1. Kalua Pig

Kalua Pignomnompaleo.com

One bite of this and you’ll wonder why you’ve been wasting so much energy with complicated pork shoulder recipes. Recipe here.

2. Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soupapps.juiceinteractive.com

A real crowd pleaser. Recipe here.

3. Skinny Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Skinny Pineapple Salsa Chickenskinnymom.com

Marinating and/or braising meat with pineapple juice helps make it super tender without any extra fat. Recipe here.

4. Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetableschocolatecoveredkatie.com

Yup. Serve over rice, or with deliciously crusty buttered bread. Recipe here.

5. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chickennumber-2-pencil.com

It only takes about an hour to roast a chicken in the oven, but some nights I’m definitely too hangry to wait that long. Recipe here.

6. Vegetarian Green Lentil Curry

Vegetarian Green Lentil Curryifoodreal.com

Crockpots and lentils are a match made in heaven. Recipe here.

7. Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soupskinnytaste.com

Hearty but not heavy. Recipe here.

8. Simple Poached Salmon

Simple Poached Salmonepicurious.com

Salt and water don’t count as ingredients, they’re essentials. Recipe here.

9. Smoky Baby Back Ribs

Smoky Baby Back Ribsshockinglydelicious.com

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Recipe here.

10. Easy White Chicken Chili

Easy White Chicken Chiligimmesomeoven.com

Isn’t it great when the easier option is also the healthier option? Recipe here.

11. Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmealmelskitchencafe.com

Recipe here.

12. Italian Beef Sandwiches

Italian Beef Sandwichesiowagirleats.com

You’ll also need cheese and bread for serving, but all you need to make the deliciously tender beef is chuck roast, pre-mixed seasonings, pepperoncinis, and some beef broth. Recipe here.

13. Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Porkcincyshopper.com

Magic. Recipe here.

14. 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chickengimmesomeoven.com

A personal favorite. Recipe here.

15. Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker "Lasagna"aroundmyfamilytable.com

Ravioli + Marinara + Cheese = lasagna in a pinch. Recipe here.

16. Simple Steak Pizzaiola

Simple Steak Pizzaiolacupcakesandkalechips.com

So tender you won’t even need a steak knife. Recipe here.

17. Sweet n’ Spicy Meatballs

Sweet n' Spicy Meatballsjcocina.com

Semi-homemade at it’s best. Recipe here.

18. Easy Cheesy BBQ Chicken

Easy Cheesy BBQ ChickenNate Berrett / lmld.org

What could go wrong with chicken, cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce? Nothing, that’s what. Recipe here.

19. Skinny Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

Skinny Slow Cooker Creamy Chickenskinnymom.com

Recipe here.

20. White Beans and Sausage

White Beans and Sausagedeliciouslyorganic.net

Recipe here.

21. Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Crockpot BBQ Chickenfamilyfreshmeals.com

Recipe here.

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