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Healthy slow cooker recipes

20 Recipes

Come home to a nourishing, hot supper with our triple-tested healthy slow cooker dishes - from casseroles and shepherd's pie to risottos and rice pudding.

26 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook

6 hrs
Easy
Healthy
23 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook your next lasagne for extra tender mince – and this version is low-fat and low-calorie. A healthy family meal to give you comfort on cold nights

4 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
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83 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional bake. It's layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, and packs in all of your five-a-day

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

You need just two ingredients – milk and live yogurt – to make this bio yogurt, full of gut-friendly probiotics. Mix with fruit, or cereal for breakfast

17 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
38 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

No need for constant stirring with our low-fat, low-calorie mushroom risotto made in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with parmesan for a comforting veggie meal

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Why not use the slow cooker to make your Sunday lunch? Cooking low and slow ensures wonderfully tender, juicy chicken – then use the pan juices to make gravy

5 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this slow-cooked alternative to canned baked beans for breakfast or brunch, served on toast or with eggs. They're a good source of protein

5 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Leave this bone broth overnight in the slow cooker. It's flavoured with vegetables, bay, lemon and herbs to make it all the more satisfying on a winter's day

Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Pork and apples is a classic combination and the meat is all the more tender when slow-cooked for four hours. Serve with greens for a complete, healthy meal

4 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

You can leave this barbacoa beef in the slow cooker during the day if you're entertaining. Serve in lettuce cups, tacos, or over rice with vegetables

9 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your baked eggs and get two of your five-a-day with this Turkish-style breakfast or brunch dish. It's low-calorie, too, and high in vitamin C

6 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Slow-cook shepherd's pie and you'll be rewarded with succulent mince. This recipe is also low-fat and low-calorie with three of your five-a-day

6 hrs
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Choose eating apples if you want the sliced rings to stay intact in the slow cooker. Make as a low-fat yet tasty pudding, or lazy weekend breakfast dish

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
93 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Treat the family to this wholesome chicken casserole that delivers comfort while being low-fat. And you can let a slow cooker do most of the work

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Batch-cook this chilli and freeze for healthy dinners when you're pushed for time. It'll soon become a family favourite with hidden vegetables to nourish fussy eaters

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
129 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This vegan chilli packs in plenty of vegetables and doesn’t fall short on the flavour front. Serve it with rice or in jacket potatoes for a filling supper

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Eating healthy isn't all about salad, this fish stew counts as 3 of your 5-a-day and it's low-fat

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
49 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
67 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Creamy and healthy - a winning combination for this curry, which can be easily adapted to suit all the family if some want to add meat

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1,062 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A delicious, spicy blend packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour, or can be made in a slow cooker

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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