One of the easiest ways to stay healthy this winter is also one of the most delicious: using your slow cooker. A slow cooked meal has hearty flavors and is sure to keep you warm and satisfied this winter, even if you’re trying to lose weight.
Not only are healthy slow cooker meals a great way to watch your figure this season, but they are also perfect for busy evenings. There’s nothing easier than throwing in your ingredients and letting the slow cooker do the work for you, which allows you to focus your attention on other important things. They’re also a fun way to experiment cooking different types of food; healthy slow cooker meals range from soups to salads and much more, meaning there are plenty of delicious recipes to choose from.
If you’re a novice at slow cooking or if you haven’t slow cooked in a while, now is the perfect time to start! Get cooking and try out the following ideas for low carb, healthy slow cooker meals:
Crockpot Vegetable Soup Nothing warms you up during the winter like a bowl of vegetable soup. This recipe calls for low carb vegetables like cabbage, mushrooms, zucchini, green beans and red onion to boost your immune system and fight diseases. Soup is also easy to freeze, which means you can save it for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook.
Burrito Beef This recipe for burrito beef is perfect for any Atkins stage. Use your slow cooker to cook up spicy seasoned beef, shred it, then wrap everything up and enjoy! If you’re in Phase 1, wrap up your beef in a Boston or Bibb lettuce leaf. If you’re in Phase 2, feel free to use a low carb tortilla.
Peking Ribs You don’t need to grill outside to enjoy delicious barbecue ribs. Slow cookers make it easy to enjoy summery foods like ribs in the middle of winter. Mix your marinade, pour it over your ribs and let everything slow cook for a delicious and flavorful low carb meal.
Healthy slow cooker meals are the perfect way to eat well without sacrificing the foods or flavors you love. Use Atkins’ low carb recipe database to get started and see what other delicious and healthy slow cooker meals you can enjoy this winter!