26 Whole30 Slow-Cooker Dinner Ideas and Recipes

If you’ve decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, and instead focuses on meat, fish, fruits, and veggies—then you’re probably in desperate need of recipes. Thanks to an enormous amount of online support, there’s no shortage of yummy ideas that comply with the rules.

The only catch is that in an effort to creatively work within the Whole30-limitations, many of these dishes tend to be a little complicated or overly involved. That’s fine when you have time, but not so much when you’re hungry after work and need food ASAP to keep from going into full hangry Hulk-mode.

Instead of trying to pull something together when you’re tired from a long day and don’t have the brain power, make one of these slow-cooker dinner recipes that’s compliant with Whole30. Since these ideas were formed with Whole30 restrictions in mind, most of them are pretty meat-heavy, which means that you should expect a lot of tender fall-off-the-bone fare.

Get these Whole30 Crock-Pot recipes ready to go either ahead of time by turning them into frozen meal packs (which you can find out how to do here), or before you leave for work in the morning. When you get home, a dinner you can actually eat will be waiting for you.