Easy Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup | Fall Recipe Series

This slow cooker soup is going to be your new fall favorite! It’s full of vegetables, lean protein and healthy carbs that will keep you feeling full and happy. 

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I am all about slow cookers when the weather starts getting cooler. Not only do you arrive home from work to a mouth-watering smell of deliciousness, but with a little bit of prep, you have a nutritious meal ready in no time! Slow cookers are perfect for making soups, cooking a roast and, one of my favorites, homemade rotisserie chicken. You just throw the ingredients in, turn it on, and voila, dinner is cookin’. I have come to love my slow cooker more than ever before, and I decided it was time to share one of my new favorite recipes with y’all. 

Easy Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup | read more at happilythehicks.com

This recipe is another addition to my fall recipe series… Which means I used some of my favorite in-season veggies, lean protein and healthy carbs, giving you a nutritious and balanced meal that you will love. When I was at the store picking out my groceries, the butternut squash caught my eye. Lately I have been eating these bad boys like they’re going out of business, mostly because they are so darn delicious. I love the nutty flavor the squash gives to my recipes, and they are so easy to prep that adding it to a recipe takes no time at all. I also picked up some carrots, kale, zucchini and bella mushrooms to complete my vegetable slow cooker soup. I also added some shredded rotisserie chicken breast (which I picked up at Costco) for some protein, and wild rice for some healthy carbs. Guys… this soup was the bomb! 

Easy Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup | read more at happilythehicks.com

Not only was it filling and easy to throw together, but it was also full of nutrients and vitamins that my body needs. Don’t believe me? Then check out these stats…
Butternut Squash: low in fat, high in fiber, contains potassium and Vitamin B6, and high levels of beta-carotene (antioxidant)1
Carrots (depending on the color): contain beta and alpha carotene, Vitamin A, Lycopene (reduces the risk of certain cancers), support eye health and high in fiber2
Kale: low calorie and high in fiber, iron and Vitamin K (helps in blood clotting), filled with antioxidants, and a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium3
Zucchini: low calorie and high in fiber, great source of manganese and Vitamin C, supports cardiovascular health and contains Vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus4
Bella Mushrooms: low calorie and low fat, good source of fiber, potassium, and B Vitamins, helps lower cholesterol and maintain steady blood sugar5

Vegetables are amazing, right?! Now I see why my mom always told me to eat my veggies at dinner. I always knew they were good for me, but it’s so cool to see how our bodies use them to function and thrive. 

Easy Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup | read more at happilythehicks.com

What is your favorite vegetable? And do you have a slow cooker recipe you use all the time? Let me know in the comments below! : ) 

Easy Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
This slow cooker soup is going to be your new fall favorite! It's full of vegetables, lean protein and healthy carbs that will keep you feeling full and happy.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  2. 3 rainbow carrots, peeled and chopped
  3. 2 cups kale, chopped
  4. 1 zucchini, diced
  5. 1 cup bella mushrooms, chopped
  6. 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast (already cooked)
  7. 1 cup wild rice
  8. 4 cups chicken broth
  9. 2 cups water
  10. 1 Tbsp thyme
  11. 2 tsp basil
  12. 2 tps oregano
  13. 2 tsp onion powder
  14. 2 tsp garlic powder
  15. 2 tsp smoked paprika
  16. Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the butternut squash, carrots, zucchini and mushrooms into a slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth, water, rice and add the seasonings.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
  3. For the last hour, add the chicken and kale. Stir ingredients together.
  4. Once the rice is fully cooked, turn off the slow cooker and serve!
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Easy Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup | read more at happilythehicks.com

References:
http://www.wholeliving.com/134734/power-foods-butternut-squash
http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/20/eat-this-now-rainbow-carrots/
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4408/Top-10-Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Kale.html
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-zucchini.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/463143-health-benefits-of-baby-bella-mushrooms/

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  1. Shelly

    October 26th, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Ahhh, I love veggies. I crave them like crazy. This soup looks so good I’m going to Pin it. Thank you you for sharing!! :)

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you for the share!! You will love this soup, I promise.

  3. Carrie Hardy

    October 26th, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Oh my gosh – totally trying this one! Love using a slow cooker, especially as the days become cooler, and this soup looks fantastic!

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you so much! This recipe is perfect for cold fall days. :)

  5. Sarah Jean

    October 26th, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Becca – this looks amazing! I am pinning and going to make as soon as we move and settle into the new place. Even if my husband fights me on all those vegetables! :) I love them!

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Aw thanks Sarah! I’m sure he’ll love it- I promise the soup is delicious!

  7. Nellwyn

    October 26th, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This looks delicious! I love soups and stews like this in the winter time

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    So do I! Colder weather makes me want to eat soup 24/7.

  9. Mostly Simple Life

    October 26th, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Looks great! I love rotisserie chicken!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    So do I! Makes it so easy to cook weeknight meals.

  11. The Cuteness

    October 26th, 2016 at 9:21 am

    This looks like the perfect Winter meal!! so good!!

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Oh my goodness, yes! It’s so delicious, and perfect for cold winter nights.

  13. Hey Sharonoox

    October 26th, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Looks like a nice comfort food for cool weather.

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    It definitely is. Thanks for visiting!

  15. Jessica Bradshaw

    October 26th, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This looks perfect for fall!! I will for sure be saving this for the future. :)

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Awesome! It’s perfect for colder nights.

  17. mirinadler

    October 26th, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Delightful and delicious! Thank you, now on the list for a lunch on a colder autumn day.

  18. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Awesome! I know you will love the soup. :)

  19. Jennifer Naugler

    October 26th, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I love fall….I love my slow cooker…this recipe looks so good! Thanks!

  20. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you Jennifer! You won’t regret making this recipe, that’s for sure.

  21. Hava of Onlygirl4boyz

    October 26th, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I love how healthy this soup is and that it can be made in my slow cooker! Definitely trying this out!

  22. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Yes! You will love this soup, I promise!

  23. Michelle Lynn

    October 26th, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This looks so yummy and cozy.

  24. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    It definitely is! Perfect for colder nights.

  25. Krista Nile

    October 26th, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    This looks delicious for a chilly fall day!!

  26. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Oh yes! So yummy and warming.

  27. Adriana

    October 26th, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    This looks sooo good! OMG I can’t wait to try this this weekend – it’s the perfect cold day meal!

  28. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you! It is definitely perfect for colder weather.

  29. Veronika

    October 27th, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Soup is always a good idea in the fall. Can’t wait to try this one :)

  30. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I agree! Soup is my go-to meal when the weather is cooler.

  31. Jen @ Saving with Spunk

    October 27th, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Yum! I think even my meat loving husband would like this. Pinning this!

  32. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Definitely! That’s why I snuck in some chicken too… Because I knew my meat-loving husband would greatly appreciate it haha!

  33. Shani Ogden

    October 27th, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    This looks really good. I’m all about soups, especially in the fall.

  34. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Me too, girl! Soup is one of my favorite meals to enjoy when the weather gets cooler.

  35. Dylan

    October 28th, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Yum! I love using the slow cooker and I can easily make this fit my needs by leaving out the chicken. Thanks for the idea!

  36. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Awesome! I know it would be just as filling without the chicken, which is another reason I love this soup.

  37. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, the apartment smelled wonderful while this soup was cooking! I know you would LOVE this recipe, too.

  38. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Awesome! It’s such an easy recipe.

  39. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    November 4th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I agree! I can’t wait to enjoy this on a cold winter night soon.

  40. Bianca

    May 1st, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

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