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.
P.S. – We also have other clean eating recipes to help you stay inspired and healthy! Be sure to check them out!
Why I love my instant pot…and why you need one!
This little tool has improved my quality of life immensely 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!
Plus, there are so many different ways to use an instant pot! I can use it as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more. I can even use it to instantly prep my favorite freezer meals with no thawing required!
Top Rated Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
Because I love my instant pot so very much, I decided to round up 30 of my favorite healthy Instant Pot recipes to share them with you! If you don’t already have an instant pot of your own, you’re going to want one after seeing these delicious and healthy meal ideas.
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! Also, it’s only 2 Weight Watchers points!
Anything that has a mushroom gravy calls my name and this pork roast recipe looks 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. 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 sesame chicken recipe has simple ingredients, a delicious sweet sauce, and it can also be easily prepared as a freezer meal. Also, with a few slight modifications, it’s only 7 Weight Watchers points!
This soup 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! It’s also extremely versatile as you can top it with different sauces and fillings.
Nothing says comfort food to me more than stew, and this chicken and smoked sausage stew will really hit the spot! You can even add some hot sauce to kick the flavor up a notch.
When I think fall, I think butternut squash in everything. This squash and ginger soup is 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 is seriously loaded!
15. Mashed Potatoes
Being an Idaho girl, I had to include a potato recipe on this list! These mashed potatoes are low in calories yet still creamy and delicious.
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 this pressure cooker version is fantastic.
If I had to pick one meat to have the rest of my life, pork would be my pick. And this crispy mojo pork shoulder recipe is all the proof I need to stand by those words!
Sweet potato white turkey chili is something I would have never even thought of and not only is it tasty, but it’s beautiful too!
20. Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot
Yep. You read that right! You can cook a whole roaster chicken in the Instant Pot! This recipe will show you how to do it in such an easy way too. You don’t even have to flip the chicken over! There is even a super yummy spice rub recipe you can use!
21. Steel Cut Oats
You don’t have to only make dinner in the Instant Pot! Try breakfast too! These steel-cut oats are awesome, easy, and versatile!
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 butternut squash risotto is a great alternative to pasta and it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare!
Three of my favorite words… then you add instant pot to the front and you have some yummy Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tacos!
Chicken noodle soup is a classic cold-weather food or soup to have when you’re feeling under the weather, but a lot of canned chicken noodle soups aren’t actually that healthy. This instant pot version solves that problem!
26. Pulled Pork
Just looking at this pulled pork slathered in BBQ sauce is making my mouth water. It doesn’t cook as fast as some of the other instant pot recipes on this list, but it’s worth the wait!
Yes! You can use your instant pot to make homemade yogurt, and it’s even better than the store-bought stuff. It’s not as hard as it seems either!
I am so excited about this instant pot tamale recipe! Much quicker than traditional tamales but just as delicious.
This recipe is really simple but also makes for a nice healthy and filling breakfast. You can make a ton of quick hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot as well so it’s great for meal prep.
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…but which one are you going to try first? With everything looking so tasty, you might have a hard time choosing!
If you want to try them one at a time, I recommend bookmarking or pinning this post so that you won’t lose it 🙂
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