Weekday nights are wild. Do you have hobby meetings, sporting events, date nights, late night work calls, kids bathing hours, TV show premieres (of course), and even dinner?
Making recipes, eating supper (not to mention enjoying the meal), and trying to clean the kitchen within an hour always seemed to require some divine intervention. Now, let me introduce you to the Power Pressure Cooker, also known as the Game Changer.
The power pressure cooker makes the impossible possible. You can prepare a healthy and balanced diet in less than an hour from start to finish. On weekday nights, decadent dishes such as stewed ribs and whole meals such as salmon, potatoes and broccoli can be enjoyed in the breeze from start to finish.
Is there anything easier than putting the whole meal in one pot and letting the pot do the work? I can’t think of anything. It seems as if the clock pot, which is already a standard kitchen, has been significantly upgraded.
Here are some of my favorite power pressure cooker recipes for having dinner at the table under pressure:
1. Ramen soup
Ramen is perfect for nights when you only need a big hug! Rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients such as ginger, garlic and spinach, this 20-minute soup is perfect for you in every way.
This quick ramen is balanced with the lean protein of chicken and soft-boiled eggs, the starch of the noodles, and the salty soup you’ll want more!
To make this recipe even more nutritious, try doubling carrots and spinach to boost your vitamins.
2. 4 minutes salmon, broccoli, potatoes
What’s better than a perfectly balanced diet in just 4 minutes? I can’t think of anything!
This wonderfully greasy fish blends so well with superfood broccoli and potato starch that I can’t believe it was made in such a short amount of time!
Salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids (also known as fish oil) that help the heart, skin, joints, digestive tract and more!
3. Beef gyro
Warm pita wrapped in freshly made gyro, toppings and even Zajiki sauce. This recipe will move from the fridge to the plate in less than an hour with just 15 minutes of preparation time!
When making Zajiki sauce, be sure to grab plain Greek yogurt. This yogurt is naturally high in protein and adds another nutritional benefit to this wonderful dish! You can also choose whole wheat pita and add fiber!
4. Boiled shrimp
This recipe is perfect for summer beach nights. This is a classic simmered shrimp recipe that you don’t have to prepare all day long. This recipe is the most fun finger food! Served at the picnic table, it is delicious, satisfying and tastes great.
To take this recipe to the next level, adjust the ratio of vegetables to protein. By increasing corn and reducing the amount of undoille sausage, you can reduce the total amount of sodium and calories while increasing fiber and vitamins!
5. Mexican quinoa
A perfect one-pot meal featuring fiber, protein, and plenty of flavor! This is a vegetarian and meat lover’s dream!
Quinoa is the perfect alternative to white rice in this classic recipe, complementing beans to create protein-filled dishes. In addition to that, add all these vegetables to create a flavorful meal. Put fresh avocado on this Mexican quinoa for a perfect finish.
6. Roman Inn
This Roman Inn tramples on the greasy takeaway cravings without the usual guilt! Less often, you can replace a sinful takeaway bowl with something that’s so tasty and easy to make at home!
Make this low main from start to finish in less than 15 minutes. It’s faster than it takes a delivery person to appear at the door!
7. Whole “rotisserie” chicken
The secret to batch cooking is to cook whole chicken so that it can be used in a variety of ways throughout the week.
This recipe makes the most completely moist rotisserie chicken that can be used as-is for tacos, soups and sandwiches all week long!
Tip: Save your bones and scraps to make a great chicken stock at hand! Cooking the stock longer and at lower temperatures creates a delicious bone broth rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.
8. Chicken and lentil soup
This is the most cozy soup around! Rich in protein, fiber and B vitamins, this soup will satisfy all your needs!
It’s not easy to eat on weekdays in a hurry. All you have to do is chop and let the power pressure cooker do the work!
In just 30 minutes, you’ll have a hot soup that the whole family can enjoy!
9. Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl
Is there anyone who isn’t enjoying the delicious burrito bowl? This veggie bowl is the perfect one-pot meal that you can easily customize!
From vegans to meat lovers, everyone can enjoy this easy, fiber-rich bowl. Add your favorite toppings and make a restaurant-like burrito bowl!
10. Rice and beans
Classic rice and bean dishes are a staple for many reasons. It’s full of fully complimented protein, great texture, and balanced seasonings. Now you can make this satisfying and balanced meal in less than an hour! You no longer need to pre-soak those beans!
This perfectly seasoned, balanced meal will make everyone fight for another bowl!
11. Summer quinoa salad
Your fresh seasonal berries were made for this quick salad!
Bring this nutritious salad to a party or serve it as a light summer dinner and let everyone ask for a recipe!
Quinoa, fruits, vegetables and nuts make a perfectly balanced dish with all food groups. This salad can be topped with cooked chicken breast or left alone.
12. Minestrone soup
This minestrone soup is quick and full of vegetables, so it’s perfect for a weekday supper! Rich in Vitamin C, Antioxidants and Vitamin A, it’s perfect for a family dinner.
Tip: Use whole grain noodles to increase fiber and B vitamins in this delicious dish!
13. Lemon garlic chicken
Let’s make protein and side dishes at the same time using flavorful chicken that the whole family can enjoy! In less than an hour, you can make a beautifully balanced plate with vegetables and protein.
This flavorful lemon garlic chicken gives spice protein and excitement to any dish!
14. Chicken fajita
Few quick, easy and dirty dishes are used to create these fajitas that even rival your favorite Mexican restaurant!
Feel free to add whatever you like to these. However, be sure to include fresh avocado to increase vitamins and minerals.
Tip: If you enjoy sour cream in fajitas, choose plain Greek yogurt that is high in protein, low in calories and just as delicious!
15. Coconut chicken curry
My dream is to have a large bowl of coconut chicken curry on top of the rice! This bright and flavorful dish is full of vegetables and lean protein without drying out!
It usually takes hours, but with the Power Pressure Cooker you can create this colorful dish in just 30 minutes.
16. Cashew chicken
This takeaway staple is served on a plate in just 20 minutes, but if everyone asks for a recipe, you can pretend to have made it for hours. You can double the green peppers and grow more vegetables without sacrificing flavor. Offer this classic on brown rice for extra fiber and minerals.
Meatloaf has been a staple of the menu since sliced bread, but it took only 20 minutes to make! This recipe contains meatloaf and sides to make a one-pot dream. Perfect for serving after a long weekday, this dish is a cozy staple.
And don’t be fooled by the short cooking times, this meatloaf is the best of both worlds-it can be made juicy and fast!
Despite its obvious roots in the clockpot concept Power pressure cooker meals tend to be much healthier. Without the need for a fatty sauce to flavor and prevent drying, the Power Pressure Cooker uses the heat generated by the water to cook food. This will increase the flavor without drying out, resulting in an overall lean diet.
Power Pressure Cooker is the answer for anyone looking for a healthy and balanced diet that is out of schedule on weekday nights.
It can really do it all. You won’t be disappointed and you will feel great after enjoying a healthy and balanced diet while easily managing all the activities you enjoy!
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