This round-up of Whole 30 Instant Pot recipes will make your next round so much easier. The Instant Pot is a game-changer when it comes to cooking dinner. If you need something on the table fast, the Instant Pot is your best friend.
It is especially helpful when you are doing Whole 30 for the first time. Cooking your dinners at home may be new to you.
Do you eat out often because it’s fast and easy? When you start the Whole 30 eating out or picking up a quick bite is not always an option.
It may take a little planning. But using an Instant Pot to make dinner is a quick option and a compliant way to stay on Whole 30.
The Instant Pot Saves Time
We’re all busy and spending less and less time at home. As a result, it’s hard to find the time to make a nice home-cooked meal. Spending hours in the kitchen is not something we can all do. Most of us don’t even have the time or energy at the end of the day for a quick 30-minute meal cooked from scratch.
So we often end up relying on convenience food and takeout. But while on Whole 30 getting take out is a lot harder to do. So you have to rely on yourself to make compliant meals. The Instant Pot can help make meals more convenient.
This means that you can come home. Throw some ingredients in the Instant Pot, turn it on and turn your attention to other things. Also, to save more time, you can double recipes for lunches or freeze for another time.
Whole 30 Instant Pot Recipes
If you are in the mood for Chinese, Mexican, Indian, or comfort food there is a recipe listed here that will satisfy your cravings.
These are some of my favorite Whole 30 food bloggers. Their recipes do not disappoint. Not all these recipes make for quick meals. But you will be able to cook delicious Whole 30 compliant meals.
Real Food with Jessica
Paleo Running Mama
- Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
- General Tso’s Chicken
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Honey Mustard Chicken (Whole30 option to substitute dates for honey)
- Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken
Nom Nom Paleo
Whole Kitchen Sink
The Real Dietitians
- Brisket Taco Bowls
- Beef with Peppers
- Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Mexican Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Tips for Buying an Instant Pot
If you don’t know how the Instant Pot works, it is a pressure cooker. That’s controlled through a digital interface. You tell it how long you want to cook your meal under pressure.
Then set the timer and you’re good to go. It brings up and holds the pressure at a safe level.
How To Choose The Right Instant Pot
The size of the meals you want to cook. Or even the size of your family will determine what Instant Pot is the right size for you. Most come in the following sizes:
- 5 Quart
- 6 Quart
- 8 Quart
The 5-quart size works well if you’re cooking for one to three people.
The six-quart model is the most popular size. Some of the models available will only come in this size. It’s perfect for the average family.
The 8-quart size is available in a few models. Also, it is a good fit for larger families, or if you know you’ll be cooking a lot of large meals.
Main Models of the Instant Pot
This is the basic Instant Pot model and the one I use. This is the 6-in-1 model. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, with sauté and keep warm functions. As well for a total of six different ways of cooking.
This is also called the 7-in-1 and will do everything the Lux can but is also a yogurt maker. If making your own yogurt* at home is on your list of things you want to do, buy the duo. Otherwise, go with the basic lux model and save a few dollars.
*Dairy yogurt is not allowed on Whole 30 but you may want to make it when not on a round. Or for other family members.
The latest model is the Smart one. It will do everything the previous models can do and more. It’s controlled through a digital interface on the pot itself. You can also control it from the app that connects your Instant Pot to your smartphone.
Depending on the time of year, the average Instant Pot will set you back anywhere from $70 to $150. It’s best to buy one around the Holiday sales.
It’s not the cheapest kitchen appliance on the market but it’s also nowhere near the most expensive.
Instant Pot is a Must-Have Kitchen Gadget
The first time I used my instant pot was scary. Because I wasn’t sure if I was using it right. I imaged the lid shooting off of it. Making a hole in the roof and burning myself. After using it a few times I learned how simple it was to use and decided it was worth the investment.
Having an Instant Pot helps during my rounds of Whole 30. I don’t always meal plan. When dinner comes around I’m starving and I don’t have anything prepared.
The Instant Pot cuts down on cooking time. Which is helpful when I’m hangry and need something to eat fast. Before I give up and head out for fast food.
I hope you enjoyed this round-up post of Whole 30 Instant Pot Recipes! Do you own an Instant Pot? If you do let me know some of your favorite recipes in the comments:)