These no-hassle slow cooker dinners save you time and money and taste amazing

Posted by Sainsbury's Team on 2 February 2017

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?

Spiced squash and mixed grain bowl
Via: Sainsbury’s

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.

Vegan sweet potato chilli
Via: Sainsbury’s

Skinny taco soup

Fragrant, packed with authentic Mexican flavours AND healthy. Slurp away on this skinny soup.

Skinny taco soup
Via: gimmesomeoven.com

Plantain, spinach and coconut curry

Ginger, chilli, black beans and lots of veg. This curry will warm your cockles.

Plantain, spinach and coconut curry
Via: Sainsbury’s

Butternut squash macaroni

Omitting the cheese makes this gooey squash mac healthier - and great for anyone cutting out dairy.

Butternut squash macaroni
Via: healthyslowcooking.com / Kate Lewis

Curried lentil soup

This hearty soup is chock-full of veggies.

Curried lentil soup
Via: gimmesomeoven.com

Teriyaki chicken

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.

Teriyaki chicken
Via: Sainsbury’s

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.

Vietnamese beef with chimichurri
Via: simplerootswellness.com

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.

Peaches and cream oatmeal
Via: thehealthymaven.com / Kate Lewis

Barley risotto

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.

Barley risotto
Via: healthyslowcooking.com

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