Let’s talk about how to Simplify Dinner with some awesome Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals.
The witching hour. That’s what I call the hour in my house that is not my finest. It is the time right before dinner, where I am trying to get the house picked up, the kids finishing up school, my teeth brushed (I’m keeping it real) and trying to get dinner ready. Sigh.
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It is so easy to get overwhelmed in those last few hours of the day and it really sets us up for being stressed before bed. (Which my adrenals don’t like!) Even when I start out with good intentions, some days I run out of time.
This is where my good friend, the Crock-Pot, comes in handy. Really, a slow cooker is a busy mom’s best friend. On those days when I know I am going to be rushed depending on our schedule, running errands and getting to appointments, I love being able to throw some things in the crock-pot and know dinner is set. One less worry on my hands as we start to wind the day down.
If you are finding yourself stressed about dinner and the time it takes, then it is time to simplify. You can make delicious, grain-free meals in a slow cooker with not much prep time. In fact, if you have a child old enough, they can do this for you. My oldest loves to be able to throw everything in there for me and tell his dad that he made dinner that night.
We start our day with breakfast together and as I get the breakfast dishes done and get school started, my oldest pulls out what we need and we work through a recipe together. Having your kids involved in the kitchen, making healthy meals is a great habit to get into. Not only does it teach them how to cook but when they take part in the meal they enjoy it even more.
And I am teaching my kids all about healthy cooking by making these grain-free slow cooker meals.
How much nicer is it when 4pm rolls around and you can relax knowing that you have a healthy meal already simmering away for your family?
To get you started, here is a collection of over 30 grain-free slow cooker meals that you can easily make in your crock pot!
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Soups & Stews – Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meal Recipes
Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup from Intoxicated on Life
Slow Cooker Taco Soup from Intoxicated on Life
Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup from Intoxicated on Life
Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili from Oh Snap! Let’s Eat
Split Pea Soup from Homemade Dutch Apple Pie
South of the Border Chicken Chowder from Simply Clean Living
Spicy Sweet Potato Stew from Coconuts and Kettle Balls
White Chili from Raia’s Recipes
Squash Soup from Homemade Dutch Apple Pie
Moraccan Beef Stew from And Here We are
Cold Weather Beef Stew from Frisky Lemon
Beef Recipes– Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals
Balsamic Glazed Petite Beef Tenders from Intoxicated on Life
Paleo Cabbage Roll from Intoxicated on Life
Mexican Shredded Beef from Intoxicated on Life
Marinated Roast with Carmelized Onions from Raia’s Recipes
Pot Roast with Shallots and Carrots from The Organic Kitchen
Beef Stroganof from Simple Clean Living
Rosemary Roast from Raia’s Recipes
Stuffed Peppers from Homemade Dutch Apple Pie
Tangy Pineapple Shredded Beef from Recipes to Nourish
Korean Style Beef Short Ribs from A Happy Health Nut
Tender Roast from Our Small Hours
Chicken Recipes– Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals
Coconut Turmeric Chicken from A Happy Health Nut
Chicken Marinara from A Happy Health Nut
Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream from Our Small Hours
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken from Sweet Potatoes and Social Change
Creamy Chicken from It’s a Love/Love Thing
Salsa Chicken from Sweet Potatoes and Social Change
Chicken Pad Thai with Veggie Noodles from Paleo Pot
Venison Recipes– Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals
Slow Cooker Venison Neck Roast from Nearly Natural Momma
Garlic Stuffed Balsamic Venison Roast from Kait’s Primal Kitchen
What are some of your best tips on how to simplify dinner time for busy moms?
While you’re at it, what are some of your best grain-free slow cooker meals you want to share with us?
If you loved these Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals, check out my other recipes:
- 40 Delicious Make-Ahead Keto Freezer Meals
- 15 Days of Delicious Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Meals
- 101 Easy Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Snack Ideas for Kids
- Brainy Breakfasts: Over 40 Grain-Free Breakfasts for Kids and Their Parents
These sounds delicious!
This is an awesome list! Thanks for sharing.
A wonderful list of healthy delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Lets Get Real Fridays. Would love it if you would like link up with Real Food Fridays that runs every Thursday evening through Monday @ noon. Have pinned & twitted.
Thank you. We will check it out!
I’m so happy I found this post! I’ve been looking for some good grain free recipes to expand my list. Thank you!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Great recipes! It can be hard to find good grain free alternatives! Will be trying these for sure!
Debi @ Life Currents
What a great collection of crock pot goodies! I can always use more ideas like these! Thanks! Thanks as well for including my marinara sauce and Smoky Black Bean Chili Soup in your round-up! I’ve shared it on social media! 🙂
Oh ribs and chicken chowder sounds really good! I love using my cockpot! Will check these out!
What an awesome list. Would this be goof for those who eat gluten free?
This would be perfect for those on a gluten-free diet. It’s free of not only gluten-containing grains, but ALL grains!
Barb @ A Life in Balance
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Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.
I am confused; do I need that other app to DL the recipes as a group. I hate adding proprietary bloatware for occasional downloads.
There is no app needed and you’re not able to download the recipes. You can follow the link to each individual recipe that you’re interested in for ingredients and directions. Hope that helps!
Thanks for the confirmation: I was hoping it could be downloaded in book format, but did the solos. Thanks for sharing!
Any chunk of meat with any tubers and you ve got a meal if u add fibrous veggies too — greens, salad, cauliflower, snow peas, etc. Starch is easy, doesnt need to be grains. No starches, now that is h.a.r.d. …like for lowcarb WOEs.
Just a question .. what recipe is used in the intro picture for this post? I don’t see it in the list and it looks absolutely delicious.
I’m sorry, I don’t remember! This was written by a guest author and it’s been a while.