Have you hopped on the Instant Pot train yet?
At first, I was quite intimidated by this appliance. I used it for dinners, but not much else. But over time, I started to realize that my Instant Pot can be used for all kinds of meals. It has serious superpowers and can make prepping your breakfasts, lunches or dinners a breeze!
If you are using your Instant Pot for dinners only, I'm about to help you break out of that funk. Here's how to make the most out of this magical pot:
Breakfast Instant Pot Ideas
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. You can use your Instant Pot to meal prep a few simple ingredients that will help keep your hunger and energy levels under control throughout the day.
Here are some ideas of how you can use your Instant Pot to prep delicious breakfasts:
Oats: Making oats in your Instant Pot is easy and hands-off. No stirring or wondering if they are cooked. Just measure out your ingredients, dump them in the pot, set the time and they will be cooked in minutes. Prep a big batch of oats on a Sunday so you have them in the fridge and ready to go for your weekday mornings. Add your favorite toppings like fruit, nuts or seeds before serving.
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Bone Broth: Starting your morning with bone broth is a great way to get in lots of minerals and collagen first thing. Making it in your Instant Pot cuts way down on time and still results in a flavorful, nutritious and tasty broth.
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Balanced Breakfast Plate: You can create a complete, perfectly balanced breakfast packed with protein, carbs and fat – all in your Instant Pot. This approach will help you feel full and satisfied all morning long!
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Lunch Instant Pot Ideas
When it comes to lunch, being prepared is key. You can easily use your Instant Pot on the weekends to prep a few lunch-friendly items. Here are some ideas:
Hard Boiled Eggs: These can be a lunch staple and they are super easy to make in the Instant Pot. Hard-boiled eggs are great on salads, sandwiches, wraps and even alone with some salt and pepper.
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Grains: Batch cooking some simple grains like rice or quinoa at the beginning of the week will make your weekday meals much easier. You can add cooked grains to salads, bowls or serve it as a side dish with a protein and carb.
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Dinner Instant Pot Ideas
Dinner can be stressful if you don't have a plan, but your Instant Pot can save the day. Here's how:
Cashew Chicken: The Instant Pot is great for one-pot meals. Throw a bunch of ingredients into your Instant Pot, press a button and voila! Dinner is served.
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Soups, Stews and Chili: Cozying up to a soup or stew has never been easier with your Instant Pot. There are so many variations you can make, so you'll never get bored.
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Sides: Don't forget the side dishes! Your Instant Pot is great for batch prepping sides like baked potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, squash, Brussels sprouts, corn or beans. Make a few side dishes at the beginning of the week in your Instant Pot, and pair them with your favorite protein for super easy meals in a pinch.
We hope this has helped you see that your Instant Pot is a powerful machine that can make your life so much easier when it comes to dinner - but also for breakfasts and lunches too!
What is your favorite way to use your Instant Pot? We're always looking for new ways to use this handy appliance, so share your ideas with us in the comments below!
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