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Don’t Miss These Healthy Instant Pot Recipes + Giveaway

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Save time and get healthy with this great collection of healthy instant pot recipes! Get off to the right start in the new year and finally learn to use your IP! Plus, read to the end and enter an Instant Pot giveaway brought to you by me and my Blogging BFF Nicky, from Little Family Adventure!how to cook soaked or unsoaked dried beans in the instant pot*This post contains affiliate links which may earn me a small commission on your purchase. Thank you for supporting my site.*

Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for 2018!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end so soon! With about two weeks left in the year, many of us are already searching for healthy recipes we’re going to make once January 1 rolls around! Since the Instant Pot really makes cooking from scratch a lot easier, my friend Nicky and I thought it would be nice to offer an Instant Pot Giveaway to one lucky reader!

Here is a week’s worth of Healthy Instant Pot recipes for you to try!Healthy instant pot recipes from Little Family AdventureIf you’re a gumbo fan, you’ll definitely want to try Nicky’s Easy Gumbo recipe! Full of spicy Andouille sausage and chicken served over rice, this recipe is cajun comfort food at its best.

Beef Pho, anyone? Yes, please! Run over to Little Family adventure and try out her homemade Beef Pho recipe. Who needs an expensive pho shop when you make your own quickly and easily with this healthy instant pot recipe?

Finally, try this recipe for Mediterranean Lentil and Chickpea Stew featuring Roasted Cauliflower! When it’s 5 pm and you have no idea what to cook, whip this together with staples you might have in your pantry!

Nicky also put together a great post with 21 different Instant Pot Pasta recipes! I’ve found pasta to be a little tricky to cook in the Instant Pot, so if you like pasta, you’ll want to check out this post for sure.

healthy instant pot recipes from simplify live love

Nicky’s recipe are a little more ethnic, but my instant pot recipes probably qualify for more comfort food. If you’re looking for tried and true comfort food instant pot recipes, I’ve got you covered!

Instant Pot Recipes from SimplifyLiveLove

Feeling down? Make this Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup right in your Instant pot. Made with homemade broth if you have it, and leftover chicken or turkey, this soup will can help boost your immune system and leave you feeling better!

Beef with Rigatoni is perfect for cold winter nights. Easy and impressive, it’s a crowd pleasure for all ages. I was recently served a very similar dish in a fancy restaurant, and I have to say, I liked my version better.

Probably the number one thing I cook in my Instant Pot is dried beans. Dried beans are so much cheaper than canned beans and they’re also a lot healthier because they’re missing most of the sodium! We use beans in our taco meat, taco soup, and in beans and rice. We also eat bean burritos a lot too! Beans can be tricky to cook in the Instant Pot, but this handy post will set yous straight and have your beans turn out soft and yummy every time.

Finally, my recipe for chicken and rice in the instant pot is another winning recipe. Chicken and rice might seem like a pretty bland recipe, but my addition of feta cheese and lemon puts a nice twice on this old-timey recipe!

One final post for you full of Instant Pot recipes is my post with lots of ideas for recipes you can make in your Instant Pot for breakfast, dinner, and dessert! This is another post you don’t want to miss. Go here to find out how to make healthy breakfasts and desserts in your Instant Pot too!

Now that we’ve inspired you with a week’s worth of healthy Instant Pot recipes, plus a lot extra, how about a giveaway? As a way to say thank you to our loyal readers this year, Nicky and I are joining forces in a Instant Pot giveaway you don’t want to miss!

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Enter to win this Instant Pot Giveaway – Instant Pot 7-in-1

Why you want to win this Instant Pot!

  • It’s  7 appliances in one! It’s a Rice Cooker, a Pressure Cooker, a Slow Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker and Warmer! Whew!! Think of all the kitchen appliances you can get rid of!
  • Features 11 Smart Programmable digital codes for effortless cooking
  • It’s stainless steel made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution
  • It includes nice accessories: rice measuring cup, stainless steel steam rack, rice paddle, soup spoon, condensation collector and recipe booklet!

This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years of age and older. Giveaway ends at midnight on December 3oth, CST!

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Learn how to use your instant pot this year with this collection of healthy instant pot recipes!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankbianca roman says

    I’ve heard so MANY good things about the instant pot! I like the fact that it’s stainless steel on the inside so none of the bad stuff gets on your food.

  2. blankJeffrey says

    I’d love to win this Instant Pot because my kids are getting older and are in a lot of activities which cuts down my ability to prepare food. Eating meals at home at the table is a very important part of our lives, something I don’t want to give up!

  3. blankDeb E says

    My mom would love this and would be amazed it doesn’t have to take hours to cook healthy food! I’d love to win it for her and surprise her with a great gift this season!

  4. blankJulie Bickham says

    Would love to win this because I’m going to be starting a new position at work. I will have less time to prep and cook dinner for my children. This could help me out big time.

  5. blankSue C. says

    I’ve wanted an InstantPot for so long and have been saving recipes anticipating a purchase but it just hasn’t happened yet so I’d love to win one!

  6. blankKellymcgrew says

    I have read reviews that this is the best kitchen invention in a long time and I’d like to try it for myself! There’s already so many recipes online got entrees, sides, apps, and even desserts like cheesecake!

  7. blankBernice Garcia says

    I already own one, I would like to win to give to a family member…. or maybe keep for me to have two to use at the same time.. ooooooo. 😉

  8. blankBrenna H. says

    I would love to have an instant pot so that I can create flavorful meals quickly! We have a VERY full family schedule between work, school, volunteering, and events, and I think my husband and son would really appreciate more meals cooked at home instead of purchased on the run.

  9. blankCheryl Chervitz says

    I want to have an intspot because I have heard how great the food is in them. They cook so quick and taste delicious.

  10. blankSally Bridges-Stanbrough says

    My mother and sister have one of these and absolutely love them! I like all the different recipes you could make in it!

  11. blankYVONNE WOODSTOCK says

    I will be 50 yrs old on Xmas Day and I have NEVER in my adult life even had a crockpot BUT I REALLY want one and I heard that an Instant Pot is a crock pot and So much more, so now I want an Instant Pot instead. One of the reasons I want one is because I can’t help but notice, without even trying how many delicious recipes keep popping up when I am online and how many of them are recipes meant for crockpots or Instant pots and I want to try them but I have neither of those things. Also, as empty nesters that spent 30 yrs raising 5 kids and LOTS of cooking during that time.although I still like to cook homemade healthy and yummy meals and experiment with recipes I don’t like to slave all day long in the kitchen to do so, I’m very burned out on that part, so I think this would be a practical solution. Also on the weekends my husband and I love to go out on a lot of dates for fun activities but then I am more likely to end up eating out because we already had a long busy day and don’t want to go home and start cooking (which is super bad because I need to lose weight!) but with an instant pot I could use crockpot to slow cook a meal for us while we are out that we come home to or cook something healthy and fast with the instant pot as soon as I get home without it taking forever. Finally, I know it would come in handy when we have family dinner get-togethers for holidays and such when our 5 adult kids and grandson come to visit and I could make something for everyone and even use it as a warmer to keep it warm and fresh for all of us when serving.

  12. blankTammy Woodall says

    I would love to win this Instapot to help me make great meals while being able to do other things. I’m a caretaker and my time is very limited.

  13. blankAlecia H. says

    I would love an Instantpot because I am a single mom trying my best to make a home cooked meal for my family every night.

  14. blankKathy Davis says

    In our Senior Years, we don;t cook as much as we used to. Therefor we don;t eat right. Perhaps, this instant pot would be an answer to our cooking/eating concerns.

  15. blankellen beck says

    I would love an Insta Pot because you can make quick, healthy and tasty meals quickly. OK this is going to sound nutty, but I have wanted one of these things forever and I joined a facebook group that does insta pot recipes etc almost a year ago now. I asked Santa for one last year, it wasnt quite in the budget. I think a Insta Pot would work well and would fit in our kitchen and be used a whole lot. You can make almost anything in one even cheesecake (yep I sa a recipe for it!)

  16. blankMarciaF says

    Instant Pot is what all the blogs are writing about. I was going to buy one but my DH nixed it. If I win one he’ll be thrilled though.

  17. blankJohn T Kirkpatrick says

    It’s down to me now. An instant pot will make preparing supper much more possible. Hope to drop the drive-thru habit.

  18. blankTari Lawson says

    It sometimes takes forever to make dinner and I constantly have to watch over the stove to make sure things don’t burn. Having food cook quickly in the instant pot without constant supervision would be a blessing.

  19. blankStephanie Phelps says

    I would love to have one because with four kids we are always in a hurry and I could use something that can help me make them wonderful meals in a hurry!

  20. blankMelanie says

    I want one because my crock pot just died and these are all the rage right now! Plus I usually don’t cook until last minute and this would fit my lifestyle perfectly 😉

  21. blankBelinda says

    I have heard so much about these! I love that you can make so many things fast with it. An Insta Pot would make preparing dinner for our family of 8 much easier.

  22. blankLaurie Nykaza says

    I like to cook meals quickly for my son who has Celiacs disease and has to eat gf so i dont use my old appliances for his food i need all new ones now to cook for him

  23. blankJackie says

    I work in a library and keep picking up the instant-pot cookbooks we are getting. The recipes look delicious and I’d love to try some.

  24. blankLibby says

    I thought I could get by with a slow cooker, but so many of my fave blogs are posting instapot recipes that I think it’s time to jump on the bandwagon!

  25. blankBecky VanGinkel says

    I want an Instant Pot because I’m a Mom to 3 sports kids who I’m constantly bringing from one practice to another, one game to another. Some nights we get home AFTER bedtime, and we still have to eat. This would save us from picking up fast food, and it would make our lives healthier and easier. Thank you so much for the chance!!

  26. blankLauryn R says

    I would love to have an Instant Pot because it would save me so much time!! I cannot believe that it cooks such delicious meals so quickly! 🙂

  27. blankRosey says

    We’re busy with work, school and sports. This would allow us to have high quality home cooked meals even on the busiest of days.

  28. blankMichele C says

    I want one for the versatility of what it can do, but I would be especially excited, since I often don’t remember to take meat out of the freezer in time to fully thaw and this would solve that problem.

  29. blankSarah L says

    I have my mother’s pressure cooker but I’m afraid to use it. I can do that sort of thing in the instant pot.
    Thanks for the contest.

  30. blankLeah Shumack says

    There are a lot of days where we are running around with after school activities. This would be great to have dinner on the table quick!

  31. blankMARY M says

    I want an instant pot because I have been hearing about them on the Internet, TV, magazines and friends. It seems to be a time saving items.

  32. blankTrish says

    I have heard about Instant Pots from several friends who have them and love them. I would love to have one for winter cooking!

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