If you’re looking for the easiest anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes that you can just throw in your slow cooker, you’re in the right place!
We all know what it’s like to want to cook more nourishing meals at home, and these 8 simple fuss-free recipes will help you make it happen.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think there’s anything better than cozying up to a hot meal at the end of a long day.
Even on the busiest weeks, I can always count on simple slow cooker meals to get dinner on the table.
simple recipes that are fast & easy to make
Minimal prep. Minimal clean-up. That’s my kind of cooking.
In fact, all my easy slow cooker recipes meet this criteria; effortless enough for busy weeknights, while also being delicious and completely nourishing.
These are basically throw and go kind of recipes, so no hard to find ingredients, or complicated instructions – just simple, real, and totally good food.
To get you inspired, I gathered a few of my most favorite (and most flavorful) anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes for you here!
Tip: These recipes are great for weekly meal prep or whenever you need to feed a crowd simply & easily.
What Makes These Crockpot Recipes Anti-Inflammatory
I love that all of these recipes are naturally:
- loaded with plant-based fiber
- packed with plant-power from fruits and veggies
- rich in healthy fats
- flavored with herbs and spices like turmeric
- free of trans fats and refined sugar
these recipes are…
No matter how you choose to nourish your body, I hope you’ll find something delicious on this list to try out this season.
easiest anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes
Need another simple slow cooker recipe? This crockpot Tuscan pumpkin soup is so easy to throw together. Less prep steps for less stress.
If you love lentils as much as I do, then you've gotta make this turmeric-boosted recipe for the best golden glow red lentil soup.
Love the flavor of curry? This crunchy curry quinoa salad comes together quickly and makes a super refreshing dinner (or side dish)!
Speaking of minestrone recipes! Have you made my Instant Pot Minestrone yet? It's made without beans so it's paleo & whole30 friendly too.
Apple Cider Vinegar is pantry staple in our house! It adds tons of flavor to this 5-ingredient slow cooker apple cider pulled chicken. A great option for busy weeks.
Want to make a version with chicken? You'll love this slow cooker chicken, black bean, and quinoa stew!
In the mood for more vegetarian options? This slow cooker butternut squash, kale & quinoa stew is a delicious plant-based meal!
easiest anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes, plus coconut curry
- 1 pound baby potatoes quartered
- 1 pound carrots chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 1 15-oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- ⅓ cup vegetable stock or chicken stock
- 1 pound asparagus chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup peas fresh or frozen, defrosted
For the Coconut Curry Sauce
- 1 15-oz can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste*
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce**
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice divided
- Chopped cilantro for serving optional
Make the Coconut Curry Sauce by whisking the coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, honey, and 2 tablespoons lime juice until smooth.
Add the potatoes, carrots and chickpeas to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the stock and ⅓ cup of the Coconut Curry Sauce, stirring to combine.
Cover and cook on high for 2 ½-3 hours, or low for 4-5 hours, or until the potatoes and carrots are just cooked through.
Add the asparagus, stirring to combine. Cover and cook on high for an additional 10 minutes, or until the asparagus reaches desired doneness. Add the peas, the remaining Coconut Curry Sauce, and an additional 1 tablespoon lime juice, stirring to combine.
Taste and add additional fish sauce or lime juice if desired. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or on its own, with sprinkle of cilantro if desired.
**Look for fish sauce on the Asian foods aisle of your grocery store.
**Substitute gluten-free tamari for fish sauce for a vegetarian and vegan version. You may need to add additional salt to taste, as tamari isn’t as salty as fish sauce.
All slow cookers are different, so you may need to adjust the time up or down depending on your particular model.
All veggies are shown together in the photo to give you a sense of the ingredients. Please read and follow recipe instructions for amounts and details on the order in which to add them.
If you have them, fresh peas can be used in place of frozen.
Feed someone particularly sensitive to spice? Serve the curry after stirring in the asparagus and peas but prior to adding the remaining curry sauce.
Make it vegetarian by swapping gluten-free tamari for fish sauce. See recipe notes for details.
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