Here is a list of 30 Whole30 slow cooker recipes. One of the hardest parts of Whole30 is getting used to how much time you will spend in the kitchen. There is a lot of meal prepping and cooking when doing Whole30.
If you are not already used to eating a clean diet Whole 30 may be hard at first. If you ate convenience food often Whole30 can be a big change to your routine. Now you have to make all your meals at home for the next 30 days.
When on Whole30 it is harder to eat out because you don’t know what is in prepared food. Sneaky ingredients you have to look out for is sugar. Also specific additives such as carrageenan, MSG, and added sulfites.
So to avoid these ingredients, it is best to prepare your own meals if you can.
Make Whole30 More Convenient
An easy way to add convenience to your cooking routine is by using a slow cooker.
A slow cooker heats food at a lower temperature. Giving you the ability to set it and forget. You’re able to leave it unattended for many hours. Using a slow cooker helps to get you out of the kitchen.
You can set it up in the morning and have a hot meal waiting for you when you get home at night. The slow cooker cooks your meal low and slow. Also, the average dish takes about six to ten hours to cook. So you won’t have to worry about coming home to an overdone dinner.
30 Whole 30 Slow Cooker Recipes
Here is a round-up of some of the best Whole30 slow cooker recipes. From some of my favorite Whole30 food bloggers.
Whole Kitchen Sink
- Pulled Pork and Pineapple Cole Slaw
- Swedish Meatballs
- Potato and Bacon Chowder
- Buffalo Chicken
- Lemon Thyme Chicken
Real Simple Good
Fit Slow Cooker Queen
- Rosemary Dijon Chicken
- Chicken Fajitas
- French Onion Chicken
- Bangers and Mash
- Asian Beef Crackslaw
- Hamburger Stew
Paleo Running Mama
- White Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes
- Smokey Paleo Slow Cook BBQ Chicken
- Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Nom Nom Paleo
The Real Food Dietitians
- Sweet Potato Chicken Curry
- Slow Cooker Picadillo
- Chicken Sloppy Joe Sliders
- Slow Cooker BBQ Beef
- Citrus Herb Pork Sliders with Pineapple Slaw
Some of these recipes may call for a non-compliant ingredient. Make sure to substitute or omit the ingredient if it is not allowed on Whole 30.
A basic slow cooker costs around $25. This is the slow cooker I have now. It makes life a little easier to throw everything in it in the morning and then have dinner ready in the evening.
If you are in the market for one, read the reviews online. Check the capacity. If you have a large family, buy the largest one. Also, consider buying the largest one if you would like to batch cook. Doubling meals and freezing for later.
Tips for Cooking with a Slow Cooker
Once started don’t open the lid
It is tempting to keep opening the lid of the slow cooker when your meal is cooking. But opening the lid will increase how long it takes for your meal to cook. Every time you open the lid, you will have to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
Put the hard root vegetables on the bottom near the heat source. Root vegetables take longer to cook. So it’s best to put them on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Always brown your meat before cooking in the slow cooker
You don’t have to take this extra step. But browning your meat will seal in flavor.
For the best results, fill between one-half and two-thirds full. Don’t make it brim up to the top — it will boil over.
Trim all fat
This will prevent your liquid from becoming a greasy mess. Remove poultry skin as well, for the same reason.
Cut pieces evenly
Try to keep all cut-up meat and vegetables roughly the same size so you don’t get any hard or chewy bits.
Easy Whole 30 meals
A slow cooker is an easy way to prepare your meal while on Whole30. All you have to do is prep the ingredients. Throw them in the slow cooker. Then walk away. It takes away the stress of wondering what to cook for dinner.
Which of these Whole30 slow cooker recipes is your favorite? Let me know in the comments:)