It might seem like an exaggeration to say that the Instant Pot will change your life. But it really isn’t. Believe me when I say that the Instant Pot will save you money, make you friends, win you competitions, give you a greater feeling of enjoyment and provide you extra free time!
5 ways the Instant Pot will change your life
#1: You will save money on your food budget
Raise your hand if you go out to eat way too much? Hitting the drive thru on the way to kids activities or on the way home from work? I get it. Life can be busy and making dinner can be at the bottom of the priority list.
The cool thing about the Instant Pot is that there are a lot of great recipes out there that can be made in 30 minutes from start to finish. So even if you’re short on time you can still make dinner.
By eating at home you’ll save money and the food will most likely be more healthy for you too. Plus any leftovers can be used for lunch the next day which will save you even more money! I always warm up the leftovers and send them with Skyler to school. We bought a thermos type of container from Walmart that keeps foods warm. And last year he had access to an outlet so I sent him with his food in a mini lunch crockpot*.
If you choose to take a few minute once a week and plan out a menu and grocery list you’ll save even more money. By only buying the needed grocery items you’ll be buying and wasting less food.
#2: You’ll find that cooking is fun again
I’ve received so many comments since I started posting Instant Pot recipes 3 ½ years ago. They usually go something like this “I am so happy I discovered the Instant Pot! I am cooking more and I actually enjoy it.” If you’re in a cooking rut try using the Instant Pot! You might just be the next person to comment how grateful you are to have discovered it.
Just look at these comments…
“I’m new to IP cooking. I received a bum 6 quart IP as a Christmas gift but lucked out when I finally received an 8 quart to replace it! I now enjoy cooking again (WooHoo) and I am amazed at the length of time it takes to prepare a meal and how delicious they turn out!!! I used to cook once a week, if that. Now I do 2 -3 times but the most important point is is that I enjoy doing it!” -Terry
“I’m so happy I bought an IP, I started cooking again and actually enjoy it.” -Melissa
“I’m enjoying cooking again” -Beverly
“Thanks so much for your inspiration and getting me cooking again” -Susan
” I love your recipes. I was in such a rut, but now I enjoy cooking again.” -Cheri
“The Instant Pot seemed like the answer to a prayer.” -Beverly
“I’m back to cooking again.” -Susan
“I love cooking again!” -Gail
“I Love my IP I haven’t used my oven or stovetop since I bought it last year” -Chris
#3: You’ll have more free time
The first several times you use your Instant Pot you’ll probably be really worried and wonder if everything is working the way it is supposed to. You might even hang out by your Instant Pot and watch the time count down. Once you get past this phase you will really start seeing one huge benefit of the Instant Pot and that is you will have more FREE TIME!!!! Once you have set the Instant Pot you can forget it. No babysitting. It’s the best. If you’ve ever made risotto on the stove you need to try making it in the Instant Pot. You’ll be shocked at how you don’t have to stir and stand and stir and stand. Oh, and don’t forget that many recipes are one pot meals so you’ll only have one pot to clean at the end of dinner!
#4: You’ll make new friends
Since so many people have recently purchased Instant Pots there are some really great communities out there to share recipes and tips. Greg and I host a Facebook group called 365 Days of Instant Pot Recipes. There are some really wonderful people there that feel like friends even though we have never met them in real life. You can ask a question and get a handful or more of responses within minutes. Instant Pot friends are the best types of friends. They like food and there is no talk of politics.
#5: You might win the chili cook-off
I am a competitive person. I like to win. I have gotten less crazy about this over the years but as a kid I really was the worst. I must admit that I still get quite a bit of satisfaction when I win something. One time I won my church chili cook-off with the help of the Instant Pot and I was secretly so proud. Some of you have also won your chili cook-off…
Speaking of the Buffalo Chicken Chili, Kurt said, “Just made the Instant pot version of this for a chili cook off…i won. What an amazing amazing taste… I’ll be making this for years to come”
Mel said, “I WON!!! 1st place Crack Chicken Chili!!!”
Dawn said, “I have made this White Chicken Chili several times & won the Chili competition at work as well.”
Now that I’ve hopefully convinced you of how the Instant Pot will change your life you have to commit to actually learning it and using it. If not it will do you absolutely no good! So check out my top 5 easiest recipes to cook in and Instant Pot. And if you’re even apprehensive to start there watch this video on how to use an Instant Pot. It will make give you the confidence to start.
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