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Slow Cooker or crock pot recipes that are set it and forget it easy! Nutritious, loaded with health benefits, gluten-free and anti-inflammatory recipes.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Apples (With a Crock Pot Option)

Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Apples is easy to prepare and results in the most mouth-watering shredded pork. This simple recipe is versatile and amazing for sharing with friends and family. Recipe includes instructions for pressure cooker and Crock Pot.

Did I ever tell you the story about my obsession with shredded meat? It’s a short one. I’m obsessed. 

Chicken, beef, pork…if it’s tender, saucy and pulled, I am in.

I’ve posted many recipes for pulled pork in the past…some with BBQ sauce, some in the crock pot, some in the Instant Pot, a couple carnitas-style recipes…no matter how you shred it, pulled pork is always an epic crowd-pleaser.

For this rendition, we’re making pulled pork in the Instant Pot with apples and apple cider. If you’ve never tried the combination of pork and apples, I assure it, it is magnificent…there’s a reason why it’s a thing. 

Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Apples - the quickest, easiest recipe for pulled pork

This recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. The end result is a perfectly tender, sweet and savory dish that has FALL written all over it. 

Use it for sandwiches, tacos, bowls, or serve it straight-up with roasted or sauteed vegetables for a low-carb dinner.

Let’s get to it!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow cooker chicken enchilada soup with shredded chicken – a flavorful healthy whole30, paleo, keto dinner recipe made conveniently and easily in the crock pot. This post also includes an Instant Pot option!big bowl of chicken enchilada soup with avocado and sour creamThis mash-up of chicken enchiladas and soup is so simple to prepare in your slow cooker! Simply set it up in the morning (or the night before), allow it to cook slow and low, and enjoy it for a marvelously flavorful Mexican-inspired meal!This low-fuss recipe is easy to toss together and incorporates pantry ingredients you likely already have on hand.Ingredients needed for chicken enchilada soup: onion, garlic, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chipotle chilies, some pantry spices, and chicken. Simple!If you love using your Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) rather than a slow cooker, no worries! I have included the Instant Pot instructions in this post as well.Let’s dive right in!

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Crock Pot Creamy Kale & Sausage Soup Soup (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

Sausage soup with kale and sun-dried tomatoes made easily in your slow cooker! This creamy soup recipe is paleo, whole30 approved, and keto friendly!

This Tuscan-style sausage soup couldn’t be any easier to prepare. It only requires a handful of basic ingredients. Turkey sausage, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken bone broth, coconut milk, kale, oregano and parsley. BOOM dynamite!

Coconut milk is what makes this soup nice and creamy. If you don’t like the flavor of coconut milk, no sweat – you truly cannot taste it. If you do dairy, you can always replace the coconut milk with half & half or heavy cream.

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Crock Pot Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili with black beans and quinoa is a hearty meal perfect for fall and winter. This meatless chili is easy to adapt using your favorite vegetables and beans.

Made with pureed pumpkin, black beans, quinoa, bell peppers, and diced tomatoes, this easy vegan chili recipe is filling, packed with nutrients and flavor, and is so easy to prepare in your crock pot! 

 I take the ‘set it and forget it’ approach to chili most of the time, rather than preparing it on the stove top. I find slow cooking chili is not only convenient (you literally just dump every last ingredient into your crock pot, go to work, and come home to a fabulous dinner), but it also results in a mega flavorful meal. Because the flavors cook together for so long, the result is completely mouth watering!


Two secret ingredients that make this recipe pop are a touch of pure maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. The pure maple syrup offsets the acidity from the tomatoes and spice from the bell peppers and chili powder, while the pumpkin pie spice adds marvelous unique warm flavors. 

Perfect for fall, winter, and beyond!

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Pressure Cooker Korean Beef Bulgogi

Korean Beef Bulgogi made paleo-friendly! This soy-free, refined sugar-free recipe is prepared quick and easy in your pressure cooker. This post is sponsored by Crock-Pot®. If you’ve never tried Korean Beef Bulgogi, you’re in for a treat! It’s sticky-sweet with a little bit of heat. Paired with your choice of cauliflower rice or white rice, …

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How to Make Turkey Bone Broth

How to make turkey bone broth in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stove top. Use the bones from your Thanksgiving turkey to make bone broth!

Bone broth is a part of my daily diet, and I absolutely love making it myself. Not only is bone broth delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients that are difficult to get anywhere else. Collagen and gelatin are the building blocks of our connective tissue, skin, nails, and are also essential for the health of our gut lining.

For those who suffer from gut issues, and or have been trying to heal leaky gut, bone broth is your friend! 

If you have a leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving, or have stock-piled bones from cooking chicken, beef or pork, you can easily make bone broth in your pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove top. Let’s hop to it!

How to Make Turkey Bone Broth in the Instant Pot:

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Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef) – w/ Instant Pot Option

Ropa Vieja, or tender Cuban-style shredded beef, is stewed in a pepper tomato sauce. With slow cooker and pressure cooker instructions, you can make this delicious recipe in either your crock pot or Instant Pot!   To celebrate the release of my new cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, I thought I would share one of my …

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Slow Cooker Bison Roast With Mashed Rutabaga

Slow cooker bison roast with mashed rutabaga and roasted carrots makes for a tasty evening in with your special someone. This recipe comes from Brian Kavanagh’s cookbook, Paleo Date Night.  A common misconception that comes with restricted diets is that food becomes less romantic. During the times I get bored or overwhelmed by restriction, I …

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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Burrito Bowls

Slow cooked barbacoa beef with turmeric rice, cabbage slaw, and a homemade maple barbecue sauce. These filling bowls are paleo-friendly and packed with fresh, delicious ingredients. Hellooooo Monday! I took a short trip to Berkeley, CA over the weekend to visit a few friends (one being Sarah from Making Thyme for Health, which was a …

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