From football games to yard work to Halloween happenings, autumn is a busy time of year for most of us. Make life easier (and tastier) with these 15 fall slow cooker soups and stews for your menu plan.
I’m a busy mom with two active kids to wrangle. Sometimes I feel like I handle life. Other times, I feel like life handles me. But no matter what kind of day I’m having, I know that serving a slow cooker recipe is an easy way to provide my family a warm, homemade meal that’s full of nutrients.
What’s more, I know those meals are good for me too because (as some of you have probably already learned in your own lives) when I don’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of the other important things in my life, whether it’s aging grandparents, young children or a busy work schedule.
And, let’s be honest, slow cooker meals taste great and make the house smell fantastic—little, but important, things!
So cruise through the fall slow cooker soups and stews below. Pick two or three you’d like to try in the next couple of weeks. Bookmark them, print them out, or pin them, whatever is most convenient for you. That way the next time you’re ready to do a grocery run, you have part of your healthy meal plan ready to go. Happy eating!
1. Slow Cooker Thick & Chunky Beef Stew
Spoon into this hearty slow cooker recipe to discover why it’s a Skinny Ms. fan fave—over 245,000 pins on Pinterest!
2. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup
Fall slow cooker soups like this one make it easy to serve flavorful meals and stay on track with your healthy weight goals—this soup contains only 66 calories per serving!
3. Slow Cooker Bean & Potato Soup
Love your body with a thick soup that incorporates whole foods like northern beans, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, celery, and more.
4. Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs and Tomato Stew
This dish is a yummy main course, but it’s also a tasty way to jazz up ho-hum spaghetti.
5. Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Stew
From mushrooms to carrots to beef, this recipe is huge on fall flavor and easy on calories—it offers only 310 per serving.