Hey guys, you are in for a treat this week! I was gifted an Instant Pot for my birthday this year and my husband immediately took to it. It’s totally a gadgety guy kitchen tool! The hubs loves it so much that I convinced him to write about it so I could share his tips with you! Take it away, Luke…
3 Reasons Why the Instant Pot is Great for Dads
Living with Real Food RN is truly epic for mealtime. I’m blessed to have countless healthy, delicious meals prepared for my kids and I. However when it is my turn to make the occasional meal, there tend to be lots of feedback from the kids.
“Ew, Daddy is cooking? Gross!!”
Not to fear kids! Daddy’s got the Instant Pot!
The Instant Pot has turned my meals from awful to awesome with relative ease.
Frozen Roast to Delicious Meal in 45 Minutes
I certainly don’t have the time, skill, or patience to plan hours in advance to make a good, nutritious home-cooked meal. With the pressure cooker, you can take a rock hard roast out of the freezer and have a ready-to-eat meal in literally 1/7 the time of conventional slow cookers or without the attention required by grilling or baking.
Pressure cooking preserves the vitamins and minerals because of the reduced cooking time. Grilling, which has long been one of my specialties, quickly eats up nutrients in foods and also can lead to the development of heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons — which is fancy talk for “if you char your food, it is much more carcinogenic!”
Soups, stews, or roasts were never something I’d consider making before. Just last week I threw a football-sized frozen chicken in at 1:00 pm and by 5:00 pm I had chicken soup. Of course, I added a few more ingredients. Plus, when you make it using the whole chicken, it’s loaded with healthy bone broth!
It’s Idiot Proof
When you get the Instant Pot, there is a 20-page manual that, unlike other manuals, is one you’re going to need to read. All the pre-programmed settings allow a one-button push to cook. It took me about a half an hour of reading to get a feel for how it works. The only other downside I can think of is you need to depressurize the pot to check on the food but unlike baking and grilling, it’s very unlikely that you’ll burn your meal.
Score some points with the wife and give the Instant Pot a try. Heck, you might even enjoy cooking now and again.