5 Calorie-Burning Crock Pot Recipes You Should Make This Week For Weight Loss

February 9, 2020 by Debbie Wolfe
shefinds | Food

Sticking to your weight loss plan can be a chore, especially during busy weeks. Put your slow cooker to work! These calories burning recipes are delicious, and best of all, easy to make.

A bowl of black beans.

Smoky Black Beans with Collard Greens

Getting your greens is easy with this delicious slow cooker meal. The black beans are pre-soaked and cooked with a smokey ham hock and served over lemon-curry collard greens. This healthy dinner is super-satisfying and waistline-friendly.

You’ll need:

  • Fried black beans
  • Smoked ham hock
  • Onion
  • Garlic, minced
  • Bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground pepper
  • Water
  • Orange
  • Coconut milk
  • Water
  • Madras curry powder
  • Turmeric
  • Collard greens

A bowl of butternut squash soup.

Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy soups are the perfect solution for a chilly day. This soup has carrots, sweet potatoes and butternut squash for fiber and vitamin A. It also features white cannellini beans to help boost protein but also to add creaminess without the use of dairy. It’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly and perfect for Meatless Mondays.

You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Veggie broth
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Cannellini beans
  • Salt

A serving of vegetarian lasangna.

Lasagna with Zucchini and Eggplant

Yes, your slow cooker can make lasagna! It’s better than the traditional method because you don’t have to pre-boil noodles or need to make neat layers. The vegetarian version features a myriad of flavorful vegetables that are good for the body and will satisfy your taste buds.

You’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Medium
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Corn, kernels removed
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Basil

A bowl of chickpea curry.

Coconut Chickpea Curry

This budget-friendly recipe features hearty chickpeas as its star ingredient. If you love Indian takeout, you’re going to enjoy this healthy makeover. The dish is fully flavored without a ton of calories.

You’ll need:

  • Chickpeas
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Coconut milk
  • Frozen peas
  • Honey
  • Curry powder
  • Salt
  • Red pepper

Braised chicken breast with lemons.

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Sometimes you need a good, basic recipe to get you through the week. This recipe is a perfect foundation protein that can be paired with almost any type of vegetables or grains to make a complete meal.

You’ll need:

  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chicken breasts
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Chicken bouillon
  • Parsley



Debbie Wolfe is a home and lifestyle writer based in the metro Atlanta area. She covers a variety of topics including parenting, travel, DIY and shopping.

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