10 Times the Slow Cooker Made Whole30 Easier

10 Times the Slow Cooker Made Whole30 Easier

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Sheela Prakash
Jan 22, 2017

For 30 days this month we're exploring Whole30, the 30-day reset and refocus on whole foods. Whole30 isn't a diet or a judgment of foods as "good and bad." It's actually a short-term reset that has helped many of our readers cook more and figure out the foods that make them feel their best. Read more about our coverage here.

The slow cooker is a powerful tool, particularly this blustery time of year when, after a long day at work, all you really want to come home to is a warm, wintery braise or stew. Both dishes are Whole30-approved, along with so many other things that can be made in the appliance, like salmon and even chicken stock.

Here are 10 of our best slow-cooker recipes that fit the Whole30 bill.

All the Beef

What the slow cooker does best is tenderize tough, budget cuts of meat like beef chuck roast. That means you can enjoy lots of comforting beef stews and braises.

(Image credit: Maria Midoes)

Chicken and Pork

It also makes for a hands-off approach to cooking other proteins like chicken and pork, as well as chicken stock for soup.

Fish and Veggies

And don't forget about fish and and vegetables — cook up simple salmon filets to flake over salads or make a flavorful mix of stewed eggplants, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes.

30 Days of Whole30: We're kicking 2017 off with 30 days of Whole30. Why Whole30? It's not a permanent diet; it's not a prescription for eating. It's just 30 days of eating whole foods and exploring a more purposeful, mindful approach to food. Read more here on what Whole30 is and how to follow along.

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