Nutrition Trend: The Instant Pot


Written by Patricia Pauyo | Reviewed by Jennifer Calo MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, CLT

Do you love cooking? Are you running out of space for all your kitchen appliances? Are you tired of washing too many pots?

If you are looking for that one tool that can do it all (well, almost!), we have a solution for you.

It’s the Instant Pot!

The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker designed to replace about seven of your kitchen appliances. It can be used as a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté/browning pan, warming pot, and even a yogurt maker. Sounds impressive, right?

You might think that the Instant Pot is another slow cooker with some more buttons on it, but it’s actually not.

The Instant Pot is made with highquality stainless steel with sturdy three-ply or copper-clad bottom for uniform heating. It’s very safe to use thanks to its safety power switch. If it’s not closed properly before turning on, the electronic control system will not switch on the power for heating. In addition, the pre-programmed buttons, as well as the high pressure-cooking of the instant pot help reduce cooking times tremendously.

This new kitchen tool is perfect for those who are trying to maintain or start a healthy lifestyle, for those with special dietary restrictions, the do-it-yourself food enthusiasts and anyone looking to save time in the kitchen while providing nutritious, well-balanced meals. Plus, if you are looking to create some space in your kitchen, this is also ideal.

So, instead of spending money for a full cooking set that’s going to clutter your cabinets, go for an Instant Pot!

You can find the Instant Pot on Amazon.com, as well as at major retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart.

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