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Instant Pot Recipes Perfect for Sunday Meal Prep

Posted on February 8, 2018

Did you get an Instant Pot this year? We did too! This past month we’ve been trying different recipes from around the web and making a note of our favorite ones.

instapot recipes

 

And since Instant Pot makes Sunday meal prep faster than ever before, we’d like to share our top recipe picks.

Each Instant Pot recipe we chose is:

  • Healthy
  • Lasting, will keep at least five days in the fridge without getting soggy
  • Easy to multiply
  • Easy to create in a traditional crockpot, if you don’t have an Instant Pot

Without further ado, here are four Instant Pot recipes (and a few snacks) for your upcoming Sunday Meal Prep.

 

 

Meal #1 – Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken with Savory Sweet Potatoes

For this traditional meat-and-potatoes combo, start with the balsamic chicken, using this recipe from Confessions of a Fit Foodie. Her recipe takes about 30 minutes.

For the mashed sweet potatoes, adapt this recipe into an Instant Pot-friendly one:

Instapot sweet potatoes

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup a2 Milk® Whole Milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper

Directions: Use a wire rack to elevate the potatoes. Add water and then lock lid. Select high pressure and set your timer for 16 minutes. When done, allow the Instant Pot to release on its own. Once released, transfer potatoes to a bowl and mix in the milk, butter and seasonings.

 

 

Meal #2 – Easy Creamy Veggie Pasta

Bring your favorite pasta to boil (we like penne), but instead of using water, use a2 Milk®. This will give your pasta a boost of protein and flavor. For every 16 ounces of dried pasta, use about 4 cups of milk; making sure the pasta is barely covered in your Instant Pot. Cook on high for about four minutes and quick release once off.

From here, add fresh garlic, Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Toss in a different veggie for each day of the week: steamed broccoli, peas, and fresh spinach.  For even more protein, add seasoned chicken or shrimp.

 

 

Meal #3 – Instant Pot Chicken in a2 Milk® with Asparagus

Jamie Oliver’s 7-ingredient chicken in milk recipe has been celebrated since its introduction in 2009. This unusually flavored dish uses milk, cinnamon, garlic, and lemon to create a unique (amazing) flavor. Pair with asparagus or robust vegetable for a meal you can eat all week long.

To make this recipe in an Instant Pot, use this converted recipe from Countryesque.

instapot quinoa bowl

 

 

Meal #4 – Savory Quinoa Bowls

 

 

This one is so easy. Simply add rinsed quinoa and water to your Instant Pot. For every cup of quinoa, use 1.5 cups of  water.

Set your Instant Pot to high-pressure for one minute and let it release on its own, about 10 minutes. Throughout the week, add different toppings to your quinoa bowl to keep it interesting:

  • Diced tomato, arugula, and pesto
  • Kale, mushrooms, and tofu
  • Chicken, avocado, cilantro, and Sriracha

 

Snacks

If you’re a true meal-prepper, you know that snacks are key. And while protein bars, fruit, and nuts are wonderful snacks, you can make some healthy alternatives in your Instant Pot.

Homemade a2 Milk® Yogurt – All you need is a2 Milk®, powdered yogurt starter, and your Instant Pot. Get the recipe here.

a2 Milk yogurt

Quick Hard Boiled Eggs  – Hard boil eggs for five min on

low pressure, use the quick release, and then give them an ice bath with running water.

With these Instant Pot recipes, your next Sunday meal prep will be faster than ever. For other recipes, browse our library and pick up delicious a2 Milk® in a store near you

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