We tend to think of slow cooker meals as savory, rich comfort foods and ultimately unhealthy! But, contrary to popular belief, slow cooker meals can actually be good for you and your waistline with the help of some anti-inflammatory ingredients. Here are just a few of our favorite anti-inflammatory slow cooker recipes that will help you reach your weight loss goal for the new year!
Broccoli, Ginger & Turmeric Soup
There's nothing better than a bowl of hot soup during the winter. Not only does this recipe call for fiber-rich broccoli, but it also has anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric.
Get The Recipe: Broccoli, Ginger & Turmeric Soup
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Beef & Sweet Potato Stew
Beef stew is a classic recipe. But instead of starchy potatoes, this recipe has anti-inflammatory, vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes.
Get The Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Stew
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Curried Lentil Soup
This curried lentil soup calls for anti-inflammatory carrots, sweet potatoes and parsley. Curry, made from turmeric and cumin, is also an anti-inflammatory spice!
Get The Recipe: Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup
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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Slow cooker sweet potatoes are a quick an easy side dish for any entrée! Once they're done, add your favorite toppings such as anti-inflammatory kale or black beans for even more weight loss-friendly nutrients.
Get The Recipe: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
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Tomato, Kale & Quinoa Soup
Fiber-rich quinoa meets anti-inflammatory kale and tomatoes in this savory vegetable broth recipe. This is a vegan recipe, but your favorite lean protein can be added, too!
Get The Recipe: Slow Cooker Tomato, Kale and Quinoa Soup
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This easy-peasy recipe allows you to cook your breakfast the night before. Top fiber-rich oats and anti-inflammatory cinnamon with your favorite fruits to make this healthy breakfast.
Get The Recipe: Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal
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BBQ Crock Pot Lentil Chili
Can you believe this hearty recipe is vegan? It's a spicy, savory vegan chili made with fiber-rich lentils. Top it with anti-inflammatory avocado and cilantro or roasted pumpkin seeds.
Get The Recipe: BBQ Crock Pot Lentil Chili
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Kale & Turkey Meatball Soup
This recipe is similar to Italian Wedding soup, except it uses lean turkey meatballs. It also has anti-inflammatory kale and carrots, as well as fiber and protein-rich white beans.
Get The Recipe: Skinny Slow Cooker Kale & Turkey Meatball Soup
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