All You Need Are 3 Ingredients and a Slow Cooker to Make Healthy Applesauce

The following post was originally featured on Cook Eat Paleo and written by Lisa Wells, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

An easy 3-ingredient crock-pot applesauce with no added sugar.

Here’s another easy slow-cooker recipe for Fall. The apples and cinnamon cook all day, filling the house with the aroma of apple pie. It’s a warm and cozy treat for crisp Autumn days.

The key to this recipe is picking apples that are sweet enough that you don’t need to add any sugar. My local farm market had several varieties to choose from. For this batch I used an early variety called Paula Red, but you can use any apple recommended for sauce.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler ¡ª coconut oil, apples, and a cinnamon stick. I used a potato masher for a slightly chunky applesauce. If you like your applesauce smooth, you can puree it with an immersion blender.

Exclusive bonus: click here to get a free printable Paleo shopping list.

P.S. take a look at the Paleo Grubs Book. With 470+ easy-to-prepare Paleo recipes in 17 comprehensive categories, you’ll never wonder what to make.

More easy paleo crock pot recipes:

    Paleo Crock-Pot Chicken SoupCrock-Pot Whole ChickenCrock-Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili

3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Applesauce

From Cook Eat Paleo

3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Applesauce

Crock-Pot Applesauce Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil6-8 large sweet baking apples1 cinnamon stick

All You Need Are 3 Ingredients and a Slow Cooker to Make Healthy Applesauce

The following post was originally featured on Cook Eat Paleo and written by Lisa Wells| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

An easy 3-ingredient crock-pot applesauce with no added sugar.

Here’s another easy slow-cooker recipe for Fall. The apples and cinnamon cook all day| filling the house with the aroma of apple pie. It’s a warm and cozy treat for crisp Autumn days.

The key to this recipe is picking apples that are sweet enough that you don’t need to add any sugar. My local farm market had several varieties to choose from. For this batch I used an early variety called Paula Red| but you can use any apple recommended for sauce.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler ¡ª coconut oil| apples| and a cinnamon stick. I used a potato masher for a slightly chunky applesauce. If you like your applesauce smooth| you can puree it with an immersion blender.

Exclusive bonus: click here to get a free printable Paleo shopping list.

P.S. take a look at the Paleo Grubs Book. With 470+ easy-to-prepare Paleo recipes in 17 comprehensive categories| you’ll never wonder what to make.

More easy paleo crock pot recipes:

    Paleo Crock-Pot Chicken SoupCrock-Pot Whole ChickenCrock-Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili

3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Applesauce

From Cook Eat Paleo

3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Applesauce

Crock-Pot Applesauce Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil6-8 large sweet baking apples1 cinnamon stick

This Decadent Paleo Dessert Is Both Sweet and Salty

The following post was originally featured on Colorful Eats and written by Caroline Potter, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

I pretty much am just the happiest right now¡ªseeing review copies of my cookbook arriving on peoples’ front doors is just a dream too good to be true! I can’t wait for you all to get yours in just a few short days! This cookbook was a labor of love, and each page truly gives you a snapshot at daily life or celebrations gathered around the table. I have been so overwhelmed these past few weeks at the amazing emails and messages I have received in response to me sharing my Type 1 diabetes story. Thank you all for each and every word you have said! So to celebrate, I have a little gift for you all and a scrumptious recipe!

There are a few things that I am super passionate about¡ªone is showing people how fun, simple and tasty a healthy lifestyle can be! So I created a handy, dandy resource for you “The Dinner Party Edition.” Filled with everything from drinks to appetizers, main entrees to desserts plus a complete list of preparations, these recipes will have you and your dinner guests reaching for seconds! There is a complete dinner for each season¡ªspring, summer, fall and winter.

Good news is that if you pre-ordered or pre-order my print cookbook by Oct. 5 at midnight, I will send you a coupon code for the Dinner Party Edition ebook as a thank you for your endless support as I seriously am so grateful for each and everyone of you!

So to celebrate, I give you these gluten-free and Paleo-friendly salted maple blondies to make all your cozy fall dreams come true! These seriously are so buttery and delicious and like all my desserts and sweets, they are not overly sweet so you can eat one and still feel fabulous! And they taste great warmed up with extra butter and a cup of coffee for breakfast, not like I am speaking from experience or anything!

I absolutely love sweet and salty desserts and these blondies are made grain free and gluten free with cashews which have a mellow flavor you won’t notice they are made with nuts, so this recipe is perfect for entertaining!

So be sure you pre-order my print cookbook, All American Paleo Table, and check out the Dinner Party Edition so that you an get all these scrumptious recipes! Oh and then go make these blondies now, because I promise you will love them!

These little blondies will have you reaching for seconds and I am sure they will become a staple in your house like mine! With just the perfect amount of sweetness for a treat without being too heavy and the sprinkle of sea salt is the perfect sweet and salty compliment!

Paleo Salted Maple Blondies

From Colorful Eats

Paleo Salted Maple Blondies

Paleo Blondies Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups raw cashew pieces6 tablespoons butter, melted1/2 cup maple syrup3 eggs1/4 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1/4 cup pecan pieces, chopped1 tablespoon maple sugar1/4 teaspoon sea salt flakes

This Decadent Paleo Dessert Is Both Sweet and Salty

The following post was originally featured on Colorful Eats and written by Caroline Potter| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

I pretty much am just the happiest right now¡ªseeing review copies of my cookbook arriving on peoples’ front doors is just a dream too good to be true! I can’t wait for you all to get yours in just a few short days! This cookbook was a labor of love| and each page truly gives you a snapshot at daily life or celebrations gathered around the table. I have been so overwhelmed these past few weeks at the amazing emails and messages I have received in response to me sharing my Type 1 diabetes story. Thank you all for each and every word you have said! So to celebrate| I have a little gift for you all and a scrumptious recipe!

There are a few things that I am super passionate about¡ªone is showing people how fun| simple and tasty a healthy lifestyle can be! So I created a handy| dandy resource for you “The Dinner Party Edition.” Filled with everything from drinks to appetizers| main entrees to desserts plus a complete list of preparations| these recipes will have you and your dinner guests reaching for seconds! There is a complete dinner for each season¡ªspring| summer| fall and winter.

Good news is that if you pre-ordered or pre-order my print cookbook by Oct. 5 at midnight| I will send you a coupon code for the Dinner Party Edition ebook as a thank you for your endless support as I seriously am so grateful for each and everyone of you!

So to celebrate| I give you these gluten-free and Paleo-friendly salted maple blondies to make all your cozy fall dreams come true! These seriously are so buttery and delicious and like all my desserts and sweets| they are not overly sweet so you can eat one and still feel fabulous! And they taste great warmed up with extra butter and a cup of coffee for breakfast| not like I am speaking from experience or anything!

I absolutely love sweet and salty desserts and these blondies are made grain free and gluten free with cashews which have a mellow flavor you won’t notice they are made with nuts| so this recipe is perfect for entertaining!

So be sure you pre-order my print cookbook| All American Paleo Table| and check out the Dinner Party Edition so that you an get all these scrumptious recipes! Oh and then go make these blondies now| because I promise you will love them!

These little blondies will have you reaching for seconds and I am sure they will become a staple in your house like mine! With just the perfect amount of sweetness for a treat without being too heavy and the sprinkle of sea salt is the perfect sweet and salty compliment!

Paleo Salted Maple Blondies

From Colorful Eats

Paleo Salted Maple Blondies

Paleo Blondies Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups raw cashew pieces6 tablespoons butter| melted1/2 cup maple syrup3 eggs1/4 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1/4 cup pecan pieces| chopped1 tablespoon maple sugar1/4 teaspoon sea salt flakes

Crockpot Success: Protein-Rich Mexican Chicken

For a healthy, protein-rich meal that doesn’t rely on dairy for flavor, try this delicious Mexican-style chicken recipe full of fresh ingredients. This preparation results in an absolutely delicious, fall-off-the-bone piece of meat. Make sure to leave 15 minutes for the first two steps, then pour everything into your slow cooker, and let it do its magic. Serve this recipe over a bed of purple cabbage, black beans, or brown rice for a balanced meal under 500 calories.

Related: 16 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes That Basically Cook Themselves

Mexican-Style Chicken

From 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson

Mexican-Style Chicken

Notes

Either cook for 3 hours on your slow cooker’s high setting or 6 hours on low.

Crockpot Success: Protein-Rich Mexican Chicken

For a healthy| protein-rich meal that doesn’t rely on dairy for flavor| try this delicious Mexican-style chicken recipe full of fresh ingredients. This preparation results in an absolutely delicious| fall-off-the-bone piece of meat. Make sure to leave 15 minutes for the first two steps| then pour everything into your slow cooker| and let it do its magic. Serve this recipe over a bed of purple cabbage| black beans| or brown rice for a balanced meal under 500 calories.

Related: 16 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes That Basically Cook Themselves

Mexican-Style Chicken

From 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson

Mexican-Style Chicken

Notes

Either cook for 3 hours on your slow cooker’s high setting or 6 hours on low.

The Single-Serve Pumpkin Cake You Need in Your Life

The following post was originally featured on The Wheatless Kitchen and was written by Candace Bell, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Have you ever had a major craving for cake, but don’t want to go to the trouble of making an entire cake? I know, me too. It’s way too time consuming, and who the heck is going to eat the rest of the cake? You are, that’s why you probably shouldn’t make an entire cake unless you are okay with eating practically the entire thing or have cake-loving friends.

Enter, a single-serving cake. Actually, it’s like cake-meets-muffin-meets-cookie. And it’s ah-mazing.

There are about a gazillion different mug cake recipes floating around the Internet, so you can pretty much find one that will satisfy any craving. Today, we’re going with pumpkin. Because it’s still pumpkin season, right? I thought so.

Mug cakes are super easy to make and only take a few minutes. You mix it up right in the mug that you will cook it in, so there will be less dirty dishes than a full on baking session! And what makes this mug cake even better? It’s totally healthy and actually contains vegetables. I mean, pumpkin is a vegetable. And we’re eating vegetables for dessert, we should get a healthy-eating gold star.

I kept this dessert Paleo and refined-sugar-free by using coconut flour and a bit of maple syrup to sweeten. You could always leave out the chocolate and just have a pumpkin cake, but I mean, are you really going to leave out the chocolate? I didn’t think so. The vegetables cancel out the chocolate. Duh.

To learn more about this recipe, check out The Wheatless Kitchen.

(Paleo) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

From The Wheatless Kitchen

(Paleo) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients

3 tablespoons pumpkin puree1 tablespoon coconut flour1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk1 tablespoon real maple syrup1 tablespoon chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

The Single-Serve Pumpkin Cake You Need in Your Life

The following post was originally featured on The Wheatless Kitchen and was written by Candace Bell| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Have you ever had a major craving for cake| but don’t want to go to the trouble of making an entire cake? I know| me too. It’s way too time consuming| and who the heck is going to eat the rest of the cake? You are| that’s why you probably shouldn’t make an entire cake unless you are okay with eating practically the entire thing or have cake-loving friends.

Enter| a single-serving cake. Actually| it’s like cake-meets-muffin-meets-cookie. And it’s ah-mazing.

There are about a gazillion different mug cake recipes floating around the Internet| so you can pretty much find one that will satisfy any craving. Today| we’re going with pumpkin. Because it’s still pumpkin season| right? I thought so.

Mug cakes are super easy to make and only take a few minutes. You mix it up right in the mug that you will cook it in| so there will be less dirty dishes than a full on baking session! And what makes this mug cake even better? It’s totally healthy and actually contains vegetables. I mean| pumpkin is a vegetable. And we’re eating vegetables for dessert| we should get a healthy-eating gold star.

I kept this dessert Paleo and refined-sugar-free by using coconut flour and a bit of maple syrup to sweeten. You could always leave out the chocolate and just have a pumpkin cake| but I mean| are you really going to leave out the chocolate? I didn’t think so. The vegetables cancel out the chocolate. Duh.

To learn more about this recipe| check out The Wheatless Kitchen.

(Paleo) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

From The Wheatless Kitchen

(Paleo) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients

3 tablespoons pumpkin puree1 tablespoon coconut flour1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/2 tablespoon coconut oil| melted1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk1 tablespoon real maple syrup1 tablespoon chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole Is a Low-Carb Dream

Upon my first bite of this layered breakfast casserole, I knew I had met my slow-cooker match. Paleo-friendly, free of grains, and low in carbs, a slice of this hearty breakfast will energize you with its high protein content and keep you full until lunchtime rolls around.Take 20 minutes for prep the night before, set your slow cooker to low while you sleep, and wake up to the smell of eggs and bacon cooking in the kitchen. While it’s a delicious make-ahead breakfast you can enjoy all week, it also feels special enough to bring to a Fall brunch. Everyone will be asking for this recipe, so just be sure to leave some leftovers at home.Related: 17 High-Protein Breakfasts That Slash Carbs and Calories

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

From Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple by Danielle Walker

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Healthy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

Softened ghee, for greasing the slow cooker1/2 pound bulk breakfast sausage, crumbled6 ounces bacon, chopped1/2 cup yellow onion, diced1 pound white sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced1 orange bell pepper, seeded and diced16 large eggs, beaten1/2 cup almond milk1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk1 teaspoon sea salt3/4 teaspoon dry mustard1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepperGreen onions, for garnish

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole Is a Low-Carb Dream

Upon my first bite of this layered breakfast casserole| I knew I had met my slow-cooker match. Paleo-friendly| free of grains| and low in carbs| a slice of this hearty breakfast will energize you with its high protein content and keep you full until lunchtime rolls around.Take 20 minutes for prep the night before| set your slow cooker to low while you sleep| and wake up to the smell of eggs and bacon cooking in the kitchen. While it’s a delicious make-ahead breakfast you can enjoy all week| it also feels special enough to bring to a Fall brunch. Everyone will be asking for this recipe| so just be sure to leave some leftovers at home.Related: 17 High-Protein Breakfasts That Slash Carbs and Calories

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

From Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple by Danielle Walker

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Healthy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

Softened ghee| for greasing the slow cooker1/2 pound bulk breakfast sausage| crumbled6 ounces bacon| chopped1/2 cup yellow onion| diced1 pound white sweet potatoes| peeled and shredded1 red bell pepper| seeded and diced1 orange bell pepper| seeded and diced16 large eggs| beaten1/2 cup almond milk1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk1 teaspoon sea salt3/4 teaspoon dry mustard1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepperGreen onions| for garnish