This kitchen tool saves me a ton of money (from someone who hates to cook)

I have never enjoyed cooking.

My 20’s consisted of mostly eating out with the occasional ramen, pasta, and mac n cheese mixed in. That lifestyle led to a life of debt and extra weight.

Over time I learned more of my way around the kitchen but cooking never became a consistent thing for me. Besides not enjoying or having patience for the process, the long hours at my job made cooking feel even more undesirable.

Eventually, I met my partner and he took over the responsibility of feeding us at home which made a huge difference in my life and in our finances. When I transitioned out of my job it became my turn to take over that responsibility. I was dreading it until I discovered the joy of using an Instant Pot. I bought one used off Craigslist for $50.

Discovering the Instant Pot changed the game for me. I now make huge meals (I usually double each recipe I make) to have food that lasts for days. Making a meal now only involves chopping and dumping the ingredients in the pot. I have also found recipes online that I really love so I look forward to the meals I cook. I’ve hosted many dinners using Instant Pot meals and have had friends be impressed with my cooking (little did they know it was the easiest thing to make).

I also use the Instant Pot to make the most perfect boiled eggs and cook chicken and salmon from frozen to perfectly done in only a couple minutes. Chicken salad sandwiches have become a staple in our household and the Instant Pot makes it so easy.

To make your life easier I have compiled my favorite Instant Pot recipes below (all soups because I have been on a soup kick for the winter). Enjoy and let me know how you like them!

P.S. Before you go out a buy a new Instant Pot, do what I did and try to find one used. You can check Craiglist, Offer Up and Facebook Marketplace.

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

Vegan Lentil Cauliflower Soup

Vegetable Soup

Potato Corn Chowder

Veggie Chickpea Potato Soup

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