How the Instant Pot Totally Transformed My Meal-Prep
Recently, I interviewed one of my favorite celebs and chefs, Trisha Yearwood, who mentioned she uses one of these. So, naturally, I was motivated to dust mine off and give it a (more serious) go. And considering one of B+C’s top posts EVER is about beginner Instant Pot recipes for easy weeknight dinners, I figured I was in good hands to get started.
Below you’ll see how I kicked off the week with a hearty harissa chicken recipe, transitioned to some basic boiled eggs, maneuvered through a mac n’ cheese snafu, switched it up with a veggie-friendly dinner, and finished with a *delicious* cheesecake dessert. Keep scrolling for the full photo recap of what happened when I put my time and tastebuds to the test.
Ultimately, for one $99 tool, I was pretty impressed. The two big learnings were that the Instant Pot sped up both my meal and clean-up time, which is a huge win for this CEO, wife, and mom-to-two! But there were some downsides, like incremental preheat and cool-down time, and the combination of steam and pressure spewing dinner ALL over my kitchen (trust me, it wasn’t pretty!). Luckily, I got a few awesome tips from all of you to help get me through, so I can happily say I made some real progress — and ate GREAT for the week too.
Check out my full experience on my highlighted #GiveItAWeek stories, which you can find on my Instagram profile: @brit. Then, if you’re ready to kick-off your own Instant Pot journey, don’t forget to check out some beginner tips here.
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Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.