Slow Cooker Meals to Fall for This Fall
I just love the smell of a tasty meal cooking slowly all day long in the fall. Prepping a meal in the morning and just having to make a quick side or two is always such a nice way to wind down from a busy day. Slow cooker meals for fall are always on my weekly menu. I have a few favorites that are always on repeat. Some others I like to make for football weekends. Honestly, one of the things I love the most about slow cooker meals is that I always have left overs to put in the freezer. One meal prepped makes two easy nights for me in the kitchen.
Why Gluten Free, Dairy Free
I tested for food intolerances when I was in my late 40s. I was having lots of stomach issues. At the time I was already 90% dairy and gluten free. After I got my results I chose to make it so that I am 99% gluten and dairy free. It is almost impossible to be 100%. I also gave up several other foods at that time.
My body just feels much better when I don’t eat foods with dairy and gluten. I will eat a little cottage cheese or greek yogurt. Over the years, I have figured out that my body can tolerate them. If they are cooked, my tummy likes them even better. In my 50s, I was diagnosed with a type of microscopic colitis. Thus, I do everything I can to keep inflammation down in my body.
So if someone were to ask my what my diet is like I would tell them that it is a cross between Paleo and AIP (Autoimmune Protocol). If you are not familiar with these diets, then click on the underlines in the previous sentence. You will see what foods are good to help keep inflammation down in your body. So much of this is just trial and error. Elimination diets can really help you figure that out.
I can easily scan a recipe to see if it is something that I can eat and still be flavorful and tasty. Over the years, I have also learned how to make easy substitutions if necessary. You can read How I Pick a Good recipe here.
What You Need for A Great Fall Slow Cooker Meal
Ok, it’s time to get in the kitchen and put on a cute fall apron like I’m wearing in the photo above. This one is also great for the season. Pull out the slow cooker and whip up something delicious and comforting. I have used an older model of this slow cooker for years. Love the size and the fact that I can sear and slow cook at the same time. The other added bonus is that if dinner is done a little early it keeps things just warm enough and doesn’t dry them out.
Tasty Gluten Free, Dairy Free Slow Cooker Meals for Fall
Now let’s get cooking. Who doesn’t love an easy tasty meal on a cool evening. I thought I would include a favorite chicken, turkey, beef and pork. You should be able to find at least one meal out of these four that make your taste buds work overtime.
You can click on the underlined recipe name to go to the full recipe. This will take you to some of my favorite sites for tasty recipes.
Who doesn’t love a good chicken marsala. What I love about this recipe from wellplated.com is that there is no cream. A side salad with a good balsamic dressing and another vegetable and you are good to go. If you want to add carbs, then my favorite gluten free pasta is by Jovial. I usually buy it at Whole Foods, but look at your favorite local grocery.
Meatballs are always a hit at our house. I have to admit that this Turkey Meatball Stroganoff is almost always in our freezer as leftovers all winter long. For years, I really missed eating Beef Stroganoff because of the sour cream. Now I use a non dairy sour cream instead of a regular low fat. It may have a few more fat grams, but so worth the trade off. Again, a side salad, gluten free pasta or even zucchini noodles and dinner is done. So good as leftovers out of the freezer.
Cool, crisp weather and roasts just go together don’t they? I tend to opt for pork roasts more often than beef roasts. They are usually a leaner choice of meat. This Balsamic Pork Roast requires just a few ingredients, set the slow cooker and it just falls apart when it is done. So tender and juicy.
Ok, now are you ready for game day? This Brown Sugar and Roasted Garlic beef roast is great for sandwiches for your game day menu. They are so flavorful. The only substitution that I make is a swap out a beef for a gluten free beer. Wala. I also like this as a dinner served over mashed potatoes with a vegetable or simple salad.
As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by. Hope that you found some slow cooker meals for fall inspiration from this read. Let me know what you try this season. Happy cooking and eating!
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