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18 Slow Cooker Meals For Summer

Posted by TheLeanGreenBean
July 13, 2017
Featured in: Recipe RoundUps, Dinner
These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Try these 18 Slow Cooker Meals For Summer! They're easy, healthy and won't heat up the whole kitchen.

by Lindsay Livingston, RD (The Lean Green Bean)

As the weather heats up, I'm constantly searching for recipes that don't require me to turn on the oven. It's hot outside and the last thing I want to do is putter around in a hot, steamy kitchen making dinner and then sit down and eat with sweat dripping down my back.

Enter the slow cooker. I think this piece of kitchen equipment is totally underrated, especially in the summer months! But when you think about, it's the perfect solution to my problem. I can have dinner waiting for me after a long hot day and I don't have to use any large appliances that make my kitchen hot!

So I rounded up several slow cooker recipes that are perfect for summer. They're full of fresh veggies and other healthy ingredients your whole family will enjoy!

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Summer sweet corn is plentiful right now. Make it the star of this soup!
Crockpot Corn Chowder via Well Plated

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Feel free to add some extra veggies to this easy slow cooker dinner.
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs via The Lean Green Bean


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Serve this as a side dish or an easy vegetarian meal.
Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa via Healthy Aperture


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Italian seasonings are an easy way to add flavor to chicken!
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken With Zucchini Noodles via Food Faith Fitness

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Pair chicken and lentils for a protein-packed dish!
Garlicky Green Crockpot Chicken and Lentils via Cotter Crunch


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Swap noodles for summer zucchini in this lasagna.
Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna via Primavera Kitchen


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Add some spice to dinner and enjoy cold for lunch the next day.
Slow Cooker Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken via Dizzy Busy and Hungry

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

The perfect mix of sweet and spicy for your next taco night.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Pork Tacos via Meaningful Eats


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Skip the tortillas and make this taco chili for Taco Tuesday.
Crockpot Taco Chicken Chili via Delightful Mom Food


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Enjoy some global flavors with this easy recipe.
Crockpot Thai Chicken Chili via The Endless Meal

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

This protein-packed dish will keep you full for hours!
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chickpea Chicken Chili via Ambitious Kitchen


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Ramen isn't just for college students!
Slow Cooker Pork Ramen via Bourbon & Honey

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Add a tropical flair to your tacos.
Crockpot Carnitas with Pineapple Salsa via A Clean Bake

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Think beyond dinner and try breakfast in the slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Chunky Monkey Oatmeal & Quinoa via Wholesomelicious

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Homemade hummus is budget-friendly and delicious!
The Smoothest Crockpot Hummus via 24 Carrot Life


These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

These make a great dish for a potluck.
Vegan BBQ Baked Beans via A Virtual Vegan

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Soup isn't just for winter. Try this version that's perfect for summer.
Slow Cooker Chicken, Corn & Lentil Soup via iFoodReal

These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Have you tried homemade yogurt yet?​
Simple Homemade Crockpot Vanilla Yogurt via Vanessa Baked

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These slow cooker meals for summer are easy, healthy and perfect for dinner. Added bonus? They won't heat up the whole kitchen!

Slow cookers aren't just for winter! Try 18 summer recipes that won't heat up the whole house! @LeanGrnBeanBlog

TheLeanGreenBean

TheLeanGreenBean
Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, OH. She works in Nutrition Communications and is the author of the healthy living blog, The Lean Green Bean. She and her husband are parents to a wild and crazy 17 month old boy and they also own a CrossFit gym!
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