Instant Pot Pork Recipes: One Grocery List, Four Meals
By Nutritional Weight & Wellness Staff
June 12, 2018
Meal planning, grocery shopping, meal prep and finally the actual cooking of all the meals we eat in a week is a lot of work! Which is why any time-saving technique is a win. With that in mind, we reached out to Amber Hanson, with an MS in clinical nutrition who is part of the friendly team at our Mendota Heights location while she works towards her Minnesota state license. Amber’s tips and suggestions as an experienced sous chef and recipe developer/tester can help you get dinner on the table, faster.
Amber’s first suggestion? Put your kitchen gadgets to work for you, in the form of slow cookers and the new(ish) gadget on the scene, Instant Pots. You may have an Instant Pot sitting on your counter, if so, great! If not, a quick introduction:
What is an Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker designed to “speed up cooking by 2-6 times, using up to 70% less energy.”
Amber’s next suggestion is batch cooking and prepping for meals in advance. Many meals cooked in one day? Sign us up! To help you get the hang of it, she created not one, but four new recipes and one grocery list because let’s be honest, that’s one of the hardest parts of meal planning.
Instant Pot Batch Cooking + Recipes
Here’s how it works. You make one huge batch of something; in this case it’s a zesty pork shoulder.
When the pork shoulder is cooking, you prep for the other three meals:
Once the pork is done, you use it in those three meals immediately or store in the fridge or freezer for later in the week.
We encourage you to give batch cooking a try and see how much easier it makes your week! Because what’s nicer than knowing you’re coming home to a meal that is ready, or one that you simply have to toss together with already prepped ingredients?
If you like this batch cooking recipe and grocery list, stay tuned for our next set of recipes when beef and then chicken take center stage. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to get the new recipes as they come out!