Top 5 Reasons to Get an Instant Pot this Season!
Instant Pot (or IP or Pressure Cooker)…Do you need one? Do they really stand up to all the hype? How helpful are they with the Keto Lifestyle?
We’ve had our Instant Pot for the past year and use it almost every week. We’ve made soups, meats and desserts. We’ve sautéed, steamed and pressure cooked!
Here are Boss Babe’s top 5 reasons to get an Instant Pot this season…and where to buy one!
Here is the 6qt Duo 7 in 1 which is incredibly popular and the 6qt Duo 9 in 1 that we bought. It has all the functions and features we need to make any recipe out there! The 6qt seems to to be the right size for our family of 4 (or more when our friends come over!). Make sure you also check out our IP Accessory Blog post for list a of accessories you might want to consider!
#1) It’s Pretty Close to being “Instant”!
I can’t tell you how many times we planned on making something in our crockpot - pulled pork, soup or chili…and then suddenly it’s 3pm and I’m browsing Target Clearance (haha) and realize DARN IT! I forgot to start the crockpot this morning! Dinner plans will have to change! With the Instant Pot, I can easily make the chicken for our dinner in the time it takes me to clean up lunch. If I get home at 4:30pm, I can still have dinner ready by 5:15…and the flavor is still there! I get the same tender meat as a day long crock pot recipe…without the planning!
So why not just cook on the stove? With two little kids, a dog, and a million things going on, I love not having to watch, stir, simmer my meals. Set it and forget it for 30 minutes is how I roll! No pots that the kids can grab or knock over and no sauces burned to the pan!
#2) The Meat is Super Tender!
One of my favorite things about the pressure cooker is how well the meat cooks! My chicken takes 11 minutes to cook (about 30 min total with heat up, pressure cook, and pressure release) and it’s so easy to shred. Recipe here! We love naked quesadillas (just load the toppings on that shredded chicken), chicken salad, and tons of casseroles. Pulled pork - same thing. Meatballs, meat loaf… you name it, it’s perfect every time!
This benefit alone is worth the price of the Instant Pot! It’s no secret that eggs are a pretty big part of the Keto Lifestyle. Hard boiled eggs, egg salad, deviled eggs, etc… We buy farm fresh eggs from a local farm and it used to be that those eggs were next to impossible to peel. I literally dreaded hard boiling eggs because I knew that meant I would sit there slowly mutilating a pot full of delicious eggs! But with the Instant Pot 5-5-5- Recipe (seriously - check it out!), my beautiful farm fresh egg shells literally melt off! Our 5 year old can even peel them on her own!
#4) Huge Variety of Recipes
Not only does this make awesome main dishes, it makes soups, desserts, breakfast and anything else you can think of. Check out our Cheddar Broccoli Recipe, this awesome Egg Sous Vide, and have you tried this Cheesecake yet?!
Maria Emmerich has an instant pot and crockpot cookbook and there are lots more available on Amazon!
#5) Replaces Your Other Appliances!
Most Instant Pots have a variety of applications. You’ll see them marketed as 6 in 1 or 7 in 1… Here are just a few of the other features we use:
With my instant pot, I can now get rid of my Crockpot and skip the pan when I need to sauté the mushrooms for my soup. Anything I can do to simplify my kitchen and free up cabinet space is a plus for me!
So is the Instant Pot required to be successful on the Keto lifestyle? No! You can still use your crockpot, cook in your oven, and boil eggs in the stove. It’s your lifestyle and you get to choose the accessories, foods and products that work best for you. So, will the Instant Pot be in your kitchen?
Message me your favorite recipes, accessories and tips! I’d love to know!
Keto Boss Babe shares her top 5 reasons why she LOVES our Instant Pot!