Some people will swear that the crock pot is the greatest food invention since sliced bread, and they do have a point; a crock pot is an amazing kitchen gadget that automatically cooks delicious casseroles, tender meat and more. The best part—you can put a bunch of ingredients in the crock pot, let it run safely, and in a few hours, voila, an entire slow-cooked meal. As the weather cools down, try these 5 recipes, and you’ll get the trifecta of perfect recipes: easy, simple, and healthy. Slow Cooker Poached SalmonThis simple recipe is anchored around salmon, one of the healthiest foods around. Salmon is chock full of phosphorous, potassium, iron, zinc, b12 vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids and more. Salmon also contains selenium, a mineral that’s important for keeping your thyroid working. It’s a simple, delicious recipe that uses common ingredients, and it only takes about an hour to cook.Wine and Tomato Braised ChickenFeel like you can’t have a fancy dinner and eat healthy at the same time? This recipe will show you otherwise. This dish slowly and tenderly cooks chicken in a wine and tomato sauce, and you can cook this first-date approved recipe in a crock pot. Chicken is one of the best meats around because it’s so lean and an amazing source of protein; the tomato sauce provides protein and fiber while being super low calorie and tasty. So fancy!Slow Cooker Hawaiian ChickenThere’s nothing more versatile than slow cooker pulled chicken; you can eat it in a sandwich, over rice or noodles—whatever you want. The important thing is that this easy recipe uses a healthy Hawaiian-style sauce for a delicious dish you can eat with anything. It’s protein with a Hawaiian punch.Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Pulled Pork TacosWho knew tacos could be healthy? Now thanks to this crock pot recipe, they’re easy to make, too. This recipe creates a little healthy twist on the typically fatty taco by adding butternut squash as bright garnish. Butternut squash is an unbelievable source of fiber, and is loaded with antioxidants, anti-carcinogens, and vitamins.Chicken Enchilada DipParty food: it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This recipe uses lean chicken and reduced fat cream cheese to create the ultimate, Mexican food-style dip that doesn’t sacrifice on taste. It also has peppers and chili powder—two substances that are great for kick starting your metabolism.There you go: easy, delicious, healthy meals that will cook even when you’re not in the room. Want a little something more than healthy recipes to help you on your weight loss journey? Contact Total Body now for a consultation on a comprehensive medically-tested weight loss program.