Healthy Comfort Cooking

5 delicious, good-for-you slow cooker recipes

Every January, some of us find ourselves in a bit of a predicament. The rush of the holidays has passed, and our culinary aspirations are somewhere between take out and TV dinners. Plus it’s chilly out there, so we’re craving something hearty to warm up. It is a new year, though, and what’s on the top of most resolution lists? Get fit, lose weight, adopt a more healthy lifestyle.

Fortunately, you can satisfy your comfort food cravings and your healthly eating goals – by pulling out that slow cooker and using it in new ways.  From breakfast to dessert, here are five easy, delicious and nutritious recipes to try this winter.

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1. SAVORY BREAKFAST
Gluten-free, protein rich and modest on the calories. There’s a lot to love about this Mexican breakfast casserole!

breakfast casserole

Recipe from Pop Sugar, via Betty Crocker

2. GUILT-FREE NOSHING

A new take on the cheesy spinach dip: The bonus addition of crab and only 118 calories a serving.

cheesy spinach crab dip

Recipe from Cooking Light.

3. MAKE AHEAD MID-DAY MEAL

A healthy lunch helps you make smart choices during that mid-afternoon slump. The key is making it ahead, so you don’t have to think about it once your stomach starts to grumble. This soup is full of flavor, plus it’s portable and easy to reheat.

chicken ramen noodles

Recipe from A Spicy Perspective

4. FUSION-STYLE FEAST

Slow-cooked short ribs star in these Asian-inspired tacos.

korean tacos

Recipe from Carpe Season

5. DON’T FORGET DESSERT
Cheesecake on a diet? It’s not out of the question, when you try a slimmed down version like this in your slow cooker.

Recipe from Cooking Light

Recipe from Cooking Light

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