10 Protein-rich Slow Cooker Recipes

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Slow Cooker 101


There’s nothing like coming home to a cooked meal after a hard day at work or a long gym session. However, when you are constantly on the move it’s hard to find the time to cook. The solution: slow cookers. Toss in a few ingredients in the morning, and when you return home you have a delicious meal waiting for you. Perfect for a family dinner or meal prep for the week. And better yet, it’s diet-friendly. These 10 recipes are easy enough for even the worst cooks in the kitchen, and they’re also full of essential nutrients.

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1. Pulled Pork

BBQ Pulled Pork

Gorman Studio

Pulled pork is a comfort food classic, but it’s not always the healthiest meal. This better-for-you version is easy and satisfying.

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2. Thai Peanut Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken

Nick Ferrari

This delicious, Thai-style chicken recipe is far from your average baked or grilled chicken breast.

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3. Bean and Quinoa Chili

vegetarian chili

If you want a protein-heavy dish that will make sure you leave satisfied, look no further than chili. Our take on the classic dish adds quinoa to give it a unique texture.

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4. Creamy Taco Salad

bowl of creamy taco soup

When you think of creamy dishes, you probably immediately think of dishes filled with calories. Not so with this salad, which uses Greek yogurt as a flavorful thickener. This is guaranteed to be unlike any other taco salad you’ve ever had.

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5. Middle Eastern Stew

bowl of soup

A healthy soup doesn’t need to be bland. This Middle Eastern stew combines chicken with a number of spices, including cumin, ginger, and cinnamon.

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6. Beef and Mushroom Stew

beef mushroom stew

This hearty beef stew is the perfect cold-weather pick-me-up, and it couldn’t be easier to make.

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7. Beef with Root Vegetables


Ah, the classic beef stew: flavorful, hearty, and filling. Our version keeps that iconic flavor without piling on the fat and sodium.

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8. Honey Sesame Chicken


Sesame chicken is a go-to when it comes to adding some real flavor to a regular chicken recipe. Level that up even more by throwing this bad boy in the slow-cooker for even more enjoyment. 

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9. Stuffed Peppers

Gain Mass With Stuffed Peppers

Save precious time during the week with this muscle-building recipe.

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10. Bison and Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker Bison Vegetable Stew

The key to this bison stew is letting in marinate in the slow cooker with all the vegetables. It will come out impossibly tender, and healthy as well.

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