So have you bought your Instant Pot? If you haven’t, you should!
Having an Instant Pot makes life so much easier! Now that I have had mine for a while and cooked a wide verity of meals I have found my top 5 accessories that make the Instant Pot even better!
Top 5 Instant Pot Must Haves!
1. Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot
Your Instant Pot already comes with one Inner Potbut having a second one has been a game changer for me. With an additional pot you can store on in the refrigertor with left overs or when you are cooking more than one thing you can prepare two meals and cook them back to back. You can buy one here .
2. Silicone Lid Cover
Are you storing your left overs? Or prepared a meal that you’re taking with you to a party? Then you need one of these covers. It fits over the inner pot perfectly with no leaking. I ordered 2 for each pot. You can get one here.
3. Silicone Egg Bite Molds
This is one of my favorite accessories for the Instant Pot, with it you can make:
-Mini meatloaf bites
-Baby Food; if you have a baby these are the perfect size to make your own.
I would say get one of these as your first purchase for your Instant Pot. Get one here.
4. Steamer Basket
Any type of veggie, hard-boiled eggs or if you’re making homemade broth. The steamer basket is perfect for this. There are 2 options for the steamer baskets and you can get them both here or here.
5.Silicone Loaf Pan
I just recently got one of these and I’m already loving it. This loaf pan is perfect for making your own bread, cakes and meatloaf. The loaf pan was also very inexpensive. You can get one here.
So once you have your Instant Pot or if you already have it, these are the best most usable accessories to ease cooking. Let me know if you decided to try these and how it goes. Enjoy cooking in your Instant Pot!
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Another quick and delicious recipe for a healthy snack or desert. It has helped fill our sweet tooth since being on Whole30. The great thing about this recipe is you can use it not only for cinnamon apple dessert but you can also make your own homemade cinnamon apple sauce.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 2 Minutes
– 5 Apples ( I used Fuji and Granny Smith)
– Honey (If you are on Whole30 OMIT honey)
1. Core and Slice your apples. ( I choose to leave the skin on the apples for a better taste)
2. Put all of your apples in the Instant Pot and cover with Cinnamon, Stir.
3. If you ARE NOT on Whole 30 you can add 2 tbsp of honey.
4. Add 1/2 cup of water
5. Set Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 2 minutes
6. Quick Release and Serve
↑ If you choose to make apple sauce, do a natural release for 5 minutes and then mix apples, you can use hand-held mixer or a KitchenAid. Mix until the consistency your happy with for your apple sauce.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have! Let me know if you try it out and look out for my next blog post on Friday! Happy Monday!
I have always loved to cook but I am the kind that once I find something that I really like I will cook it over and over again until everyone is sick of it. Since getting my Instant Pot and now starting Whole30 it has pushed me out of my box and has me testing out new recipes and even creating some of my own. To me, that has been one of the best things about all of it, being able to create new, tasty and healthy meals for my family. So on my meal planning calendar I planned to make Jambalaya for dinner this week but I couldn’t find a recipe that I really loved. I thought one of the points of Jambalaya was a delicious meal with lots of spices and flavor but for the most part you could make it the way you want. So thats exactly what I did, last night we had homemade Chicken Jambalaya and boy was it good!
Chicken Jambalaya Prep Time: 7 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS 2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, diced 4 Chicken Sausages 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil Salt Pepper 1 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans diced tomatoes; 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz can tomato sauce 3 cups chicken stock 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp thyme 2 tsp oregano 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder Cauliflower Rice or Spaghetti Squash
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Dice Chicken breast and chicken sausage, chop onion and mince garlic. 2. Turn InstantPot to sauté and add above ingredients, until lightly cooked. 3. Turn off Sauté. 4. Add additional ingredient, stir. 5.Cook on Manual High pressure for 15 minutes 6. Serve with Cauliflower rice or Speghetti squash