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Healthy slow cooker recipes for the Big Game

If you don’t already know about the magical powers of a slow cooker, there is no better time to try out a new recipe than the weekend of the Big Game. The slow cooker truly is a Superb Bowl that can be used for cooking a wide variety of meals and snacks. Instead of featuring the same ol’ cocktail wieners and frozen chicken wings at your football-watching party, try making one of these healthy slow cooker recipes below!

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili: Who wouldn’t want to dive into a bowl of chili while the Big Game is on? Instead of loading up your chili with red meat, try substituting with turkey for an extra punch of lean protein! This healthy chili can even be garnished with toppings such as green onion and cheese.

For your vegetarian guests, try the alternative sweet potato chili… yum! Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Pulled Pork Tacos: A crowd favorite that will send your guests diving for their plates will surely be these slow-cooked Butternut Squash Pulled Pork Tacos. You read that correctly–healthy, pulled pork, and tacos…made in your slow cooker! The ultimate party dish, these tacos will work well for large gatherings.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa: This dish is the perfect halftime feast! What better way to satisfy cravings than with enchiladas? This recipe uses quinoa instead of carb- and sodium-heavy tortillas.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato: No football gathering is complete without buffalo chicken. But if you really want to make your guests’ mouths water, put the meat in a baked sweet potato!

Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls: There’s no bowl without a Burrito Bowl. Bring home the trophy with a healthy burrito bowl that starts in your slow cooker.

For Health Advocate members

If you are a Health Advocate member with access to the wellness coaching component of our Wellness Program, call your coach for more tips and tricks to make your favorite dishes healthier!