The cool thing about slow cookers is that they can give flavor to dishes with minimal ingredients. When eating low-cal to drop weight, it is nice when the food actually tastes great. We own a slow cooker and I need to plan ahead and put it to use again.
The challenge with slow cookers is finding good recipes. Kitty Broihier, co-author of Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking, has an article with some tips as well as a few good recipes.
Link: Slow Cook Your Way To Slim.