MyPlate-Inspired Slow-Cooker Recipes

Enjoy some of our favorite MyPlate-Inspired slow-cooker recipes for a comfort-classic dinner dish friends and family will love.

Nutritious Slow-Cooker Recipes
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Nutritious Slow-Cooker Recipes

Cooking Light is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to thousands of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit Find recipes at

Protein and vegetables are both key components to this healthy-eating initiative. Our delicious slow-cooker recipes enable you to easily incorporate one or both of these ingredients into a hearty dish that is full of flavor and rich in nutrients.

First up is our Company Pot Roast. Though this delicious meal takes some planning ahead, you'll be glad when you can spend the time before dinner chatting with family and friends instead of busily running around the kitchen. Use leftover meat and gravy to make great roast beef sandwiches the next day.

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