Craving a warm and easy-to-make recipe for dinner this weekend? So are we! There are few things we love more than simple, delicious, and healthy meals that basically cook themselves. Whether you're headed to the mountains with family and want to have dinner ready when you get home, or you're just tired from a long week of school or work, a crockpot meal is the way to go. Even better, they always make enough for leftovers.
To get the crock pot party started, we're honing in on these tried and true favorites. So dust off your crockpot this weekend and give these plant-based, healthy meals a try!
1. Vegan Crockpot Chili from Jessica in the Kitchen
Made with quinoa, black beans, peppers, and a variety of spices, this hearty chili recipe is perfect for the coldest of days this fall. It's also incredibly healthy and even more delicious with a dollop of the cashew-based sour cream. Prepare this meal in only 10 minutes in the early afternoon for a delicious dinner.
2. Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils by Pinch of Yum
We're falling in love with the red lentils in this fall-based goodness! Combined with sweet potatoes, coconut milk, garlic, vegetable broth, and delicious spices, one serving of this recipe has only 334 calories and 11 grams of protein, not to mention half of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin A.
3. Vegan Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup by 365 Days of Slow Cooking
This healthy recipe combines butternut squash with granny smith apples, carrots, and coconut milk for a quintessential and simple-to-make fall recipe. Cover and cook on low for six hours and enjoy with a warm and crusty slice of bread.