How To Use Your Slow Cooker to Eat Healthier (Plus a Slow Cooker Meal Plan)

How To Use Your Slow Cooker to Eat Healthier (Plus a Slow Cooker Meal Plan)

It's no secret we are huge fans of the classic slow cooker. We believe it makes everyone’s lives so much easier. Yours. Your client’s. It’s so much easier to eat healthy with a slow cooker.

Whether your clients are looking to lose weight, have more energy, save money or just feel better about the food they are putting in their body – a slow cooker can help.

If you don't quite get the whole slow cooker craze, we're here to break it down for you. These are just a few ways our slow cooker simplifies our lives and makes it easy to create nourishing meals in minutes. This is the solution your clients are looking for! Be sure to keep reading til' the end to get the scoop on our Easy Peasy Slow Cooker meal plan!

1. It helps cut back on the amount of oil we use

When we cook things in the oven or on the stovetop, we tend to need more oil as the environment dries things out. The slow cooker creates a moist environment, which means we can cut way back on oil!

2. It helps us prepare in advance and stay on track

After an exhausting day at work, your client arrives home to unlock their door and suddenly, a sweet aroma jolts them into a state of bliss. They remember that they threw Honey Garlic Chicken into the slow cooker this morning because of your meal plan. Yessssss!

Having a delicious dinner ready for you when you walk in the door is a serious game-changer and the best way for your clients to stick to healthy habits.

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

Click here to add Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken to your client’s meal plan.

3. It saves a ton of time

After a long day of meetings, the last thing your client feels like doing is chopping vegetables, waiting for the oven to preheat and the dish to cook only to spend another 20 minutes cleaning up.

Instead, they can throw a meal into the slow cooker before they leave in the morning. They can use that extra hour they would have spent prepping, chopping and cleaning up to go to the gym or wind down with a good book.

4. It saves money

There is absolutely no doubt you get more bang for your buck with slow cooker recipes.

For example, check out our Curried Chicken Crock Pot Stew. This recipe is affordable and ridiculously delicious. It uses just 2 chicken breasts but stretches them into 6 servings. Your clients can pack the leftovers for lunch instead of eating out to save even more money.

Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Stew - a budget-friendly slow cooker meal that stretches just two chicken breasts into 6 servings.

Click here to add Curried Chicken Slow Cooker Stew to your client’s meal plan.

5. It keeps healthy options readily available

Remember a few weeks ago when we talked about dump dinners? We prepared 6 meals in just 1 hour and it was pretty epic.

A dump dinner is a slow cooker recipe you've prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer. Combine all ingredients in a large ziplock bag and label it with instructions. Then when you need it the most, just dump it into the slow cooker and wait for it to cook! This is the best hack for your clients.

Dump dinners are a great way to use your slow cooker to eat healthy.

6. It makes getting enough protein a lot easier

The thing I love most about slow cookers is how you can throw in any type of meat and it comes out perfect every time. Your client really can't go wrong. For as little as $13 they can buy an entire chicken, rub it with some spices, throw it in the slow cooker and have meals for days.

How to cook a whole chicken in your slow cooker

Click here to add Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken to your client’s meal plan.

7. It helps us eat more vegetables

One of the common gripes against slow cookers is that they aren't great for vegetables. They often come out limp and soggy. There are a couple of ways around this.

The first is to use the slow cooker for the protein portion of the meal and serve your vegetables on the side. For example, our Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma cooks the chicken to perfection in the slow cooker and then is served with a ton of fresh vegetables on the side.

The second is to wait until the end to stir in your vegetables. Before your client is ready to eat, instruct them to remove the lid of the slow cooker and stir in the vegetables until they are softened.

Veggie rich slow cooker recipes: Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma

Click here to add Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma to your client’s meal plan

8. Cut Back on Clean Up

Throwing everything into one pot means that you aren't using multiple dishes to prepare the meal. Less dishes to clean means more time to focus on the important things like family and friends (and Netflix).

Our Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Program shows your clients how to use their slow cooker to eat clean and feel awesome. The program comes with:

  • A 1-week meal plan (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks) with a focus on slow cooker meals.
  • Simple, delicious and affordable recipes.
  • An itemized grocery list.
  • A step-by-step prep guide to keep you organized and on track.

We're giving you everything you need to help your clients simplify eating healthy so they can look and feel their best.

The Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Program is open to all of our Monthly and Yearly That Clean Life members. If you are a Monthly or Yearly member of That Clean Life, you are all set!

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