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Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2018

As you know, I post a lot about food here on NQS. Dinner always seems to be the most hectic part of our day. You have to plan the meals, buy the groceries, then put it all together. So what if there was a way to make all of that just a little easier? What if it could also follow any special diets like keto, gluten free, paleo, or vegan? What if I told you there was a resource with all of that and it is available at a special price for just two days?!

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  • Quick & Healthy

  • Real Food

  • Vegan

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This special deal will only be available for two days! So grab your copy quick! I have my eye on the Instant Pot and Freezer Meal bundles. Which ones sound appealing to you?

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Instant Pot Beets

I love beets in salad, but I am not always a fan of the beets you get from a jar or can. So when I saw a bunch of fresh beets at my local grocery store, I decided to try cooking them in the Instant Pot. Perfect!

Materials:

  • Ingredients:
    • Beets
    • 1 cup Water
  • Procedure:
    1. If your beets have stems, discard those. Some people like to eat them, but I am not one of those.
    2. Place your beets whole on a trivet in the Instant Pot inner pot with 1 cup water.
    3. Close Instant Pot lid and the vent. Set on Manual on High Pressure for 20 min and QPR when done.
    4. Peel beets. You will find that the skin almost slides off. Be careful though cause these will be hot and will stain your hands bright pink if not wearing rubber gloves.
    5. Enjoy!

    The beets will keep for a few days in your fridge. I tossed mine with some salt, pepper, and butter. I ate them with some lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, and blue cheese as a salad. Yum!

    Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

    I am the only person in my house that likes Black Bean Soup. So when I make it, I don’t want a huge pot since I will be sick of it before I can finish it. Every recipe I find seems to call for dried beans and makes way too much. I wanted to see if I could make a simpler batch.

    On Sunday, I made myself a small batch that portioned out perfectly for lunches during the week. Honestly, I did not plan on making this ahead of time. It was more looking in the pantry to see what I had and what I could make. I typically keep canned beans on hand and had the tomatoes and chilies just in case. Everything (except the dried cilantro) came from Aldi, so it was a cheap meal that has saved me the cost of lunches for a whole week. Win!

    I will caution that I like spicy food. This has quite a kick to it. So if you follow the recipe exactly, be advised. I also did not account for the saltiness of the chips. Different brands might have different levels of salt. This is not exactly a dump soup recipe. Be aware that the same ingredients were added in stages in some places. However, it took under 30 minutes to make. It gave me enough for six servings. Plus everything came from my pantry!

    My son even tried it, but it was too spicy for his tastes. You could leave out the chilies and just use tomatoes if you wanted something a little milder.

    Materials:

    Instant Pot 6qt Duo

    Ingredients:

    • 3 12oz cans Black Beans
    • 1 10oz can Tomatoes & Green Chilies
    • 2 cups Chicken Broth
    • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
    • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Cumin
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
    • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
    • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
    • 2 tbsp Salsa
    • 2 tbsp Dried Cilantro
    • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)
    • Sour Cream (optional)
    • Tortilla Chips (optional)
    • Lime Juice (optional)

    Procedure:

    1. In the Instant Pot, dump chicken broth, tomatoes and green chilies, all dry seasoning except for 1 tbsp dried cilantro, and 2 of the cans of black beans together. Set on Soup for 10 minutes.
    2. When soup is done, carefully release the vent on your Instant Pot. There will be a lot of steam, so be careful not to burn yourself.
    3. Take your immersion blender and carefully blend your ingredients together. Again, be careful! This is very hot. Don’t burn yourself!
    4. Add your salsa and the last can of beans. Stir. I like the texture this adds. Also add that last tbsp of dried cilantro. I love cilantro, so the more the better for me.
    5. Serve your soup with crushed tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. You could also add a squirt of lime juice if you have it. Enjoy!

    Faux-tisserie Chicken via the Instant Pot

    I love getting creative with food. It is one of my go to small “c” everyday types of creativity. I have not really been discussing my blog much with friends, but I shared my beef stew recipe with a friend who wanted to know what my favorite goto recipes were for the Instant Pot. She didn’t realize at first that the link I sent her for this blog was actually my blog. When I told her that you can also use the IP to make rotisserie style chicken, she requested that for the next post. So here is my Faux-tisserie Chicken recipe. Enjoy!

    Materials:

    • Instant Pot 6qt Duo
    • Instant Pot Trivet
    • Tongs
    • Knife
    • Small bowl
    • Measuring Cup
    • Measuring Spoons
    • Cutting Board
    • Paper Towel

    Ingredients:

    • Whole Chicken (small enough to fit in your inner pot)
    • 1 cup Chicken Broth
    • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
    • 1/4 tsp Paprika
    • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Thyme
    • 1/4 tsp Parsley
    • 1/4 tsp crushed dried Rosemary
    • 1 Lemon
    • 1 Onion
    • 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary
    • Olive Oil ( see instructions for amount)

    Instructions:

    1. Remove the gizzards from the inside of your chicken. Depending on the brand, you might not have this in yours, but don’t forget to check!
    2. Pour a small amount of Olive Oil onto a paper towel. Use this to rub the skin of the chicken with oil. The amount of oil used depends on the size of your bird. Don’t skip this step though or you will have trouble with the next step!
    3. Turn your IP onto Sauté mode. When heated, place your chicken in the inner pot for 3-4 minutes. Then flip the bird over and repeat for the other side. Be careful not to burn the skin! See this is why I told you to grease up that bird…did you skip that part and now have your chicken stuck to the bottom of your pot?
    4. Turn off your IP and carefully remove the chicken from the IP inner pot using tongs. Place on cutting board.
    5. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice onto the chicken. Stuff the squeezed rinds inside the chicken.
    6. Cut the onion into fourths. Stuff the inside of the chicken with the onion.
    7. Stuff Rosemary sprigs inside the chicken.
    8. Mix your dry spices together in a small bowl. Rub this spice mixture all over your chicken.
    9. Pour chicken broth into the IP inner pot. Place your trivet inside the pot.
    10. Return the chicken to the inner pot, breast side up on top of the trivet.
    11. Close lid and seal the vent. Set on Manual on High for 25 minutes. NPR for 15 minutes.
    12. Using tongs, remove the chicken from the IP to a serving dish.
    13. Let rest before serving. —You could also place the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes if you want crispier skin. As you can see, we thought it was good as is…

    *Optional*

    You will have liquid leftover in the pot. Turn your IP back to Sauté. Mix water with cornstarch. When boiling, pour the cornstarch mixture into the liquid while stirring with a whisk. This makes a great gravy. Adjust the amount of cornstarch depending on how thick you want your gravy. The thicker the mixture, the thicker your gravy. I used 1/4 cup cornstarch to one cup water.

    What’s for Dinner? — Instant Pot Lobster

    As promised, here is the update on what we had for Easter Dinner– Lobster!

    Did you know that Aldi sells frozen lobster tails? It is usually a special, but my Aldi seems to always have them in stock. They sell two to a package for $12.99. So I can basically serve a lobster dinner to the three of us for less than going to Red Lobster or Outback. We used to get away cheap, but my son has been expanding his food repertoire and that now includes things like sushi and lobster.

    The best part about having an Instant Pot is that it means you can cook things from frozen with no thawing. So here is what I did:

    Materials:

    Ingredients:

    • 6 Lobster Tails (frozen)
    • 1 cup water
    • Old Bay (optional)
    • Lemon (optional)
    • Butter (optional)

    Procedure:

    1. Place 1 cup water in the Instant Pot. If adding Old Bay, do so now.
    2. Place rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
    3. Place three lobster tails on the rack, shell side down.
    4. Place steamer basket on top of lobsters.
    5. Add three more lobster tails to the steamer basket.
    6. Close lid and vent. Set Instant Pot on Manual on High Heat for 3 minutes.
    7. When time is up, Quick Release so as not to over cook.
    8. Serve with butter and lemon. Enjoy!