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4 Anti-Inflammatory Instant Pot Recipes You Should Make This Week To Kick-Start Fat Loss

March 17, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

You can make healthy, delicious meals without fuss — and they won’t take hours to plan, prep, and cook — when you own an Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is a multitasking cooking dynamo that takes the place of a pressure cooker and rice cooker and can be used to cook practically anything in a fraction of the time it would take in the oven or on your stovetop.

And when you’re busy and also trying to lose weight, the Instant Pot will become your new favorite tool.

Here are four anti-inflammatory Instant Pot recipes you should make this week to kick-start fat loss.

chili peppers

Anti-inflammatory ingredients like chili peppers, tomatoes, and turmeric help curb inflammation in the body that can lead to health problems and diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

vegetables

If you’re trying to lose weight and burn fat, the best meal plans are those that are bursting with flavorful, natural whole foods. Include plenty of fresh vegetables and protein-rich legumes and lean meats in your diet. And shave hours of cooking time each week by investing in an Instant Pot.


These four healthy meals will satisfy you and help burn fat.

chicken cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore


This delish chicken cacciatore recipe is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients like lycopene-rich tomatoes and red and green bell peppers. If you’re trying to limit your carb intake, serve it over spaghetti squash.


You’ll need:


Chicken thighs

Oliver oil spray

Salt and pepper

Crushed tomatoes

Onion

Red bell pepper

Green bell pepper

Dried oregano

Bay leaf

Chopped basil or parsley

vegetable soup

Vegetable Soup


Vegetables, and especially green leafy veggies, are among the healthiest anti-inflammatory ingredients that will spur fat and weight loss. Whip up this Instant Pot vegetable soup to eat now or freeze for later. Here’s what you’ll need:


Extra-virgin olive oil

Onion

Garlic

Kosher salt

Black pepper

Tomato paste

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Carrots

Celery

Red bell pepper

Zucchini

Kidney beans

Diced tomatoes

Vegetable broth

Italian seasoning

Paprika

Parsley

quinoa

Instant Pot Curried Sweet Potato Chickpea Quinoa


With a variety of healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients, this vegan and gluten-free dish is hearty and satisfying. You’ll need:


Olive oil

Garlic

Red onion

Quinoa

Curry powder

Smoked paprika

Cumin powder

Chickpeas

Sweet potatoes

Red pepper

Water

Salt

Cilantro

Lemon

chili

Turkey Chili


This metabolism-boosting turkey chili has anti-inflammatory, fat-burning ingredients like chili powder and tomatoes. And swapping chopped turkey for beef saves you fat and calories.


You’ll need:


Ground turkey

Turkey bacon

Pinto beans

Black beans

Diced tomatoes

Tomato paste

Red onion

Red bell pepper

Orange bell pepper

Jalapeno

Chicken stock

Dried oregano

Ground cumin

Kosher salt

Black pepper

Smoked paprika

Chili powder

Worcestershire sauce

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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