17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal

17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal
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Summer isn’t exactly stew season, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your slow cooker away until it gets cold again. In fact, there are plenty of healthy slow-cooker recipes worth adding to your summer arsenal. (Because enjoying the convenience of a meal that basically cooks itself is fun, no matter the season.) Sure, you probably aren’t in the mood for beef stew or white chicken chili, but doesn’t a pulled chicken sandwich or a lemony piece of salmon sound great right now? Your slow cooker can make that happen!

Another selling point of healthy summer slow-cooker recipes is that they’ll deliver hot, cooked food without turning your whole house into a sauna (I’m looking at you, oven). Sure, a grill can do the same thing, but some nights you just don’t feel like standing outside to babysit it. Plus, with a slow cooker and a little foresight, you can have dinner ready to go the second you walk in the door. (Who doesn’t want that??)

The below slow-cooker recipes are all easy, healthy and perfect for warm summer days. Some are light, while others are super filling. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s bound to be something here that catches your eye!

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

The Food Charlatan.

1. Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

Pro tip: This slow-cooker basil chicken makes a great filling for simple, summery lettuce wraps.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Chicken Thighs With Corn and Potatoes

Jessica Gavin.

2. Chicken Thighs With Corn and Potatoes

This quick slow-cooker chicken thigh dinner comes with potatoes and sweet corn.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Salmon

The Kitchn.

3. Salmon

Salmon is healthy and easy to make, but nobody wants to crank their oven up in the summer. Let your slow cooker take care of things instead.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Peach Chicken

Real Food Whole Life.

4. Peach Chicken

If you’re trying to eat peaches every chance you get (aren’t we all?), this healthy chicken dish is for you.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Chicken Fajitas

Cooking Classy.

5. Chicken Fajitas

Just add tortillas, sour cream and cheese, and you have an at-home, semi-healthy fajita feast.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Chicken Tacos

Savory Nothings.

6. Chicken Tacos

Tacos are actually the perfect healthy meal when done right. Top these with crunchy cabbage and a little bit of guac, and you’re set.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Tomato Soup

Real Housemoms.

7. Tomato Soup

Whip up a grilled cheese to dunk in this slow-cooker tomato soup, and dinner is served.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Summer Frittata

PureWow.

8. Mediterranean Frittata

Breakfast for dinner? Try a slow-cooker frittata.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

PureWow.

9. Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Throwing a party but don’t want to fire up the grill? Try pulled chicken sandwiches in the slow cooker instead.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Seafood Stew

Seafood Stew.

10. Seafood Stew

Seafood stew may feel initimidatingly fancy, but a slow cooker makes it easy.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Greek Chicken

Well Plated.

11. Greek Chicken

Serve this veggie-packed, briney, slow-cooker chicken straight-up, or put it over rice or salad.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Fit Slow-Cooker Queen.

12. Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Make a big batch of rice to serve with this slow-cooker jerk chicken, and you’re set for lunch all week.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Jambalaya

Le Creme de la Crumb.

13. Jambalaya

If you love jambalaya, this is for you. If you haven’t ever tried it, this is a pretty great place to start.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Balsamic Basil-Tomato Pulled Chicken

Real Food Whole Life.

14. Balsamic Basil-Tomato Pulled Chicken

Sneak in some extra summer tomatoes with this delicious slow-cooker pulled chicken.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Shrimp Boil

Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen.

15. Shrimp Boil

A shrimp boil is a great summer party idea, but the actual boiling part can be a pain. Instead, use your slow cooker.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | German Potato Salad

Recipes That Crock.

16. German Potato Salad

Not all potato salads need to be chilled and mayo-based. Shake things up with this warm German potato salad.

STYLECASTER | 17 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes to Add to Your Summer Arsenal | Fresh Tomato Sauce

Mountain Mama Cooks.

17. Fresh Tomato Sauce

You’ll want to put this slow-cooker tomato sauce on everything, all year long.

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