Blenders and toaster ovens are great, but our favorite kitchen appliance has to be the slow cooker. A weeknight lifesaver, it’s the best way to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table without spending hours hunched over the stove. But it’s not just for beef stew, either—click through the slideshow below to see all the possibilities.

Lentil Sausage Soup

Food blogger, Diane of Homemade Food Junkie tells us that this recipe makes her life so easy and it will make yours easy too! This recipe is high-fiber, low-fat, dairy- and gluten-free. Visit Homemade Food Junkie for the entire recipe by clicking here. 

photo: Homemade Food Junkie

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What is your #1 favorite crock pot recipe? Share the love and let us know in the comment section below!

— Erin Lem