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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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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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20 Easy, Healthy Soup & Stew Recipes to Just Throw in Your Slow Cooker

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Looking for crazy simple, easy, healthy and delicious soup and stew recipes to just throw in your crockpot?

Then you're in the right place!

Read on for 20 recipes to make for a Souper September.

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Hey Feel Good Fam! Who’s is excited for soup season? 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think there’s anything better than a big steamy bowl of cozy soup at the end of a long day.

I love soup so much, not just because it is easy to make, but also because it's often loaded with veggies, protein, and so much goodness.

Last September I was inspired by one of my favorite designers Emily Henderson and on Insta @em_henderson who decided that September should officially be designated Souper September

Her approach to the month was simple: eat as much soup as possible for as many meals as possible.

So in honor of Emily, and in honor of my own love of soup, I pulled together my best, easiest, simple soup recipes that can all be made in the slow cooker.

These are basically throw and go kind of recipes, so no hard to find ingredients, or complicated instruction--just simple real and totally good.

You'll find the soups organized by those that follow a Paleo style of eating, meaning they are grain-free dairy-free and gluten-free,

You'll also find some vegetarian options in the mix.

Also know that every single recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

In many cases there are also stovetop variations, plus instructions to make these recipes in an instant pot or pressure cooker, so even if you don't have a slow cooker, you're good to go.

I hope you'll come up with your own version of Souper September, and thank you to Emily for leading the way

Now let’s make it happen--read on for simple easy soup and stew recipes to just throw into your crockpot!

Can I freeze soups & stews for later?

Yes, I love freezing leftover soups & stews for quick lunches and dinners on the go.

My favorite method is to freeze in individual servings in mason jars.

Here’s a step-by-step for how to freeze in mason jars.

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Paleo, Whole30 & Grain-Free Soups and Stews

crockpot mini turkey meatball vegetable soup

Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup is hearty one-pot meal that’s packed with the good stuff. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 recipe your family will love.

slow cooker chicken, kale, and sweet potato stew

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew is packed with protein and veggies and is so easy to make with a short list of simple ingredients.

Your new paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, healthy go-to crockpot recipe!

sausage, cabbage & sweet potato stew (instant pot, crockpot, stove top)

Sausage, Cabbage & Sweet Potato Stew is a super-simple, ultra comforting one-pot meal that comes together in a matter of minutes.

A cozy, delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 recipe that can be made in the Instant Pot, Crockpot or stove top. 

instant pot + slow cooker turmeric chicken no-noodle soup

Packed with chicken, veggies, and good-for-you turmeric, Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Turmeric Chicken No-Noodle Soup is warming, nourishing, and so delicious!  

crockpot loaded mexican chicken soup

Simple to make and bursting with fresh summer flavors, Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup is perfect any time of year.

A great recipe for all your farmer's market finds, and paleo and Whole30 friendly, too!

crockpot sunshine lemon chicken chowder

Light, healthy, and bursting with flavor, Instant Pot + Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder makes for an easy weeknight dinner. 

instant pot + slow cooker chicken pot pie (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Packed with chicken and vegetables, Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) is made with real food ingredients and tastes amazing! 

minestrone (whole30, no-beans)

Instant Pot Minestrone (Whole30, No-Beans) is packed with protein and veggies and makes for the perfect, hearty, one-pot meal. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 friendly recipe.

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One-Pot Meal Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

slow cooker chicken, veggie, and quinoa stew

This simple recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew is healthy, hearty and so delicious!

slow cooker chicken and chickpea stew

Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Stew is a hearty meal in a bowl, full of chicken, chickpeas, veggies, and subtle Moroccan flavors.  

slow cooker chicken, black bean, and quinoa stew

Super easy to prepare, Slow Cooker Chicken, Black Bean and Quinoa Stew is full of hearty, nourishing ingredients and will be a hit with the entire family. The perfect healthy dinner recipe in a hurry!

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

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.

golden glow butternut squash soup

Instant Pot Golden Glow Butternut Squash Soup is a super simple, easy fall recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo and whole30 friendly.

crockpot creamy tomato soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)

Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup is super simple to make, and is creamy, dreamy, sweet and savory. Your new favorite paleo, whole30, diary-free recipe!

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.

slow cooker creamy potato corn chowder (dairy-free)

Rich, sweet and comforting, Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free) is super simple to throw together and is oh-so creamy without the cream! 

And, since you can use fresh sweet corn or frozen, this easy dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite any season of the year.

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.

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.  

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.

10-ingredient slow cooker vegetable and quinoa stew

10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew is a hearty, vegetarian meal that's easy to make and completely satisfying. Warm, nourishing, and so simple, you'll want to make this stew for dinner tonight!

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18 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes to Throw in the Slow Cooker

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Looking for simple, delicious, healthy chicken breast recipes to just throw into your slow cooker and go?

If so, you’re in the right place. Read on for all the crockpot chicken breast recipes perfect for the crockpot.

18 easy, healthy chicken breast recipes to throw in your crockpot. #realfoodwholelife #recipes #heathy #chickenrecipe #dairyfree #paleo #glutenfree

Kitchen Tools Recommended to Make Easy Healthy Chicken Breast Slow Cooker Recipes

Programmable 6-Quart Crockpot

Immersion Blender

8-inch Chef’s Knife

My Favorite Cutting Board

Chicken Breast Soups & Stew Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Stew (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Stew is a hearty meal in a bowl, full of chicken breast, chickpeas, veggies, and subtle Moroccan flavors.  

instant Pot + Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Packed with chicken breast and tons of vegetables, Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) is made with real food ingredients and tastes amazing!

Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Simple to make and bursting with fresh summer flavors, Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup is perfect any time of year.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew is packed with protein and veggies and is so easy to make with a short list of simple ingredients. Your new paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, healthy go-to recipe! 

Crockpot + Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

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 Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew (gluten-free, dairy-free)

This simple recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew is healthy, hearty and so delicious!

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Chicken Breast Slow Cooker Main Dish Recipes

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

3-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes is the easiest, most delicious, craziest simple recipe you’ll find anywhere.

What’s more, everything cooks together in the slow cooker, so prep is super fast and cleanup is a breeze!

Healthy Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken & Veggies (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Skip the processed ranch packets and make your own to use in this easy, delicious Healthy Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken & Veggies!

Slow Cooker Pomegranate BBQ Chicken With Crunchy Apple Slaw (gluten-free, dairy-free)

With a sweet, tangy sauce and a savory, crunchy slaw, Slow Cooker Pomegranate BBQ Chicken with Crunchy Apple Slaw is incredibly flavorful, yet simple to make. 

Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Easy, versatile, and so tasty, this Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken is a weeknight go-to that everyone will love!

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free)

With a short list of simple, real food ingredients this Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken is brilliantly easy and so delicious. Throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a perfectly cooked barbecue dinner. Yum!

Slow Cooker Peach Chicken With Basil (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

A sweet and savory summer wonder, this simple, healthy Slow Cooker Peach Chicken with Basil is easy to make, tastes amazing, and will keep your kitchen cool through the warm months ahead.

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Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love.

Read on for the chicken recipe, plus 3 ways to use it, so you can cook once and eat well all week!

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

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

Slow Cooker Tropical Pulled Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Naturally sweet, tangy and oh-so delicious, Slow Cooker Tropical Pulled Chicken is a breeze to throw together and makes for a healthy dinner everyone will love!

5-ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

The perfect recipe for when you're short on time but still want a delicious, real food dinner, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken is a snap to prep and requires just a handful of ingredients.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Light, bright, and perfect for summer, Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken is super easy to prepare and so delicious. 

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