Move aside crock pots, because pressure cookers — AKA instant pots — are the next new wave of kitchen gadgets and we’re totally obsessed. Pressure cooker pots are just what they sound like: a pot that cooks your food in a pressurized container at a rapid pace. They’re opposite a slow cooker.
You can make virtually all of the same things as you can in a crockpot but it takes about half the time; from soups to roasts and everything in between. For anyone who doesn’t feel like they have enough time to cook, but still wants to make healthy meals these recipes are for you.
Try one of these delicious high-protein recipes for fat loss this year.
The Best High Protein Pressure Cooker Recipes
1. Snappy Pressure Cooker Lentil Gumbo
This gumbo is loaded with plant-based protein from the lentils and beans. The flavorful dish will make dieting super easy and is ready in 27 minutes, tops!
Nutritional Info: 230 calories, 4g fat, 38g carbohydrates, 12g protein
Recipe: Cotter Crunch
2. Pressure Cooker Orange Chicken
Who needs to go out for Chinese food when you can make it in the comfort of your home in under 15 minutes. This delicious orange chicken recipe is super simple to whip up and tastes so delicious, you’ll want to make it again and again.
Recipe: Little Bits Of
3. Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash And Turkey Chili
This butternut squash chili is so much better (read: healthier) than regular chili recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and nutrients from the vegetables and turkey is a great source of lean protein.
Nutritional Info: 314 calories, 11g fat, 21g protein
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
4. Pressure Cooker Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Nothing says winter like soup. Unlike most healthy soup recipes that are all vegetable, this one is cross between comfort food and a diet-approved meal. You can eat this creamy soup on a cold winter day without feeling like you’re ruining your weight loss progress.
Recipe: Kalyn’s Kitchen
5. Pressure Cooker Pho
Eating doesn’t get much cleaner than this. This instant pot pho recipe is super simple to make and only requires a few ingredients: broth, herbs, protein, and vegetables. It has very little calories in it, yet is packed with protein.
Recipe: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
6. Pressure Cooker Garlic Rosemary Cauliflower Potato Mash
With this cauliflower and potato blended mash on the table, no one will even miss the classic side dish. It only contains four simple ingredients, plus some seasonings, and is ready in as little as 8 minutes.
Recipe: Little Bits Of
7. Pressure Cooker Chicken Zoodle Soup
Zoodles -- AKA zucchini noodles -- are a great low-carb alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to eat too much pasta. This soup recipe can easily be made in your pressure cooker and you’ll have a high protein meal in an instant.
Nutritional Info: 230 calories, 9 g fat, 11.5 g carbs, 25.7 g protein
8. Pressure Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Chops
This high-protein pork chops recipe makes for a great base for any meal. You can pair it with any vegetable side to round out this dish and you’ll have yourself a filling meal in little to no time.
Recipe: Predominantly Paleo
9. Pressure Cooker Protein Mac And Cheese
This high-protein mac and cheese recipe will help you get your cheese-fix without ruining your diet. It’s made with 2% cottage cheese and nonfat Greek yogurt so you know it will still be creamy!
Nutritional Info: 430 calories, 16g fat, 23g protein
Recipe: Fit Foodie Finds