November 05, 2020 6 min read

The winter months are coming in freezing and we're warming up with these delicious and wildly easy crockpot recipes. Strapped for time? Have better things to do than stand over a pot for hours?
Spend minimal time prepping these healthy and tasty paleo and whole30 approved recipes, leave them to cook while you take on the day, then come back when they're ready to devour. 
These 20 paleo and whole30 compliant recipes are full of real ingredients to keep your body fueled right this season. Not to mention, keeping the body warm and energized with quality ingredients is a great way to keep it from catching the winter cold.
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1. Crockpot Zuppa Toscana

Not sure what zuppa toscana is? Don't worry, we had no idea before this recipe either. Translating to Tuscan soup, this recipe features a creamy coconut cream base filled with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale for a touch of green. Perfectly light and filling and only takes 10 minutes to prep.

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2. Egg Roll Soup

The perfect soup to enjoy when you're craving the unique flavor of Asian food, but want something a little lighter. A soothing bowl of warming soup filled with juicy ground pork, cabbage, ginger and coconut aminos, and veggies like carrots and green onions. Get all the flavors of a delicious fried egg roll without the fried dough.

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3. Easy Crockpot Carnitas

The only thing better than juicy, melt in your mouth meat is the meat you don't have to tend to for hours. This recipe is the key to tender carnitas with minimal effort - think Chipotle, but better! Pork shoulder is affordable and super easy to find making this recipe a go-to for any and everyone. 

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4. Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes

Lemony citrus flavors blended with savory chicken and artichokes makes for a unique flavor combination you'll wish you had tried yesterday! Melt in your mouth tender chicken mingled with a heavenly homemade lemon sauce, this recipe features minimal ingredients that create an out of this world flavor.

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5. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chicken Curry 

Need a super fast yet comforting and delicious soup recipe? This butternut squash chicken curry is just the recipe for you. Rich, warm, nourishing and completely satisfying, this curry served over a bed of cauli rice is simply heavenly to the taste buds and the tummy. Don't miss out on this savory and creamy creation during these chilly months.

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6. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

All the flavors of traditional enchiladas you know and love, just in a warming soupy version. This recipe is paleo, whole30, and keto making it an acceptable recipe for special diets of all types. Prep and throw all the ingredients in the pot in just 10 minutes and walk away, 8 hours later, perfect comforting enchilada soup ready to be enjoyed.

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7. Slow Cooker Orange Sesame Chicken

Arguably one of the most popular takeout go-to dishes, this is a healthier and equally delicious take on fan favorite orange sesame chicken. Sweet and tangy flavors come together to create the most delectable and juicy sesame chicken that is especially delicious when served over a bed of cauli rice.

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8. Crockpot Sweet and Sour Hawaiian Beef

Escape from the teeth chattering chill of the freezing winter and into the warm breeze of the Hawaiian tropical islands. This sweet and sour Hawaiian beef is the perfect warming recipe that is stocked full with healthy ingredients and features an addicting homemade sweet and sour pineapple sauce you'll have to keep yourself from sipping straight from the bowl.

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9. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Who hasn't enjoyed a night in with a hearty takeout container full of beef and broccoli? Relive that night with the ease and delicious flavors of takeout, but with a recipe that features a healthier twist. This recipe is so simple and is great to store leftovers as meal prep so you can enjoy it time and time again.     

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10. Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry

An easy and tasty take on a staple Thai dish, this recipe features flavorful curry paste, creamy coconut milk, and ginger to create the most flavorful Thai chicken curry! The only thing better than the spicy and warming flavors is the simple act of throwing everything in the crockpot and walking away until it's time for dinner.

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11. Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Lasagna with the traditional flavors, but make it WAY easier and low maintenance. A simple and delicious dinner that will leave you feeling lighter than traditional lasagna dinner because it's made with zucchini noodles! The noodles do a wonderful job of soaking up the flavorful juices are the perfect way to pack in extra veggies.

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12. Whole30 Creamy Taco Soup

The perfect family-favorite soup recipe that will have even the pickiest eater begging for seconds. This soup features just the right amount of spicy heat, is perfect for meal prep, and meets the needs of nearly all special diets. Full of real clean veggies and protein-rich grass-fed ground beef, this recipe will have you feeling warm, full, and happy!

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13. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

A recipe that will have you licking the bowl for every last drop of this flavorful and mouth-watering sauce. Creamy coconut milk mingles with fresh ginger, garlic, and loads of rich seasonings to create the most savory and tender butter chicken that will melt in your mouth.

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14. Instant Pot Pumpkin Turkey Chili

From ingredients to warm bowl of pumpkin turkey chili in just 30 minutes...yes please! This recipe is packed with protein from tender turkey and rich in nutrients from pumpkin and other veggies. Don't miss out on this fall-festive favorite that's whole30, paleo, gluten-free and 10/10 delicious.

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15. Instant Pot French Onion Soup

A staple recipe for many during the frigid winter months, the classic French onion soup. You can't go wrong with something described as "rich, comforting, and so full of flavor"! To make it paleo, whole30 compliant, and dairy-free this recipe is made with no wine or dairy.

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16. Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala

Dairy-free and Whole30 crockpot chicken tikka masala makes for the perfect family dinner served over some riced veggies or with roasted sweet potatoes. This recipe has the most divine creamy texture and boasts incredibly authentic spices that will have you starry-eyed. 

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17. Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry

 This non-dairy take on a traditional lamb curry features creamy coconut milk in place of heavy cream or yogurt. Filled with rich and flavorful spices and herbs, this recipe will not leave you feeling as though something is missing. Spend just 10 minutes prepping and the next 30 doing whatever you wish until it's ready to devour.

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18. Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

The most delicious, quick and easy go-to recipe that will satisfy even the pickiest eater! Serve this tender and savory chicken over a bed of riced veggies with some diced mango, avocado, and a spritz of lime for fun. The best part, the only prep required takes 10 minutes.

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19. Ranch Roast Over Cauliflower Mash

What's more comforting than a hearty roast over mashed potatoes? A hearty roast served over warm and fluffy mashed cauliflower! If you've never tried mashed cauli, then prepare to have your socks blown off. This recipe is full of clean ingredients with a divine homemade ranch seasoning.

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20. Slow Cooker Healthy Sloppy Joes

A family dinner we all experienced growing up, the infamous sloppy joes. The best thing about this recipe is the minimal effort required to whip it up! This slow cooker sloppy joes takes only 10 minutes to prep, is made with all real ingredients and sweetened naturally with just a little maple syrup.



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