4 High-Protein Calorie-Burning Crockpot Recipes You Should Make This Week To Kick-Start Fat Loss

August 18, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

A solid weight loss plan usually takes, well, planning. In fact, carving out the time to create meal plans, shop, and then stick to those plans can be so daunting that it might just cause some of us to give up on our goals before we’ve even begun.

It’s time to simplify weight loss — with your crockpot.

Here are four high-protein calorie-burning crockpot recipes you should make this week to kick-start fat loss. They’ll help you lose weight without having to plan for days — or spend hours in front of your stove or oven.

Slow-Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Tender and filled with spices and flavor, this beef and broccoli recipe is the perfect high-protein, one-pot meal for busy week nights.

The ingredients you’ll need include:

Beef broth

Low-sodium soy sauce

Brown sugar

Sesame oil


Garlic cloves

Green onions


Broccoli florets

Sesame seeds

Cooked rice (you can substitute white or jasmine rice for brown rice)

chicken chili

Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Chicken is high in protein and low in calories and a variety of spices, including cayenne pepper, boost your metabolism and help you burn calories faster.

This creamy, delicious recipe has a lengthier grocery list than most, but you can reuse most of these ingredients for other recipes:

Skinless chicken breasts

Yellow onion


Chicken broth

Northern beans

Diced green chilies

While kernel corn





Chili powder

Cayenne pepper


Reduced fat cream cheese

Half and Half

overnight oats

Matcha Overnight Oats

Don’t forget breakfast!

This matcha overnight oats recipe makes amazing use of matcha green tea, which is high in antioxidants. Rolled oats and chia seeds provide fiber and protein and an array of fresh fruits give you that burst of energy you’ll need to start your day.

Add these ingredients to your grocery list:


Rolled oats

Light coconut milk

Unflavored almond milk

Chia seeds

Powdered matcha green teas



Fresh blueberries

barley bean soup

Slow Cooker Barley and Bean Soup

Whether you’re a vegetarian or just prefer a meatless meal that still provides an abundance of protein, this comforting soup is made with hearty, delicious veggies and protein-rich chickpeas.

You’ll need:

Extra virgin olive oil



Vegetable broth

Petite diced fire-roasted tomatoes



Pearled barley

Thyme sprigs


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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