This week’s meal plan with five healthy crockpot recipes is a reflection of how I have been feeling lately- busy, busy, busy! And I know I’m not the only one! I imagine a week of simple crockpot meals will be helpful to many, or at least I hope it will be! This week’s menu may not be quite as healthy as some other weeks, but sometimes convenience wins the day. I hope you enjoy these five recipes (and if you need more crockpot recipes check out my previous crockpot meal plan or follow my crockpot pinterest board).
Click here for this week’s grocery shopping list and I hope you have an extremely productive and efficient week!
*Note: You’ll notice that each of these recipes makes a lot of food- unless you have a large family you might want to pick just a couple and eat them as leftovers instead of doing all five!
Healthy Crockpot Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooke Time: 3-8 hours Total Time: 3-8 hours 15 minutes
Ingredients: chicken breasts, petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, bell peppers, onion, garlic cloves, chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt, pepper, lime juice, honey, tortillas, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, avocado, cheese.
My whole family loved these fajitas and I enjoyed the leftovers the following day. I used four bell peppers instead of three and added a couple extra garlic cloves. Mine had some extra liquid so use a slotted spoon for serving. This is my favorite of all the healthy crockpot recipes I’ve tried so far.
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6-8 hours Total Time: 6-8 hours 15 minutes
Ingredients: unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, whole milk, broth, yellow onion, garlic cloves, broccoli florets, salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, cream cheese cheddar cheese.
Broccoli cheddar soup is one of my favorite sops and I love being able to make it in a crockpot. It is great with buttered crusty bread on the side!
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Ingredients: chicken breasts, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, cream cheese, shredded cheese, flour tortillas, cilantro, salsa, sour cream.
Taquitos are a food that usually adults and kids alike can agree on! Also, you can freeze leftovers and pop them in the oven for a quick dinner at a later date. You could easily add extra veggies or beans into these taquitos (like corn, beans, jalapenos, etc.)
Prep Time: chicken breasts, cumin, garlic powder, cream cheese, salsa verde, taco shells, lettuce, cilantro, cheese, avocado.
Talk about one of the simplest meals ever! It tastes great though and is very “green” which makes you feel good.
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Ingredients: olive oil ground beef, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato sauce, water or broth, chli powder, cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, sugar, coriander, salt and pepper, kidney beans, toppings (cheese sour cream, avocado, cilantro, etc).
I usually prefer vegetarian chili but for a recent chili cook-off I attended I figured I’d go traditional. This is a really simple and traditional tasting chili that our family enjoyed.
This crockpot set is similar to the set I have, which I love, especially the mini-dipper (perfect for melting chocolate for chocolate-dipped strawberries!) But there are so many other crockpots and accessories (carry bags & liners) out there that make cooking dinner a breeze so if you are a busy home cook and don’t have one yet it might be time to make the purchase!
If you make any of the healthy crockpot recipes from this week’s meal plan on Rainbow Delicious please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & #rdcrockpotweek and tag me @rainbowdelicious, I’d love to see what healthy dinner recipes you are making in your kitchen!