I've been eyeing the AIP Instant Pot Cookbook for a while now, and this past week I finally got a copy! There are so many delicious recipes that I tagged to make, it was hard to pick which I wanted to do first. I've been using my Instant Pot for a couple of years to make the most gelatinous bone broth, but it's been fun branching out and learning how to use it for other dishes as well. It's such a time saver in the kitchen, and it makes the most tender meat!
Breakfast: Cinnamon Banana Nut Shake // 2 scoops Rootz Protein Superfood (use code "wholedailylife" for 10% off!) + 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides + 3 oz banana + handful baby kale + 6 oz almond milk + 1 tsp L-Glutamine + 1 tsp maca + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Snack: Kitchfix Grain-Free Granola
Lunch: Carrot Ginger Soup (by @thepaleopi) + Ginger Scallion Sauce (by @paleofoodiekitchen) + Asian Pulled Pork (by @foodandsunshine) // The Carrot Ginger Soup is in the AIP IP Cookbook, but I actually ended up making it on the stovetop since I had 4 recipes to make it in the IP! It's a "throw everything in the pot and cook" kind of recipe. I paired it with the Asian Pulled Pork, also from the cookbook, and decided to add the ginger scallion sauce for an extra punch of flavor!
Snack: Homemade Kale Chips
Dinner: Golden Beet and Caramelized Leek Soup (by @donteatthespatula) + Crispy Leek Greens + BBQ Shredded Chicken (by @simpleandmerry) // The Golden Beet and Caramelized Leek Soup is also from the AIP IP Cookbook, and after peeling and chopping the beets, it really couldn't have been any easier. (As a sidenote, don't toss the beet greens! They're my FAVORITE part! I pull the leaves off and roast them in the oven with some oil and salt while I cook the stalks (finely chopped) in a skillet. I roasted the leek greens in the oven at the same time because I like them a little crispier than when I pan cook them, as instructed in the recipe. The BBQ shredded chicken is also quite impressive for a nightshade free version, and uses a base of apple and balsamic vinegar. Next time I think I might also add a few drops of liquid smoke!
After I prep each week I transfer everything to the freezer to keep it fresher, then pull them out as I need them through the week. I reheat everything in my Hot Logic Mini, which I can't recommend highly enough!! Just put your food in, plug it in, and everything is hot in an hour or so. There's a hot plate in the bottom that warms everything by conduction heat!
Have a great week!