Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Going on a diet or trying out healthier eating habits sounds boring and unappealing. You’d be quite surprised to know that healthy dishes don’t necessarily have to be tasteless, bland, and meatless. 

The spices, proteins, and food items you prepare make wholesome foods look appetizing, smell heavenly, and taste incredibly delicious. Now, Sundays are usually the only days off you can relax, and to think of spending most of that precious time prepping for meals doesn’t sound fun. 

That’s when a slow cooker enters to make your life oh-so-easier. Can you cook a healthily scrumptious recipe for a fulfilling Sunday meal? Of course! Read along to find easy, nourishing, and mouth-watering slow cooker recipes for an ideal holiday feast. 

Low-Carb Lasagna

Cheese, tomato sauce, flavorful minced meat, and pasta. Yum. But can this cheesy, gooey richness be healthy? Yes! Just substitute the minced meat with minced turkey and opt for whole wheat lasagna strips. 

Add the uncooked pasta, spread the red sauce brimming with herbs and aromatic tomatoes, and be generous with the shredded cheese. Turn the slow cooker on and use that time to complete the rest of your piled-up errands. 

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Slow cooker low-carb sloppy Joes are perfect dishes to end your hectic week and recharge for stressful Mondays. A mouth-watering blend of chili powder, mustard, brown sugar, ketchup, salt and pepper, and Worcestershire sauce lathering the minced turkey is all you need to warm your belly and improve your mood. 

Ideally, cook the sauce over medium-high meat for a few minutes and let it simmer until it thickens to your preference. Add it to toasted whole wheat sliders and munch on it happily without worrying about consuming many calories. 

Healthy Turkey Meatballs

It’s no breaking news that turkey is a healthier substitute for beef and pork. The cherry on top: it’s still loaded with flavor, so tender it melts in your mouth, and is exceptionally moist. You don’t need to add many spices to make the meatballs an epitome of delectable deliciousness. 

Now, you know meatballs aren’t ideal for date nights when you want to impress your significant other with your impressive palette skills. This meaty and hearty dish is perfect for a relaxed and homely dinner with your family. 

Detox Lentil Soup

Nothing screams healthy than lentils. Sure, at first glance, they may seem dull and healthily unappealing. But add in your favorite spices and let the mixture simmer in a crock pot. You’re sure to fall in love with the aroma wafting through your kitchen, making your stomach rumble. 

Detox lentil soups are enriched with nutrients, protein, and the tastiness of carrots, garlic, onions, and kale. Garnish the bowl with parmesan and serve it with toasted garlic bread. Oomph. That’s all you need to sleep a restful night and wake up energized for the next day. 

Final Notes

With this, we mark the end of our guide. Above, we mentioned four scrumptious and healthy slow cooker recipes for wholesome Sunday night dinners. 

Head to the grocery, collect the ingredients, and try out at least one of these dishes for yourself or your loved ones. Fill your stomach while feeling content that you’re eating a simple and healthy dish without jeopardizing your calorie intake.