Slow cookers are every busy chef’s helper and putting them to good use can help us get a healthy meal on the table, even on days where we have zero time between working and family obligations. The beauty of a slow cooker is that you can stuff it full of ingredients and then walk away. You don’t need to be stuck at the stove. Put dinner in the cooker and then take the kids to soccer practice and you’ll come home to the beautiful scent of your dinner ready and waiting. Here are 5 recipes to try this fall. 

Slow Cooker Fajita Chicken Chili 

I love chili in the slow cooker and the idea to make it with chicken is a fantastic one. Use pre-chopped stir fry chicken and peppers to make things even easier on the prep work.  

Slow Cooker Applesauce 

Kids love applesauce and I love that it’s a convenient and healthy snack but sometimes the amount of sugar added into pre-packaged varieties astounds me. Make your own and control not only the amount of sweetness, but also use the sweetener of your choice. 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork 

This is a family favourite recipe and we make it once a month, if not more. Leftovers are great to use for lunch wraps and pizza toppings. We usually serve this with beans but you could tuck it into buns for sliders or add it on top of salads.  

Creamy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oats 

Sunday mornings I want to plop down on the couch with my coffee and eat when I’m ready to eat which usually isn’t until rather late in the mornings. This recipe is perfect for Sundays and the leftovers can be reheated for a quick breakfast on a weekday too.  

Slow Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup 

What better dish is there to come home to on a cold autumn day than soup? None. Soup is where it’s at. Try this healthy lentil soup for some stick-to-your-ribs warmth.  

I hope you’ll give these recipes a try and I hope they keep your tummies warm, full and happy this fall!  

For more Slow Cooker recipes from Safeway, check out:

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon

Slow Cooker Huevos Rancheros

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Sage Butter and Onions

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