Chicken and vegetables can seem so meh.
But when you add in a dose of inflammation-fighting ginger, super spice turmeric, and your choice of veggies, the end result is anything but boring. Satisfy that Chinese-takeout craving with this Paleo-friendly cashew chicken. The result? This decadent-tasting curry is international comfort food at its finest.
Why wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy turkey? Cooking turkey breasts in the slow cooker means you can enjoy the lean protein any time of year. The best part of this turkey is how versatile it is: Eat it as a main with veggies, use it to bulk up salads or wraps, or add it as a protein for stir-fry. This bean-free chili is packed with protein, thanks to ground chicken and lean beef, but also flavor, with a host of pantry-staple spices.
Top this one with avocado slices for a dose of healthy fats and chopped scallions. Ideal as a main dish, this chicken soup is jam-packed with flavor. Use pre-cut butternut squash to make this recipe even more of a snap, and top with bacon because duh, bacon. Sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, zucchini, and spinach—plus whatever other veggies you to want to sneak in—are in every bite.
And your favorite ground meat keeps it hearty and adds protein. Serve with fresh basil for a pop of color. The flavor combo of creamy pumpkin with spicy curry gives this dish a kick and makes it a show-stopper.
Making Paleo-friendly side dishes often means cauliflower rice or salad, but not anymore. This vegetable korma does use cauliflower, but it also tosses in carrots and onions. Add some Indian flavors, like curry and garam masala, and you have the perfect side for your favorite meat dish—or a meal that can stand on its own.
Slow cooking the sweet potatoes balances out the red pepper flakes. This hearty recipe makes a ton, so freeze extra batches to have on demand on cold nights. Give Chipotle a run for its money with these amazing pork bowls.
Bonus: You can make the enchilada sauce on the stove for other Mexican-inspired meals too. Pork tenderloin cooks directly over sliced apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Cover and let the Crock-Pot do its thang. Peach, butter, and pork.
What more could you want? This combo of flavors is always popular and also easy to make in your slow cooker. A little sweet, a little savory: These will be a hit. The best types of one-pot meals are those that are easy to customize—and this Paleo recipe is no exception. Fresh bell peppers are packed with ground pork and shredded veggies. Just use a food processor to make this in a snap. Add seasonings to taste, let the slow cooker work its magic, and enjoy a juicy meat and veggie meal in eight hours.
Rich and creamy, this sweet potato soup is full of vitamins and requires just a handful of ingredients for ultimate deliciousness.
Speaking of brownies, I might be making some this week for you. Instructions For the Slow Cooker: Begin by heating a large skillet to medium high heat. I would then cook on low for 6 hours. Sick of dieting and thinking about food all the time? Hi Vanessa!
Get your dose of slow-cooked meat with these awesome short ribs. Combine two pounds of seafood shrimp, scallops, whatever your little heart desires with potatoes, tomatoes, and a ton of spices to create this beautiful and super-easy meal. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash. Crock Pot Tomato Sauce.
The slow cooker is my secret weapon for making real meals happen daily! My kitchen wingman for sure!
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Healthy eating is better when it requires no work. Try these easy paleo crockpot recipes!. Love tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone meat, but don't want to be handcuffed to your oven all day? Try one of these 21 Paleo slow cooker recipes!.
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