Move aside crock pots, because instant pots are the next new wave of kitchen gadgets and people — including ourselves — are totally obsessed. Instant pots are just what they sound like: a pot that cooks your food at a rapid pace, opposite of a slow cooker.
It’s the perfect kitchen tool for anyone who’s on the go or in a hurry 90% of the time because you can make dinner in an instant. For anyone who doesn’t feel like they have enough time to cook, but still wants to make healthy meals an instant pot is a good option. If you’re on a diet, try one of these healthy, anti-inflammatory instant pot recipes to beat bloat and slim down. Your waistline and taste buds will thank you!
Anti-Inflammatory Instant Pot Recipes
1. Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili
Loaded with healthy vegetables like squash and kale, this soup is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Ground turkey is also one of the best foods for weight loss because of how lean it is.
Nutritional Info: 314 calories, 11g fat, 21g protein
2. Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup
This vegetable and wild rice soup is the perfect anti-inflammatory recipe to eat all winter long. The wild rice is a great source of omega-3s which helps beat inflammation.
Nutritional Info: 308 calories, 13g fat, 9.1g protein
3. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Steel Cut Oats
Take your standard oatmeal breakfast up a notch by making it with sweet potatoes. They’re a great source of protein and fiber, while the oatmeal helps burn fat.
4. Butternut Squash Beef Stew
Made with lean beef and a variety of tasty, hearty vegetables, this vitamin-rich stew will keep you feeling full and satisfied longer.
5. Mexican Quinoa Stew
Quinoa is an excellent source of vegan protein and fiber so mixing it into this stew will make it more hearty and nutrient-dense. Toss in your favorite vegetables and spices to add flavor and you have yourself a delicious dinner.
Nutritional Info: 249 calories, 5.7g fat, 10.5g protein
6. Instant Pot Lemon-Vegetable Risotto
This tasty lemony risotto is loaded with veggies like broccoli, peas, onion, leeks, spinach, and more. While it may look like it requires a lot of ingredients, it won’t take long to make with the instant pot!
7. Instant Pot Chicken Dumpling Soup
This Instant Pot Chicken Dumpling Soup recipe is perfect for when you want a yummy comfort meal! It's loaded with veggies and high-protein chicken and topped with dumplings.
Nutritional Info: 388 calories, 14g fat, 23g protein