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12 Easy, Healthy Fall Slow Cooker Recipes to Just Throw in Your Slow Cooker

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If you’re looking for easy, healthy slow cooker recipes perfect for fall, you’re in the right place!

Read on for a collection of 12 simple autumn-inspired recipes using the crockpot, including main dishes, soups, stews, and chilis. 

Read on for ridiculously simple, gluten-free, dairy-free recipes to throw into your slow cooker this summer.

Bonus: all these recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, with plenty of paleo and vegetarian options as well. Dinner just got a whole lot simpler!

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Hey Feel Good Fam!

Ahhhhhh, fall. Don’t you just love it?

The crisp, cool air, the shorter days, and longer nights--the change in season just begs for hearty warm comfort food.

And what better way to make your favorite fall recipes than with the slow cooker?

All you need to do is gather some real food ingredients, spend a few minutes of prep time, dump everything in, and hit start.

Then come home to a warm, nourishing dinner that will fill your belly and feed your soul.

To get you inspired, I've rounded up my favorite simple, fresh, healthy real food fall slow cooker recipes..

These are simple, vibrant recipes that use the best seasonal produce, and are inspired by classic autumn flavors like apple, pumpkin, and butternut squash.

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12 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes to Just Throw in Your Slow Cooker

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Easy, Healthy Fall Main Dish, Soup & Stew Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker tuscan pumpkin soup

Rich, warming and creamy (without a drop of cream) Slow Cooker Tuscan Pumpkin Soup is an easy crockpot recipe that's bound to become a weeknight staple.

the best golden glow red lentil soup (instant pot, crockpot, stove top)

The Best Golden Glow Red Lentil Soup is an easy one-pot meal that’s bursting with nourishment. Simple to make in the Instant Pot, Crockpot, or stovetop, you’re going to love this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian recipe.

crockpot + instant pot tuscan chicken stew ( with vegetarian option)

Packed with protein and veggies, Slow Cooker Hearty Tuscan Chicken Stew is easy to throw together and makes the perfect one-pot meal.

slow cooker butternut squash, kale & quinoa stew

A simple and delicious plant-based meal, Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew is hearty, nourishing and packed with all the good stuff. 

5-ingredient slow cooker apple cider pulled chicken

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken is simple to prepare and yields super tender chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that everyone in the family will love.

slow cooker sweet potato, apple, & turmeric soup

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results.

It's a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly! 

slow cooker autumn minestrone soup

This nourishing Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup is a satisfying twist on a classic. Perfectly satisfying for lunch or dinner, it freezes well and is naturally vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. 

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Easy, Healthy Fall Chili Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker pumpkin paleo chili

Hearty, warming, and simple to prepare, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Paleo Chili is a new fall classic that you'll want to make all year round!

5-ingredient black bean & sweet potato chili (slow cooker, instant pot)

5-Ingredient Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili is simple to prepare, totally nourishing, and absolutely delicious.

Just throw a few ingredients it in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, and dinner is ready!

6-ingredient slow cooker chicken taco chili

6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili is an insanely simple and totally tasty recipe to throw together any night of the week.

A naturally gluten-free, dairy-free recipe.

slow cooker turmeric lentil chili

Made with pantry staples, Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili is incredibly simple to prepare and is packed with good-for-you ingredients. A vegetarian crockpot meal perfect for any night of the week!

slow cooker sweet potato apple cider chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili is a hearty sweet and savory vegetarian chili, combining a few simple ingredients into a quick, easy, and filling meal.

slow cooker paleo turkey apple chili (+ 30-minute stovetop option)

Sweet, spicy, and easy to throw together, Slow Cooker Paleo Turkey Apple Chili is perfect for fall or anytime of year. With a 30-Minute stovetop option you can make this one anytime. 

crockpot + instant pot tuscan chicken stew ( with vegetarian option)

Packed with protein and veggies, Slow Cooker Hearty Tuscan Chicken Stew is easy to throw together and makes the perfect one-pot meal.

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