Instant Pots are magical, aren’t they?
You get to throw all your ingredients into a bowl and leave… without a worry in the world, till you end up with delicious meals, desserts, snacks, you name it!
If you have not broken down and handed over your money for one of these bad boys, you need to do so! This is a life changer and most importantly a huge time saver. I know in our day and age, we want easy, fast and yummy. Well, you can have all of those things with these 20 (+1) healthy instant pot recipes.
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Chicken Noodle Soup
Source: No. 2 Pencil
A classic! When the weather starts to get a little colder, there is nothing I love more than a homemade bowl of soup. Chicken noodle is always my go-to soup in the fall and winter because it is so easy to make and tasty to eat. This meal is made even easier now that you can throw all our ingredients into your insta-pot and call it a day.
Vegan Mexican Quinoa Bowl
Source: Where You Get Your Protein
For all my vegan peeps out there or my Mexican quinoa bowl lovers, this recipe is for you! In less than 30 minutes you can have 4 bowls of this delicious meal. This is the perfect healthy meal to fill you up with only 238 calories and 11g of protein
Healthy Chocolate Steel Cut Oats
Source: A Virtual Vegan
Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast (or snack) time meal. Throw in chocolate chips and I could eat this all day. I like to eat a large chunk of my calories in the morning because I workout before work so I am extra hungry for breakfast AND you have all day to burn them off. 4 ingredients and 10 minutes… doesn’t get more simple than that!
Healthy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Source: My Crazy Good Life
Filling and flavorful! This is the soup you should bring to potlucks and dinner parties if you are trying to impress. It’s so creamy yet super healthy. This recipe takes about an hour from prep to finish but that is the beauty of your instapot, you can throw everything in and let it cook.
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Source: Nourish + Fete
This Filling and flavorful! This is the soup you should bring to potlucks and dinner parties if you are trying to impress. It’s so creamy yet super healthy. This recipe takes about an hour from prep to finish but that is the beauty of your instapot, you can throw everything in and let it cook.
Source: Spaceships and Laser Beams
Only 45 minutes from prep to pot to table! Lasagna is amazing comfort food and great for the cold weather ahead (for some of us) The best thing about instant pot recipes? They are basically a big meal prep and does not require much work. The whole pot makes 6 servings…enough for the week or for the entire family.
Chicken Meatballs and Marinara
Source: WholeKitcken Sink
These Instant pot chicken meatballs are to die for! I am such a meatball lover, I like to put my meatballs and sauce on top of tick zucchini noodles. One of my favorite (healthier) meals. 15 minutes total to make this meal, how awesome is that?
Honey Sesame Chicken
Source: Six Sisters Stuff
Shredded Honey Sesame Chicken on top of warm rice sounds like the perfect meal to me. If you agree, you HAVE to try this amazing instant pot recipe. Total cook time of only 30 minutes and 10 simple ingredients. You can always find a few substitutes to make this meal a tad healthier. You can go for whole wheat rice (instead of white) and go for low sodium soy sauce or sugar-free ketchup…the options are endless!
Vegetarian Chili with Summer Veggies
Source: She Likes Food
Always have to support my vegetarian peeps out there. Vegetarians still enjoy delicious meals too, like this Veggie chili! Topped with a few scoops of sour cream and avocado, you’ll never miss the meat. 4 simple steps: quick, easy and healthy!
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This may be the quickest meal you will ever make. Not to mention, Chili Lime might be one of the best seasonings you can find! You can make so many variations from one simple recipe. Chicken tacos, Chicken sammys, or Chicken (chipotle style) bowls! Really anything you have to pair with this recipe will turn out amazing.
Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
Source: 365 Days of Crock Pot
A whole entire meal from one lil’ instant pot! Dreams do come true 🙂 and it gets even better. The whole meal takes only 20 minutes to make, is your mind blown yet? You even get a video demo with this recipe so you’ll have every chance to make the perfect meal. Bacon BBQ meatloaf is a new find for me so I am super excited to try this one out.
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You may be saying to yourself right now.. Zuppa Whata?? Well… I know I am! Basically it is a fancy word for a very yummy kind of soup. Better yet, this recipe is whole 30 and paleo. Just by the picture I can tell I am going to be obsessed. Just 30 minutes is all it takes to prep this perfect winter meal.
White Chicken Chili
Source: Eat Drink Love
White Chicken Chili with cornbread is a staple in my household. Summer or winter…it doesn’t matter the season. It is always a good time for White Chicken Chili. This recipe is packed with a whopping 43g of protein!! This is so simple to make, all you have to do is throw the ingredients into your instant pot, let sit and shred!
Shrimp and Rice
Source: Sweet T Makes Three
Who doesn’t love shrimp?! Shrimp is sort of a treat for me because I only buy it when there is a gold sale at Krogs. SO when I have it, this is a go-to recipe for me. Throw this in the pot and it’s ready to eat in 5 minutes! This recipe is also super healthy for you. Shrimp is carb-less (if you are into that) and if you use whole grain rice you never have to feel guilty eating this.
Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas
Source: Margin Making Mom
A new recipe for me but boy am I excited to try this! I am all for a little sweet and sour on anything with rice. Plus this meal is 100% vegetarian and still tasty for my meat lovers out there. Only 35 minutes and some simple ingredients (mostly spices) until this recipe comes to life. These chickpeas can become a side for your favorite meal, or add your favorite side to this! So many ways to switch it up you’ll never get tired of this.
Mango Pineapple Chicken
Source: Pressure Cooker Meals
Yum! Look how awesome this Mango Pineapple Chicken looks. It amazes me how you can throw everything into a pot and you end up with a full meal. 4 steps and 6 ingredients – I know this will easily become one of your go-to meals. Plus, it is super healthy! 122 calories, 26 carbs and 3.5g of protein for 1 serving!
Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta
Source: Cook With Manali
Basil Pasta has a special place in my heart (along with a very long list of other foods) but hey, this girl loves to eat! This is a meal you need to prep for. I don’t always have these ingredients on hand but let me tell you, the work is by far worth the reward. Another perfect meal prep, my favorite way to cook because it is so easy!
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You all know I am obsessed with cauliflower! Not only can it be turned into super yummy meals, but it is also one of the healthier options I choose to eat. And let’s be real…I don’t even have to tell you that I am a queso lover. This meal was practically made for me. You had me at healthy queso, I can now show my favorite food into my mouth without feeling guilty. Try this one out for your next get together and let me know how it turns out!
Source: My Crazy Good Life
I have recently gotten into the land of gyros and I am so happy that I did. I love myself a nice fat, juicy, gyro. If you do too, check out this healthy instant pot beef gyro that you can create in just minutes. Packed with 33g of protein (wow) and 5g of carbs, sounds like the perfect meal to fit my macros!
Source: Dear Crissy
Instant pot, pot roast! What a tongue twister. I love the smell of roast, potatoes and carrots simmering on the counter. Any size instant pot will work for this recipe! Great for guests, meal preps and more. You can always throw in your favorite veggies to make it your own.
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If you know me, you know that I love my desserts so I had to throw in a sweet treat at the end. Bread pudding is a classic, delicious and easy recipe that will be a crowd-pleaser. I like to call myself a lazy top chef, creating delicious meals in the simplest way possible. That is why I am obsessed with instant pot dessert recipes. It lets me allow my sweets that much faster! This bread pudding is so easy you will need some self-control not to make it every night.
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