Nutritious & Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes To Help You Lose Weight Using the slow cooker (a.k.a. crock pot) is one of the easiest ways to prepare healthy and tasty meals. If you're a busy mom like me (or you're just simply lazy), then these recipes are for you! These recipes are low calories and rich in protein. If you're on a weight loss diet or simply want to control your weight, then these low calories recipes are perfect for you!