The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth by Jonny Bowden and Jeannette Bessinger

The Surprising Unbiased Truth About How to Make Nutritious and Delicious Meals that are Ready When You Are

Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781592334940
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
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"Jonny and Jeannette have done a wonderful job at marrying healthy, delicious recipes with invaluable (and surprising) nutrition information for each of these hearty slow-cooker recipes."—Alicia Rewega, editor-in-chief of Clean Eating magazine

"These convenient, time-saving dishes are delicious, healthy, and easy from prep to clean up!"—Calvin Hurd, publisher of Total Health Online,

"The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth is a foolproof guide to cooking flavorful, super satisfying one-pot dishes perfect for any budget or diet. You’ll feel good about eating meals made with the most nutrient-packed ingredients out there—and you’ll savor every bite while getting healthier!"—Nicole Brechka, editor of Better Nutrition

"Many people think choosing healthy foods means they won’t taste very good. Jonny and Jeannette prove otherwise. Even people who are eliminating sugar and other sweeteners from their diets can find dozens of simple, scrumptious, nutritious dishes."—Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC, author of Sugar Shock! and Beyond Sugar Shock (May 2012, Hay House) and founder of The Sugar Freedom Now Course

Discover how to make mouth-watering, super-healthy, and super-convenient slow-cooked meals! Nationally-known nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., and chef Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., take slow cooking to a whole new level with these easy, nutritious, and deliciously satisfying recipes!

The “clean foods team” of Dr. Jonny and Chef Jeannette use wholesome ingredients, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, and pasture-raised poultry in their recipes. Losing none of the convenience, they skip the high-sodium canned food “products” used in many slow cooker recipes and bring you dishes with both traditional and ethnic flair. Try the Real Deal Beef Stew with Orange and Clove, the Quick Sesame Teriyaki Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps, the Hot and Hearty Red, White, and Blue Crab Dip, or the Gingered Honey Pears with Cinnamon Sticks. Bon appetit!

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., (Woodland Hills, CA) also known as The Nutrition Myth Buster, is a nationally known, board-certified nutritionist and expert on diet and weight loss. He has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS and has contributed to articles in the New York Times, Forbes, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair Online, Men’s Heath, Prevention, and dozens of other print and online publications. He is a popular speaker who presents at both academic and consumer events all over the world.

Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., is a board-certified, holistic health counselor, award-winning lifestyle and nutrition educator, and owner of Balance for Life, LLC,, which provides lifestyle health and nutrition education to individuals and organizations. A whole foods cook, she is co-author of The Healthiest Meals on Earth and a contributing writer for Clean Eating magazine. She is a lifestyle health and nutrition consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities in the United States.

Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781592334940
Illustrations: 40
Size: 8 in x 10 in x 0.625 in / 203.2 mm x 254 mm x 15.875 mm


Part 1: The Mains


Tangy Tomato Grass-Fed Pot Roast

High-Protein Two-Bean ’n Sirloin Tip Chili

Real Deal Beef Stew with Orange and Clove

New England Corned Beef and Cabbage

Clean Loaded Sloppy Joe with a Kick

Vegetable-Loaded Beef and Barley Stew

Grass-Fed Beef with Butternut Squash and Cherries

Simplest High-Fiber Beefy Tacos

CLA-Rich Beef Biryani

Leaner, Savory Slow-Cooked Meatloaf

Iron-Rich Ground Sirloin Borscht

Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks in Fresh Tomatoes and Red Wine

Beanie Slow-Cooked Shepherd’s Pie

Taste of India Lamb

High-Fiber Curried Mulligatawny Lamb Stew

Luscious, Leanest Lamb Chops


Versatile, Lean, and Easy Chicken Base

Lower-Sugar BBQ Pulled Chicken Thighs

Chunky German Sausage and Sauerkraut Stew

Easiest Lean Artichoke Chicken

Clean Peanutty Thai Chicken

Lean Dried Apricot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Easy Asian Sweet Chili Chicken

Veggie-Rich Asian Chicken Stew

Low-Cal Fiesta Mexi-Chicken

Flavorful, Fiber-Full Moroccan Chicken

Lean Lemon-Apricot Chicken

In-a-Pinch Protein Pesto Chicken and Mushrooms

Free-Radical-Fighting Kalamata Chicken

Spinach, Basil, and Feta–Stuffed Chicken Rolls with Pignoli

Sweet and Saucy Free-Range Chicken Thighs

Satisfying, Spicy Lemon Chicken

Indian Super-Spice-Rubbed Chicken

Quick Sesame Teriyaki Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps

Savory Slow Cooker Tender Turkey Drumsticks

Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Chicken Mole

Jamaican Jerked Turkey Legs

Low-Cal Tropical Turkey Breast

Turkey and Fruit-Sweetened Cranberry Sauce Supper

Lean and Green Stuffed Peppers

Lean and Easy Taco Salad

Loaded Split Pea Sweet Potato Soup


Sweet Tooth–Buster Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Pineapple Pepper Chili

Mighty Minestrone

Lean Green Curried Tofu

Low-Cal Caribbean Black Bean Soup

Seeded and Stuffed Carnival Squash

Liver-Lovin’ Root and Cabbage Stew

Vitamin C–Rich, Three-Pepper ’n Bean Chili

Italian White Bean Soup

No-Cream of Leek and Potato Soup

Rich and Creamy High-Fiber Sweet Potato Peanut Bisque

Curried Spinach and Lentils


Gifts from the Sea Chowder

Pungent, Light, and Clear Thai Seafood Stew

Shellfish Jambalaya

Sea Scallops Mediterranean

Light Louisiana Creole Shrimp Soup

Piquant Hot Tuna and Cannellini Stew

Tangy Tomato-Soused Salmon Patties with Pineapple and Miso

Zested and Light Lemon-Garlic Tilapia with Roasted Shiitakes

Omega-Rich Dilled Salmon Dijon

Part 2: Stocks, Sauces, Purees, and Infusions


Mushroom Madness Stock

Lean and Clean Gingered Chicken Stock

Bone-Strengthening Beef Stock

Hearty, Rich Roasted Veggie Stock

Freshest Veggie Stock

Flavorful and Nourishing Turkey Stock

Capsaicin-Kickin’ Fiery Fish Stock


Lower-Sugar Curried Mango Nectarine Chutney

Low-Cal Herbed Lemon Sauce

Slow-Cooked Two-Tomato and Spicy Turkey Sausage Sauce

Mega Omega Piquant Artichoke, Olive, and Anchovy Sauce

Immune-Boostin’, Gut-Bustin’, Fiery BBQ Sauce

Happy, Healthier Homemade Ketchup

Memorable Gingered Peach and Blues Sauce

Alkalizing Coconut Lemon Curd

All-Fruit Pear Apple Molasses


Luscious, High-Fiber Raspberry Puree

Potassium Powerhouse: Fresh Pumpkin Puree


Fresh Thai Oil Infusion

Heart-Healthy Spiced Citrus Oil Infusion

Part 3: Side Dishes

Lower-Cal Easy Cheesy Pepper Corn

Shallot Apple Brussels Sprouts

Not Your Grandma’s Green Beans

Fresh Chili Lime Cob Corn

Fragrant Fall Rutabaga Mash: Potassium Powerhouse

Liver-Lovin’ Red Cabbage, Green Apple, and Sweet Onion

Sulfur-Rich Cayenne Caramelized Onions

Earthy High-Fiber Wild Rice and Veggies

Curried Lime Beta-carrots-tene

Autumnal Rich-Roots Medley: Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips, and Celeriac

C-Rich Lemony Leek and Fennel Potatoes

Tender and Tangy “Baked” Yams with Coconut Lime “Butter”

Cran-Orange Sweet Potato Custard

Fresh Sweet ’n Sour Beets

Fresh and Light Summer Medley with Feta: Zucchini, Bell Peppers, and Onion

Curried Coconut Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Fruit-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Summery, Colorful Herbed Carrots and Green Beans

Orange Iron-Rich Beets with Walnuts

Iron-Power Garlic Spinach with Roasted Reds

Whole-Grain Asian Shiitake Barley

Low-Carb Spice-Rubbed Spaghetti Squash

Fiber-Fantastic Mexi Beans

Wine-Braised Antioxidant-Rich Artichokes

Nuts for Wild Rice

Part 4: Appetizers and Snacks


Pureed White Bean Dip with Rosemary Oil

Tangy Grass-Fed Meatballs

Low-Carb Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Flavorful Free-Range Chicken Wings

Antioxidant-Rich Bubbling Black Bean Dip

Rich Reuben Dip with Flu-Fighting Sauerkraut

Mediterranean Stuffed Grape Leaves

Clean and Tasty Pizza Fondue

Low-Carb Sesame Turkey Meatballs

Protein-Rich Pastured Chicken Liver Pate

Hot and Hearty Red, White, and Blue Crab Dip


Cheesy Gluten-Free Spoonbread

Whole-Grain Crunchy Party Mix

Sweet, Lower-Sugar Rosemary Mixed Nuts

Baba Ghanoush: Aromatic Antioxidants

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix for a Crowd

Eye-Poppin’ Lean and Clean Pecans

Sugar-Balancing Cinnamon Almonds

Lightly Sweetened Autumnal Fruit Butter

Nutty Lentil All-Veg Pate

Part 5: Drinks, Desserts , and Breakfasts


Irish Moss Tonic

Clean Classic Wassail

Hot Vitamin C–Pop Cranberry Cider

Resveratrol-Raising Fresh Grape Delight

Habanero-Spiked “Red Hot” Cider

Lower-Cal Vanilla Bean Chai


Steamy, Creamy, High-Calcium Chai Pudding

Juice-Sweetened Tropical Fruit Compote

Gingered Honey Pears with Cinnamon Sticks

Low-Cal Cocoa Tapioca

Glorious Glazed Bananas

Low-Sugar Lemon Honey Custard

Fibered-Up Strawberry Sourdough Bread Pudding

Antioxidant-Rich Sweet Potato Carrot Pudding

Low-Sugar Choco-nutty Rice Pudding

Spiced Candied Apples and Yams with Raw Chocolate Drizzle

Antioxidant-Burst Raspberry Peach Cobbler

Lower-Sugar Raisin-Orange Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Fresh Pineapple with Coconut Lime Rum Sauce

Strawberry-Lime Antioxidant Granita


Fruit ’n Nutty Overnight Breakfast Groats

Eggy Spiced Whole-Grain Breakfast Bread Pudding



About the Authors


March 11, 2013
Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth and other books for Fair Winds Press, was one of the experts quoted in a story in the April edition of More Magazine. Read More.
February 6, 2013
Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth, is featured in the cover story of Natural Solutions Magazine in March. According to Bowden, who is also known as "The Rogue Nutritionist", trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting out lettuce. Read More.
February 27, 2012
Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of several healthy cooking books for Fair Winds Press, shares some timely insight on his blog following Paula Deen's announcement that she has diabetes. Read More.
February 27, 2012
Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of several healthy cooking books from Fair Winds Press, has shared his health and nutrition expertise with the law enforcement community via an interview with Read More.