If you are like me, you are suffering from the aftermath of the Holidays. Maybe you got an Instant Pot for Christmas. Maybe you are intimidated to use it and aren’t sure how it’s going to go. I’m here to help you with these 7 Instant Pot recipes for Weight Watchers (each recipe uses Freestyle points).
*If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can get one here.
Before we jump into the recipes, I have a few tips to help you get comfortable with your new Instant Pot.
- Read the manual. I can’t stress this part enough. I was so intimidated to try the Instant Pot because the idea of it scared me. But I really had nothing to fear. Just read the manual to get comfortable with the terminology and how to use it.
- Complete the test in the manual. This is great and easy because it helps you get used to how it works and when things are at pressure or when the pressure has been released.
- Make sure that the pressure gauge is DOWN before you open the lid. That little metal piece on the lid will go up and down depending on the level of pressure. Before you open the lid make sure that little round metal piece is DOWN. That means the pressure has been released.
- Try out all the different buttons on the front panel. I admittedly only really use SAUTE and MANUAL (sometimes I have used Poultry), but I haven’t really tried the other options. I want to experiment with those this year to get comfortable using them as well as MANUAL.
7 Instant Pot Recipes for Weight Watchers (Freestyle)
If you love tacos as much as I do, you need to try these Instant Pot easy chicken tacos. They are easy to make – only take about 20 minutes – and taste like they have been cooking all day long. These are 8 SmartPoints per serving, 2 tacos filled with 1 cup of cooked chicken each.
When you need comfort food while on Weight Watchers, try this cheesy turkey burger macaroni recipe. It’s made in the Instant Pot (or other electric pressure cooker) and only takes 6 minutes once it reaches pressure.
Healthy weeknight dinners can be challenging, but they don’t have to be anymore. This Instant Pot protein packed chicken stew recipe is easy and can be on the table in about 20 minutes. And you know it’s healthy because it’s only 3 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers Freestyle Program.
Turn up your Taco Tuesday with this Instant Pot chipotle chicken tacos recipe. This recipe is packed with flavor (the chipotle chilies will do that), and make a wonderful taco recipe. This recipe is only 4 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers.
When time is short and you don’t have much left after a long workday, try this Instant Pot low-carb Mu Shu Pork tacos because they can be on the table in about 20 minutes. They are only 3 SmartPoints per serving per taco on Weight Watchers – and you can use lettuce or cabbage leaves as the taco shell…it’s so easy and delicious.
If you need to dress up your typical week night meal, try this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken recipe. It’s delicious, simple to make and is a one pot meal through the Instant Pot. It’s also healthy and only 3 SmartPoints under the Freestyle Program per serving on Weight Watchers.
When you don’t have a lot of time during the work work, try this Instant Pot chicken enchiladas recipe. It can be on your table in about 30 minutes and is a wonderfully juicy dinner option. It’s only 9 SmartPoints per serving (2 enchiladas) on Weight Watchers, so it’s healthier than your favorite Mexican restaurant.
*If you would like to purchase an Instant Pot, you can order one from Amazon. I have the 6 quart, but the 8 quart is a great size too.