I don’t know about you, but 2013 has been pretty darn busy for me thus far, and spending hours in the kitchen is the last thing I want to do after a long day. What’s a girl to do? With a little research (and a lot of mouth-watering foodspiration), I found the perfect solution that only requires one appliance: the Crock Pot.
The following low-calorie recipes each require less than 20 minutes of prep time and, after a day of slow cooking, will taste like you slaved over them for hours. Sound too good to be true? Wait ’til you try them.
Thai Green Curry Chicken
via Slender Kitchen
This is the perfect recipe for warming up on a chilly winter night. Best of all: it’s only five Weight Watchers points!
Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions
via Eating Well
As a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I can’t wait to try this low-sodium recipe that uses a fresh-brewed coffee marinade.
Moroccan Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
via Fitness Magazine
This pot roast infuses the flavors of cinnamon, cumin and red wine that results in a flavor-packed meal.
Hearty Crock Pot Porridge
via Be Well Philly
Start this porridge the night before for a yummy and sustaining breakfast provided by Be Well Philly’s own recipe guru, Becca Boyd.
via Skinny Taste
This low-calorie tomato-and-pepper-based sauce provides the perfect topping to any pasta dish.
Chicken Barley Stew
via Clean Eating
A hearty and healthy stew that reportedly helped one of Clean Eating‘s readers lose 200 pounds!
Smoky Chipotle Chili
via Health Magazine
This chipotle-packed recipe will add a healthy kick to any meal.
Chicken Stew with Herb Dumplings
via Shape Magazine
A lighter take on the classic chicken and dumplings provides the perfect comfort food that is good for you, too.
via Eating Well
We’ve finally found it! A 98-calories-per-serving dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you feeling guilty.
>> What’s your favorite Crock Pot recipe? Share in the comments!