One of the best healthy kitchen tools is the big ol’ slow-cooker! These cookers are fantastic for making large healthy meals for a family or meal prepping, all while you can continue to check something else off your list! Plus you don’t need any fancy skills to make a delicious, filling meal.

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite healthy recipes, everything ranging from Paleo crockpot recipes to vegan, to just straight up good-for-you recipes that everyone can enjoy! Whether these recipes are to have throughout the week or for a big crowd, the best part is that you can step away while it cooks!

Check out the recipes below, and give them a whirl!


Paleo Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken: perfect stuffed in a sweet potato and served with some steamed or sauteed greens!

Crockpot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili: this is a fantastic soup that serves a crowd, all while keeping hunger at bay, thanks to loads of veggies and beans in here!

Slow-Cooker Orange Sesame Chicken: serve this over cauliflower rice, regular white rice, or even brown rice with a side of veggies made from a sheet pan, and you have dinner for days!


Crockpot Chicken Fajitas: all flavor, and low carb! Serve with some cauli rice for a burrito bowl!

Slow-Cooker Salmon: perfect for getting in healthy proteins and fats! This dish is great with steamed spinach with lemon juice. 

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken: to keep it Keto, serve this with any riced veggie, and if you don’t need keto, serve with a sweet potato or your favorite grain!


Slow-Cooker Veggie Curry: perfect over a bed of white rice! Trader Joe’s and most grocery stores also have a great selection of pre-cooked frozen white rice, which makes this meal even easier to whip together!

Slow-Cooker Three Bean Chili: don’t want meat in your chili? No problem! This vegan chili has all of the classic flavors, all while being plant based.

One Pan Mexican Quinoa Casserole: a fun and plant based twist on a family favorite! Thanks to the quinoa, this dish also gets in some great plant based protein!

Gluten Free

Slow-Cooker Wild Rice Veggie Soup: perfect to reheat throughout the week! 

Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry: packed with flavor, this curry is a great way to switch things up!
The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup: a cozy yet light soup that’s great for fall and winter months when you need something hardier!