Summer is coming to an end, which means fall is just around the corner. Whether you’re gearing up for back-to-school or just getting ready for the cold weather, there seems to be a shift in the air when autumn rolls around.
This shift also seems to extend into the kitchen. With the hustle and bustle of the new season, it might be time to take out that slow cooker, so you can create some delicious hands-off meals with some of this season’s food. Of course, you’ll want to keep it healthy, and can with these eight delicious clean-eating Crock-Pot recipes you should try just in time for fall.
1. 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken
Cooking clean doesn’t have to be difficult. This chicken recipe uses just salsa and balsamic vinegar to make a pot of tender chicken that can be added to salad, tacos or even just eaten alone.
Recipe: Skinny Ms
2. Enchilada Quinoa
Fall means corn, and there are plenty of ways you can put corn to use, including a vegetarian enchilada made with black beans and quinoa.
Recipe: Moms With Crockpots
3. Zucchini Lasagna
This lasagna is gluten-free and low-carb, as it uses zucchini instead of noodles, making it a much healthier option. Plus, making zucchini in a slow-cooker cuts down on prep time.
Recipe: Primavera Kitchen
4. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin pie, but to clean things up, you can make a healthy oatmeal reminiscent of the classic dessert.
Recipe: Amy In The Kitchen
5. Chili Verde
The weather’s getting colder, so you’ll want to bundle up with a bowl of this chili verde filled with pork, numerous spices and herbs, and avocado.
Recipe: My Natural Family
6. Lentil Soup
If chili isn’t your thing, why not whip up a batch of soup. This lentil soup is loaded with fall vegetables including squash, carrots, potato and celery.
Recipe: Pinch Of Yum
7. Baked Apples
If you go apple picking and don’t know what do with all that fruit, make some baked apples in your Crock-Pot. With all that cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, your kitchen will definitely be smelling like fall.
Recipe: Foodie and Wine
8. Fall Harvest Apple Cider
And if you’re still not done with those apples, why not whip up some apple cider? This recipe is filled with citrus and spice, and making it in a slow cooker means there’s always enough for guests.
Recipe: Whole Food Bellies