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Protein Packed Recipes

Dennis Hamming provides five protein-packed recipes to try out with your Instant Pot.

There are lots of different ways to cook meals, and there are many different methods of cooking using different pans and pots for different types of food. Some food will require a slow cooker, others a pressure cooker, and so on. Having all of these pots and pans on the go at the same time can often be tricky, and if you do not have your eye on the ball all the time, you could quickly get into trouble.

Another thing that plays a massive role in what people eat and cook is the preparation time needed to create a meal from scratch. For some foods, you will need at least an hour's preparation time before you even think about switching on your cooker. You might then need a couple more hours of cooking time. If you are working during the day and get home at about 6 pm, the chances are you are not going to want to be standing up in the kitchen cooking for the next three hours.

This is where it is super handy to have an Instant Pot in the kitchen. This unique piece of equipment combines all types of cookers into a single piece. Whatever you want to cook, you can do so with an Instant Pot. There are lots of websites such as Corrie cooks, where you can find a great choice of recipes for your Instant Pot.

What is more, you will only have one pot to clean up after you have eaten, rather than three or more. If that is not something you find appealing, then you either have lots of time on your hands, or you enjoy washing up.

Meals that are high in Protein

We all know the importance of protein, and how the role it plays in our bodies, doing everything from repairing tissues to being an essential building block of many parts of the body including skin, blood, muscle, and bone. Getting the right amount of protein in your food can sometimes be tricky, especially if you are strapped for time and do not have too long to prepare and cook a meal for you or your family.

This is where Instant Pot shows its value. You can very easily and quickly cook delicious meals, full of goodness and protein in a short time. The flavours and tastes will be as rich as ever, but your meal will be cooked a lot quicker, leaving you time to unwind and relax after a hard day at work.

High Protein Recipes for your Instant Pot

The ability of the Instant Pot to make cooking a quick and straightforward task is one of its main benefits. If you are the owner of an Instant Pot, then you will know firsthand how easy it is to cook and enjoy healthy meals that give you all the proteins, vitamins, and natural goodness that the body needs. Here we will take a look at some of the delicious meals that are rich in protein that you can create with your Instant Pot.

Beef Stew

Everyone loves a good stew, and not many are tastier than a rich beef stew. This is a great meal for you to enjoy during the winter when the temperature outside is struggling to stay above zero. Beef is an excellent source of protein and can be cooked perfectly with your Instant Pot.

There are several different stew recipes that you can follow using a variety of ingredients such as potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots. Preparation for such stews is straightforward if you are using an Instant Pot, and you can get your stew prepared and cooking in no time at all.

Chickpea Curry

This is a popular dish that you can create in just minutes and is one that is perfect for those who follow a strictly plant-based diet. Chickpeas are packed with goodness and proteins, and you can prepare this dish in several ways, using rice or grains.

You can control the spice level and have it as strong or as mild as you prefer. You can also add your flavours and ingredients if you want to come up with something a little more unique. Preparation and cooking time for this is very little, making it a great dish you can enjoy alone or with friends and family.

Cabbage and Tomato Soup

There are lots of wonderful soups that you can create with your Instant Pot, that you may often find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which one to make. Soups are a great winter food and warm us up when it is cold and miserable outside.

One popular soup that is high in protein is cabbage and tomato soup. This is very easy to prepare, and you can have it prepared and cooked within minutes. If you enjoy meat, then a good option is to add some beef to the soup, which can add to the protein levels. However you enjoy your soups, there are lots that you can create that are healthy and great comfort foods.

Lentil Soup

Another popular soup is one that you can make with lentils. There are lots of different tastes and flavours that you can add to your soup with lentils. One favourite is lentil soup and sausages, which are very filling and easy to make soup. You can add in a variety of vegetables if you want, such as carrots, onions, and mushrooms, or you can keep it plain and enjoy the simplicity of it.

Chicken and Tomato

Chicken is another great source of protein and is a meat that is enjoyed by people all around the world. There are many ways that you can cook chicken, and it is a very versatile meat that can be grilled, boiled, or barbequed. If you have an Instant Pot, then one chicken-based dish that is very popular is chicken breast with tomato and red wine source.

Boneless chicken breast is best for this dish if you can get it, and you can add a variety of other vegetables along with the tomato such as onions, carrots, green peppers, or anything else. There are no limitations to what you can add to the dish. It can be served by itself, or on a bed of rice, which can easily be prepared with the Instant Pot.

Eating healthy foods that are rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins is very important, and having a balanced and healthy diet can be very beneficial to all. Preparing such meals has always been something that would require a lot of time and patience. Now with the Instant Pot, you can create a meal packed with goodness in a short time. Whether you are cooking for one, or a family gathering, there are so many wonderful and healthy recipes that you can try out with your Instant Pot.

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About the Author

Dennis Hamming is a freelance journalist.