12 Slow Cooker Whole30 Meals That Make Clean Eating Easier

Changing up your diet and participating in a round of the Whole30 doesn’t have to mean added stress. The Whole30 is a program where you rid your diet of legumes, sugar, grains, and dairy, thus all processed and prepackaged food is relatively out of the question. With the hustle and grind of your day to day life, you don’t have time to mess around with an hour long preparation after your hard days work, to then wait another hour until your tummy is remotely satisfied.

Luckily for you, healthier food doesn’t have to equate to lengthy turnover times of meals from start to finish. With a handy slow cooker and a knack for exploration of new and bold flavors, you can toss all the ingredients in, get your work on, and come home after a long day to a healthy and hearty meal. What could possibly sound better than that?

1. Slow Cooker Lemon Thyme Chicken

The Natural Nurturer

This recipe calls for one whole chicken, and you know what that means: leftovers.

Get the recipe here.

2. Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Paleo Running Momma

If you thought your days of spaghetti and meatballs were behind you, think again. Swap out the pasta for spaghetti squash and get some turkey or chicken meatballs cookin’ in the slow cooker.

Get the recipe here.

3. Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

Cook Eat Paleo

Although you can’t have the heaping mound of pasta beneath the sauce, you can substitute spaghetti squash and hardly taste the difference because when the flavors of the sauce mixed with the spices in the turkey hit your mouth, that’s all that will matter.

Get the recipe here.

4. 5-Ingredient Coconut Cilantro Curry Shrimp

Fit Slow Cooker Queen

If you’ve ever been terrified of the word ‘curry’ in your cooking, here’s a chance to change your perspective.

These five simple ingredients and a crockpot will have you crowned the curry queen or king in seconds. Get the recipe here.

5. Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

My Natural Family

The idea of fajitas in a Crock-Pot is so genius and hassle-free, we wish we were the ones to have thought of it in the first place.

Get the recipe here.

6. Chunky Vegetable Soup

My Whole Food Life

Sometimes the weather’s gloomy, and sometimes you just need to curl up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a hot bowl of vegetable soup.

With carrots and celery in the mix, it’s hard to go wrong. Get the recipe here.

7. Whole30 Pot Roast

Noshtastic

There’s no telling how pivotal a good pot roast recipe can be, and this is definitely one for the books. Then you add the smashed sweet potato? Stop.

Get the recipe here.

8. Butter Chicken

Becomingness

It might throw you off to see an entree with “butter” in the title on a Whole 30 recipe list, but there’s no butter in sight in this recipe.

Instead, the use of coconut milk thickens things up and adds a creamy element to the dish. Get the recipe here.

9. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

The Real Food Rds

It’s like buffalo wings without the bones, plus a sweet potato.

If you ask us, that’s a recipe for success. Get the recipe here.

10. Crock-Pot Carnitas

Maria Makes

Making carnitas was never so easy as it is when you utilize a slow cooker.

You can even marinade the pork with the dry rub for an extended period of time to let the flavors and aroma sink into the pork shoulder. Get the recipe here.

11. Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

Taste of Lizzy T

Everyone needs a good chili recipe, and why not make it a healthy one?

The best part about this chili is that you get your protein, your carbs, and your veggies in one sitting. Get the recipe here.

12. Rustic Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Slender Kitchen

This is the perfect soup to sooth your soul on a rainy day, or even for a light dinner for the family.

With only 10 fresh ingredients, you’ll have everyone asking for seconds—including yourself. Get the recipe here.

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