No matter why you need a dairy-free diet – whether for weight loss, allergies or another reason – these simple crockpot recipes offer something suitable. From main courses to desserts, there’s sure to be something here that everyone will enjoy!
Enjoy a classic pot pie with a gluten-free dairy-free twist. Tender chicken, potatoes and green beans are enveloped in an aromatic herby sauce packed with flavor and essential nutrients.
1. Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowls
Ideal for those who enjoy healthy, flavorful eating but want something quick to keep them satisfied all week. A delicious mix between salad and grain bowl, this easy dish keeps well in the refrigerator, providing lunch throughout the week!
Preheat the oven to 390F / 200C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange diced red bell pepper, zucchini and broccoli florets on one side of the baking sheet; drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle some Italian seasoning for seasoning.
On one side of a baking sheet, drizzle chicken breasts with oil and season with paprika, garlic powder and salt until their internal temperature reaches 165F / 74C using a meat thermometer. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions.
2. Carne Asada Tacos
Experience an edible celebration with these easy carne asada tacos! This recipe takes the classic combination of lime juice, cilantro, garlic and chili powder to the next level by incorporating honey for sweet notes and soy sauce to tenderize beef. Marinating overnight (or longer!) ensures succulent and flavorful carne asada tacos!
This delectable grilled steak makes an irresistibly delectable taco topping! Serve them as either an appetiser or dinner entree to wow your guests and keep them coming back for more!
To create authentic street tacos, you will require flank or skirt steak that has been cut against its grain, to ensure more tender and easier chewing steak.
3. Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Chickpeas are one of our go-to meatless proteins, and in this dish they get transformed by an aromatic blend of spices such as cinnamon and ginger – giving this vegan version of Moroccan Harira stew an entirely unique flair – the ideal meal to satisfy our Meatless Monday goal!
To make this crockpot stew, heat oil in a large pot over medium-high. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until vegetables become soft (about five minutes). Next add turmeric, cumin, coriander, ras el hanout red pepper seasoning as well as salt; continue simmering for one more minute before tasting!
Pour tomatoes, chickpeas and vegetable stock into a saucepan; bring to a simmer, adding the kale when finished cooking the other ingredients (about three minutes). Serve this stew warm with couscous, rice or hearty grains such as quinoa; garnish it with cilantro as desired and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for four to five days or in freezer bags up to three months – enjoy!
4. Detox Lentil Soup
Lentils offer an abundance of protein and fiber while turmeric boasts potency anti-inflammatory antioxidants. This creamy detox soup boasts healing spices as well as immunity-enhancing vegetables for maximum benefits; plus it’s dairy free!
This dairy free detox soup can easily be modified for different dietary requirements. Simply switch out vegetable broth for beef, chicken or vegan bone broth; change up the sweet potato for something like yam or butternut squash; and use any herbs you enjoy!
This recipe makes an ideal freezer meal. Simply prepare all the ingredients on a weekend and then throw everything in your slow cooker when you return from work each day, and the vegetables and lentils will soften to perfection in time!
5. Hawaiian Inspired Slow Cooker Dish
Welcome summer with this sweet and savory Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork dish. Tender pork tenderloin is slowly cooked with pineapple chunks, barbeque sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar for an irresistibly tasty meal that can easily be transformed into sandwiches using any leftovers!
This recipe was inspired by traditional Hawaiian kalua pork, prepared by slowly cooking seasoned pork shoulders until tender enough for easy shredding. Crock pot cooking produces just as flavorful results!
This recipe centers on cooking pork until it is very tender before adding liquid smoke for that smoky taste. Finally, thicken up the sauce with corn starch mixed in with water to form a sauce thick enough for dippin’!