Nothing beats coming home to a hearty, warm meal on a cold day—especially one that’s been prepared in advance and is ready to serve. Crockpot meals are perfect for this time of year since they require little time and effort but are healthy, tasty and convenient. These meals are easy to throw together before you head off to work, giving you extra time to unwind with a glass of wine after a long day.
Slow Cooker Cioppino
Cioppino is a signature West Coast dish that is loved by people everywhere for its fresh herb and tomato base and succulent seafood ingredients like shrimp and scallops. Try this Slow Cooker Cioppino recipe from MyRecipes. After letting the cioppino simmer all day, all you need to do when you get home is add the seafood, let it cook for an additional 15 minutes and serve.
Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos
For a taste of warm weather in the middle of winter, try this Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos recipe from Fun Home Things. All you need to do to make this dish is place frozen Tilapia fillets at the bottom of your crock pot, add some cilantro, lime and tomatoes and let it simmer throughout the day. Whatever the weather outside may be, these Mexican flavors will put you in a summer mood.
Tilapia and Pesto Foil Packets
Did you know you can easily cook fish fillets in a crockpot by placing them in foil packets? This Tilapia and Pesto Foil Packets recipe from Once a Month Meals is an easy way to get tender, flaky fish that’s slathered in a rich pesto and topped with a squeeze of lemon. Wrapping the Tilapia in foil before placing it in the slow cooker helps keep the moisture in the fish so it doesn’t dry out while cooking.
Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
For a meal that will help fight off the dreaded winter flu, try this Crock Pot Vegetable Soup recipe from Pocket Change Gourmet. It’s loaded with vitamin-rich veggies and, since it cooks for eight hours in the crock pot, the ingredients come together to create a rich flavor concentration. To make this soup even more nutritious, add some pieces of protein-rich fish into the soup at the same time as the noodles.
Indian Fish Curry
Who knew you could make delicious Indian curry in a crock pot? This Indian Fish Curry recipe from Williams-Sonoma features an assortment of authentic Indian spices that simmer for hours to create a wonderfully complex sauce. The recipe serves six to eight people, so you can enjoy the leftovers the next day for a quick lunch or dinner.
These nutritious crockpot meals will help you with your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy while also keeping you warm and cozy all winter long.
Looking for more crockpot inspiration? Check out our tips for preparing amazing slow cooker meals, our favorite slow cooker seafood chowder recipes and a round-up of delicious seafood crockpot dinners.
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