Healthy eating isn't always easy. Not only do you have to choose healthy foods and ingredients, but you also have to take the time to cook the meals too!
That's where healthy slow cooker recipes for weight loss comes in.
There is nothing better than throwing ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning and coming home to a meal that's ready to eat.
Slow cookers make healthy eating easy for anyone with a busy schedule or anyone who wants to minimize the time spent in the kitchen.
Add these healthy slow cooker recipes for weight loss to your grocery list this week and see how easy it can be to eat lean!
How Slow Cookers Help Weight Loss
You might be wondering… how could using a different cooking method help me with weight loss?
It's true – whether you use a skillet, slow cooker or a microwave, it's the ingredients that you're eating that makes the difference in your body.
However, how many of you have been in this situation:
“You wake up with a great plan for the day. Kids are successfully sent off to school. You're at work and things start to run long. Your perfect dinner plans are looking less and less like a possibility. By the time you're in the car to head home, you know that a frozen dinner is the only option. Maybe tomorrow you'll cook?”
Now, not everyone has been in that exact situation. But I can guess that every single one of us has groaned at the thought of cooking dinner after a long day's work.
And the choices that we make when we're out of time or just feeling tired are not usually healthy ones.
Slow cookers take the challenge out of cooking, which allows you to cook more healthily.
When you use a slow cooker, you're proactively choosing recipes and prepping them in the mornings.
You are deciding what to put into yours and your family's body, and that makes all the difference in health and weight loss.
Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Loss
The hardest part of new recipes is finding good ones. Luckily, we've gathered our favorite recipes for you right here in this article!
Dinner Slow Cooker Recipes
Typically, dinner is the biggest cooking challenge of the day. Everyone's home to eat the meal, but there's not much time to prepare it.
Utilizing a slow cooker allows you to prep food in the morning and let it cook throughout the day. Some slow cooker recipes require final touches, but that's nothing in comparison to whipping up an entire dinner!
Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls
Do you know what to do when the Chipotle itch hits? Try these slow cooker burrito bowls made with cauliflower rice!
Your plate will be healthy and colorful with diced tomatoes, avocado, lime, black beans, chicken and cauliflower rice.
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
No take-out? No problem! This slow cooker honey garlic chicken imitates a restaurant recipe, but with only 8 ingredients that heat up deliciously.
Slow Cooker Indian Chicken and Cauliflower
If you're in a recipe rut, you've met your match. This slow cooker Indian chicken and cauliflower will add spice to your normal cuisine.
The only thing you'll need to finish once you get home is the rice!
Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes
While starting dinner before you even head out the door for the day can give you a huge leg up, there's really nothing like starting your day with a hot breakfast.
Set-and-forget one of these recipes before bed and you'll be woken up by the smell of breakfast ready to be served!
Slow Cooker Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Oh yeah – it's easy to picture waking up to this smell. This slow cooker maple cinnamon oatmeal recipe can be prepped in 5 minutes and is the perfect set up for a productive day.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
A hearty slow cooker breakfast casserole is a great way to send off your kids to a great day at school. With eggs, sausage, mushroom, bell peppers and cheese, they'll be begging for seconds!
From Slow Cookers to Fast Fitness Progress
Slow cookers are just the beginning of a positive healthy habit.
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Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project
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