10+ Must-Try Instant Pot Recipes

These recipes below are my top 10 must-try Instant Pot recipes. Why are they? Well a lot of these are staples to my weekly dinners each month. Second, anything that saves me time and energy becomes another tool in my toolbox. In addition, My whole family loves these recipes kids included. Give them a try and let me know which is your favorite! I bet it will be hard to choose.

What is an Instant Pot?

Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot.  It’s a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools. How could you not want one?

Why should you own an Instant Pot?

If you don’t own an Instant Pot, you should. For me I find it to be a time saver and who couldn’t use more time?! Did you forget to thaw out the meat before you left for work? No problem the Instant Pot has you covered! Do only want to dirty very few dishes? Again the IP has you covered! Interested in purchasing one,  shop it here. Do you have a favorite reason everyone should own an Instant Pot? I would love to hear.

These 10+ must try recipes below are lifesavers for meal planning. Bonus points for being quick and easy. In my opinion, there is no need for the drive thru when you have an Instant Pot.

Top 10 must-try Instant Pot Recipes

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  2. Quick Beef ChiliInstant-Pot-Beef-and-Beer-Chili-1-10
  3. Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
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  6. Instant Pot PicadilloInstant-Pot-Picadillo-2
  7. Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chickeneasiest-crock-pot-salsa-verde-chicken-550x367
  8. IP Corn on the Cobinstant-pot-corn-on-the-cob-3
  9. Un Stuffed Cabbage BowlsUnStuffed-Cabbage-Bowls-1
  10.  Turkey Cheeseburger SoupCheeseburger-Soup-1


In addition, these Instant Pot recipes below are recipes that have been recommended to me to try by friends. Enjoy!

  1. Perfect Paleo Instant Pot Carnitas
  2. Mexican Instant Pot Quinoa With Cilantro & Lime Dressing
  3. Posole Instant Pot Soup Recipe
  7. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Let me know which one of these recipes is your favorite must-try! If you have a must-try Instant Pot recipe, share it with me.

Curious what Macro’s are and how they can help you get your nutrition on the right track? Click here, for getting started with macros!

September 2018 Recipies!

Banana Vanilla Smoothie Bowl


1- Frozen Banana
Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt – Vanilla 
¼ cup Skim Milk
1 scoop Vital ProteinsCollagan Powder – Optional 
¼ cup sliced strawberries
¼ cup sliced blueberries 
1/2 a serving of Great grains cereal
1. Blend yogurt, banana, Milk, Collagen Powder until it’s a smooth liquid.
2. Top with toppings and enjoy!


Serves 1
Protein: 33g
Carbs: 62g
Fat:  2g
Fiber: 7g

Banana fun facts:
-a great source of B6 
– a good source of fiber & Potassium*
            * Potassium plays a key role in supporting hear, bone, and muscle health
-Potassium-rich food help reduce bloating and water retention

Selection and Storage of Bananas  
-Choose Yellow Bananas with little green at the top because sometimes green bananas do not ripen properly at home
-They can be stored on the countertop or kept in the refrigerator to slow spoiling 

Pumpkin Muffins

MBH pumkin muffins


1 spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin puree (small can, not pie filling)


Preheat to 325 degrees.
Mix spice cake mix together with pumpkin. Scoop into lined or well-sprayed muffins.
Bake 18-20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).

Stir together cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Make sure you use the smaller can (15 or 16 oz). This makes 12 muffins which take about 18 minutes to bake. DONE!

per muffin
156 calories 3.5g F, 31g C, 1g P

*Option to add some powdered sugar on top. I like the swerve brand found at Sprouts. 

Pumpkin Pie Butter



1/4 cup butter – I used land o’ lakes light butter
3/4 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
pinch of salt- optional


Add all the ingredients into a bowl and MIX!

 4 servings 
1 tablespoon 10g C, 6g F, 0 P

I put mine on sweet potato toast. YUM! 

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Surviving Fall Smell Spells, Macro Style!

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Fall is in the air with all of the wonderful smells that come this time of year… Pumpkin Spice, caramel apple, hot chocolate and more, mmmmmmmm. It’s one thing to fight the urge of buying every candle and tart warmer in sight along with all the super cute decorations. But it’s a whole other story trying to fight the urge of eating all the sweets and homemade treats. I’ve got your back, follow these simple tricks and you will be able to enjoy all of the wonderful smells and even some of the tastes but none of the guilt.

Take Your Own Snacks

If you know you are headed out to a fall festival where there will be lots of treats to eat, make sure to bring your own. Get creative and bring something that is different than you normally eat so it still seems like you’re getting a special treat. Some ideas are:

  • Pretzels
  • Apples
  • Peanut butter protein balls

Don’t Go Hungry

Make sure you eat before you go. It will be easier to pass up items that you should avoid if you are full. Also, drink lots of water!

Plan Ahead

Look into what will be available where you are going. Plan on making choices prior to your event that will allow you to have a little something special while out. If there is a menu available look at it, you might be surprised to see there are items available that you can modify and have.


Just because you order something it doesn’t mean you have to eat the whole thing and lick your plate. Share your special treat with someone!

It takes a lot of dedication to live a macro lifestyle, however, the benefits are great! Don’t let fall smells tempt you too much. Remember it’s okay to enjoy, just don’t indulge. Also, planning is key, to attend fall parties and festivals and not find yourself eating every treat in sight.

August 2018 Macro Recipes

Bobby’s Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries & Cream

MBH bobby's french toast


cooking spray
12 pieces Sara Lee 45 Calorie whole wheat bread

6 tbs egg whites 
1 cup skim milk
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t orange zest
1 t vanilla extract 

1 1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese
3/4 cup strawberries, sliced 
1 tbs orange juice
1 t vanilla extract 


1. In a small bowl whisk together the batter ingredients 

2. In a small bowl place the filling ingredients and mix with mixer on low speed. 

3. spread filling on half of the bread slices. Top with remaining 6 bread slices and press edges to seal

4. Heat griddle or pan over medium heat.  Dip sandwiches in the batter for a few seconds on each side.  Cook sandwiches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes each side.

6 servings
20g Protein, 2g Fat, 30g Carbs

* You can also serve with powdered sugar and syrup (not included in macros above) Also if you want to use butter instead of cooking spray add-in for that as well.

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

MBH cabbage soup


1lb 93% lean ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cups chopped cabbage
5 cups beef broth
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 (14.5) cans petite diced tomatoes
black pepper
1 cup uncooked brown rice


1. Put the instant pot on saute and brown the ground beef.

2. Once no longer pink add the onions for a few minutes.

3. Then dump the rest of the ingredients plus salt and pepper to taste.

4. Put the Instant pot on 15 minutes high pressure making sure the steam vent is sealed. 

5. Once 15 minutes is up, then quick release and serve.  

8 Servings (1 1/2 cups)
183 Calories
16g Protein, 4.5g Fat, 19g Carbs, 11.5g Fiber


Misty’s Strawberry Milkshake!

Strawberry Milkshake


1/2 cup Halo Top Strawberry Ice Cream 
1/2 cup frozen strawberries 
1 banana
1/2 skim milk
*You can also add protein powder and/or collagen powder to increase the protein.



Put everything in the blender and mix it up! Then ENJOY


1 Serving
11g Protein, 2g Fat, 53g Carbs, 7g Fiber


Shredded Pork BBQ

MBH finished pulled pork


Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Pork
1 package of Pork Sirloin Tip Roast
seasonings of choice 
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 
1 cup Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce 



1. Place all the ingredients in the Instapot. cook high pressure for 70 minutes and let it slow release for 15 minutes. 2. Shred the meat and mix with the liquid. (*Shredding tip….using a hand mixer to shred meat quickly)

3. Serve!


1 Serving
22g Protein, 2g Fat, 7g Carbs

*I cooked Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice and steamed broccoli making this a super easy quick meal.

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Get Out of a Bind with Amazon Prime Now!

It’s that time again… BACK TO SCHOOL! Don’t let your busy schedule and life stall your macro lifestyle! We all know Amazon is amazing, Amazon prime is the greatest, and let’s just all agree that Amazon Prime Now is the best thing EVER! You can literally hop on and pick macro friendly foods and in a short timeframe they will be delivered right to your door! I love it so much I want to share a few items you can quickly add to your cart to make a complete macro friendly dinner!

Sheet Pan Bake

This one is super simple and can be customized to your liking or to the options available at the time on Amazon Prime Now! Simply hop on Amazon Prime Now and go to the “shop by department” tab then select the “produce” option. Scroll through and select 3-5 different vegetables and add them to your cart! Then go back to the “shop by department” tab and select the “meat and seafood” option. Then do the same thing, scroll through and select your preference of meat. You can use any spices you have on hand to flavor. Then follow the directions below:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a large sheet pan with foil.
  3. Prep the veggies: wash and cut veggies into quarters and small slices depending on type.
  4. Prep meat: If you ordered meat that comes in a large size like chicken or sausage then cut into cubes or slices. If you ordered shrimp there is no need to cut it smaller.
  5. Place all veggies and meat on the sheet pan. Pour olive oil and any seasoning on top then toss to evenly coat all everything.
  6. Place another sheet of foil lightly on top, do not seal around the sides of the pan.
  7. Bake 15 minutes, remove from oven and take off top foil. Flip/mix all the veggies and meat around. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp and tender and the meat is cooked through.

Make Your Own Salad

Okay here is another super simple customizable option to use with Amazon Prime Now. Go to the “shop by department” tab then select the “produce” option. Scroll through and select lettuce and a variety of different vegetables and add them to your cart! Then go back to the “shop by department” tab and select the “pantry” option. Then do the same thing, scroll through and select your preference of canned tuna, chicken, or even garbanzo beans. Don’t forget to make sure you have dressing and cheese, or you will have to add these to your cart too! Then follow the directions below:

  1. Wash all produce then cut up to desired size and toss in a bowl.
  2. Top with cheese.
  3. Drain canned meat or beans then add to salad.
  4. Finish with your choice of dressing and enjoy!

Don’t forget to use My Fitness Pal app to calculate the macros for the options you pick! If you want to know more about the My Fitness Pal app click here to check out my blog that’s all about it!

*I am not affiliated with Amazon or My Fitness Pal in any way.

Don’t dread your busy schedule any more. Amazon Prime Now makes it easy and convenient (you can literally use it on your phone anywhere you are) to place an order for groceries and ensure a delicious and healthy dinner!!