Both mothers of three, Lolli and I know it’s not always easy to put healthy, home-cooked dinners on the table during hectic weekdays. Whether you are cooking for one or a family of five, slow cookers make cooking healthy and hearty meals simple – especially on busy weeknights. Many dishes, such as stews, pot roasts with vegetables, and bean dishes, are a complete dinner in one pot, making mealtime and cleanup a breeze! I’ve compiled a few of delicious-looking crock pot dinner recipes below along with some recommended tools to keep your slow cooking as efficient and easy as possible. These recipes are all kid-friendly as well, so no need to fret if you have picky eaters in your house!
Pot roast is the classic slow cooker dish. Looking for an easy recipe or some new ingredients to spruce up your own? The Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast is a perfect weeknight meal you can make for the whole family, and you can prep it the night before so there’s little to no effort the day of. Your crock pot does all the work!
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Warm weather is just around the corner, and nothing makes for a better outdoor meal than BBQ Chicken! I love this easy pulled chicken recipe because not only is it healthy and freezer friendly, but it’s a great starting point for a variety of meals (the versatile ways you can use it are endless). Whether you’re having a family picnic or neighborhood cook-out, pair this recipe with a quick side dish such as Lolli’s Picnic Potato Salad or Cornbread for a Southern dinner delight. VOILA, Y’ALL!™
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This hearty soup is a Mexican-inspired favorite, made easy. Loaded with chicken, peppers, beans, rice, and fajita seasoning – I could see this soup becoming a fan favorite in my house. Just take 10 minutes in the morning to throw all the ingredients together and let it simmer all day long. Who doesn’t love coming home to the smell of soup?
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Stews aren’t just for colder seasons. These hearty meals are the perfect combination of comforting, healthy food that your body craves year round. Spruce up the classic slow cooker beef stew with this honey balsamic combo recipe – loaded with veggies and thick honey balsamic sauce, it’s the perfect mix of sweet and tangy and savory all in one! Pair this sweet and savory beef stew with a loaf of fresh bread for an easy weeknight dinner.
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Chicken is anything but boring when it’s made in a slow cooker. This flavorful meal will be one of your new favorite chicken dinners! Packed full of healthy vegetables and flavor, this Slow Cooker Maple Chicken Stew cooks all day in your crockpot, so it’s perfect for busy week nights.
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Who doesn’t love a good chowder? With summer’s sweet corn season coming up, I can’t wait to try out this Crock Pot Corn Chowder recipe! Not only is it healthy, but it’s super simple and quick. With less than 10 minutes of prep time, all you have to do is throw the ingredients into your slow cooker before leaving the house in the morning, and then when you return you’ll have a a creamy, comforting, and healthy to soup to serve the whole family.
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Shop cooking tools for crock pot dinners below:
VOILA, Y’ALL!™ We hope you are inspired to get out your crock pot this week! If you try any of these healthy and delicious recipes, let us know by tagging @lolliandme in your post on Instagram or Facebook!
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