Life is busy. Between school and work schedules, after school activities, social events and everything else, getting a healthy dinner on the table can be tricky. These healthy slow cooker recipes are not only going to make dinner easier, but your family is going to love them!

When life gets too crazy and unpredictable to cook healthy…..slow cook! It’ll save you oodles of time, stress, money (on the takeout you don’t end up buying), and likely save your sanity.

The 8 weeks between Halloween and New Years are some of busiest (and most indulgent) days that most of us experience all year. Between gatherings, parties, other festive celebrations, and preparations, finding the time to actually cook a healthy meal for our families is a bit….questionable. But we don’t want to abandon all of our health-going ways just because the holidays are upon us! My slow cooker is put to extra use during these busy times to make sure a healthy dinner makes it on to the table, despite the holiday crazies! 

Here are some amazingly delicious and family-friendly slow cooker recipes that I’ve gathered to help make your life a bit easier during this hectic season. Just abandon your dinnertime hustle to the slow cooker glory and keep your sanity and health intact! 

Slow Cooker Vegetable Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Chicken Stew

This slow cooker creamy vegetable chicken stew ticks all the boxes for healthy comfort food. Hearty, creamy, flavorful and loaded with vegetables!  Make it vegetarian/vegan by replacing the chicken with cooked chickpeas

Slow Cooker Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked potatoes are a great jumping off point for making a healthy dinner that is also kid approved! But they can take forever in the oven. So make them in your crockpot and come home to baked potatoes that are ready to be filled with your favorite toppings!

Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili

The perfect dinner for Taco Tuesday, made in the ease of your crockpot. This slow cooker Turkey Taco chili is bursting with flavor, vegetables and protein…making it the perfect healthy dinner any night of the week.

bowl of chili with avocado and cheese on top
Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili

Slow Cooker Whole Lemon Thyme Chicken

Did you know you can cook a whole chicken in your slow cooker? True story! Its a great way to get a healthy protein made for dinner even on the busiest days!

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Does your family love beans and rice? Or refried beans? This super budget-friendly recipe is a great, healthy twist on those and these beans are amazing topped with a little shredded cheese and avocado.

Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Another family-friendly soup that is not only healthy but bursting with flavor. And its made in my handy dandy crockpot? Sign me up!

Crockpot Lentil Soup

You are going to be amazed at how much your kids will love this super healthy lentil soup! Full of plant based protein and oodles of veggies, its an easy dinner you can feel good about your family eating.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Does your family love pulled pork as much as mine? Make it in your slow cooker and come home to a family-favorite done for dinner!

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

We love adding spaghetti squash to dinners and its a great way to add veggies to a meal. But with them taking about an hour to roast in the oven, I prefer to cook mine in the slow cooker to make dinner that much easier.

Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

Is pasta or homemade pizza a family dinner go-to? Make it extra delicious and healthy with easy homemade tomato sauce….made in your slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Black Beans

These are the BEST Slow Cooker Black Beans ever! Full of flavor, a total crowd pleaser. Plus the leftovers are delicious and do versatile

Slow Cooker Almond Butter Beef Stew

This amazing Slow Cooker Beef Stew made with oodles of veggies and almond butter. Hearty, rich in flavor and perfect to curl up with at the end of the day. 

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chicken Curry

This kid-friendly curry is flavorful, delicious and easy. Perfect over your favorite rice or a baked potato