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7 Anti-Inflammatory Instant Pot Recipes You Should Make This Month To Kick-Start Fat Loss For Summer

April 6, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

Summer’s coming! Don’t stress about trying to lose weight in time for a swimsuit. Instead, shift your attention to all of the amazing, healthy meals you can eat that will make you feel great. You don’t have to spend hours planning anti-inflammatory meals that will help you lose weight and get healthy — break out your Instant Pot and cut cooking time in half (or more).

Here are seven anti-inflammatory Instant Pot recipes you should make this month to kick-start fat loss for summer.

chickpea salad

Instant Pot Chickpea Salad


This flavorful salad makes good use out of protein-rich chickpeas, adding low-fat feta cheese and anti-inflammatory lemon and olive oil to the mix.


Here’s what you’ll need:


Extra virgin olive oil

Lemon

Honey

Salt

Ground black pepper

English cucumber

Feta cheese

Chickpeas

Fresh dill

stuffed peppers

Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers


These hearty stuffed peppers make an equally great lunchtime or dinner meal. Substitute white rice for brown rice and you’ll add more fiber into the mix, which is ideal for weight loss.


You’ll need:

Medium bell peppers

Onion

Ground beef

Cooked rice

Marjoram

Salt

Black pepper

Garlic cloves

Breadcrumbs

Canned tomatoes

Water

quinoa

Instant Pot Spiced Quinoa And Cauliflower Rice Bowls


This satisfying vegan meal combines a number of superfoods and anti-inflammatory ingredients in one pot — including quinoa, turmeric, garlic, and cauliflower rice as a carb-light substitute for rice.


Here are the ingredients:


Olive oil

Onion

Quinoa

Garlic cloves

Fresh ginger

Turmeric

Cumin

Coriander

Vegetable broth

Tofu (firm)

Bell peppers

Cauliflower rice

Cilantro leaves

Slices almonds

Lemon juice

Salt and pepper

salmon and broccoli

Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon With Broccoli


Savory, sweet, and packed with omega-3 fatty acids and plenty of vitamins and minerals, this is one of the healthiest dinners you can make.


You’ll need:


Wild Alaskan salmon

Sea salt and ground pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil

Soy sauce

Raw apple cider vinegar

Fresh ginger

Garlic

Pure maple syrup

Toasted sesame oil

Broccoli

Sesame seeds

Chopped green onions

barley soup

Instant Pot Vegan Vegetable and Barley Soup


Don’t cut out all carbs when you’re trying to lose weight — just reduce or eliminate refined carbs and go for more healthy, fiber-rich whole grains like the barley in this vegan soup.


The ingredients include:


Vegetable broth

Barley

Canned diced tomatoes

Carrots

Celery

Zucchini

Onion

Frozen corn

Bay leaves

Salt

Sugar

Ground black pepper

Garlic powder

oatmeal

Instant Pot Oatmeal


Start your day right — with a bowl of steel-cut or rolled oats, mixed with fruits like berries or bananas and a handful of nuts, a rich source of healthy fats that keep you full for longer.


Make a big Instant Pot of oatmeal using these ingredients:


Steel cut oats

Water

Almond milk

Cinnamon stick

Kosher salt

chili

Instant Pot Turkey Chili


This Instant Pot turkey chili recipe has it all — including protein-packed, low-fat turkey meat, anti-inflammatory chili powder, fiber-rich beans, and a number of veggies.


You’ll need:


Ground turkey

Turkey bacon

Pinto beans

Black beans

Fire roasted diced tomatoes

Tomato paste

Red onion

Red bell pepper

Orange bell pepper

Jalapeño

Chicken stock

Dried oregano

Ground cumin

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

Smoked paprika

Chili powder

Worcestershire sauce

Minced garlic

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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