Instant Pot Recipes

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steel-cut oats with banana and blueberries

Instant Pots and other pressure cooking appliances have sped up the cooking process for many healthy meals. This week, we're sharing 5 Instant Pot recipes you can cook using a pressure cooker or, if you don't have one, on the stovetop.

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Steel Cut Oats

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your steel-cut oats with sliced bananas, blueberries, a sprinkle of pecans, and fresh mint for a culinary experience first thing in the morning.

75%water-fiber foods – oats, bananas, blueberries, fresh mint
25% foods – pecans

Lentil Tacos

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve two corn tortilla tacos with a side of grilled corn and zucchini salad for a fabulous Taco Night. 

75% water-fiber foods – lentils, salsa, diced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, green onions, olives
25% foods – tortillas, cheese

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Red Lentil Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your soup with your favorite slice of bread and grapes for dessert.

75% water-fiber foods – chickpeas, onion, garlic, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, lentils, cilantro
25% foods – seed topping

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your casserole with a side of roasted Mexican vegetables and avocado pico.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, crushed tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, black beans, corn, jalapeños, avocado, tomato, cilantro, squash, broccoli
25% foods – cheese, tortillas

Recipe Note Use only ½ cup of cheese to reduce the amount of saturated fat in this recipe.

Cauliflower Potato Curry

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your curry over brown rice. A ½ cup of pomegranate seeds would finish the meal off nicely.

75% water-fiber foods – onion, carrots, serrano pepper, garlic, ginger, diced tomatoes, cauliflower florets, potatoes, frozen peas, brown rice, cilantro, pomegranate seeds
25% foods – lite coconut milk, flatbread

Recipe Note: Swap farro for the pita bread to keep 25% foods in their zone.

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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