16 Light and Healthy Instant Pot Dinners That Are Perfect for Spring
Celebrate the new season with these scrumptious recipes.
Now that spring is approaching, get away from the heavy creams and melted cheeses you used in winter Instant Pot recipes and try making these healthier dishes instead. Not only are they tasty, they incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables that are widely available during the spring.
Instant Pot 10-Minute Steak Tacos
Serving up fresh salsa, cilantro and juicy steak may sound like it takes some time, but these tacos can be ready in a jiffy. Pair it with homemade guacamole since spring is a great time to buy avocados.
Instant Pot Chicken Gyros
Pita bread is a great source of fiber and is low in fat. And it tastes even better when it has tender chicken, onions, tomatoes and creamy tzatziki sauce inside.
Instant Pot 4-Minute Salmon, Broccoli and Potatoes
None of us are master chefs, so the simpler the ingredients, the better. With only five ingredients and a 4-minute cook time, this recipe is irresistible.
Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Peanuts and pork may be an unlikely pairing, but in this low-carb recipe, they're delicious together. The peanut butter and spices add an exotic taste to the pork roast.
All-in-One Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice
This dish provides a well-balanced dinner that the whole family will love. You just throw the ingredients in the pot and let it sit until dinnertime. The brown rice is a great addition because it adds more whole grains, fiber and vitamins than white rice.
Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
You don't have to get fancy with your Instant Pot. While simple, chicken breast is a very low in fat and is a great source of protein that goes with any almost any side. Ths recipe uses simple seasonings like garlic salt and basil to make savory and juicy chicken.
Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl
We love this Low-carb and gluten-free recipe. Fans of spicy buffalo flavor, take note: This recipe combines Frank's RedHot sauce and Buffalo Wings sauce with green Tabasco pepper sauce. The spices seep into the cauliflower rice as well.
Instant Pot Sri Lankan Coconut Cabbage
For the vegans out there, don't miss this dish. It's full of different flavors, from mustard seed to shredded coconut. It goes great over rice and beans too.
Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup
You can't go wrong with soup. This recipe is ideal for those who are new to Instant Pot cooking. It's simple, and it only takes a total of 25 minutes from start to finish.
Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Bring Mexican and Caribbean cuisine to the family dinner table with this dish! The best part about this recipe is that the pork has many different uses. Ladle it over rice, stuff in tacos or on top of a baked potato, or even use it as a protein for salads. It can also be frozen to use at a later date.
Instant Pot Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole Recipe
You can't go wrong with eggs, onions, bell peppers and a little bit of bacon. This is an easy recipe that only takes 20 minutes and gets all of the basic nutrients into one meal to start the day.
Instant Pot Low-Carb Soup With Ground Beef, Green Beans and Tomatoes
You can definitely enjoy a warm bowl of soup at any time of the year, especially if it is low-carb. This soup is low-glycemic, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and perfect for Phase One of the South Beach Diet.
Instant Pot Rice Pilaf
Healthier and tastier than regular fried rice, this jambalaya-style rice is cooked in 15 minutes and is loaded with vegetables. All you need is one pot.
Instant Pot Chili With Beef and Chorizo
This recipe is perfect to make before a busy work week. A take on a traditional chili with beef and beans, it calls for chorizo to increase the amount of flavor in each bite.
Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles
This recipe has a saucy flavor similar to traditional stir-fry recipes and tastes delicious with meat or tofu.
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe
While Stuffed Pepper Soup sounds difficult to make, this recipe makes it easy. The soup calls for extra-lean ground turkey and a variety of vegetables. It includes Instant Pot instructions as well as directions for using the slow-cooker function. Both methods cook up a healthy, warm bowl of soup.
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