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Part of what makes the Instant Pot so easy to rely on in the kitchen is meal prep! Whether you prep just breakfast, snacks, or all of your meals for the week, these healthy Instant Pot recipes are delicious, hearty (the can easily last 5-7 days in the fridge), and can be frozen easily.

Whether you are trying Instant Pot meal prep for weight loss goals, to save money, or to save time–these recipes can help.

pin with two images of recipes in meal prep containers

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  2. Save it!

    Where you see a grocery list, click “Save to my Collections”

  3. Customize it!

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  4. Here’s how to make it yours:

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    -Click “Shopping List” and then Generate Shopping List.

Let’s get prepping!

1. Choose a few of these easy sides to prep for the week

Additional Easy Recipes & Tips for prep day:

2. Breakfasts – Choose one or two to prep for the entire week

If I choose two of these recipes, I always freeze some of it because two full recipes for breakfast is a bit much if I’m the only person eating it.

Bonus: These are all healthy breakfasts that include serving sizes and counts for both the 21 Day Fix and Weight Watchers

collage of different breakfast recipes

Grocery List for these breakfast recipes:

Non-Instant Pot recipes to prep while your pot is in use:

Unless you have multiple pots, you’re going to have some down time while your recipes are cooking. I recommend using this time to cut veggies for snacking and make some non-Instant Pot recipes.

These recipes can be made in about 30 minutes and are perfect for snacking or as part of your lunch.

collage of meal prep snacks

Grocery list for these snack recipes:

If I step out of the kitchen while I’m prepping, even if I’m waiting for something to cook, I find that I lose my motivation to prep. The name of the game for me is “don’t leave the kitchen” ;)

3. Meal Prep Instant Pot Lunches and Dinners:

Most of these recipes can be made in the slow cooker as well! It’s a great way to get more done on your prep day.

There are a couple of ways you can plan these.

  1. Choose one recipe to eat all week for lunches, and choose three to make and freeze for busy weeknight dinners (I do leftovers for two days).
  2. Choose multiple recipes and plan on eating a recipe for dinner, then lunch the next day. This is an easy way to have meal prep lunches for the week without a ton of prep.

Instant Pot Lunch Recipes:

collage of instant pot meal prep lunch recipes

Grocery List for these recipes:

Instant Pot Dinner Recipes:

collage of 5 instant pot meal prep dinner recipes

Grocery List for these recipes:

Looking for more awesome Instant Pot Recipes? I’ve got 100 healthy Instant Pot recipes here, and a ton of healthy Pressure Cooker Recipes here.

Recipe Tips:

  • You can easily use chicken breasts or chicken thighs in these recipes, they’re easy to swap and require no changes to the pressure cook time.
  • Use raw veggies for a last minute side dish
  • Most of these recipes are gluten free as is, but you can definitely swap regular pasta for gluten free!
  • These recipes use whole grain pasta, which requires different cooking times than regular white pasta. They can’t be swapped out in a recipe.



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  1. Thank you for posting this meal plan. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. I need to look for vegan/vegetarian meals..

  3. Hi, thanks for this list! On the Chicken Tortilla soup – how long do you cook it in the Instant Pot? The link you provided only gives Crock Pot instructions. Thanks!

    1. Ack! Swapping out that recipe now for it’s Instant Pot version :)

  4. Kristin Caniglia says:

    Thankyou for publishing this, just got an instant pot for Christmas and I can’t wait to try it but I also want to make healthy recipes in it!

  5. Good Morning! Thanks for taking the time to put all of this together for us. My daughter and I are starting Monday. I tried joining the Facebook group but my request is still pending. I’m looking forward to add this benefit to my program

    1. So exciting! Make sure you have a FB profile picture and that you answer all three questions for entry. We have a little bit of a backlog, but are approving people as fast as we can!

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