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.

Healthy Apple Sauce

Sally of Good Dinner Mom food blog tells us that her family requests she make this recipe almost every week. The best part? You can control the amount of sugar (or no sugar) and it's incredibly simple to make. Grab the full recipe by clicking here. 

photo: GoodDinner Mom

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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