Low-Calorie Slow-Cooker Recipes

Enjoy healthy family meals with these six diet-friendly recipes for your slow cooker.

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Chinese Hacked Pork

Chinese Hacked Pork

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Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders

pulled buffalo chicken sliders

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White Bean and Ham Soup

white bean and ham soup

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Beef and Hominy Stew

Beef and Hominy Stew

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Indian-Spiced Turkey Breast

Indian Spiced Turkey Breast

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Creole Sausage and Shrimp

Creole Sausage and Shrimp

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For Healthy Slow Cooking


—Avoid browning ingredients in oil. You'll save calories and time.
—Hold back on adding half the spices until the last 30 minutes of cooking; reinforce seasoning by finishing with fresh herbs.
—When using leaner cuts of meat, such as boneless turkey or center-cut pork, reduce cooking times. Trim off excess fat from less lean cuts.
—Opt for reduced-sodium tomato products and broths whenever possible.
—Refrigerate soups and stews before serving. Skim off fat and gently reheat to serve.

Originally published in the April 1, 2012, issue of Family Circle magazine.