3 Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipes for Fall

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Looking for some easy, low-carb meals that even your family will enjoy? These Instant Pot recipes are here to save the day! Using your favorite countertop appliance, our recipe developers here at The Palm Weight Loss Blog created three hearty, healthy and comforting dinners that are ready in a snap. The best part about them? All three contain under 500 calories and less than 10 grams of net carbs per serving! Cook up a delicious, fall-inspired dinner for you while serving up a tasty and comforting meal for your family. It’s a win-win!

If you haven’t tried out an Instant Pot yet, it’s time to add this handy appliance to your kitchen collection! You might think that it’s just a plain, old electric pressure cooker. However, it is much, much more than that. Instant Pots can also be used as a rice cooker, food warmer, steamer or slow cooker. It even has a sauté mode! Pressed for time and need to get dinner on the table fast? This little machine can decrease the cooking time of many of your favorite dishes. Being able to dump ingredients into one pot and go about your busy day is now a dream turned into reality!

You can create and discover many different Instant Pot recipes that are healthy, delicious and easy to prepare. Plus, many of them even fit into your South Beach Diet meal plan. Use your Instant Pot as a steamer to create healthy, low-carb vegetable recipes. Cook up a healthy rotisserie chicken, ribs or a pot roast in a fraction of the time. You can also transform many basic soup, stews and entrées into Instant Pot creations. Have some fun and get creative in the kitchen with this versatile tool. Get started with your Instant Pot journey by trying out some of our favorite ideas below.

Grab your Instant Pot and whip up these three low-carb dinners that are cozy, comforting and low in carbs.

1. Instant Pot Tuscan Soup >

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 270

Net Carbs per Serving: 9 grams

On South Beach Diet, Counts As: 1 Healthy Fat and 1 Protein

Your family is sure to devour this delicious Instant Pot soup that’s filled with the classic Italian flavors they love. This light yet hearty recipe is packed with comforting ingredients, such as tender chicken sausage, crispy kale, sun-dried tomatoes and sautéed garlic and onions. We simmer it all in chicken broth and heavy cream, then top it off with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. The best part about this creamy, dreamy soup? You’ll be digging in after just 20 minutes of cooking.

If you’re looking to keep things plant-based, simply swap in a vegetable broth and use a plant-based Italian sausage instead of chicken. You can also add more protein and fiber by throwing in some white kidney beans. Just make sure to count this addition towards your daily net carbs. Incorporate another Vegetable serving into your meal by throwing in some extra kale or other non-starchy veggies during the cooking process.

2. Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Loaded Cauliflower Mash >

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 410

Net Carbs per Serving: 7 grams

On South Beach Diet, Counts As: 2 Healthy Fats and 2 Proteins

Make ribs in a snap with a little help from your Instant Pot! This hearty rack of baby back ribs is so fall-off-the-bone tender, your family will be begging for you to make them a weekly occurrence. To keep this dish low in carbs, we utilize a sugar free barbecue spice rub and unsweetened barbecue sauce. Many grocery stores carry unsweetened varieties of condiments and spice blends that fit perfectly into your low-carb weight loss plan.

While you’re picking up your barbecue essentials, be sure to also take a trip to the frozen aisle. This is where you will pick up your side dish shortcut: frozen mashed cauliflower. Before you grab the first bag you see, check out the label to make sure there is no unhealthy hidden ingredients. This healthy cooking hack will save major meal prep time! Serve up this easy, low-carb side with sour cream, cheddar cheese and bacon bits for a flavor profile that’s reminiscent of a loaded potato.

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3. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Taco Soup >

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Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 235

Net Carbs per Serving: 7 grams

On South Beach Diet, Counts As: 1 Healthy Fat and 1 Protein

Taco Tuesday just got healthier! You won’t miss the tortillas in this taco-inspired soup that’s packed with protein and flavor. Tender, shredded chicken is cloaked in a creamy, zesty broth and simmered with olive oil, onions, green peppers and tomatoes.

Soup is the perfect meal for your low-carb diet plan. It’s easy to prepare, easy to freeze and easy to enjoy! While this recipe has a shortage on carbs, there is definitely no shortage of flavor. We add a variety of herbs and spices, such as garlic, chili seasoning, cumin and dried oregano. The secret ingredient? None other than ranch seasoning mix! Prepare this easy Instant Pot dinner when you’re in a pinch and enjoy the minimal clean up.