Recipe Round-Up: 10 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
The Instant Pot is a game changer in any kitchen. This revolutionary appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, steamer and yogurt maker – all in one! This not only saves you time and hassle, but a ton of dishes. No wonder this Canadian-born gadget is on everyone’s wish list!
If you’re the proud owner of an Instant Pot, don’t let it gather dust in a corner. Check out the 10 recipes below so you can make the most your Instant Pot, and ‘wow’ friends and family with your new time-saving abilities. Dinner just got a whole lot easier.
Burrito bowls are always a good idea. And by using quinoa instead of rice, you get more fiber and protein – without compromising any flavour! This recipe is delicious when served hot or cold, so save the leftovers for quick lunches throughout the week.
Cauliflower is having its moment – and it’s the secret ingredient in this creamy, cheesy, toddler-approved mac and cheese dish. No one will know there’s a whole head of cauliflower in there and for an even healthier spin, try plant-based pastas like Chickapea Pasta Spirals or Black Bean Rotini.
Colder weather calls for comfort food, and this healthy homemade ramen tastes much better than any instant noodles ever could. It’s filled with lean chicken and lots of veggies, and can be whipped up in a pinch. For a low-carb version, try it with Tastell’s Organic Black Soybean Spaghetti noodles.
This 10-minute oatmeal recipe is packed with superfoods like gluten free rolled oats, goji berries, apples, walnuts, flaxseed, and more. Once you’ve made a big batch, you can save the extras in mason jars so you’re set for the week.
Save time (and money!) by making your own Sous Vide Egg Bites at home. These Starbucks copycats can be steamed right in your Instant Pot thanks to silicone food trays, and are totally customizable so you can sneak in more veggies or go dairy-free.
Who said hearty soups can’t be healthy – and vegan?! This lentil soup is packed with fibre, protein, and veggies. And as if that weren’t enough, it cooks in only 10 minutes, making it an easy lunch or dinner option for a busy week.
This delicious takeout-inspired dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes – and by skipping the deep-fried wonton, it’s healthy enough to have seconds (or thirds!). To make this recipe gluten-free, opt for tamari instead of soy sauce.
The Instant Pot works just like a slow cooker, but much faster! So this creamy and simple soup is ready in less than an hour, but the flavour will taste like it’s been simmering for hours. Be sure to use actual wild rice instead of brown rice/white rice/“wild rice blend” for best results.
These kid-friendly tacos are the perfect solution for busy weeknights. You’ll get tender, juicy pulled chicken in a matter of minutes thanks to the Instant Pot, and you can even save any leftovers (if there are any!) for tasty protein-filled lunches.
Believe it or not, you can even use your Instant Pot to bake a delicious cake. Thanks to the almond flour and coconut sugar, this dessert is paleo so it’s a healthy(er) take on the typical gooey, chocolatey cake everyone knows and loves.
Nicole is the Content Specialist at Well.ca, when she’s not planning videos and blogging, she’s browsing recipes and hunting for new healthy snacks.