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January 14, 2016 / Nicole Villeneuve

5 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes from Around the World

You don't have to be taking a vacation this winter to beat the January blues. Coming home to something in the slow cooker is the culinary equivalent of a weekend getaway - warm, rejuvenating, and totally transporting.

These healthy slow cooker recipes will take you on an international expedition from India to France to the Caribbean, all from your kitchen.

Add these recipes to your PlateJoy menu! Just search for "slow cooker" from the search bar in your Meal Queue.

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Lamb curry with cucumber raita

Cooling yogurt helps tone down the heat in this tomato-based Indian curry.

Lemon Basil Chicken with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and CarrotsProvencal chicken with potatoes and carrots

A full meal in one pot, this chicken stew gets some French flair with olives and fresh thyme.

Chicken mole with jicama-tomato salad

When chocolate's in a mole, you can eat chocolate anytime. Balance this spicy Mexican chicken with a light, fresh jicama salad (an awesome source of fiber).

Ropa vieja beef and sweet potatoes

Simmer flank steak for 8 hours, and it becomes so tender that it falls apart in this Cuban traditional dish.

Thai chicken and coconut soup

Known as tom kha gai, you'll see this dish on any Thai takeout menu, but making your own is a snap with a slow cooker (and much healthier).

Nicole Villeneuve
Director of Content @ PlateJoy

Nicole Villeneuve is the Director of Content Strategy at PlateJoy and a certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. A graduate of Yale University, she previously worked in book publishing, with a focus on cookbooks and health, and ran the food blog Paper and Salt. Her writing has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and The Daily Beast. Nicole lives in San Francisco and loves cooking, reading, exploring new restaurants, and running by the ocean. You can (very occasionally) find her on Twitter.

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