Whole 30 Crockpot Recipes for When You Don't Feel Like Actually Cooking
Whole 30 Crockpot Recipes
There's no getting around the fact that the Whole30 diet is a low-carb, restrictive diet. It involves eliminating sugar, grains, beans, and dairy for 30 days with the hope of identifying food intolerances and essentially push the reset button on your digestive system.
While the Whole30 isn't necessarily touted as a weight loss diet, people have tried it for those reasons and seen success, however, as with any elimination diet or restrictive eating style, weight loss may come at first, but when you reintroduce those foods, the weigh often returns. Healthy eating pros would suggest a more holistic diet or lifestyle change that focuses on nutrition rather than elimination for sustained weight management.
No matter what your reason for trying the Whole30 diet, though, the key to surviving is to have an arsenal of recipes that are Whole30-compliant. These 10 easy and delicious Whole 30 crockpot recipes have you that covered.
It's got a little something for everyone; a little bit of spice from the chipotle powder and cumin, and a little citrus from the orange and lime. Whole30 dieters can eat it on a bed of lettuce or cauliflower rice, otherwise, it could be wrapped like a taco in a tortilla.
Get the recipe: Beef Barbacoa
Paleo Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
After rolling ground beef, almond flour, and seasonings into a ball, you'll broil these meatballs for a few minutes to release the juices. Put in the slow cooker, then cook on low in a homemade sauce for four hours. Bonus: These meatballs freeze well for super simple meals on another night you just can't cook.
Get the recipe: Paleo Slow Cooker Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Slow Cooker Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
This Whole 30 crockpot recipe tastes just like cabbage rolls minus the annoying rolling. It's a great option when you don't feel like grocery shopping because it uses three ingredients you likely already have on hand—frozen cauliflower rice, canned tomatoes, and dried seasonings.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Spicy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Just because you're on a diet, doesn't mean you need to miss out on the fun. Bring this buffalo chicken dip to the next BBQ and no one will know it doesn't have cheese (it calls for paleo mayonnaise and paleo ranch). Cucumber, bell peppers, carrot sticks, and jicama make great dippers.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Carrot Top Pesto
Clear out the fridge by tossing all your veggies into this Whole 30 crockpot beef roast. It even uses the tops of carrots in the fresh pesto. You could also add extra broth and make it soup when you get sick of eating the leftovers.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Carrot Top Pesto
Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce
The most flavorful chicken you'll ever taste from the combination of basil, curry powder, chili powder, garlic, jalapenos, ginger, and cilantro (!!!). If you need to thicken your sauce, swap in arrowroot powder for corn starch to keep this dish Whole30 diet-approved.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Basil Chicken In Coconut Curry Sauce
Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes
The last thing you want to do in the summer is slave over a stovetop. Toss chicken, artichokes, onion, lemon, and a simple sauce in the crockpot while you sit on the patio and have a drink—maybe even an Aperol spritz? (Related: 10 Aperol Spritz Recipes for a Fun Twist On Summer's "It" Drink)
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
While typically a winter dish, you'll want to enjoy this spicy bean-free chicken chili any time of year. Chicken broth and full-fat coconut milk form the base of the Whole 30 crockpot recipe and it's topped with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
While this Whole 30 crockpot recipe won't be done quite as quickly as ordering delivery, it will be so much more satisfying. The spices, like turmeric, garam masala, coriander, and fresh ginger, are what make this dish taste spectacular. (Related: 8 Easy Indian Food Recipes You Can Totally Make at Home)
Get the recipe: Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala