Slow Cooker Recipe for Truck Drivers – Sweet Potato Kale Stew

Sweet potato stew slow cooker recipeThis truck driver recipe, courtesy of Forks Over Knives, is adapted to a slow cooker. This could be the first time you’re cooking in orange juice!

A friend of mine made this first and she was so excited about it that I thought it would be a keeper. The ingredients can vary in quantity based on what you like and don’t like. This would probably feed at least two people. Here’s what you need for this easy slow cooker recipe…


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 can of low-sodium red kidney beans
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chipotle sauce
  • 2 cups kale, shredded
  • 2 cups orange juice


Put all ingredients in the slow cooker except for the kale. Cook on low for 12 hours. In the last 20 minutes, add the kale.

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About Jenneke

Hi, I am Jenneke. I have a passion for food and became very interested in healthy nutrition a year ago. I followed the course 'Plant-Based Nutrition' at Cornell University and got my certification in April 2012. My boyfriend is a truck driver, and therefore I have first-hand knowledge of the challenges truck drivers face on the road in regards to eating healthy. It is so important that drivers stay alert and healthy in order to keep the roads safe, so I am committed to providing my boyfriend everything possible to stay healthy and fit. On this website I will share our best practices and recipes.