Welcome back Guys and Gals! Great to see you again :)!
What I’m about to tell you is going to help you on your path to feeling healthy physically and the bonus is it literally saves so much time.
I keep telling myself that if I had more time, I would be able to do so much more… well guess what? This tip is going to do just that. It’ll save you time so that you can do all those things you are struggling to get done in 24 hours.
To put it into perspective, I am getting an extra hour plus a day and eating healthier.
Without further ado, I present to you…. The Instant Pot.
** This is not a sponsored post. I just love how great this piece of equipment is and really wanted to tell you all about it**
The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker and multicooker (with a rice cooker, soup setting, slow cooker and saute mode) that cooks most things: beans, chicken, beef, pork, fish, cake, veggies, porridge, rice, pasta, quinoa… you name it, it does it. Did I mention that you can make your own yoghurt too?
It cooks everything quickly allowing you to get those homemade meals to the table in no time, particularly on those long days where you’re tempted to order takeaway just so you can get a few extra hours to catch up on exercise, Netflix, laundry, cleaning. Don’t order takeaway guys and gals… you can make a meal in 30 minutes that tastes so delicious and has more nutrients.
One of the really great things about this gadget is that it retains most of the nutrients as you don’t have to submerge your food (veggies and meat) in water for it to cook evenly. Boiling and traditional steaming leads to water soluble vitamins leaking out of food which reduces its nutritional value. The Instant Pot cooks food evenly allowing a 90% retention of vitamins with minimal water use.
Let’s not forget how colourful your veggies come out looking. Guys and Gals I was so done with eating browned broccoli. It went in green and that’s how I want it to stay on my plate on serving. In the Instant Pot, the steam surrounding the food stops the veggies from being oxidised from exposure to air when cooking. Save those phytochemicals!
Other really cool benefits are :
You don’t have to do loads of washing up after you cook – check out my red pepper pasta one pot recipe in the recipes tab. The pot is also dish washer safe. I don’t own a dish washer but if I did, I would use it J
It automatically switches to keep warm mode if you get caught up doing something else so your food stays at the perfect temperature till you are ready to chow down.
You can delay the cooking start time with the delay function allowing you to plan meals ahead of time.
Guys and Gals… this gadget is amazing. I have had mine for over 2 years and I can’t recommend it enough.
Have a fab start to the week and I hope that this tip will give you that extra time to do what you need to do to keep that spring in your step. Time is precious, use it wisely.
Remember to live purposefully and be the best version of you.