Have you heard of the Instant Pot? I've had pressure cookers in the past, but never one like this – this thing is incredible! Easy to peel hardboiled eggs, frozen meat cooked in minutes, easy soups and stews…the list goes on and on. Since we, like so many, are incredibly busy, the Instant Pot has become an incredible time saver. I really needed a go-to list of Trim Healthy Mama Instant Pot recipes, so I put one together and decided to share with you.
Update: I have a list of Instant Pot Basics here, if you need some ideas to stock your fridge and freezer!
I use the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, and utilizing the Instant Pot has made healthy eating so much easier, especially when it comes to the basics like eggs, beans, rice, and meat. One of my best time-savers is to use my kitchen cooking day to make a big batch of brown rice, then a batch of black beans, then a batch of chicken thighs or breasts. (By the way, I'm not compensated in any way by Instant Pot…I paid for mine myself and I just wanted to share it as a useful kitchen tool!)
Here is a list of 20 of my favorite recipes that can be made in the Instant Pot and work for Trim Healthy Mama. Most of these recipes are Paleo friendly, too. If you know of more, I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
If you don't feel like clicking each of these links, I have a new Instant Pot Pinterest Board, where all of these recipes are pinned in one place!
Instant Pot Carne Guisada – THM S – Sub xantham gum or glucomannan for potato starch to make this THM-friendly.
Instant Pot Refried Beans – THM E
Instant Pot Chicken and Tomatoes – THM S – I subbed water for wine and the flavor was still great!
Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken – the dark meat would be for S meals and the white is FP
Instant Pot Chicken Tender Stew – THM E
Instant Pot Boiled Eggs – THM S (or the whites for FP)
Instant Pot Butter Chicken – THM S
Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Soup – THM S
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore – THM S
Instant Pot Eggs Five Ways – THM S
Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice – THM FP
Instant Pot Artichokes – THM FP
Instant Pot Pot Roast – THM S
Instant Pot Paleo Chicken and Smoked Sausage Stew – THM S (please watch for hidden sugars in sausage)
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast – THM FP
Instant Pot Mexican Beef – THM S
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken with Sweet Potatoes – THM E if you reduce butter to 2 Tbsp for the whole pot
Instant Pot Texas Beef Chili – THM S
Instant Pot Vegetables – THM FP
Instant Pot Bone Broth – THM FP
Instant Pot Cheesecake – THM S
P.S. – I've had several people contact me and want to know which Instant Pot I have, so here it is:
I am asking for this nicer version for my birthday, though – it's bluetooth enabled, which means you can enter codes and get specific results without having to visit it repeatedly (for example, when I make bone broth I have to turn it on and off again multiple times. This isn't a problem, but I have to plan to do it when I'm home to babysit it):
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