22 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes (All Gluten & Dairy-Free!)


Don’t you just LOVE to coming home to a warm dinner that’s ready and waiting for you to dig in?  Who doesn’t!?  This compilation of healthy slow cooker recipes enables you to turn this dream into a reality on a more regular basis.  As a bonus, slow cooker meals are easy to throw together!  With less pots and pans to scrub, you’ll also spend less time cleaning up after your meal.  I definitely call that a win-win!

All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten and dairy-free.  Why?  Because as a naturopathic doctor, one of the ways that I help you to maximize your health and energy is by personalizing your diet to best fuel your body.  The foods that your best friend may swear makes him or her feel amazing, may be the exact foods that are causing inflammation for you (and vice-versa).  Although the way in which your body responds to specific foods is very individualized, gluten and dairy present as the most common issues discovered for my patients via food sensitivity testing and through the completion of an Elimination Diet

Have you ever investigated whether certain ingredients in your diet are causing the chronic symptoms you may experiencing, like digestive upset, bloating, eczema, acne, headaches and fatigue?  If you’d like to learn more about these types of food reactions, I invite you to download a free copy of my eBook, “A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities“.

If you think that gluten and dairy-free meals are bland and boring, these 22 healthy slow cooker recipes will definitely change your outlook!  Give them a try, and let me know your favourites in the comments below!

22 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You’ll LOVE!

Simple Whole Chicken

This recipe makes for fall off the bone chicken and takes under 10 minutes to prepare.  There is no easier way to cook a Whole Chicken!  The dry-rub spice mix infuses the meat with flavour and the chicken drippings at the bottom of the crock-pot taste delicious on top of quinoa. So delicious!

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Dairy Free Butter Chicken

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: Slow Cooker Dairy Free Butter Chicken

This butter chicken from Eating Bird Food is a lighter version of the traditional Indian dish, and is excellent served over cauliflower rice! Perfect for when you’re craving Indian food, but don’t want that heavy feeling after eating too much naan bread and dairy!

Hawaiian Shredded Chicken

What makes this Hawaiian Shredded Chicken so wonderful is that it can be served hot or cold, on a salad or in a lettuce wrap, and it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savoury! It’s the best of all of the worlds! Thank you to The Real Food Dieticians for this tasty recipe.

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: Hawaiian Shredded Chicken

Cauliflower Lentil Curry

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: Cauliflower Lentil Curry

This recipe from Dishing Out Health combines cauliflower and red lentils in a curry-infused broth for a comforting vegetarian dish. It’s packed full of flavour from the garlic, ginger, curry, powder and Thai red curry paste, and is super satisfying served over rice or quinoa.