Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just looking to eat a bit healthier by cutting out a few calories, finding good, tasty, low-fat crock pot recipes can be a bit of a challenge. It’s amazing when you can find good recipes that are also good for you and your health and some people may think that it’s next to impossible.
It isn’t. In fact, with a bit of research and experimentation, you can even find quality meals to make that will make you healthier—even if you’re short on time. Let’s be honest, one of the main pros at having a crock pot or slow cooker is the ability to make delectable meals when you’re working all day or when you just don’t have enough time to prep and make a meal yourself. Try adding a few different ingredients like sour cream, sweet potato, onions, black pepper, black beans, olive oil, and chicken broth stock to create your own awesome crock pot dish.
For now, we’ve collected the top eight low-fat crock pot recipes that you need to add to your cookbook today—all the taste without the calories.
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Okay, so this recipe is easy. Like really easy. It only takes about four to six hours to make, when your crock pot is on low. Not only is this recipe healthy and loved by literally everyone who tries it, it’s also low in fat. The prep time is basically nonexistent, as you just add everything into the crock pot. Yep, it’s that simple—and that healthy. This recipe takes about four hours to cook if you set your crock pot on high or six hours to cook if you set it on low.
Chicken is low in fat naturally, compared to red meat, which is always a plus. Add this balsamic flavor and seasoning, which is also low-fat and you have one great meal. It’s easy to make, the prep time really isn’t much, and it’s super delicious. Recipes like this really don’t get any better, do they? Overall, this recipe takes about four to five hours to cook in your crock pot.
For this recipe, in regards to sides, if you’re looking for a bigger, more fulfilling meal, vegetables are always a plus. Add some greens or broccoli to the side for a healthy meal all around.
If you’re looking to be healthy, low-fat, and vegetarian, this recipe hits all your targets. This soup is hearty, full, amazing, flavorful, and just all around delicious. Also, with chickpeas, this recipe is great for those colder nights in the winter or fall. If you’re looking for a soup that’s healthy, though it tastes incredibly unhealthy, try this. You’ll be left feeling warm and grabbing another bowl of soup. This recipe only calls for about 20 minutes of prep time (which is a bargain) and a cook time of three hours on high or five hours on low, depending on your given time frame.
If you’re not a fan of split pea soup, you’re more than likely not going to like this recipe (for obvious reasons). However, this soup is healthy in all the right places and it takes next to no time to actually prep for. With only an estimated 10 minutes of prep time, this recipe checks all the right boxes (in our opinion). Oh, and it’s also super delicious!
This recipe uses zucchini instead of noodles, which already makes the whole meal a bit healthier by, like, 50%. Not only is this recipe low in carbohydrates, it’s also gluten-free! The prep time only takes about 20 minutes, which is a bargain for such a great taste. Great recipes like this one is why we love using our crock pot or slow cooker—and after one bite of this meal, we’re sure you’ll agree with us. It’s that good.
Every now and then, our healthy lifestyles tend to annoy us. Why can’t we have some comfort food? Why can’t we just go get some fast food? For those days when you’re craving something a bit extra, try this skinny loaded potato soup. It tastes like comfort food, even though it’s actually low-fat and healthy for you. On top of all that, it truly is one of the best potato soups around. And that’s saying a lot. This recipe calls for a 30-minute prep time, which is a bit higher time frame than some of the other recipes here (though it is well worth it). Overall, the recipe takes about three hours to cook.
If you’re looking for ways to really heal your body while also staying low fat and healthy, this recipe is great. It does it all. With a 10-minute prep time, this recipe, like others here, is easy to make and yields seriously delicious results. Not only is it low in fat, the spinach and ingredients in this recipe are actually incredibly healthy for you, your gut—and your entire body.
This recipe makes about eight servings, which is great if you’re cooking for a family or a large number of people, or if you’re just cooking for you as it lasts quite well as leftovers. With a prep time of about 10 minutes, this recipe takes no time at all and will be ready to consume in just four hours after being in your crock pot or slow cooker. It’s healthy, delicious, and boasts an ingredient list that includes asparagus, pesto, quinoa, and peas among others.
As you look at this list of low-fat, healthy recipes that you can make in your given crock pot or slow cooker, it’s easy to see the variety of results and recipes there are. If you think you’re too busy to eat healthier, take a look at this list. Some of these recipes only ask for five minutes (five minutes!) of prep time while the rest of the time the food will just cook on high or low in your crock pot.
Looking for a great new slow cooker?This one from Chefman is one of our favorites. It’s insert is stoneware, so you can use it over a flame to sauté or in the oven to roast. Plus, it cleans up really nicely!
And we don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to us. We’re always taking notes on how to be a bit healthier, even in our busy schedules.