A slow cooker could just be your culinary best mate when it comes to eating healthily this winter.
Throw in lots of lovely veg, grains and lean meat to make one-pot meals that simmer away while you get on with your day (or take a little nap).
Here are some tasty ideas to put your slow cooker to work.
Spiced squash and mixed grain bowl
Slow cooking really makes the spices sing in this super-healthy bowl of grainy goodness. Packed with nutritious ingredients and incredibly tasty - what more could you want?
Vegan sweet potato chilli
Make a big batch of this veg-packed chilli and it will keep you going for days. With grains, baked spuds, scooped up with pitta... Delicious.
Skinny taco soup
Fragrant, packed with authentic Mexican flavours AND healthy. Slurp away on this skinny soup.
Plantain, spinach and coconut curry
Ginger, chilli, black beans and lots of veg. This curry will warm your cockles.
Butternut squash macaroni
Omitting the cheese makes this gooey squash mac healthier - and great for anyone cutting out dairy.
Curried lentil soup
This hearty soup is chock-full of veggies.
The slow cooker makes the teryiaki chicken thighs butter-soft and infused with flavour. Make extra for topping salads and rolling into healthy wraps. Lunch sorted.
Vietnamese beef with chimichurri
Try the tender beef and zingy herby sauce from this Vietnamese dish with chimichurri in salads, stir fries and grain bowls.
Peaches and cream oatmeal
A healthy breakfast cleverly disguised as a naughty pud, this oozy bowl of oatmeal is made with coconut, oats and fresh peaches.
Why slave, ladle and stir over a stove when you could chuck everything in the slow cooker for this easy risotto alternative, packed with root veg.
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