These 11 Healthy Slow Cooker Meal Prep Recipes are the best short cut to meal prepping for the work week! Just put all your ingredients in your slow cooker Sunday morning before heading out for some errands and you’ll come home to healthy and delicious meals that’ll last you all week long!
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Easy Healthy Meal Preps
I was recently talking to a mom friend who spilled some of her secrets – she would have her two huge slow cookers out and ready Sunday mornings on her counters where she’d dump her ingredients into them and then set them on low before heading out to run errands or dropping her kids off for their activities.
By the time she comes home, she can either do a third meal prep in the oven or stove top while the food in her slow cooker cools down (or clear out the slow cookers and use them again). And just like that, her easy healthy slow cooker meal preps are done! Plus, dinner’s ready!
Once they food has cooled, she’d either divide them up into tupperware to eat for the week/send off with the kids to school or into freezer bags and have them be meals for down the road. This is such an effective way to make healthy meal preps when you’re running low on time or can’t meal prep weekly. I was way impressed by her slow cooker meal prep system!
I’m not going to lie, for the longest time, I really only used my slow cooker for chili and once I’m sick of chili, I’d pack up my slow cooker and tuck it away in the basement until I was ready for another chili binge! But now, I think the slow cooker will be getting more counter space time in my kitchen! Down below I have 11 Healthy Slow Cooker Meal Prep Recipes you can throw together in the slow cooker in minutes that’ll make meal prepping a breeze!
Tips and Tools for the perfect Healthy Slow Cooker Meal Prep Recipes
- If you’re prepping for just yourself and maybe a partner, these extra large silicon cube trays are perfect for freezing your meals in 1 cup portions
- Hands tired from shredding cooked meat? Try using these fun shredding claws
- I prefer using glass containers with snap lids when storing meal preps to avoid lingering scents
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Healthy Slow Cooker Meal Prep Recipes
This Healthy Instant Pot Turkey and Lentil Chili Recipe is the perfect meal for any night of the week! The turkey keeps the calories low and the extra boost of lentils in the chili helps keeps you feeling full. This recipe has both slow cooker and Instant Pot instructions.
If you’re looking for an easy and allergy-friendly weeknight meal, this Slow Cooker Asian Chicken by The Fit Cookie is for you! It’s full of fresh ginger and garlic flavor, plus it’s gluten, peanut, and soy free.
This easy and simple Mongolian beef recipe from Closet Cooking means you can skip the take out without missing out on your favourite dish at the restaurant!
This Slow Cooker Chicken with Orange Sauce and Grand Marnier from What a Girl Eats is the perfect for a family dinner! This delicious and healthy slow cooker chicken recipe will have your children asking for seconds!
This Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff by Dinner then Dessert is made with tender, sliceable cuts of beef and noodles cooked together in the slow cooker with a rich creamy mushroom sauce. Quite the perfect dish for dinner for the family or as a meal prep for the week.
Who doesn’t love Sriracha?! This Slow Cooker Sriracha Pork Tenderloin from The Cookie Writer is absolutely perfect for dinner tonight! Only 10 minutes to prep and done in 2 hours, this makes for a speedy hands off meal prep.
Slow Cooker Parmesan Garlic Herb Chicken from The Recipe Critic is such an easy meal that is packed with amazing flavor! The potatoes cook to tender perfection in garlic, parmesan, and fresh herbs and the chicken is perfectly juicy.
This Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken from The Food Cafe is everything you need in a sweet and sour chicken meal! Served hot over rice and you’ll never have to get it in take out for lunch or dinner again!
This Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken from Life Made Sweeter makes the perfect easy weeknight meal. Best of all, this popular takeout favorite is lightened up with keto and paleo options with the same amazing flavors as your local restaurant.
Only got 5 minutes to prep before running out the door? Green Healthy Cooking has you covered! This no mess, easy peasy, and delicious slow cooker pot roast is for you!
This easy and healthy Crockpot vegetarian pasta e fagioli soup recipe from Salt & Lavender is a hearty and flavorful meatless meal that comes together perfectly!
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