Looking for healthy slow cooker recipes? Want to use your slow cooker to make well-balanced, nutritious meals? Try our recipes below, then check out even more of our favourite slow-cooker recipes. We’ve also got more healthy comfort food recipes and healthy one-pot recipes to try.
Easy healthy slow cooker recipes
This tagine makes a feature of meltingly soft peppers, but you could add any summery veg to the base sauce – chunks of squash or courgette work great, or why not switch it up according to what’s in season?
This slow-cooked, gluten-free curry is healthier than your everyday chicken curry but doesn’t compromise on big, punchy flavours: expect cumin, coriander and chilli.
Brisket chilli is a joy to eat. We’ve upped the veg and beans in this simple slow cooker dish, and avoided guacamole and soured cream, to make a hearty bowl that’s a little bit healthier.
Check out our easy chickpea stew packed with dates, crunchy almonds and vibrant turmeric. Slow cooking chickpeas with a heady selection of spices really ramps up the flavour in this frugal dish. Try to get hold of the extra-large chickpeas in jars for superior texture.
This slow cooker paella is packed with protein, and adds an Italian twist on the Spanish classic by using orzo or fregola instead of rice.
Check out our meltingly tender and nutrient-rich oxtail made in the slow cooker with Szechuan peppercorns, aromatic orange and star anise. Served with fibre-rich pak choi, it’s the perfect weekend warming recipe.
Check out our creamy chicken stew with peanut butter, all cooked in the slow cooker. Groundnut stew is a typically West African dish. Serve this slow-cooked chicken, with its mellow peanut butter and fiery ensemble of spices, alongside extra sliced red chilli for oomph.
Check out our easy slow cooker chilli with fibre-rich black beans and fiery chipotle chilli paste. This is a low-calorie veggie recipe that the whole family will love.
Peppers are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. After roasting, their sweet flavour and soft texture pairs beautifully with chickpeas and rose harissa.
A salad in a slow cooker? Once you’ve seen how easy it is to get squishy, soft aubergines without slaving over a griddle or risking tong burns over an open flame, you’ll make this again and again.