These healthy crockpot recipes are so delicious. They’re worth serving at your holiday parties! Say goodbye to your traditional holiday recipes. Try these easy, healthy slow cooker recipes. You’ll be in for a surprise!
Healthy Crockpot Recipes For Stress-Free Holiday Preps
Tempt your guests to more of your home-cooked specialties with these yummy crockpot starters. I have to warn you though. They’ll expect more with appetizers this good, but, we’ve got that covered! Meanwhile, check which of these starter recipes will make it to your holiday menu.
1. Crockpot Spinach And Artichoke Dip
This crockpot spinach and artichoke dip was a sure hit last year’s Christmas dinner. An hors d’oeuvre this cheesy and creamy, yet healthy, will certainly return this year, at everyone’s request! Serve with crackers or some pita chips to welcome your guests.
2. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Grow your own brussels sprouts, and the picky eaters in your circle won’t turn their noses up at this veggie again. You see, they’re better-tasting in the colder months when harvested after a light frost. Try these slow cooker balsamic brussels sprouts with your fresh harvests this winter to know what I mean.
3. Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushroom
Few food items can rival the savory and nutritious mushrooms. Warm up your appetite and tickle your taste buds with these slow cooker garlic herb mushooms. You can go with button mushrooms, but, I suggest you try other varieties. Take cremini, porcini, and even Morell mushrooms for a gourmet version.
The star of the dinner table usually requires something meaty. Somehow, we are also pressured to invest more time and energy preparing this dish. Don’t feel guilty using a crockpot to cook your main dish for a holiday. Sample these crockpot entrees I’m sure you’ll see fit for any occasion.
4. Crockpot Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna
Perfecting a zucchini lasagna can be a challenge. Even the most experienced cooks are confronted with a setback. It can turn out sloppy and soggy which is a no-no in any event. Try grilling or broiling your zucchini slices first to drain most of the water out. Taking care of the sauce and the rest will be easy!
5. Crockpot Beef And Vegetable Meatballs
Meatballs can both be an appetizer or a main dish. To make a crockpot beef and vegetable meatballs main dish, add zoodles or spaghetti squash. Upgrade your meatballs healthwise by using grass-fed beef. You can also add more chopped mushrooms to the mix.
6. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash And Turkey Meat Sauce
It can take a bit of getting used to but enjoying spaghetti squash is an inevitability. For me, anything healthy is tasty, and this crockpot spaghetti squash is a breath of fresh air. Serve this up at Christmas for a unique treat.
7. Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Recipe
Doesn’t the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas still feel like a holiday? Perhaps it’s because of the leftovers to enjoy. Relive your holiday dinner with this slow cooker enchilada quinoa recipe using leftover turkey or chicken.
8. Crockpot Cashew Lentil Loaf
The temptation that is meatloaf can be hard to get over. Today is your lucky day. These holidays you are bound to enjoy an old favorite, this time, in meatless form. You can prepare your vegan loaf the night before a holiday. Cook your meatloaf in a crockpot in the morning for a fresh main dish in the evening.
What’s the main dish without their perfect partners? Don’t think these dishes are only good for the sides. These crockpot recipes can also be the center of your attention. The slow cooker carrots are simply addictive for you to miss.
9. Crockpot Cream Corn Recipe
Pick fresh corn from your trusted growers to make this creamy crockpot cream corn recipe. You can use canned or frozen corn, but extracting your kernels from fresh farm produce is highly recommended. After all, we want the best for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and fresh is always the best.
10. Garlic Ranch Slow Cooker Potatoes
Use red potatoes instead of the regular ones to make these garlic ranch potatoes extra festive. Or you can make it colorful by mixing both. A simple potato crockpot recipe can be perfect for any special occasion with your imagination and a bit of TLC.
11. Slow Cooker Honey Cinnamon Carrots
A crockpot can be a lifesaver, and on this occasion, a holiday dinner-saver. With so much on your hands, letting your crockpot take care of a dish or two should be a relief. Take these honey cinnamon carrots, which go perfectly with any main dish.
No dinner or party is complete without a refreshing or warm drink. Thanks to the trusty slow cooker, you can now mix your holiday drink, no-sweat! Let everyone in on the fun during holidays by serving wholesome party drinks.
12. Slow Cooker Holiday Wassail
Make a holiday wassail the day before the big day, then simmer it a few hours before dinner. Your family and guests will love the warm and pleasant aroma emitting from your concoction.
13. Crockpot Chai Spice White Hot Chocolate
Don’t worry choco lovers. We cannot entirely abandon a hot cup of choco during the cold holidays. We just tweaked it a bit with wholesome spices and Chai.
14. Slow Cooker Cranberry Cider
This slow cooker cranberr cider is so easy to make, you can prepare it while cooking another dish. To make your drink healthier, use fresh unsweetened apple, orange, and cranberry juice plus honey to sweeten the batch.
Satisfy your sweet cravings this holiday, but keep tabs on your sugar intake, still. You can do this with the help of these toothsome crockpot desserts.
15. Slow Cooker Baked Apples
There’s no shortage of apples in fall and winter. Set aside some of the best-looking apples to bake. Core the fruits to make sort of a cup and fill it with a special filling. Cook in the crockpot and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
16. Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Besides apples, pumpkins are in abundance in the fall and winter too. For your Thanksgiving dessert, let your crockpot take care of it as well. If you’re a dessert beginner, you’ll find this crockpot pumpkin pudding perfect.
17. Crockpot Sugar-Free Chocolate Quinoa Brownies
The possibilities of brownies are endless. Of course, you can also amazingly bake a batch in a crockpot. These sugar-free quinoa brownies are the healthier version, with some good ol’ quinoa in the picture.
Now you know healthy crockpot recipes also deserve a spot in your holiday party or dinner menu. Yes, holidays are once-a-year occasions. I say we don’t use this excuse for not eating healthy all year round. Give these healthy crockpot recipes a go, and they’ll give all your other holiday recipes a run for their money!