50 Healthy Crockpot Recipes

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Crockpot season is here and it’s time to start making all of your favorite healthy crockpot recipes!

In this post, we’ve rounded up some of the best healthy crockpot meals from Fit Foodie Finds that you are sure to love this season.

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We know that you guys love your slow cooker because some of our most popular recipes on Fit Foodie Finds are our healthy crockpot recipes. From crockpot steel cut oats to slow cooker pork roast to crockpot chicken chili, the slow cooker is one of our favorite ways to cook anything and everything.

It’s truly a time saver and typically very hands-off, which I love!

Why we love healthy crockpot recipes!

Let’s talk about slow cookers for a second here and why they make healthy crockpot recipes oh-so-easy:

Set it and Forget it: probably the best feature of the slow cooker is that all you have to do is turn it on and let it do its thing! Most recipes are made on high in 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

Great for All Diets: slow cookers work for pretty much all dietary restrictions. All over the internet, you’ll find vegetarian recipes, gluten-free recipes, paleo recipes, etc!

Meal-Prep: slow cookers are perfect for cooking large meals that make multiple servings. This is why it’s our preferred choice in method when meal-prepping for the week. *PS: check out our Slow Cooker Freezer Meals post for more meal-prep inspo!

Easy Clean-Up: Since most healthy crock pot meals only require one piece of kitchen equipment (the crockpot), there is very little clean-up!

50 Healthy Crockpot Meals

Now it’s time to feast our eyes on all of Fit Foodie Finds’ best healthy slow cooker recipes + a few from our friends on the internet!

You’ll find a variety of easy healthy crockpot recipes that are both meat-filled and plant-based. You will also find meal-prep recipes galore featuring many vegetarian lunches, dinners, delicious breakfast recipes, and then some!

Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Recipes

Let breakfast be a cinch with our favorite healthy slow cooker breakfast recipes! Here you’ll find slow cooker oatmeal recipes, breakfast egg casserole, slow cooker French toast, and more!

This is one of our all-time favorite healthy crock pot recipes! Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal is creamy as can be and full of flavor. It’s made with steel cut oats, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and a hint of maple.

slow cooker steel cut oats

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Healthy crockpot dinners (with meat)

Make healthy eating for the week a breeze by using your slow cooker! Below we are sharing our favorite healthy crockpot recipes featuring chicken, pork, beef, and seafood!

Our Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is perfect for any weeknight meal, is kid-friendly, and made with only 5 ingredients! So? Make your grocery list, head to the store, and cook up this amazing slow cooker honey garlic chicken.

honey garlic chicken in bowl

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Healthy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Meals

Slow cookers are such a great tool to use especially if you are vegetarian! Check out some of our favorite healthy slow cooker vegetarian meals below!

This vegan crockpot recipe is such a delicious and wholesome stay-at-home meal that will last you all week long! (get the full recipe below!)

More Slow Cooker Vegetarian Meals

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Healthy Crockpot Recipes: Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa

This slow cooker Mexican quinoa recipe is one of our favorite healthy crockpot recipes made in the slow cooker!
By: Honeycomb Media
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • 1 cup uncooked white quinoa
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 4-oz. can green chiles
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, or any kind of broth
  • 1/2 large red onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

Optional Toppings

  • fresh cilantro
  • yogurt, dairy-free if necessary
  • sliced avocado
  • smoked paprika


  • Begin by spraying your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Then, place all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours (or until the quinoa is fully cooked and the sweet potatoes are at the desired texture).
  • Occasionally stir all of the ingredients together every hour.
  • When the quinoa is cooked and the sweet potatoes are soft, uncover the slow cooker.
  • Serve the sweet potato Mexican quinoa with the optional toppings and enjoy!


Calories: 342 kcal, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 3 g, Fiber: 12 g, Sugar: 13 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness. The internet has changed so much since then and so has Fit Foodie Finds. Today we're a female-run recipe website publishing hundreds of tried and true recipes developed and tested by our team.

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May 6, 2023 1:27 am

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December 22, 2022 7:50 am

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January 19, 2022 10:38 am
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I’d love to try this, but in all honesty I’m not a fan of crushed tomatoes. What would you recommend as a substitute to get the same consistency? Thanks!