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25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That Basically Make Themselves

To make these fresh, veggie-filled recipes, you'll need a slow cooker like a Crock-Pot or a multicooker like an Instant Pot to get the job done. The Good Housekeeping Institute rounded up the best slow cookers on the market if you're looking to upgrade your appliance. Newer models offer safety features like auto shut-off and even wifi connectivity so you can switch modes from outside the house. Use your slow cooker to brown meat, simmer soups and stews, cook rice, and more. Just set it and forget it, letting the appliance do all the work so you can come home to a hot, ready meal. (Bonus: The whole kitchen will smell amazing!)

If you're trying to eat healthy, a slow cooker can help you reach your goals by making it easier to prepare vegetables, brown rice, beans, and lean proteins like chicken and turkey. These recipes emphasize good-for-you ingredients while churning out the warm, comforting meals you've come to expect out of your slow cooker. And if you end up falling in love with your appliance like we did, you can buy the Good Housekeeping Slow Cooker cookbook for even more recipe ideas right here!