My dear friend over at Family Vacations US has me green with envy with her Instant Pot. Read on for her first hand experience…
Chances are by now you have heard of the newest kitchen gadget called the Instant Pot. If you haven’t it is a fancy version of a pressure cooker that our grandmother’s used to use.
You can make just about anything in this wonderful gadget from frozen solid meat to luscious cheesecake all in a matter of minutes.
I am guessing that you are wondering why I am singing the praises of a kitchen gadget on this primarily travel focused blog. That is easy, we don’t travel all of the time, and when we are home, we have to eat somehow!
So, my husband doesn’t it know it yet, and I am pretty sure that he doesn’t read many of my blog posts, but this year we will be eating out less and getting healthy.
4 ways the Instant Pot has made my life easier!
1. You likely will save money
The sad fact is that in my house we often eat out, and I mean a LOT, it isn’t good for the pocketbook or the waistline. My Instant Pot takes away the excuse that I forgot to take meat out of the freezer or don’t have enough time to cook before one of our many extra curricular activities. Less eating out = more money saved.
2. It is super fast
On a regular basis, I am able to put a frozen solid, rock hard piece of chicken (or other meat) in the Instant Pot and in mere minutes (think 13) have a tender, fully cooked piece of meat ready for my family. This is so helpful for me for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is that when my kids have to be back at school at 6 pm, I am still able to feed them a good dinner before we leave.
3. It (can be) healthier
Obviously, this claim will be totally based on what you prepare in the Instant Pot, but for me, I am using fewer oils, butter etc for seasoning in my cooking. Beyond, what I am cooking, the mere fact that we will be eating at home more and out at restaurants less, is by default healthier. There is something to be said about having complete control and knowledge of the ingredients that go into the dish that I am making for my family.
4. Less Mess
The last thing that anyone wants to do, is deal with a million dishes after a meal, or is it just me? I have noticed since acquiring the Instant Pot, that I don’t have nearly the dishes to do after a meal that I have prepared in the Instant Pot. Clean up after dinner has become much more manageable which is a huge win in my book!
Now that I have sung the praises of my Instant Pot, tell me, do you have one? Are you considering one?