This vegetarian slow cooker meal is so flavorful you won’t even miss the meat! Throw all of the ingredients for this Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa in your crock pot for an easy weeknight dinner that’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Life at Fit Foodie HQ has been pretty great so far this September. I am currently on my way somewhere AWESOME for Mark’s birthday celebration and though I did write about it on the blog yesterday AND plan on writing a recap post, I am very excited because it is a 100% personal trip, something I don’t do very often. Mark and I are seriously so excited to explore a new city and to leave our computers at home. Sometimes when I am doing non-work travel it takes me a day or two of going through work withdrawals to really let go and enjoy myself. My body just always thinks that travel = work. My goal for this trip is to really be present with Mark so that we can enjoy each other’s company and have the best of times. So, don’t forget to follow along on Fit Foodie Finds’ IG stories!
Now, on to this tasty Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa that I’ve made a million times in the last couple weeks… You know that game where you go around in a circle at dinner and ask each other the question: If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? One, I love that game. Two, my answer would be this Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa. When I am not testing recipes at FFF HQ or for the Healthy Glow Collective, I always gravitate towards meals like this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa.
Why, you ask? Meals made in a slow cooker or an instapot are my jam. Who doesn’t love the time you save around dinner time by throwing everything into one pot. I also love combining everything on my plate together anyway, so why not combine it and cook it all together? Am I right?
Specifically, I love this Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa because it is vegetarian, packed with protein, and easy to use as a main dish or a side dish! It also incorporates my favorite spice combination! Hello, cumin + garlic + chili powder + paprika —-> basically a homemade taco seasoning. SO GOOD.
When fall comes around, my palette definitely changes. I go from craving smoothies and salad to warm spices and food that is going to sustain me during the cold weather [insert chili, slow cooker meals, and banana bread]. So, I’m kicking off the start of savory fall recipes with this delicious Healthy Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa that is great for meal-prep or healthy weeknight dinner!
My Favorite Fit Foodie Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 6
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 1 15 oz. can black beans
- 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn
- 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 4 oz. can green chiles
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 2 cups broth (any kind)
- 1/2 large red onion, finely diced
- 3 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- fresh cilantro
- Greek yogurt
Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker and give it a good stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6-8 (or until the quinoa is fully cooked and the sweet potatoes are at desired texture). Occasionally stir.
- Nutrition does not include toppings.
- Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
- Calories: 342
- Sugar: 13
- Fat: 3
- Carbohydrates: 57
- Fiber: 12
- Protein: 16