If you've ever tried Whole30, you know that it's a serious challenge. A month of no sugar, no dairy, and no processed foods is tough, but the program kickstarts your body into craving a healthier way of life, making it all so worth it. One of the hardest parts of following Whole30 is that you always have to have something compliant on hand to eat. If you're working, taking care of kids, or just trying to manage your day-to-day life, that isn't always easy. But that's where Whole30 crockpot recipes come in.
The trick is having your fridge stocked with meals ready to go for when you start to get hangry—and having meals that are easy to prepare. So needless to say, these 17 Whole30 crockpot recipes are a game-changer for your weekly Whole30 meal prep.
Keep scrolling for 17 delicious Whole30 crockpot recipes to add to your arsenal.
Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken Wings
It’s rare that something so tasty is dairy, sugar, and gluten-free, but alas, we’ve found the chicken wings of our dreams. Leave it to Food Faith Fitness to show us how to whip up an Asian-spiced dish with a honey-like sauce made from pineapple juice, coconut aminos, fresh ginger, sesame oil, and tapioca flour.
These wings are best if you cook them in the crockpot and then broil them for a crispy exterior.
Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe
When you go the Whole30 route, everything seems a bit more difficult, so cooking needs to be easy. Thankfully, this light chicken soup from Pickled Plum only takes 10 minutes to prep. The trick to its insane flavor is that the chicken is roasted long and on low, plus zucchini takes it to the next level. Freeze extra for when you get an unexpected cold.
Crockpot Kale and Sausage Soup
This sausage and kale soup requires absolutely no browning of meat or prep other than chopping (the fat from the sausage means there are no extra ingredients needed to keep the “meatballs” together). Our favorite ingredient addition: butternut squash, which adds a smooth consistency and beautiful bright pop of color. Just make sure to omit the beans.
Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili
Let’s be honest: Mexican-style chili can get a bit boring after a while, and we’ve been itching to mix up the dish. So when we saw this recipe for a chili made up of Italian-seasoned chicken and broccoli rabe, we were sold. Little touches like roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar give the meal an understated richness. Throw in some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor instead of Parmesan.
Slow Cooker Paleo Hamburger Soup
This isn’t your ordinary soup. As in, it’s totally filling, and that’s without any bread for dipping. Hamburger meat gets fancied up in this recipe from Food Faith Fitness, featuring diced sweet potatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, and tomato paste when added to a beef broth. To thicken up the consistency, whisk in a dash of tapioca starch at the end.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Egg Casserole
Eggs got me through my Whole30 diet for breakfast since I couldn’t have my usual English muffin or oatmeal. The best option is making a casserole that you can pre-portion for a weeks’ worth of morning meals. This recipe from Foodie Crush for a Mediterranean egg casserole with spinach, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and more can be easily converted to be Whole30-compliant. First up: Ghee swaps in for butter, Whole30-approved mustard replaces the Dijon (it’s made with wine), and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast gives the eggs a cheesy flavor. Dig in.
Crockpot Pork Posole Stew
A hearty stew sounds nice on a chilly night, and this pork posole is a yummy take on your classic. Pork roast simmers on low with onion, garlic, chicken broth, Rotel tomatoes, lime, and carrots. To add some texture, the recipe calls for hominy, a type of ground corn, but you can easily just sub in some extra veggies.
Slow Cooker Kabocha Squash Soup
Food Faith Fitness shares this delicious Whole30, paleo, and gluten-free soup recipe. It contains anti-inflammatory turmeric, apple, kabocha squash, ginger, and coconut milk for that creamy texture we love. This is perfect for Fall, but so tasty you'll want to make it year-round.
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Stew
This simple, yet flavorful Korean beef stew from Food Faith Fitness is not only Whole30-friendly, but sugar- and gluten-free. Featuring tender, juicy bulgogi beef, tangy pickled veggies, a kick of ginger, and lots of garlicky goodness in every bite, this is healthy comfort food we are happy to get behind.
Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken and Veggies
Another gem from our friends at Food Faith Fitness features a healthy, anti-inflammatory recipe of turmeric chicken and veggies straight out of the Instant Pot. This bowl of golden goodness is loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients, such as brussel sprouts, broccoli, bell peppers, ginger, coconut oil, and cilantro.
Instant Pot Tahini Cashew Curry
This creamy concoction with Middle Eastern flair will hit the spot on those chilly nights. The vegan, Paleo, and Whole30-friendly Tahini Cashew Curry dish from Food Faith Fitness sounds too good to be true. The fact that it's only 200 calories and can be whipped up in the Instant Pot is icing on the cake. The richness of yellow curry, turmeric, cauliflower florets, ginger, cashews, and tahini will have everyone believing you slaved over a hot stove all day long.
Asian Crockpot Lettuce Wraps
These flavorful, Asian-inspired lettuce wraps by Food Faith Fitness are packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, such as cauliflower, chicken, water chestnuts, ginger, and peanut butter. Set it then forget it for a couple hours in the slow cooker, and enjoy.
Slow Cooker Mango Chicken Curry
This nutritious, family-friendly Mango Chicken Curry meal by Food Faith Fitness is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30-compliant. Envision tender chicken soaked in creamy coconut milk, spicy curry, sweet mango juice, and punchy ginger topped with carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and cauliflower–a heavenly combo.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Root + Revel shares this tasty recipe for Whole30-friendly buffalo chicken meatballs that are absolutely delicious with a saucy kick. This party pleaser cooks up quickly in the crockpot, so your guests will be happy and none the wiser that they're gluten-free, dairy-free, and virtually effort-free on your part.
Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Kheema
Feed Me Phoebe shares this delectable recipe for a spice-filled Indian Chicken Kheema dish. An aromatic blend of coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, chili powder, ginger, and garam masala make this an unforgettable dish that's both savory and satisfying. Now that peas are allowed in the updated Whole30 plan, you can include them or use green beans if you prefer.
Slow Cooker Whole30 Beef Chili
Hello Glow shares this droolworthy recipe via Cotter Crunch for a Whole30 and Paleo-friendly beef chili. Loaded with sweet potatoes, chipotle chili, smoked paprika, and fire-roasted tomatoes, this hearty meal will keep you satisfied for hours.
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken
Melanie Makes shares this light and zesty lemon chicken recipe that takes just five minutes to prep. Simply sub the traditional Italian dressing with any Whole30-approved dressings, such as Organicville, or make your own with this easy recipe from Olive You Whole. For an even healthier kick, serve the finished product on a bed of arugula or your favorite greens.