lime juice before serving.

Easy Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash

What you need:

  • 1 whole spaghetti squash, thoroughly washed
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Prick the outside of the squash for 10 to 15 times and place in a crock pot. Pour water over squash. Cover and cook for 4 to 6 hours on low. Remove squash from the pot and place on a cutting board to cool, about 30 minutes. When ready, slice the squash lengthwise in half. Discard seeds. Using a fork, shred from the skin to make “strands of spaghetti”. Serve topped with favorite pasta sauce.

Slow Cooked Coconut Vegetable Curry

What you need:

  • 5 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut cream
  • 1 small package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Water, as needed

Place potatoes in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine curry powder, flour, chili powder, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle mixture over chicken. Add green and red bell peppers, coconut cream and onion soup mix to the pot. Stir to combine ingredients well. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours on low, occasionally adding water to keep moist. Add carrots to the pot and cook for 30 minutes more. Add peas to the mixture and cook for another 30 minutes until all vegetables are tender. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

If you’re a healthy eater, you will definitely love these delicious recipes for a slow cooker!

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