30 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes You Need to Try
Eat cleaner, healthier, and quicker with the Instant Pot!
What is clean eating? Clean eating, simply put, is eating whole foods as close to their natural state. That means minimally processed food or handled food. Of course, almost everything we have these days is somewhat processed because we heat it up, or puree it, etc.
Even your all fruit and vegetable smoothie is processed because you have chopped and pureed it. However, it’s still not as processed as say a store bought breakfast bar. The goal is to stay minimally processed. We also have other clean eating recipes to help you stay inspired and healthy! Be sure to check them out!
If you didn’t know already, I LOVE the Instant Pot. This little tool has improved my quality of life… because quite frankly, I’m not a good planner! As an added bonus, I am able to cook my family healthy meals in just minutes! Quicker than it would take me to load everyone up and head to a fast food restaurant!
So I decided to round up 30 of my favorite healthy Instant Pot recipes to help get my family back on track to healthy eating after all of the holiday meals and decided to share what I found! Be sure to check out more of our favorite instant pot recipes for fast and delicious meals and dinners!
The homemade teriyaki sauce on this recipe is amazingly delicious! Step up the healthy by serving with cauliflower rice or quinoa. You can whip up this instant pot chicken recipe in 30 minutes or less!
Just because this is clean eating chili doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a flavor punch!
This stew is thick and filling, but at the same time tastes fresh and light. Plus, it’s so full of color and pretty!
Anything that has a mushroom gravy calls my name and this pork roast recipe from Health Starts in the Kitchen is perfect!
Change it up from beef and try this pork roast with the easy honey Parmesan gravy. It is a beautiful thing – so easy, yet so delicious!
This chicken is incredibly flavorful and easy to make! It nearly falls apart when you cut into it because it is so tender and juicy! If you like lemon pepper seasoning, you will LOVE this chicken.
This white chicken chili recipe is a great one to add to your dinner rotation, especially during the soup season around here – fall and winter! I’ve tried a few different recipes, but I really like this one for a couple of reasons. For one, it is a pretty healthy recipe, and it still has a great chili flavor!
If you’re a seafood lover you’re going to really enjoy this healthy instant pot recipe. So delicious and creamy!
This soup from Wholesomelicious combines 3 of my favorite flavor powerhouses in one recipe and it just works! It’s a perfect soup for the cold weather too!
11. Spaghetti Squash
Using spaghetti squash in recipes is one of my favorite ways to cut carbs! Nom Nom Paleo shows us how to make it in your instant pot!
Nothing says comfort food to me more than stew, and this chicken and smoked sausage stew from Foraged Dish hits the spot!
When I think fall, I think butternut squash in everything. This squash and ginger soup from Hip Pressure Cooking everything I love about fall in one delish dish!
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a lover of chili. This green chili recipe from Serious Eats is serious stuff!
16. Kalua Pig
This last summer I was at a wedding where a kalua pig was served and oh my heck was it good. I did find some crockpot recipes for it, cooking time is crazy long though. However Nom Nom Paleo has perfected kalua pig for the Instant Pot!
Do I love carnitas? YES! They are a fun food to throw into the menu and mix it up a bit and I love the way Call Him Yes Chef prepares them!
If I had to pick one meat to have the rest of my life, pork would be my pick. Zenbelly‘s crispy mojo pork shoulder is all the proof I need to stand by those words!
The Castaway Kitchen produced a pressure cooker chili I would have never even thought of but not only is it tasty, but beautiful too!
20. Whole Chicken
Yep. You read that right! You can cook a whole roaster chicken in the Instant Pot and Mommypotamus has a great recipe!
21. Steel Cut Oats
You don’t have to only make dinner in the Instant Pot! Try breakfast too! These steel cut oats from Pressure Cooking Today are awesome!
Instant Pot Pot Roast is another one of those foods that I just adore in the cold months. This pressure cooker pot roast recipe is delicious and so easy!
This recipe from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition gives us a great alternative to pasta!
Three of my favorite words… then you add instant pot to the front and The Organic Kitchen has some yummy Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tacos for us!
The Paleo Cajun Lady gives us a nutrient-packed yummy chicken fennel soup!
Did you grow up eating artichokes? I did and I love that Flavorrd gave me a great Instant Pot artichoke recipe to try!
Whole 9 Life has an amazing cacciatore recipe and even suggests serving over shredded cabbage instead of traditional noodles.
I am so excited about this instant pot tamale recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking!
This recipe is really simple but also makes for a nice healthy and filling breakfast.
Last but not least, another easy, fast, and healthy instant pot recipe. This shredded Mexican chicken is so delicious!
There are a lot of healthy instant pot recipes on this list for you to try… which one are you going to try first? Let us know!
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