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9 Healthy Recipes That Will Make You Want An Instant Pot

What Is An Instant Pot?

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This countertop appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice and porridge cooker, sauté pan, steamer, yogurt maker, and stockpot warmer all in one. The instant pot ($58 $79; is super versatile and makes it easy and fast to cook healthy meals, which is why food bloggers, recipe developers, and home cooks have been going nuts for it. Check out some of the healthy meals it can help you whip up.


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Creamy Coconut Steel-Cut Oats

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The instant pot makes it easy to toast the oats before cooking, which is the secret why these Creamy Coconut Steel-Cut Oats are both nutty and creamy. (Can't get enough oats in your life? Check out our 10 New Ways to Eat Oatmeal.)

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Instant Pot Saag

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Think of this Instant Pot Saag as an Indian version of creamed spinach. It's uber flavorful and packed with nutritious greens and spices.

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Piña Colada Chicken

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Take a bite of summertime flavors any time of the year with this recipe for Piña Colada Chicken, which is inspired by the beachy drink—but is a whole lot healthier.

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Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Dried Chilis

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This recipe for Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Dried Chilis is actually super healthy. It features fiber-packed beans as the main ingredient, plus good-for-you onion, chili, and garlic for extra flavor. (If you love the sound of this, you'll also like these vegetarian Bean and Veggie Enchiladas.)

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Instant Stew

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While there's no such thing as truly "instant" stew, this Instant Pot Stew recipe comes pretty close—it's ready in just over an hour.

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Salsa Verde Chicken

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The instant pot turns just five ingredients into intensely flavorful shredded chicken in under a half hour with this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken recipe.

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Vegan Yogurt

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This awesome appliance also makes yogurt! And this version of Homemade Vegan Yogurt uses soy milk instead of dairy, with perfectly creamy results every time. (A yogurt habit is just one way to build a healthy microbiome. For more, check out these 6 Ways to Build Good Gut Bacteria.)

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Easy Balsamic Beef Pot Roast

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This Easy Balsamic Beef Pot Roast is flavorful, low-carb and Paleo-friendly. You can make it in the Instant Pot, but also on the stove or in your slow-cooker.

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Pork Carnitas

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Freeze a batch of these Pork Carnitas, and all you'll need is some tortillas, avocado, and condiments to have a complete taco dinner.

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