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14 Meals You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

By: Julie Hand

14 Meals You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Slow cooker recipes are so in right now. Why? When it comes to convenience, a slow cooker trumps other cooking methods. It’s also not a bad way to prepare food, when it comes to preserving their nutrients.

Your slow cooker keeps temperatures low, which preserves the integrity of fats and proteins. It breaks down protein in tougher cuts of meat, resulting in collagen that your body can more easily absorb. Still, because slow-cooking can lead to overcooked food, which produces toxic compounds, this cooking method remains in the yellow zone of the Bulletproof Diet. Use antioxidant-rich herbs, like oregano and turmeric, in your recipes to combat some of those effects.

Still, if you’re in the green to green-yellow zone on the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap the majority of the time, you can eat your favorite foods cooked using caution zone methods, like a slow cooker, every now and then. Enjoy some of our favorite Bulletproof slow cooker recipes below.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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This recipe offers a simple though refined take on the traditional pot roast. Because brussels sprouts contain oxalates — compounds in plants that can cause you muscle pain — it’s best to cook them to minimize any discomfort. Slow cooking is a great way to reap their numerous benefits: namely, high levels of potassium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, fiber, and iron.

Slow Cooked Corned Beef Brisket and Roasted Cabbage

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If you’re looking for the most Bulletproof approach to this recipe, brine your own meat. However, you can purchase pre-brined corned beef brisket, which typically has a little bit of xylitol – also ok on the Bulletproof diet. Complement that meat with filling cabbage and you have yourself a warm and hearty meal.

Crockpot Steak Bites

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This recipe features keto and low-carb steak with only a handful of other ingredients, so it’s super-easy, and tasty, to make. Substitute homemade bone broth for beef broth to truly make this recipe Bulletproof. If butter beckons you, this recipe has your name on it.

Keto Beef and Pumpkin Stew

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While pumpkin gives this recipe its sweet and creamy flavor, other veggies suffice if you can’t find pumpkin or it’s out of season. Carrots and zucchini make great alternatives. The highlight though truly is the beef. Seasoned with Bulletproof fixtures like rosemary and thyme, this recipe will conjure up memories of eating stew as a kid.

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

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A keto take on Chinese beef and broccoli, this recipe weighs in at only 3 net carbs, 54 grams of protein, and 19 wholesome grams of fat. While this recipe includes a red bell pepper, remember that peppers contain high lectin levels and affect some people adversely. If you are one, bypass the pepper and try another Bulletproof veggie instead.

Bacon Cabbage Chuck Beef Stew

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Cabbage is a good veggie to prepare in a slow cooker, as cooking reduces the inflammatory-inducing oxalate levels found in its raw form. Cabbage is loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, C, and B6, manganese, copper, and fiber too. Cabbage and grass-finished beef combined with tantalizing bacon, this recipe wins in any meat-lover’s eyes.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

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The secret to this recipe is all about how your dress up your fajitas after you’ve slow cooked the meat and veggies. To be Bulletproof, wrap your fajita mixture in lightly blanched collard greens. Garnish with guacamole for an extra kick of flavor. Here’s a great Bulletproof guacamole recipe that will do the trick.

Slow Cooker Paleo Jerk Chicken

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In Spanish jerk means “dry,” though this recipe takes tender to new heights. Typically rubbed with dry seasoning then grilled, you’ll find that slow cooking jerk chicken enhances the flavor and juiciness amazingly well. Just rub the spices on the chicken, pop it in your slow cooker, and you have a unique slow cooker dinner recipe on your hands.

2 Ingredient Whole Chicken

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Douse chicken with EVOO and leave in the slow cooker all day. This recipe is nearly that simple — OK, there are a few more steps – but the result will surprise you.  Chicken so delectably tender and moist, you’ll have to use caution moving the chicken from the slow cooker to your plate because the meat literally drips from the bone.

Slow Cooker Bacon Chicken

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Sometimes chicken tends to finish on the dry side, so why not throw some bacon in the slow cooker and let all its fat moisten that chicken right up. Sound too good to be true? Maybe, but this recipe will also be one of the fastest dishes you’ll ever make. Ok, now it definitely sounds too good to be true.

Roasted Chicken with Lemon Parsley Butter

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Lemon, parsley, and butter — a perfect medley that’s entirely Bulletproof. However, the zesty and fresh flavor and tender texture of this recipe make it unique. If you are showing off your Bulletproof Diet to house guests, this recipe makes for a home run.

Slow Cooker Coconut Turmeric Chicken

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Another happy Bulletproof marriage makes its debut in this coconut and turmeric chicken recipe. Turmeric magically morphs any bland dish into a beautiful shade of orange. As the chicken cooks, its juices mix with the coconut milk. The result? A sweet and nutritious golden broth for your chicken.

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

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Arguably, the easiest way to make spaghetti squash, this recipe only requires the vegetable and some water. It takes five mins to prep, then about 6 hours in the slow cooker pot. You can make it on Sunday then rest assured you’ll have your low-carb starches covered for the entire week.

Cream of Celery Soup

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Have you been waiting for a slow cooker soup recipe? Featuring a paleo and vegan soup made with coconut milk and plenty of Bulletproof celery, this recipe will delight you. Celery makes the soup super-alkalizing, so it’d be great paired with a more acidic meat dish. With simple ingredients that you likely already have at home, this recipe makes cooking affordable.

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