11091506 - various colorful dried legumes beans as backgroundSlow cookers work well for busy people. Just place ingredients in the pot and cook for several hours. The recipes offered on this page come from several sources. They are high in nutrition and low in sugar and calories.

Slow Cooker Recipes

Eating healthy food does not mean sacrificing taste. These recipes are flavorful. They are highly recommended by NYC Weightloss Solutions nutritionists who want you to lose weight the healthy way.

Slow Cooked Salmon


  • 4 salmon filets with the skin on
  • 1 purple onion sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white wine
  • tarragon, dill and other herbs to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


Wash salmon and place in slow cooker. Add dill, tarragon and sliced onion. Cover with water and wine. Cook for an hour on low to medium heat. The wine and seasonings should be absorbed by the fish. Serve with a lemon wedge and parsley garnish.

Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew

This is a high-fiber vegetarian dish although you can add chicken or lean beef, if desired. You can also add celery, carrots and other vegetables. The Berbere seasoning gives this stew very good flavor. This potent seasoning features chili powder mixed with cloves, garlic and a dozen other exotic spices. The seasoning can be found at specialty markets or online.


  • 1 package of red lentils
  • 3 cups of organic vegetable broth
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of Berbere seasoning
  • salt to taste


Rinse lentils and place them in the cooker with other ingredients. Cook on high for four hours or until the lentils are soft. Garnish with cilantro and serve with goat or feta cheese on the side. Serves 4.

Pumpkin Soup

This high fiber soup is good anytime, especially in the fall and winter.


  • Meat from inside of a medium pumpkin
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts cut in small pieces
  • 3 cups of low-fat chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root or powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon powdered clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • crushed garlic clove
  • sliced almonds


Steam the pumpkin to remove inside edible area. Butternut or Danish squash can also be used. Cut the pumpkin into small pieces and place in the slow cooker with the other ingredients. Cook on medium heat for four hours. The soup should be puree consistency from the pumpkin or squash. You can add cinnamon and nutmeg for extra flavor. Garnish with slivered almonds and a sprig of parsley. Serves 4

Add Your Favorite Spices

These recipes come from several sources and they can be adjusted to serve any number of people. Add the spices and seasonings that you like to give more flavor.

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