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Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

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20 Best Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot recipes are a huge hit amongst busy moms and for good reason. They are quick and easy dishes, usually ready for consumption with very little waiting time. 

This time I bring you my top 20 healthy Instant Pot recipes so that you can have the convenience of simple dishes for your family with peace of mind that they will be wholesome and nutritious. 

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Can You cook Healthy Meals In The Instant Pot?

The answer is Yes, Yes and Yes. The Instant pot is a great way to cook healthy food and there are plenty of recipes for juts that. Here are a selection of the best healthy instant pot meals around.

Healthy Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken 


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Starting your healthy eating lifestyle couldn’t be easier with this healthy Instant Pot Moroccan chicken dish. Full of flavour and sure to be a family favourite. 

The Instant Pot makes the quinoa light and fluffy but best of all is the fact that the entire process only takes 30 minutes to make!

Healthy Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl 


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Looking for a healthy weeknight meal to add to your meal planning? This healthy Instant Pot egg roll bowl yields 6-8 servings and only requires 20 minutes to make. 

The recipe calls for sesame oil which gives it a delicious Chinese food flavour although you could also use avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil. 

Cabbage Soup with Ground Beef 

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This wonderful detox soup offers a delicious low-carb option for those cold nights. The addition of the ground beef makes this meal ideal for those looking for sustainable low-carb meals to assist you with your weight-loss and health goals.  

Instant Pot Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 


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These Instant Pot stuffed sweet potatoes can be enjoyed as a side dish or main. Enjoy the Mediterranean flavours from the magical combination of pan-roasted chickpeas, fresh avocados, spring onions and couscous which are then finished off with a sprinkle of feta and lemon juice!

Mashed Cauliflower and Kale 


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This recipe allows you to swap out the heavy cream and high carbs of mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower kale. 

A great paleo dish that is dairy and gluten-free. 

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken 


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Look no further for a delicious soy and sugar-free version of the traditional Teriyaki chicken dish.

Although the recipe is easily done in an Instant Pot, it also guides you through the option of frying chicken and reducing the marinade over the stovetop. 

Instant Pot Teriyaki Rice 


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This Instant Pot Teriyaki rice dish offers a great break from meat-based meals. It is a quick and easy meal to add to your mid-week meal planning and offers stovetop instructions as well in case you don’t have an Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Pork Chops


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Bring out your fresh or frozen pork chops for this easy to follow recipe, providing you both written and video instructions for a flavourful dinner option. 

Bone Broth Thai Green Chicken Curry

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Bone broth is known for its many health benefits associated with a healthy gut and now you get the added benefit of it being incorporated into a tasty Instant Pot Thai green chicken curry!

Healthy Chicken Stew


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This healthy chicken stew only requires 5 ingredients and is packed with vegetables. Make it in your Instant Pot or on the stovetop and serve with rice, quinoa or noodles. 

Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Red Curry

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Instant Pot Thai Pumpkin Red Curry is a warm vegan dish that is sure to satisfy your curry cravings. A lovely meal idea for the autumn season. 

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili 

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This clean chilli dish only takes 20 minutes to make with the Instant Pot and is a must-try for those who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and grain-free. 

Quinoa and Beef Stuffed Chard 

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Another great gluten-free dish that uses whole and real foods from the garden. Never has there been a better reason to pull out your chard!

Instant Pot Mushroom Barley Soup 


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We all love a hearty winter soup and this 30-minute Instant Pot Mushroom Barley soup does not disappoint. 

Instant Pot Fajita Rice 


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This beautiful-looking dish is full of flavours and very quick to make. Try these Instant Pot Fajita rice bowls out on your family for your next meal. 

Instant Pot Cuban Black Bean and Quinoa Bowls 

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These Cuban black beans and quinoa bowls make for great lunch or dinner options using fresh and whole ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied and sufficiently fueled until your next meal. 

Banana Steel Cut Oats 

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If you love banana bread then you are going to be hooked on this banana steel cut oats recipe. Steel-cut oats are an excellent source to refuel your body, particularly if you are training in the gym and would be a great addition to your breakfast recipes. 

Apple Cranberry Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats 

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This is another scrumptious healthy breakfast recipe using steel-cut oats which is great for winter and takes 20 minutes to make. Perfect for weekends if you find you have less time during the week to make it. 

Vegan Lentil Chili 


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This vegan lentil chilli dish is a great way to get a good dose of healthy vegetables and promote weight-loss during those sluggish Fall and Winter months. 

Instant Pot Vegetarian Cacciatore 

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Another meat-free dish but this time using white beans. It’s such a flavourful dish that you will forget about missing the meat entirely!

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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