7 Budget Slow Cooker meals – Perfect for your wallet AND your waistline!

One of the best things about slow cookers, (and let’s be honest, there are lots of great things about slow cookers) is that they are SOOOO good at making the most out of BUDGET ingredients, which means you can save heaps of money on your shopping bill and still have a delicious and healthy dinner on the table.

 This trusty cooking device not only takes all the hard work out of cooking, but meals cooked in the slow cooker are also often low fat, healthier, and require little to no effort to prepare. What’s not to love!

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has heaps of budget slow cooker meals! 

Take a Sneak Peek at these 7 Budget Slow Cooker Recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

1.Slow Cooker Chicken Jalapeno Poppers with Avacado Dip – $2.22 per serve


This recipe takes no time to set and forget in the slow cooker then come home to beautifully cooked chicken. Just assemble together the other ingredients for a fun and tasty lunch or dinner. Make double and store chicken jalapeno mix in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for another day.

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2.Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs – $1.39 per serve
Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs

These tasty meatballs filled with lean minced beef, brown and hidden veggies are a firm favourite in The Healthy Mummy community. At just $1.39 per serve, this family-friendly dinner just takes 10 minutes to prepare and then the slow cooker does the rest.

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3.Slow Cooker Fish Curry with Pappdams – $3 per serve

Slow Cooked Fish Curry

This recipe can be cooked in the slow cooker or the stovetop and at just $3 per serve, it’s a great recipe to cook in a large batch for the fridge or freezer.  It’s super tasty and just 359 calls per serve (including the yummy papadams!)

Get the recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge 

4. Slow Cooker Beef Nachos – $2.04 per serveSlow Cooker Beef Nachos

This Beef Nachos recipe is ideal if you have lots of mouths to feed!  Or portion it up and store it in the fridge or freezer for another time. The chili beef is great with nachos as in this recipe but can also be served with rice or in tacos.

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5.Slow Cooker Ragu – $1.69Slow-Cooker-Ragu-3

The slow cooker takes all the heavy lifting out of this lovely and family-friendly dinner. This comforting and versatile ragu is really popular with kids too. Serve it with pasta or use it as part of other recipes like lasagna or with mash.

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6.Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup – $1.50 per serveLasagne-Soup

With the distinctive flavors of lasagne, this warming soup is only $1.50 per serve and takes just 5 minutes to prepare.

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7.Asian Style Broccoli, Beef and Bean Stew – $3.43 

This delicious Asian style stew uses lean chuck steak and Asian flavors like ginger and chili. It’s just 353 calories per serve and is perfect to make in a large batch.

Get the Recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

For more Slow Cooker and Budget Recipes, join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.


Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a weight loss and healthy eating plan designed by mums – for MUMS – to help them tackle their health and fitness.

Our Challenge is home to more than 3,000 delicious recipes, fat-burning exercises, and 24/7 support to helps MUMS REACH THEIR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.

Each month our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is themed, targeting things like reducing sugar, budget recipes, meals for fussy eaters, recipes with 5 ingredients or less, and many more.

You can find out the theme of this month’s challenge HERE.


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