You shouldn’t have to sacrifice flavor or time in order to have a wholesome, healthy dinner.

Whether you want a meal you can cook during the day while you’re at work or out running errands, crockpot dinners are the way to go. They’re easy (so you don’t have to worry about burning the house down), efficient, and cost-effective. 

From meat dishes to oatmeal to soup, these healthy slow cooker recipes will get you on the fast track to a skinny waistline and maybe a little extra free time to read a book. 

Creamy Potato Soup 

The Girl Who Ate Everything  

Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything 

Potatoes are probably my favorite food of all time. Baked potatoes, fried potatoes, scalloped potatoes – my kitchen is honestly the Bubba Gump Potato Factory. And, at just 240 calories, The Girl Who Ate Everything’s skinny take on this traditional favorite is no exception. 

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal With Whipped Maple Cream 

 How Sweet Treats

Courtesy of How Sweet Eats 

How Sweet Eats is making breakfast delicious again with this Christmas-in-a-bowl oatmeal. With just 213 calories, this wholesome breakfast dish is made to quell hunger and provide loads of energy, so you’ll be ready for anything.

Salsa Verde Chicken 

 Salsa Verde Chicken

Courtesy of Diethood 

If you have five minutes and a pack of chicken breasts, then you can make this recipe right now. Jam-packed with flavor, this Salsa Verde Chicken meal by Diethood is only 309 calories per serving. 

Beef and Broccoli 

Table for Two  

Courtesy of Table for Two 

Why order take-out when you can come home to a warm, homecooked, healthier version that’s ready as soon as you walk through the door? Thanks to Table for Two, you can now enjoy Beef and Broccoli slim edition in the comforts of your own kitchen sans delivery man. 

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

The Real Food RD

Courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians 

The Real Food Dietitians have created the perfect slow cooker recipe – Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Tender buffalo chicken hiding inside of a warm sweet potato, topped with homemade ranch? Sounds pretty amazing to me.

What's your favorite crockpot go-to? Let us know in the comments!