15 Slow Cooker Dinners to Help You Lose Weight

Updated: Dec. 20, 2023

Lighten up your meal plan with these 15 slow cooker weight loss dinners designed to help you effortlessly reach your goals.

Let’s face it: slow cooker is simply another term for convenient deliciousness! What’s more, this go-to appliance is a super easy way to serve healthy meals. Lighten up your meal plan with these 15 slow cooker weight loss dinners designed to help you effortlessly reach your goals.

Just because you’re on a journey to slim down doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself of yummy recipes. Look for ingredients that are not overly processed or, better yet, include whole foods. The slow cooker weight loss dinners below are filled with the clean eating ingredients that deliver fiber, protein, and healthy fats—precisely what you need to support weight loss.

As you incorporate these into your healthy menu plans, remember to take advantage of leftovers. The slow cooker soup you make for dinner one night will be a delicious reheated lunch a day or two later—and you spend less time in the kitchen.

In addition, drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and take the edge off the munchies. For more tips on making your weight loss journey a successful one, check out The Weight Loss Pantry and How to Stop Mindless Eating in 5 Steps.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

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With fewer than 215 calories per serving, this soup is a delicious way to support a healthy lifestyle. It includes nitrate-free ham, chicken breasts, carrots, and more.

2. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

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Sweet ‘taters are filled with fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. Slow cooker weight loss dinners like this one are an easy way to add healthy foods to your menu.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stew

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Beans add plenty of plant-based protein to this recipe. You’ll also find spices, like chili powder and cumin, which provide a temporary metabolism boost.

4. Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

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Loads of veggie goodness make this a natural weight loss ally, but it also contains curry, which includes weight loss-boosting spices like turmeric.

5. Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

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This soup delivers a bowl-full of weight loss awesomeness; beans add nourishing protein while kale offers waistline-friendly fiber.

6. Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

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Broccoli combines with reduced fat cheese and Greek yogurt in this dinner winner that will help you lose weight the tasty, creamy way. It offers just 160 calories per serving!

7. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Swap out the refined sugars and syrups often found in other honey garlic chicken recipes for the unrefined sugar and clean eating ingredients that support weight loss.

8. Crockpot Low-Fat Beef Stew

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Sink your spoon into a comfort food that won’t make you feel the need to unbutton your pants afterwards. This healthier stew includes lean beef and plenty of veggies, like carrots and celery.

9. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Kale Stew

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With low-calorie kale and fiber-licous butternut squash, this stew delivers a one-two punch to fat.

10. Better Than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup

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From corn to peas to carrots and more, this soup is the perfect way to enjoy a taste of home. It also has just 155 mg of sodium per serving—a fraction of what you’ll find in most processed chicken soups!

11. Crockpot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

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Lean protein, like the chicken in this recipe, is a smart way to support lean muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat so you have a higher metabolism.

12. Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Another comfort food made healthier! Lean turkey, long grain rice, and cabbage come together in a body-friendly recipe.

13. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper

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Enjoy traditional flavors without sacrificing your thighs in slow cooker weight loss dinners like this one, which includes lean turkey, kidney beans, bell pepper, and a metabolism-boosting chili.

14. Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Did you know you can prep this family favorite in the crock pot? This easy-to-love recipe swaps out refined noodles for whole wheat noodles to boost fiber and nutrients.

15. Slow Cooker Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

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This is a healthier version of that wings flavor you crave. We created this better-for-you slow cooker recipe using whole wheat bread, non-fat milk, and lean turkey (or chicken).

Need more ideas? Our low calorie slow cooker recipes are easy and delicious, or check out these tasty and healthy weeknight dinners.

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