The healthy slow cooker recipes that'll start your year on a high note

Source: Fit Foodie Finds

New Year's resolutions or not, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to amp up your healthy eating habits. And when the cold weather sets in, the time is ripe to break out the slow cooker

These set-and-forget recipes cook up hearty, healthy meals while you're busy living your life. If you don't yet have a programmable Crockpot, get one stat, so you can set your cook times and keep your food warm while you're away.

These 14 healthy slow cooker recipes will help start of 2017 on a high note!

Slow cooker creamy coconut steel cut oats

Slow cooker oats
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Fit Foodie Finds

Get a full eight hours of sleep (or more!) while these healthy oats get creamy in your slow cooker. Get the recipe here.

The best detox Crockpot lentil soup

Crockpot lentil soup
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Pinch of Yum

If you want to load up on veggies and legumes in one super tasty bowl, this crockpot lentil soup has you covered. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker tomato, kale and quinoa soup

Slow cooker tomato, kale and quinoa soup
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Damn Delicious

Anything with kale and quinoa is healthy right? Well, this veggie-packed soup certainly is! Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker tomato and mozzarella frittata

Slow cooker frittata
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Skinny Ms

Start a busy morning with a healthy breakfast — cook this frittata on low for an hour and a half while you get ready, and finish your morning routine with a freshly cooked egg dish. Get the recipe here.

Chickpea curry in a slow cooker

Chickpea curry
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A Spicy Perspective

This veggie-packed crockpot meal can be served over brown rice or another whole grain for an easy healthy meal. Get the recipe here.

Crockpot spaghetti squash lasagna bolognese 

Crockpot spaghetti squash lasagna bolognese
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Half Baked Harvest

Lighten up your mid-winter lasagna cravings with this squash-based saucy dish that cooks all in one slow cooker all day long. Get the recipe here

Mushroom bourguignon

Mushroom bourguignon
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Delicious Everyday

This vegetarian riff on the classic beef dish can be made stovetop or in a slow cooker over a few hours, perfect for a lazy Sunday. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker bone broth

Slow cooker bone broth
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The Healthy Maven

Use leftover meat bones or grab a package of bones from your butcher to make this broth that's great to sip on its own or useful as a stock in an endless amount of winter recipes. Get the recipe here

Slow cooker pumpkin enchiladas

Pumpkin enchiladas
Source: 
My Whole Food Life

Just roll all the ingredients together, set your slow cooker for all day and you'll come home to a fresh Mexican meal. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker Korean beef

Slow cooker Korean beef
Source: 
Damn delicious

This beef is so tender and flavorful, it will easily become your new winter go-to. Add in some veggies for added nutrition and serve it over brown rice or grains. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker chicken shawarma

Slow cooker chicken shawarma
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Well Plated

Chicken thighs braise in yogurt all day to make them tender and ready to be wrapped in pita with crisp vegetables come dinnertime. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker white chili with chicken

Slow cooker white chili
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The Gunny Sack

A steamy bowl of chili ready to eat when you get back from work on a chilly day? Yes, please. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker minestrone soup

Slow cooker minestrone soup
Source: 
Two Peas and their Pod

Veggies and beans make this soup seriously healthy, but the few macaroni noodles in your homemade minestrone will trick you into thinking you're eating pasta for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker roasted chicken

Slow cooker roast chicken
Source: 
Gimme Some Oven

Before you grab that grocery store rotisserie chicken with who knows what in it, try making one yourself while you're away all day! Get the recipe here.

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