We’ve collected 18 Healthy Instant Pot recipes to help jump-start your new year towards a healthier you. They are deliciously light, yet fulfilling to keep you satisfied and full of energy.
Decided to get healthier this year? Great! To go along with your new exercise regime you need a delicious and healthy diet to keep you nourished and energized. Sticking with healthy eating isn’t always easy but the Instant Pot can certainly help you with some essentials required to succeed.
From retaining more nutrients in the food to being an absolute MUST when it comes to batch cooking and meal prep, the Instant Pot is your best friend on any diet. Whether you’re doing Whole30, gluten-free, vegan or just trying to boost your nutrition, this is a gadget that keeps on giving. Today, we are sharing our favourite healthy Instant Pot recipes to get you inspired and motivated.
1. Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon With Broccoli from Instant Pot Eats
Salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and it comes to perfection in just minutes in the Instant Pot. This quick and easy Instant Pot salmon is so delicious with an addictive soy-ginger dressing.
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2. Instant Pot Corn, Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup from Instant Pot Eats
Fresh or frozen doesn’t matter with Instant Pot, just throw the corn in. This Mexican-inspired Instant Pot corn soup is made with healthy ingredients, flavourful spices, lime and a little chipotle for a smoky, chili kick. It’s gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly and can be made completely plant-based by using coconut yoghurt when serving.
3. Instant Pot Potato Salad With Tangy Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten-Free) from Instant Pot Eats
This Instant Pot potato salad is a great example of using the pressure cooker for spring and summer dishes. It’s a fantastic salad to bring to a barbecue party, picnic in the park or to enjoy as a nutritious, balanced meal at home. Mixed with lovely green beans, peas, pickles, and zesty shallot vinaigrette, it’s vegan, gluten-free and Whole30 friendly.
4. Mexican Instant Pot Quinoa With Cilantro & Lime Dressing from Instant Pot Eats
Perfect for meat-free Mondays! The quinoa is perfectly (and quickly) cooked together with gorgeous veggies and Mexican inspired spices, so it absorbs all those beautiful warm and earthy flavors while still in the pot. As a contrasting and much complimenting addition, the cilantro and lime sauce is drizzled over the top when you serve this dish.
5. Instant Pot Frittata Breakfast Casserole from Peas and Crayons
This Instant Pot frittata breakfast casserole is crazy delicious and loaded with healthy veggies. It’s a tasty breakfast that is easy to make and an excellent make-ahead option for those busy mornings.
6. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup from Instant Pot Eats
When it comes to hearty one-pot meals, warm tortilla soup is always a winning choice. In this recipe, it’s made with sweet potatoes, black beans, and a blend of gorgeous warm spices. It easily converts to a vegetarian or vegan-friendly dish.
7. Whole30 Instant Pot Seafood Gumbo from The Movement Menu
This Whole30 Instant Pot seafood gumbo is bursting with flavor and delicious ingredients like sea bass filets, bell peppers and shrimp. It’s the perfect one pot meal to add into your rotation. Creamy, nutritious and so comforting!
8. Healthy Sloppy Joes (Instant Pot, Gluten-Free, Paleo) from Instant Pot Eats
9. Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken from I Heart Umami
This Keto and Whole30 Instant Pot butter chicken recipe is easy and takes 10 minutes cook time. It uses gluten-free, dairy-free coconut milk cream to make its delicious sauce.
10. Turkish Split Pea Stew In An Instant Pot from Instant Pot Eats
This gorgeous split pea stew is adapted from a classic Turkish lentil soup. It’s simple, rich and nutritious stew is full of warm, aromatic spices and flavors that will get you asking for seconds. Made with yellow split peas, this vegan and gluten-free friendly stew is ridiculously easy and quick.
11. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls (Low-Carb & Whole30) from Detoxinista
These Chicken Burrito Bowls come together in just about 30 minutes, for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Cauliflower rice is served for a low-carb alternative that is also easy to prepare in the Instant Pot. Then top it off what some avocados and lime,
12. Thai-Style Instant Pot Brown Rice & Chicken from Instant Pot Eats
When it comes to weeknight cooking, you can’t beat Instant Pot one-pot dishes. They’re hands off and fuss-free, leaving you with minimal clean up at the end. Cooking everything together allows the brown rice to absorb not only the broth liquid during the cooking process but also all the flavors of this Thai-inspired dish.
13. Instant Pot Carnitas (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto) from Real Simple Good
Trying to eat Paleo, Whole30 or gluten-free? We have two tips that will totally be a game changer for cooking carnitas with your Instant Pot. You’ll get that fork tender, fall apart texture you’ve been wanting.
14. Delicious Instant Pot Borscht (Beet Soup) from Instant Pot Eats
Beets naturally have a beautiful vibrant red color which enhances the look of this soup. Instant Pot borscht is a hearty beet soup that is quick and easy when made with the pressure cooker. It’s delicious, full of nutrients. vegan-friendly, and gluten-free.
15. Easy Instant Pot Spinach Dal with Rice from Ministry of Curry
This Indian lentils soup, Spinach Dal, is creamy and cooked with flavorful spices such as cumin, turmeric, and garlic. Perfect to serve over hot fluffy rice for a wholesome comfort meal that the entire family can enjoy.
16. Instant Pot Rice Pudding (Chai Spiced ) from Instant Pot Eats
This Instant Pot rice pudding is made with warm aromatic chai spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and clove. Dates are added to sweeten things up for this Indian-inspired breakfast or dessert. It’s vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.
17. Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli from Whole Kitchen Sink
This Instant Pot beef and broccoli taste better than take-out. Even though ordering out is convenient you pay for it in other ways. So start this year out right by making this healthier version of a classic Asian dish.
18. Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free) from Instant Pot Eats
What we love about shredded beef is that it’s one of those recipes that you can make once and use up multiple times in different dishes. It is so versatile and perfect for meal prep and batch cooking. It’s paleo, gluten-free, and with a Whole30 option. Keep it simple or add a BBQ twist to it.
Start today with your new Instant Pot for a healthier tomorrow with your family. These 18 recipes can inspire you to stay motivated. While your Instant Pot will make life simple, easy and efficient so you to keep up the drive, determination and focus to accomplish your healthy diet goals.