5-Day Slow Cooker Meal Plan

An (almost entirely) hands-off meal plan featuring our best slow cooker recipes.
Published September 26, 2022

When the days become shorter and life becomes busier, there’s no better way to strategize your continued healthy eating than by making use of your slow cooker. This appliance, which can be left undisturbed as it cooks its contents using low and slow heat, has myriad uses for every meal of the day. Our slow cooker meal plan features delicious and filling recipes which yields leftovers for the following day, making mealtimes that much easier.

This meal plan includes crowd-pleasing slow cooker recipes containing ingredients such as steel-cut oats, braised chicken, beans, and lean beef—each of which benefit from long cooking times. To keep meals feeling fresh, think about modifying toppings with your favourite ZeroPoint foods. For example, top oatmeal with different kinds of fruit or add fresh salsa, cilantro, and thinly sliced green onions to our slow cooker turkey chili. The egg-based recipes we’ve chosen for breakfast pair well with hot sauce, a dollop of non-fat sour cream or plain yogurt, and a side of fresh fruit.

In addition to the following slow cooker recipes, we’ve also suggested a series of side dishes and snacks, focusing on healthy baked goods and simple salads. Feel free to swap these selections out with any other WeightWatchers-friendly items that have lower Points values (or any store-bought convenience items that fit the same bill.) You’ll also find a list of hearty slow cooker recipes we love for the weekend; these are meant for you to pick and choose as you like—or to provide inspiration for even more slow cooker menu items.

Finally, for super-easy cleanup, many of our recipes call for the use of plastic slow cooker liners, which can be removed with the recipe held intact inside them. If you don’t have these liners, simply coat the crock of the slow cooker with a few sprays of unflavoured vegetable cooking spray before adding the ingredients.


Breakfast: Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Lunch: Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili + Banana-Oatmeal Bread

Dinner: Old-Fashioned Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup + Perfectly Dressed Green Salad


Breakfast: Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Lunch: Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili + Banana-Oatmeal Bread

Dinner: Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili + Quinoa and Tomato Salad


Breakfast: Slow Cooker Tomato, Basil, and Ricotta Frittata

Lunch: Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup + Quinoa and Tomato Salad

Dinner: Provencal Beef Slow Cooker Stew + Perfectly Dressed Green Salad


Breakfast: Mushroom-and-Swiss Potato Breakfast Casserole

Lunch: Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice + Creamy Coleslaw

Dinner: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore + Green Goddess Garden Salad


Breakfast: Mushroom-and-Swiss Potato Breakfast Casserole

Lunch: Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup + fruit or non-starchy cut-up vegetables of your choice

Dinner: Slow Cooker Cider-Braised Pulled Chicken-Apple Sandwiches + Creamy Coleslaw

Slow Cooker Menu Ideas for the Weekend:

Slow Cooker Blueberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Honey and Orange Chicken by Daphne Oz

Slow-Cooker Thai Red Curry Chicken

Middle Eastern Lamb Slow Cooker Soup

Slow Cooker Peach & Blueberry Cobbler