With each passing year, it seems like life gets busier and busier. Work commitments, social obligations, and family responsibilities all take a significant chunk of time out of our day. When time is short, we all seem to neglect our nutrition and reduce the amount of time we spend in the kitchen preparing meals.
As a result, the takeout menu gets pinned to the fridge, delivery services set to speed dial, and we relish the opportunity to enjoy convenience food wherever possible. However, this isn’t a healthy long-term nutrition strategy.
We decided to help you out and give you 15-recipes you can make with a pressure cooker and minimal effort. All it takes is a few minutes to prep these meals, then throw the ingredients in the Instant Pot and walk away for a few hours. Use your pressure cooker to create fantastic chicken, beef, and vegetarian meals.
1. Colombian-Style Vegetable Soup
Creamy and comforting is the best way to describe this nutritious meal. , This soup is ready in less than an hour and comes packed with flavor from fresh veggies. An easy meal to prepare with your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
1-½-cups canned fava beans – divided.
4-cups vegetable stock.
2-Russet potatoes – peeled and diced.
1-ear corn – shucked and cut crosswise into 6-pieces.
1-cup frozen peas – split.
1-carrot – peeled and diced.
¼-cup cilantro – minced.
Crushed Himalayan pink salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
Add the potatoes, stock, carrots, half of the peas and the favas, along with the corn to the pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Set to high and cook for 15-minutes. Take a potato masher and mash up the veggies until a few lumps remain.
Add the remaining fava beans and the peas to the pressure cooker and simmer for another 5-minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve warm.