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HG's Best Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes Part 2

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Ready for some of our very best slow-cooker recipes? Mix up the ingredients, and let the kitchen clock do most of the work...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Hawaiian Slow-Cooker Chicken
  Hawaiian Slow-Cooker Chicken

1/4th of recipe (about 1 2/3 cups): 288 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat),655mg sodium, 31g carbs, 4g fiber, 17.5g sugars, 35.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7* --SmartPoints® value 3*

Get a little aloha in your everyday routine with a big batch of this fruity chicken dish. Is it just us, or is everything more fun with pineapple? (OK, maybe not housework. The pineapple just sits there.)

 
  Slow-Cooker Carnitas Tacos

1/6th of recipe (2 tacos): 284 calories, 7g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 250mg sodium, 29.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 25.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 7* --SmartPoints® value 6*

Pork gets a bad rap as a fatty meat, but our carnitas feature the perfect blend of lean and rich cuts. And thanks to the tasty marinade, the meat is SO juicy. Yummm...

 
Hungry Girl's Crock-Pot Carnitas Tacos
 
 
Hungry Girl's Pump-Up-the-Jam Cocktail Weenies
  Pump-Up-the-Jam Cocktail Weenies

1/14th of recipe (3 cocktail weenies with sauce): 88 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 692mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 5.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2* -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Know someone who always brings sweetly sauced cocktail weenies to the party? Well, tell Aunt Betsey to step back -- you'll be putting together this low-calorie alternative, with sugar-slashed jam and low-fat franks. (Or you could just send Aunt Bets the recipe...)

 
  Gooey Nacho Dip

1/10th of recipe (about 1/2 cup plus toppings): 153 calories, 4.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 411mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 13.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4* --SmartPoints® value 4*

Speaking of party food, you've now got a savory Mexican-style dip on lock. It's full of beans, beef, veggies, cheese... basically, everything good. This is how we party, people!

 
Hungry Girl's Gooey Nacho Dip
 
 
Hungry Girl's Ooey-Gooey Slow-Cooker Apple Goodness
  Ooey-Gooey Slow-Cooker Apple Goodness

1/8th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 137 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 42mg sodium, 31g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 17g sugars, 1.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 4* --SmartPoints® value 3*

This recipe is appropriate pretty much any time of day. Morning? It's fruit and oats! Dessert? This stuff tastes like pie! Looking for a snack? See ya, ordinary apple slices...

 
  Outside-In Turkey Tamale Pie

1/7th of recipe (1 cup): 230 calories, 7.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 481mg sodium, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 19g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6* --SmartPoints® value 6*

This dish is totally yummy and requires significantly less hands-on prep time than assembling actual tamales. Exactly what your whole family will want on cold winter nights... and warm summer nights too!

 
Hungry Girl's Outside-In Turkey Tamale Pie
 
 
Hungry Girl's Glaze-of-Glory Candied Carrots
  Glaze-of-Glory Candied Carrots

1/7th of recipe (about 1 cup): 102 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 286mg sodium, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 13g sugars, 1.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 3* --SmartPoints® value 2*

Here's our slimmed-down spin on a sweet, sweet side dish. We invited onions and peppers to the party because, why not? We could snack on this all day long...

 
  Yippee-Ki-Yay Spicy Southwest Chicken Chowder

1/10th of recipe (about 1 cup): 163 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 654mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 18.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 4* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Skip too-heavy chowders and their gloopy ways. This recipe is completely guilt-free, and you better believe it tastes terrific. Raise your hand if you like corn in your chowder! (Alright, put it down, people are beginning to stare.)

 
Hungry Girl's Yippee-Ki-Yay Spicy Southwest Chicken Chowder
 
 
Hungry Girl's HG-rific Taco Meat
  HG-rific Taco Meat

1/6th of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 152 calories, 4g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 661mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 18.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 4* --SmartPoints® value 2*

Having too many healthy taco options is not a thing. This time, we bulked up extra-lean ground beef with veggies, and seasoned it like classic taco crumbles. If Taco Tuesday is big in your household, this may be a new part of your Tuesday morning ritual.

 
  Meatballs 'n Chili

1/6th of recipe (4 meatballs with 3/4 cup chili): 227 calories, 4g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 647mg sodium, 27g carbs, 7g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 21.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* --SmartPoints® value 4*

Meatballs are great in chili... Who knew? Fun fact: This dish was inspired by the chili meatballs on the show Henry Danger, which was created by Mr. Hungry Girl himself!

 
Hungry Girl's Meatballs 'n Chili
 
 

Hungry for More? Here are TEN more of our top slow-cooker recipes!

 

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Happy International Hot & Spicy Food Day, today, January 16th. Here's a bonus slow-cooker recipe, with a customizable spice level...

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