25 Healthy Whole Food Slow Cooker Recipes

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It’s a common challenge of busy moms everywhere – how to get a healthy dinner on the table when time is short, and often our patience for cooking is too?  That’s why I love the slow cooker! It’s a simple way to ensure you get a healthy home-cooked meal on the table, even on the busiest of days.  So grab your slow cooker because we've got 25 delicious whole food recipes to help the whole family get healthy!!

One of the most exciting things about the New Year is the opportunity it provides for a fresh start! For many, that means a renewed commitment to eating healthier.

As someone who has experienced the amazing health benefits that come from a whole food lifestyle, I always enjoy helping people make a fresh start with the January Whole30 Challenge.

Of course, whether you’re starting the year with the Whole30, or another whole food based approach to healthy living, I’ve found one of the biggest challenges to maintaining any healthy lifestyle is … time!

It’s a common challenge of busy moms everywhere – how to get a healthy dinner on the table when time is short, and often our patience for cooking is too?

That’s why I love the slow cooker! It’s a simple way to ensure you get a healthy home-cooked meal on the table, even on the busiest of days. This is especially true if you take the time to meal plan.

So in order to save time (and reduce stress), I’ve been scheduling a lot more slow cooker meals in my weekly whole food meal plans. In fact, I’ve gathered so many delicious whole food slow cooker recipes, I thought it would be fun to share them with you, since I’m sure you’re a busy mom too!

P.S. If you’re ready to transform your health one delicious bite at a time, I’d love to have you join us for the January Whole30! I've created The Ultimate Whole30 Success Guide with free Whole30 (and family-friendly) meal plans, recipes, grocery lists and more to make our 30-day journey together a whole lot easier and more delicious too!

25 Healthy Whole Food Slow Cooker Recipes

The Best of Beef

Beef & Swiss Chard Ragu (Whole30-friendly; pictured above)
• Beef Roast in Ancho Chili Sauce (Whole30-friendly)
• Easy Balsamic Beef Stew (Whole30-friendly)
• Italian Roast with Peppers in Au Jus
• Seasoned Taco Meat

Perfect Poultry

• Chicken Verde with Peppers (Whole30-friendly; pictured above)
• Garlic Thyme Chicken (Whole30-friendly)
• Greek-Style Chicken with White Beans
• Roasted Whole Chicken (Whole30-friendly)
• Sweet & Spicy Chicken 
• Soy-Free Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies 

Pork-a-licious

Apple Cider Pulled Pork (Whole30-friendly; pictured above)
French Ham and Veggies Soup
• Pineapple Pulled Pork (Whole30-friendly)
• Pork Chops with Pumpkin & Apples (if GF, substitute flour with tapioca)
• Southern-Style Pulled Pork

Sensational Soups, Stews & Chilis

Bacon Lentil Soup
• Chicken Stew (Whole30-friendly)
• Stone Soup (fun to make with kids!)
• Sweet Potato Turkey Chili (Whole30-friendly; pictured above)
• How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth (Whole30-friendly)

Can’t get enough simple slow cooker meals? Then, be sure to check out our free family-friendly whole food meal plans. Our menus not only feature healthy slow cooker recipes, but lots of other delicious and nutritious whole food meals.

Wishing you a healthy and blessed start to the New Year!

Kelly Smith

Kelly loves the Lord, her family, and sharing her passion for gluten-free, grain-free cooking and meal planning with others. She is a full-time homemaker who loves spending time with her awesome hubby and two sweet boys. Kelly's whole food, gluten-free journey began six years ago when she was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disorder. Since then, the Lord has blessed her with an amazing recovery - a testament to His grace and the health benefits of eating whole foods. Kelly shares her knowledge and love for whole food cooking at The Nourishing Home.

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