Day 5: 30 Days of Clean Eating | Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

by Sherri on January 6, 2014 · 12 comments · 30 Days of Clean Eating, Clean Eating, Crock Pot Meals, Recipes


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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s Day 5 of my 30 Days of Clean Eating Challenge.  Here is a list of several yummy and healthy slow cooker recipes I will be making.

I will be trying to make them extra “clean” by not using pre-packaged seasonings, canned items, etc.

Hope you find some fun ones here to try too.

Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken - This is the most tender roast chicken I have ever made!

Apple Pork Tenderloin – The flavor this has is amazing.

Rosemary Garlic Chicken Simple yumminess!

Tex Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Eat Live Run.
**I plan on making my own homemade Taco Seasoning and using all natural salsa.

Crock Pot Asian Pork with Mushrooms – Skinny Taste
**I will be using coconut oil instead of spray oil and honey in place of agave.

Slow Cooker Pomegranate-Poached Salmon – Clean Eating Magazine

Skinny Creamy Chicken – Skinny Mom
**Make your own Cream of Chicken and Dry Italian Seasoning Mix

Slow Cooker Lentils – Girl Makes Food

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork -  Skinny Mom
**Use an all natural barbeque sauce. With no high fructose corn syrup. The least ingredients listed the better.

Chicken Enchilada Soup - Skinny Taste

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken & Veggies
– Clean Eating Magazine

Savory Citrus Chicken -Miss In The Kitchen

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken - The Taylor House
**Use the same Taco Seasoning above and all natural salsa (not from a jar)

Healthified Beef & Broccoli - The Skinny Fork

Beef Tostadas – Healthy Aperture

Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Roasted Chickpeas -Two Peas & Their Pod

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken – Skinny Taste

Slow Cooker Spinach and Chicken – The Gracious Pantry
** I will be using fresh tomatoes, diced into pieces.

Slow Cooker Southwestern Stuffed Flank Steak - Clean Eating Magazine
**Soak your own bean overnight instead of buying canned

Clean Eating Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff – Save Big Being Green

AND I just can’t wait to try this Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes with Quick Berry Compote YES! We can enjoy desserts that are “clean” too :-)

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Jan January 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I’m just learning about “clean eating” as well, so I may be off base here, but a couple recipes posted have things that don’t seem to fit the “clean” rules….for example, the pomegranate salmon uses bottled juice…..while I know you can make homemade salsas and homemade taco seasonings….what would use as a substitute for the bottled juice? Thank you.

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Sherri January 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Great questions! I don’t think pomegranate juice has as much sugar as sweeter fruit juice. I will probably use as 1/2 as much as this recipe calls for personally.

But other juices, especially apple and orange, I don’t use or buy myself because they have a lot of natural sugar.

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Jan January 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Oops, sorry hit send too soon….also:

Greek Cheesecake uses stevia…..what would be an appropriate substitute?

Chicken and Spinach uses canned tomatoes…..would you just cut up fresh tomatoes instead? But canned tomatoes usually have a lot of juice included how would I do that with fresh tomatoes?

Asian pork with mushrooms uses oil spray….is the brand she recommends “clean”….I know I have avoided these sprays for years because of the chemicals in them, but are some “good” now?

Thank you!

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Sherri January 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm

And I should have mentioned these too…sorry :-)

I will use honey instead of Stevia in the greek cheesecake.

In the chicken and spinach I will cut up whole tomatoes into diced pieces. You get the juices from them too and it usually works just fine for me.

In the Asian pork, I will use a little coconut oil. I never, ever use sprays myself. And I will use honey in place of agave or sugar too.

Thanks so much for your questions. It is sometimes confusing but once you get in the swing of things it becomes more clear what choices are best and more natural.

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Lauren @ I am THAT lady January 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

These are GREAT recipes! I am def. going to try the Butternut Squash Soup one! Thanks for linking this up to our Follow our Thrift linky this week!

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Kris February 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

Jan, have you tried Monk Fruit in the raw? Google it. They sell it in packages, I always carry some with me.

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Erika Buckley April 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

Pinning this right away! I’m always on the hunt for healthy slow cooker recipes and this is a great roundup. Nothing is better to coming home to as we call it in my house “robot dinner”! ~ Erika @ Yay for Handmade

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Sherri April 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

Thanks! I love that! “Robot Dinner!” LOL!

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Erlene April 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Lots of great dinner ideas in this roundup. Thanks for sharing it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

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Mandy April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

Found this on the WFMW link up. These sound yummy! Definitely pinning … thanks for sharing!

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Sherri April 16, 2014 at 9:08 am

Thanks so much!!

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Christine April 17, 2014 at 10:40 am

Slow cooker is my best friend!! The stuffed flank steak looks amazing :)

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