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Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Of all the recipe requests and emails I’ve gotten so far in 2018 from readers, the hands-down MOST frequent has been a request to please post more healthy Instant Pot recipes.

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A year ago, I had never even heard of an Instant Pot, and now it is seemingly everywhere. It has completely taken over Amazon and the internet! If you’re unfamiliar with the Instant Pot, basically it’s one machine that serves as a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker, sauté pan, warming pot, and steamer so you don’t need to buy and store seven different appliances.

The funny thing is that pressure cookers have actually been around for decades. But the Instant Pot is definitely having a moment, and such a large number of you have asked if I have any healthy Instant Pot recipes that I knew I needed to get a post up ASAP!

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Vegan & Healthy Instant Pot Recipes For All Occasions

Since I don’t have an Instant Pot of my own (yet!), I corralled a few friends who do and scoured the comment section of Chocolate Covered Katie, and we discovered many of you have been using your Instant Pots to make the recipes already posted on my blog.

So huge thanks to all of the readers that have been testing out the recipes in their Instant Pots and reporting back with their results. I’ve gone in and updated these posts based on the reader feedback, and all of the recipes on this page will now have an Instant Pot version listed in addition to their regular cooking instructions. If you try any of my other recipes that aren’t listed here, be sure to report back with your results so that other readers can know those recipes can be made in an Instant Pot too!

P.S. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, all of the clean eating recipes shown here can still also be made without one. 

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If you’ve tried an Instant Pot and have any favorite fast and easy healthy Instant Pot recipes you’d like to share, please feel free to leave your links below in the comments for other readers who might like to try your recipes. And, once again, if you make any of my other recipes in an Instant Pot successfully, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Published on January 11, 2018

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  1. Natasha @ Thoughts of Tradition says

    Great article, thanks for sharing.
    I have a question regarding the Hello Breakfast cookbook. Are you planning to sell it on Amazon? It’d be convenient if you did.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! We really wish this one could be available in hardcover, but unfortunately that just couldn’t happen this time. Hopefully Katie’s next book will have a hardcover version (and will be available on Amazon).
      Jason (media relations)

  2. AMY E GREEN says

    Oh good, now maybe I’ll get up the nerve to try the pressure cooker function!! I’ve been scared of it blowing up!

    • Patti says

      There is nothing to be afraid of. Modern pressure cookers are easy to use and cannot blow up. There is no way to open the lid until the pressure drops. I love using mine!

  3. Leslie says

    I got an instant Pot for Christmas and the first thing I made were 2 huge sweet potatoes. They were amazing and perfectly cooked. These dishes look tasty!

  4. Gidget says

    how does this compare with your multi cooker that you recommended last year or in 2016, surley they have similar functions apart from pressure cooking.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hmm are you thinking of a different blog by any chance? Or do you know the post where Katie recommended a multi cooker that you could post a link so I can take a look? I’m not sure what multi cooker she recommended and can’t think of the post where she did.

      Jason (media relations)

      • Gidget says

        sorry just realised it was amuse your bouche not Katie humble appologies but generally would a multi cooker do the same job.

        • Jason Sanford says

          Ha no worries! I’m honestly not familiar with a multi cooker. Maybe it would work best to google “difference between instant pot and multi cooker”?

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