The following are 51 clean eating crock pot recipes to help you create a delicious, from-scratch meal with little effort. To me clean eating means to eat what I would call “from scratch”. My mom grew up on a farm in Idaho and grew up eating clean and didn’t even know it. She passed a lot of those recipes to me. She ate from the garden, killed her own chickens and beef. Drank milk straight from the cow and bought very little from the grocery store. It’s funny how with all the modern advances in the world, we find that going back to our roots with eating is actually much healthier for us.
Clean eating is a little more involved than just eating homemade, from scratch foods. It’s not eating any processed foods, so no sugar, white flour or food additives or processed foods.
Eating clean, or “real” really doesn’t have to be difficult and once you get used to it, you start to think that all the processed junk out there in the world looks, smells and tastes disgusting, At least that’s what has happened with my children and me.
My children have become food snobs now that we eat clean. They won’t eat anything frozen and now they don’t even want to eat school lunch. They also think most restaurants aren’t very good. It’s pretty sad when my 10 year-old can cook food that tastes better than a lot of restaurants out there.
I love to use the crock pot (or slow cooker). It is so easy – throw the food in and forget about it for awhile – come back later and dinner is made. I thought it would be fun to find a lot of good Clean Eating Crock Pot Recipes that I could use for myself since I love using the crock pot so much. Then I decided to share them with you too.
I have more crock pot recipes that are also clean eating. I’d like to share those will you too. If you’re interested in roast here are 9 of the Best Ever Clean Eating Crock Pot Roast Recipes. If you want to have breakfast all ready made for you when you wake you might like my 9 of the Best Ever Clean Eating Easy Crock Pot Breakfast Recipes post. I also have a list of the 24 Best Clean Eating Crock Pot Recipes Pinned Over 50,000 Times, I honestly think you’ll be so glad you found these. They are the crock pot recipes on Pinterest that have been pinned more than any other crock pot recipes on Pinterest.
The 51 Best Ever Clean Eating Crock Pot Recipes
12 Clean Eating Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
1. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili – Clean Eating Recipes
Chicken Thighs – Great Northern Beans – Green Chilies – Onion – Coconut Milk – Cilantro
White chicken chili is really popular, there’s a good reason for that. It’s flavorful, light and healthy. It’s particularly easy and more flavorful when made in a slow cooker. I make this for a large group quite often. It’s easy to just throw everything into the slow cooker and let it cook while I’m getting ready. Whether I’m taking it to someone else’s house or having company come to my house. My slow cooker has handles on it with clips that hold the lid on real tight. That makes it especially easy to carry it to someone else’s house.
2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala – My Natural Family
Chicken Thighs – Onion – Tomatoes – Coconut Milk
This crock pot chicken tikka masala is from traditional Indian cuisine but this is a simplified version. It’s not exactly like you would find in India or a authentic Indian restaurant. It is easy, simple and healthy. I use coconut milk as one of the main ingredients. I brown the chicken with the spices and onion first so it develops a nice rich flavor for the sauce. You can buy Garam Masala in a typical Indian grocery store. I’ve also seen it in some regular grocery stores. So I think it’s becoming more popular and people are loving it more.
3. Teriyaki Crock Pot Chicken – Clean Eating Recipes
Chicken Thighs – Honey – Bell Peppers – Onion – Zucchini – Cilantro
I had a teriyaki bowl at a church party a few years ago and really liked it so I decided to try and copy it and make it a little more to my liking. I don’t love the flavor of teriyaki sauce normally so I made up a homemade sauce that isn’t as strong that I actually like better. I really like the flavor of the sauce mixed with the peppers, onions, zucchini and chicken. My version is probably a lot healthier than others and I think that’s a good thing.
4. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – Clean Eating Recipes
Chicken Breasts – Onion – Bell Peppers – Clean Eating Tortillas
To tell the truth these fajitas are not the most authentic you will ever find. What they are is good easy healthy chicken fajitas. I don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking so I tried to make these as I can to make. I like to make the tortillas a different day or at least earlier in the day. I think you can make the tortillas ahead a freeze them just fine. You could also make the tortillas while the fajitas are cooking if you would rather do that. I make mine with chicken because I only eat grass fed beef and I can’t afford to feed steak to my children. You could make yours with steak if you want to.
5. Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup – The Seasoned Mom
Ground Chicken – Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs – Parmesan Cheese – Carrots – Onion – Chicken Broth – Baby Spinach
This crock pot soup is is a hearty, healthy filling comfort food. Its full of tender pasta, fresh veggies and miniature chicken meatballs. The meatballs and pasta cook right in the slow cooker which makes for an easy dinner anytime. I love my slow cooker because it makes it possible for me to go to activities and the places I need to be in the afternoon and not have to worry about dinner the last minute. It makes me feel organized.
6. Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken – The Lean Clean Eating Machine
Chicken Breast – Green Chilies – Black Beans – Corn – Salsa – Green Onions – Jalapeno – Chicken Broth
This meal is also known as salsa chicken at my house. It is one of our all time favorite slow cooker meals. It is good and juicy and also completely versatile. You can serve it over rice or black beans or in a taco or you can eat it all by itself and not served over anything. You will not be disappointed no matter how you choose to eat it.
7. Crock Pot Butter Chicken – I Food Real
This healthy crock pot butter chicken is an Indian comfort food. This version is a little lighter and healthier than the usual. Despite the name this meals never saw any butter. It’s a little similar to tikka masala but it’s also different. Butter Chicken is traditionally made with yogurt and spices or I’ve see versions with whipping cream but I use coconut milk because the yogurt makes it curdle while cooking.
8. Slow Cooker Creole Chicken Stew – The Gracious Pantry
Onion – Celery – Green Bell Pepper – Garlic – Tomato Paste – Chopped Tomatoes – Chicken Broth – Boneless Chicken Thighs – Parsley
This chicken stew is packed with veggies and makes a big batch which means you may need to freeze some of it for a quick meal later on. I serve this with either brown rice, green salad or quinoa. It makes a nice cozy fall meal.
9. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Tacos – Some The Wiser
Chicken Breasts – Broth – Lime – Peanut Butter – Tamari – Red Curry Paste – Honey – Coconut Flour – Grape Tomatoes – Cucumber – Red Onion – Fresh Mint – Red Cabbage – Corn Tortillas
These are fresh and simple and clean eating at its best. The Thai flavors meld into the meat and make a nice spicy sauce for the tacos. Serve it with some fresh veggies and you’ll have a very tasty meal. If you don’t like or want corn tortillas you can make a lettuce wrap for it.
10. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Potatoes – Cafe Delites
My Nana used to make chicken cacciatore and it was delicious. You cooked potatoes and chicken in a crock pot until the chicken is nice and tender. In Italian Cacciatore means hunter so this is a “hunter style” meal with chicken, tomatoes and veggies cooked, something a hunter would cook over a fire.
11. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks – My Zucchini Recipes
Chicken Drumsticks – Honey – Soy Sauce – Sesame Seeds – Green Onion
These are juicy and crumbly teriyaki drumsticks cooked in a crock pot. The meat didn’t fall off the the bone but it did just melt in my mouth. the teriyaki sauce was flavorful and good as well but not too sweet. I thought it was just right.
12. Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole – A Girl Worth Saving
Chicken of Choice – Onion – Garlic – Tomatoes – Dried Chili Peppers – Almond Butter – Dark Chocolate – Guajillpo Chili Powder – Avocado – Cilantro – Jalapeno
Okay, I have to admit that I’m a little afraid to try this. I couldn’t if I wanted to because I can’t eat chocolate. Ya, real bummer. So I need you to try it for me and let me know if it tastes as good as everyone says. Does it really smell as delicious as they say it does?
12 Clean Eating Crock Pot Beef Recipes
1. Easy Pot Roast Crock Pot – Clean Eating Recipes
Chuck Roast – Potatoes – Onion – Carrots – Beef Broth
Cooking a pot roast in the crock pot really is the way to go. It makes the roast so tender and it just melts in your mouth if it’s cooked right. You could make this with any kind of potato you want or you could even use parsnips instead. I cut the vegetables in big chunks to they don’t go as mushy. Actually sometimes I don’t even put the vegetables in the crock pot until there is only a couple hours left for the roast to cook. I recommend you make the gravy. I have the most success with this method of making gravy, it prevent clumps.
2. Slow Cooker Beef Stew – My Natural Family
Stew Meat – Parsnips – Carrots – Onion – Beef Stock – Tapioca Starch
I like making stew now because I always make it in the crock pot. I can cook it all day while I do other things. Then I can have a fantastic meal when it’s dinner time. You can either cook it on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6 hours. That gives you flexibility but I have to admit that I prefer cooking my on low for longer. It’s turns out more tender and I can start it first thing in the morning and get it over with. It’s a great one pot meal.
3. Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs – Clean Eating Recipes
Onion – Tomatoes – Ground Beef – Ground Pork – Eggs – Bread Crumbs – Parmesan
This is my Nana’s authentic Italian recipe but I made a few changes. I think the changes make it better. My Nana used to put pork chops in it which she said gave it flavor but I didn’t think it did. I mix ground beef and ground pork together to make the meatballs. My Mom adds Italian sausage to her ground beef when she makes the meatballs. It adds a lot of flavor because there aren’t hardly any spices in my Nana’s sauce. My Nana cooked this all day for at least 8 hours in a pot on the stove top, that way the flavors blend and it cooked off a lot of the juice from the tomatoes and made the sauce more thick like it should be. It works well to make it in the crock pot too.
4. Crock Pot Taco Soup – Clean Eating Recipes
Ground Beef – Onion – Bell Peppers – Spices – Tomatoes – Beans – Tomato Sauce
This soup is a favorite of my whole family. By whole family I mean not only my children but also extended family. When we have a family party this is one of our top go-to recipes. Adults and kids alike love it. My mom makes it every other week because she has to eat gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. This is one of the few meals she can eat and she depends on it. She just leaves out the toppings.This taco soup is so so easy to make and it’s still clean. You just open a bunch of cans of beans, tomatoes and tomato sauce, add some spices and ground beef and you’re done. Let it simmer for a few minutes and BAM dinner is ready just like that.
5. Beef and Broccoli – Well Plated
Beef and broccoli isn’t just a takeout classic any more. It’s one of the most budget friendly and easiest stir-fry dishes you can make. The sauce is a mixture of oyster sauce and soy sauce and a few seasonings. I wanted this to be clean so I used honey instead of sugar. It only takes about 2 hours to cook this in the crock pot on high. You could prep all of the ingredients the day before and toss them in the crock pot when you get home from work if you want to.
6. Spicy Beef and Bell Pepper – Let The Baking Begin
Beef Chuck – Bell Pepper – Onion – Beef Broth – Garlic – Fresh Parsley – Sriracha
I like to serve this over brown rice or quinoa. This is a lightened up version of beef and bell pepper takeout. I don’t brown up the beef and vegetables in the oil because I want to save time. But if you did it would taste a little better. This is a healthy delicious meals for a busy mom to make.
7. Mexican Shredded Beef – Fox and Briar
This is a good all purpose shredded beef recipe that you can use to make your favorite meals like burritos or tacos. This is a real easy to make shredded beef, there is no browning or sauteing and requite minimal work but doesn’t sacrifice flavor.
8. Shredded Beef Tacos – Life In The Lofthouse
My house smells great all day as this slow cooks, it’s fantastic. Sometimes I buy an extra large roast so I’ll have extra to use for make some of my other favorite meals like enchiladas or tostadas.
9. Shredded Beef Enchiladas – Iowa Girl Eats
I personally haven’t been able to find a clean enchilada sauce, so you’ll probably have to make your own. Luckily, she has a link to a good recipe on her blog and it really isn’t very hard to make. I like to top my enchiladas with salsa and avocados
10. Sweet Potato Beef Stew – Kelly and Cricket
Beef Stew Meat – Beef Stock – Sweet Potato – Onion – Tomatoes – Carrots – Celery
Sweet potato stew is really simple to make. This makes a pretty good amount. I like to freeze the leftovers so I can have something on hand to eat for dinner on those days when I don’t have time to make something or I’m low on supplies and don’t have time to run to the store.
11. Corned Beef – Dam Delicious
Corned Beef Brisket – Whole Cloves – Garlic – Bay Leaves – Carrots – Baby Dutch Potatoes – Fresh Parsley
Making corned beef can be a lot of work but this crock pot version makes it a lot easier. There is no dicing or searing, you can even just throw the veggies in the crock pot with everything else. The corned beef will come out all nice and tender and flavorful.
12. Pot Roast with Sweet Potato Mash – Noshtastic
Chuck Roast – Beef Stock – Onions – Carrots – Celery -Fresh Thyme – Bay Leaves – Garlic – Cornstarch
It is possible to cook a pot roast too long in the crock pot. It will be stringy but that has never bothered me. I just love the convenience of a crock pot. Just follow the instructions and your pot roast will turn out just fine. I don’t think that browning before hand makes very much of a difference, so I don’t bother doing that. I don’t like mushy potatoes so I really like to make a side dish of mashed sweet potatoes to eat with this but you can make it the way you want to.
9 Clean Eating Crock Pot Pork Recipes
1. Crock Pot Chili Verde – My Natural Family
Tomatillos – Poblano – Pork Roast – Onions – Cilantro – Green Chilis – Avocado – Lime
This is the best soup to make and eat on a cold winter day. The meat is easy because all you do is cut a pork roast into pieces. This is made in a crock pot but you could easily simmer this in a covered pot on the stove top for about 2 hours. You may need to add more chicken broth of too much of the liquid boils off.
2. Crock Pot Roast with a Sugar Free Chimichurri Sauce– My Natural Family
Pork Roasts – Carrots – Onion – Chimichurri Sauce
This is my favorite way to make pot roast for three reasons. I cook it in the crock pot which always means it’s easy to make. I start cooking it just before I go to bed or low and it’s done for dinner the next evening. I always do this with a frozen roast because if you use a thawed out roast it will be cooked too much. The best reason I like this is because of the chimichurri sauce. It’s divine, I could eat it on almost anything. In fact I have tried it on a lot of things and it never fails. Don’t add the veggies the night before though. Sometimes I like my carrots and potatoes steamed and I don’t put them in the crock pot at all. It’s just personal preference but it’s really hard to get potatoes and carrots cooked in the crock pot and not cook them too much. My advice is “do it your way”.
3. Sweet Pork Salad with Tomatillo Ranch Dressing – Clean Eating Recipes
Pork Loin Roast – Tomatoes – Chipotle Chilis – Buttermilk – Mayo – Tortillas – Rice – Beans – Lettuce – Pico de Gallo – Tortilla Strips
This is a clean eating version of a copy cat Cafe Rio pork salad. I love the pork and especially love the dressing but do you know what is in a real Cafe Rio pork salad? It’s full of Coke and brown sugar. That’s a lot of unhealthy, not clean sugar. Besides people use coke to clean their toilets. My stomach is not a toilet. I experimented several times and came up with this recipe that I think is much healthier and I actually like it better than the “real thing”.
4. Crock Pot Sausage Black Beans and Rice – Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Dried Black Beans – Smoked Sausage – Onion – Garlic – Tomatoes – Chicken Broth – Carrots – Celery – Red Bell Pepper – Hot Sauce – Brown Rice – Tomato Paste – Sour Cream – Lime – Green Onions – Cilantro – Grated Cheese
I like to eat this with a big slice of cornbread on the side. The brown rice helps it keep it’s texture better than white rice because it’s cooked for so long. My suggestions of toppings take this beyond ordinary and into the realm of heavenly food.
5. Chili Spiced Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls – Gluten-Free Daddy
Pork Loin – Salsa – Beans – Rice – Avocados – Cheese – Sour Cream
Of course I like this because it’s cooked in the slow cooker but I also like it’s versatility. It’s a gluten-free version of a typical burrito. Sometimes I like to leave out the Mexican ingredients and top it with roasted vegetables like peppers, summer squash, onions and zucchini instead. You can also put it on tortillas instead of the rice and have a burrito. It’s also nice because people can choose the ingredients they prefer and personalize their meal the way they like it. It’s kine of like a meal you would buy at Chipotle.
6. Pork Carnitas – Damn Delicious
These are the easiest carnitas you to make because you make them in the crock pot. They are cooked low and slow and the result will be a really amazing pork that is fall apart tender.
7. BBQ Ribs – The Rising Spoon
Pork Ribs – Garlic Powder – Onion Powder – Seasoning Blend – BBQ Sauce
This is for those people who want a smoker but don’t have one. You can still make your own delicious BBQ ribs in the slow cooker. These are fall off the bone juicy and tender ribs flavored with fat. A nice spice rub and a nice thick coating of BBQ sauce added before you cook them is what makes the ribs so mouth watering. If you can’t find a Clean BBQ sauce in the store or want to make your own, try this homemade BBQ sauce.
8. Split Pea Soup – Grounded and Surrounded
Carrots – Onion – Celery – Green Split Peas – Chicken Stock – Leftover Ham – Dried Dill
Split Pea soup has long been a family favorite of ours. It can be very forgiving because you can add or delete any ingredients within reason that is. I know the traditional split pea soups are made with ham but I always made mine with sausage until I tried making it with Italian seasoned sausage. That as long since become my favorite, the Italian seasonings add so much flavor.
9. Gumbo – Tammilee Tips
Chicken Breast – Smoked Sausage – Raw Shrimp – Onion – Green Pepper – Hot Pepper – Celery – Tomatoes – Garlic – Chicken Broth – Cajun Spice – Cooked Rice
This gumbo was developed after having eaten in New Orleans and loving real authentic gumbo so much. It was duplicated as closely as it could be. It turned out so good.
9 Clean Eating Crock Pot Main Dish Recipes
These either have meats not mentioned above or are vegetarian
1. Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Clean Eating Recipes
Chicken Thighs – Onion – Celery – Carrots – Eggs – Spelt Flour
This homemade chicken noodle soup is made from scratch. My grandma used to made homemade noodles and they were so delicious. She didn’t have the luxury of a pasta maker. She just sliced them as thin as she could with a knife. These noodles are made with spelt flour, it’s one of my favorite flours these days. After you eat this soup with it’s homemade noodles you won’t even want to look at a can of soup bought in the store again.
2. Crock Pot Pinto Beans and/or Black Beans – Clean Eating Recipes
Onion – Pinto Beans – Black Beans – Jalapeno
These beans are insanely easy to make and they taste way better than a can of beans. I like to make a big batch and then I freeze them into smaller individual size portions to use later. I can either “refry” them after they are thawed or I can leave them whole and use them for whatever meal I need them for.
3. Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya – The Seasoned Mom
Chicken Thighs – Celery – Onions – Red Bell Pepper – Tomatoes – Chicken Broth – Tomato Paste – Cajun Seasoning – Garlic – Cooked Shrimp
This is a very healthy dinner made in a crock pot. It’s full of veggies, lean protein and whole grains. It is bound to fill you up, add some spice to your life and keep you nice and cozy. Serve it with cooked brown rice and garnish it with fresh parsley.
4. Lean and Stuffed Bell Peppers – Kims Cravings
Bell Peppers – Ground Meat of your Choice – Cooked Brown Rice – Tomatoes – Broth
This is one of my go to meals. The bell peppers serve as both a bowl and part of the meal. When this is cooked inside of a bell pepper it picks up so much flavor from the peppers. You could add black beans or clean to mix if you want to. This is a really fun way to save on washing so many dishes 🙂
5. Easy Green Lentil Curry – I Food Real
Onion – Garlic – Coconut Milk – Tomato Paste – Green Lentils
This green lentil curry only has 5 ingredients besides the spices. That makes it a lot easier to make. You can save a lot of time making this for dinner tonight. Lentil’s are extremely healthy and chocked full of protein. Lentils are an acquired taste and most people I know either love them or hate them.
6. Slow Cooker Italian Style Meatballs – Gracious Pantry
Ground Turkey – Tomato Sauce – Parmesan Cheese
This is really easy to make too, 3 main ingredients. These are kind of a dense meatball with sauce that can be ladled over brown rice or whole grain pasta. Basically it is a real easy way to make meatballs with spaghetti or rice without all the hassle. Made for busy mama’s who need quick and easy clean eating meals.
7. Crockpot Turkey and Quinoa Tortilla Soup – Smile Sandwich
This turkey soup is the perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. It’s made as easy as dumping the ingredients into a crock pot in the morning and having dinner ready when you come home from work and some other sort of busy day. It’s good topped with tortilla strips but it’s also good with cheese, avocado, sour cream or cilantro. Use your imagination.
8. Turkey Chili – Dear Crissy
I really like to use ground turkey in my chili because of the lower fat content but it still gives me a satisfying portion of protein. I think the two kinds of tomatoes make an interesting texture and the addition of corn is a little unusual
9. Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup – Damn Delicious
This is an easy peasy 10 minutes prep time recipe. Just cook up the sausage and throw it all in the crock pot. When it’s ready to serve stir in the spinach until it’s wilted. This isn’t just a cold weather kind of soup, it can be served any time of the year.
9 Clean Eating Crock Pot Recipes
These are dessert, breakfast or side dish recipes that aren’t above
1. Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake – Clean Eating Recipes
This molten lava cake is really easy but the best part is the surprise “magic” sauce this creates. The ooey gooey center that erupts when you cut into it is so much fun. It goes so well with ice cream! I definitely recommend you eat it hot.
2. Overnight Pumpkin Spice Crock Pot Oatmeal– Clean Eating Recipes
Pumpkin has become a very popular food recently. I’m sure it’s because people have begun to recognize the great flavor it has. These oats are like eating a pumpkin oatmeal pie for breakfast. They are cooked in the crock pot overnight and will be ready for you to eat first thing in the morning when you wake up. It will also make your house smell wonderful, imagine waking up to the smell of warm pumpkin pie.
3. Whole Wheat Crock Pot Bread – Clean Eating Recipes
If you don’t want to cook bread in the over or you don’t have a bread machine this is a new way to cook bread. Yes, that’s right in your crock pot. This is a super easy way to make bread, it doesn’t have much of a rise time. You need to let the yeast activate for 15 minutes at the beginning. The loaf of bread will be take the shape of your crock pot. It takes about half an hours to rise on the low setting. Then you switch the heat to high to cook it. I added cranberries and walnuts to gave some holiday flavor but that is totally optional. You can think of some things of your own to add if you wanted to.
4. Slow Cooker Berry Breakfast Quinoa – Eat Yourself Skinny
The flavors of the quinoa and berries melded together are simply delicious. This will be a great kick off to your morning with all of the protein and fiber in it. Maple syrup is added instead of sugar but in my opinion maple syrup is still sugar even if it does come from a tree. Try it without if you want. The berries really add enough sweetness all on their own.
5. Slow Cooker BBQ Beans – I Food Real
Dried Pinto Beans – BBQ Sauce (Recipe Included) – Garlic – Onion
These crock pot BBQ beans are really delicious and yet take very little effort. They are great for summer BBQ’s and potlucks. A really good side dish for your outdoor barbecue.
6. Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns – Amy’s Healthy Baking
There are a great breakfast pastry but the best part is they are made in the crock pot. They are easy to make and actually somewhat healthy because of the whole wheat flour. You don’t need to spend the time letting these rise, Amy can’t see any difference if the texture or taste.
7. Garlic Parmesan Potatoes – Damn Delicious
Dutch Yellow Potatoes – Butter – Garlic – Spices – Grated Parmesan – Fresh Parsley
These are tender yet crisp potatoes combined with a garlicky parmesan flavor. It’s made in the crock pot and it’s the easiest side dish to make. This would make a really good side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
8. Chunky Monkey Trail Mix – Cotters Crunch
Walnuts – Cashews – Coconut Flakes – Coconut Sugar – Butter – Banana Chips – Dark Chocolate Chips
This is a gluten-free healthy trail mix that will give you energy for sure. Doesn’t matter whether you’re actually going on a hike or snacking between meals. It is made easily in a crock pot and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how good and easy it is.
9. Butternut Squash Soup – Gimme Some Over
This crock pot butternut soup is creamy and rich and full of a really nice squashy flavor. It is also naturally gluten-free and vegan.