Instant Pot Recipes for the Busy Athlete

Instant Pot Recipes for the Busy Athlete

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It's back! This series first began with my Crockpot Recipes for the Busy Athlete, followed by 30 Minute Meals for the Busy Athlete. This time, I'm sharing a new collection of simple nutritious recipes that can all be made in an Instant Pot. I’ve gathered 33 recipes thanks to my fellow dietitians and food bloggers. These recipes require little effort and an Instant Pot to prepare.

Instant Pots are electronically controlled pressure cookers. They can cook your food much faster than slow cookers. For example, instead of setting a slow cooker on high for 3 hours for my meal prep burrito bowls recipe, you can prepare this in an instant pot (pressure cooker) on high pressure for 14 minutes. Athletes tend to be more intimidated by pressure cookers than slow cookers, typically because of the dial that’s used to seal and release pressure. One simple way to remember it: turn to sealbefore cooking, turn to releaseafter cooking – that’s it. You will want the dial to be in the ‘sealing’ position to allow steam to fill the pressure cooker first, then you will want to make sure all of that steam is released after cooking before removing the lid. Whether you're vegan or a meat eater, there are several recipes to choose from in this round up.


BBQ Chickenfrom The Foodie Dietitian

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Eleat Nutrition

Teriyaki Chicken from ifoodreal

Chicken Parmesanfrom Skinnytaste

Chicken Cacciatore from Skinnytaste

Indian Coconut Curry Chickenfrom Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti from RD and Chef Jessica Ivey

Chickpea Chicken Curry from Meals with Maggie

Chicken Soup from Meals with Maggie

Chicken Sweet Potato Chili from Jessica Ivey RD

Turkey Chili from Samina Qureshi RDN, LD

Chicken Stew from Leanne Ray, MS, RDN

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup from Meals with Maggie

Saucy Mexican Chickenfrom The Cheesy RD

Hearty Winter Soupfrom Samina Qureshi RDN, LD


Ramen Bowlsfrom Peas & Crayons

Red Beans and Ricefrom A Pinch of Healthy

Lentil Stroganofffrom Nourish Nutrition

Quinoa Burrito Bowl from Detoxinista

Vegetarian Chili Mac from The Foodie Dietitian

Sweet Potato Soup with Tofu from Nourish Nutrition

Corn and Potato Chowderfrom Kroll’s Korner

Barley, Carrot and Chickpea Soup from Liz’s Healthy Table

Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Meals with Maggie

Black Bean Soup from A Pinch of Healthy

Sous Vide Egg Bitesfrom The Sassy Dietitian

Steel Cut Oatsfrom ifoodreal

Farro Risotto with Mushrooms and Pecans from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs from Damn Delicious

Corn & Potato Chowder – Kroll’s Korner

Red Meat

Mojo Style Pulled Pork from Laurel Deininger, MS, RD, CDE

Beef & Butternut Squash Chilifrom Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Beef Barbacoa from Real Simple Good

Pot Roastfrom Real Simple Good

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