Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for Weight-loss

Preparing Healthy meals in advance can be key to weight loss and avoid giving in to instant junk food cravings. However meal Prepping can be a time consuming task so to avoid slaving away in the kitchen, the Instant Pot is the perfect multi-function kitchen appliance to quick and easy cooking. 

Today we’re sharing 15+ Recipes for a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner, all made in an Instant Pot for pure convenience and time efficiency. 

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Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole from The Typical Mom

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Casserole isn’t just for dinner as The Typical Mom has proven with this cheesy breakfast casserole. Packed with protein from eggs and cheese, this can be made the night before to take to school or work in the morning. 


Instant Pot Orange Blueberry Muffin Bread from I Don’t Have Time for That


Instant Pot Orange Blueberry Muffin Bread

A healthy alternative to sugar laden muffins, this Orange Blueberry Muffin bread is both delicious and can be made the night before to be ready for a quick on the go breakfast. 


Instant Pot Sourdough Bread from Living Sweet Moments

This crusty and delicious Instant Pot Sourdough Bread recipe made with yogurt

Bread can be a simple, healthy breakfast when served with avocado or hummus. This Instant Pot bread can be made in under 6 hours, with minimal effort. Not only is it delicious, but contains Greek yogurt for that much needed protein boost in the morning. 


Instant Pot Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl from Sidewalk Shoes

Bowl of quinoa topped with blueberries, honey, yogurt and pistachios

Sick and tired of plain, old oatmeal every morning?  Quinoa can be a great, healthy alternative packed with protein and fiber to fill you up in the morning and keep you satisfied till lunchtime to aid in weight loss. 


Instant Pot Strawberry Trail mix Oatmeal from Peas and Crayons

This tasty Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal is naturally sweetened and swirled with dried fruit and nuts for a healthy + speedy breakfast that's a breeze to make!

When Strawberries are in season, why not make the most of them with this filling and tasty Strawberry Trail mix oatmeal.  It’s tangy and filled with complex carbohydrates to give you long lasting energy. 


Homemade Instant Pot Yogurt from Raias Recipes


Step-by-step how to make Easy Homemade Yogurt in the Instant Pot! You'll never go back to those silly yogurt makers...

Homemade yogurt is a lot easier to make than it sounds, and only contains 2 ingredients! There’s no added sugar and the probiotics added can help with digestion and weight-loss. 


Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Bites from the Traditional Cooking School

Chocolate for breakfast? Who would have thought, but these chocolate zucchini muffins are packed with fiber and nutrients from the hidden zucchini. And better yet they can be cooked in under 8 minutes with the help of the Instant Pot. 



Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Bowls from The Fit Foodie Finds

Moroccan chicken in meal prep containers

An Instant Pot makes meal prepping this Moroccan Chicken bowl quick and easy. The chicken can be prepared in advance and used throughout the week for take-to-work lunches, salads or sandwiches. 

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Chickpeas from Peas and Crayons

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup makes for a great healthy lunch, especially when topped with these Protein filled, crispy Parmesan chickpeas. 


Restaurant Style Beef Shawarma from Little Spice Jar

This tender and flavorsome beef shawarma is the perfect filling to homemade pita and veggies. It’s marinated in a shawarma seasoning for 24 hours and cooked in an Instant Pot to intensify the flavor. 


Instant Pot Lentil Soup from Well Plated

Instant Pot Lentil Soup - an easy, healthy recipe for French lentil soup made in the electric pressure cooker. So simple, hearty, and delicious! Gluten free, vegan, and freezer friendly. Recipe also includes stovetop method and tips to add ham or use red lentils or brown lentils instead. #healthy #soup #vegan

Lentils are a staple in any vegetarians diet, and for those who aren’t vegetarian it’s a great food for weight loss. Filled with fiber and protein, this lentil soup can be made days in advance for lunches ahead. 


Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Domestic SuperheroInstant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a delicious healthy meal that cooks in just 10 minutes! Simple to make, family friendly, and so tasty!

These healthy chicken lettuce wraps are low in calories and high protein, bound to keep you full till diner time. They’re made in under 10 minutes thanks to the Instant Pot. The combination of soy, honey and siracha make an addictive sauce for these chicken wraps. 




Healthy Lasagna Soup from A Pinch of Healthy 

My healthy lasagna soup is a delicious, warm and comforting bowl of cheesy, gooey lasagna heaven. |

If you’re craving a warm, comforting soup for dinner that not only tastes good but contains 25g of protein per serve, this Lasagna soup is ideal for an easy weeknight dinner. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and is done in just over 22 minutes of cooking time in an Instant Pot. 


Instant Pot Thai Turkey Meatballs with Rice Noodles from Delish


These  Thai Turkey Meatballs are fresh with Thai flavors and healthier than traditional meatballs with the use of turkey. And better yet only the Instant Pot is needed, all sautéing and cooking can be done in the one pot with minimal cleanup. 


Easy Vegan Cauliflower Chickpea Curry from Food Faith Fitness

vegan chickpea curry

This healthy Instant Pot recipe is for the vegans out there. Protein packed chickpeas combined with a delicious mix of coconut, curry and tomatoes make this dish great for a week night dinner, and even better as leftovers.


Instant Pot Pork Carnitas from SkinnyTaste

Delicious Mexican pork made in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) for tacos, burrito bowls, taco salads and more (also great with cilantro lime rice)!

Pulled Pork no longer needs to be cooked on the BBQ for 8 hours to achieve that perfect texture. These delicious Pulled Pork carnita’s can be made all under 2 hours and used for tacos, burritos or even salad. 

Chicken Faux Pho from the Sophisticated Caveman

Pressure Cooker Chicken Faux Pho

This isn’t your regular Vietnamese restaurant Pho. Sophisticated Caveman’s Paleo take on Pho has substituted rice noodles for spiralized daikon as a healthier, lower carb alternative which is just as delicious. 


Butternut Squash Risotto from Make Real Food

Butternut Squash Risotto [Vegan/Gluten Free]

Risotto would usually involve a whole labor of love and time, however with the help of an Instant Pot, this Butternut Squash Risotto can be made within 15 minutes! The butternut squash and Italian herbs is a delicious combination bound to have you making this risotto a weekly dinner.

For these recipes we’d recommend the Instant Pot Ultra as it has 10 multi-uses and 16 Built in programs for cooking any dish. 

An Instant Pot is a great addition to anyones kitchen to replace many time consuming to use and bulky appliances. Slow cooking, Pressure cooking and even yogurt making are all functions of this one appliance so would there be any reason not to have one.

Having trouble deciding which Instant Pot Model is for you? Check out our Best Instant Pot of 2019 Buyers guide  for all the advice on the most affordable to the most lavish of Instant Pots. 

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