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15 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for Clean Eating


Looking for healthy meals but don’t have a lot of time? With the instant pot, you can quickly make delicious meals without needing to spend hours in the kitchen! Here are 15 healthy Instant Pot recipes for clean eating you’ll want to add to your weekly meal plan! All recipes take less than 1 hour to make, and most only have a cook time of 10-20 minutes.


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Let's Talk Instant Pot

Okay, so maybe you’re new to the world of kitchen gadgets and aren’t sure what the instant pot is. To preface, the instant pot is just one of 100s of kitchen gadgets you can accumulate in your kitchen; this one is at least one of the more useful ones. 

The instant pot brought the worlds of the crock pot and pressure into one. The idea of it was that it would cook whatever you were making really fast, cutting down the time to make something that would traditionally take hours in a slow cooker. 


What Are Some Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

So we’re talking instant pot but we want to make it healthy. There are probably 1000s of dishes you can whip up in your instant pot, but some of the healthier options are:


  1. Soups
  2. Stews
  3. Stir Fries
  4. Chillies 
  5. Curries 
  6. Stuffed Veggies or Meat 
  7. Fish
  8. Oatmeal

When it comes to a healthy meal, it really just comes down to the ingredients and how it’s prepared. The instant pot doesn’t require a lot of oil to cook with, which will leave your dishes with less grease and more goodness. 

Okay, But Is It Healthier?

So you may be asking yourself now, is cooking in an instant pot any healthier than the oven or stovetop? Here’s my opinion on this: your dishes are only going to be as healthy as the ingredients you’re using & the quality in which you’re using them. 


If a recipe calls for a pound of butter, then maybe it isn’t the healthiest option on the market. Recipes can always be altered to be healthier without sacrificing flavour. I’m a firm believer in not cutting things out of your diet completely but rather learning to enjoy them in moderation. Lucky for you, I do the heavy lifting for you and find healthy recipes for you 😉.

brown plate topped with Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry
by: Whole Kitchen Sink

Total Time Needed: 30 minutes

Calories/Serving: 418 cals

This hearty beef and broccoli stir fry will keep you full all day! Looking for a little extra? Add some rice to get your serving of carbs as well!

white bowl filled with Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili
by: The Natural Nurturer

Total Time Needed: 25 minutes

Calories/Serving: 165 cals

Love a vegetarian chilli? This veggie chilli is ready in under 25 minutes! Want to make it vegan? Skip out on the sour cream to make it vegan-friendly!


Chicken Noodle Soup

white bowl filled with Chicken Noodle Soup

by: Kristen’s Kitchen Blog

Total Time Needed: 55 minutes

Calories/Serving: 269 cals

Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold day? Check out this healthy chicken noodle soup by Kristen’s Kitchen Blog to warm up your October weekends!


Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

white plate topped with Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

by: The Recipe Well

Total Time Needed: 37 minutes

Calories/Serving: 535 cals

An easy way to make a classic Pad Thai dish at home! It’s full of veggies and a perfect balance of carbs, protein and veggies!


white bowl filled with Steak Fajita and Veggies
by: The Bettered Blondie

Total Time Needed: 25 minutes

Calories/Serving: 285 cals

Who doesn’t love a fajita bowl? The calories on this recipe are a little low, so I suggest having a little extra or adding something else to your meal!


Honey Garlic Chicken

white plate topped with Honey Garlic Chicken

by: Family Fresh Meals

Total Time Needed: 30 minutes

Calories/Serving: 246 cals

This honey garlic is perfect for making one thing in several different ways. Have it alone, with rice, add in some veggies or potatoes! The recipe doesn’t state whether the rice is included in the calorie count, so enjoy accordingly!

white bowl filled with Minestrone Soup
by: Platings & Pairings

Total Time Needed: 40 minutes

Calories/Serving: 336 cals

Classic minestrone is a great vegetarian option to have on these colder days! It’s packed with veggies and legumes to keep you feeling full but not bloated throughout the day.

beige bowl filled with Cashew Chicken and topped with chop sticks
by: Shuangys Kitchen Sink

Total Time Needed: 25 minutes

Calories/Serving: 289 cals

This Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a beautiful mix of veggies, protein and rice! Impress your guests with this super easy recipe you can do in under 30 minutes!


by: The Suburban Soapbox

Total Time Needed: 30 minutes

Calories/Serving: 348 cals

If you love stuffed peppers, you’ll love the express version of making them as well! This is a low-carb option full of protein to keep you feeling full!


Greek Chicken & Rice

by: What Molly Made

Total Time Needed: 30 minutes

Calories/Serving: 475 cals

Another fun chicken recipe for the whole family! The recipe calls for 1 zucchini, but don’t be afraid to add extra if you’re trying to get your veggies in.


by: The Recipe Well

Total Time Needed: 42 minutes

Calories/Serving: 386 cals

I love this recipe because it has potato, so you’re still getting your carbs, but The Recipe Well takes away the crust, so you have a more calorie-friendly option. You can still enjoy the best part of the chicken pot pie without the pie!


by: I Food Real

Total Time Needed: 13 minutes

Calories/Serving: 46 cals

If you’re looking for a quick breakfast idea, you can make it ahead; these egg bites are ready in just 13 minutes! The recipe makes 14 eggs, so you’ll be set for breakfast all week.

white bowl filled with Buffalo Cauliflower & Chicken
by: Sizzle & Salt

Total Time Needed: 15 minutes

Calories/Serving: 385 cals

Looking for a quick keto dinner option? This Buffalo Cauliflower Chicken is a creamy option ready in under 15 minutes!



White Chili Chicken

white bowl filled with White Chili Chicken

by: Alyona’s Cooking

Total Time Needed: 50 minutes

Calories/Serving: 305 cals

A twist on a classic chilli recipe! This is a keto-friendly option and full of flavour!


white bowl filled with Italian Wedding Soup
by: The Cozy Cook

Total Time Needed: 45 minutes

Calories/Serving: 344 cals

Last but not least, here is a classic Instant Pot Italian Wedding soup to enjoy with the whole family!

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