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I’ll be honest- it took me some time to both get behind the meal planning thing and the Instant Pot craze. However, once I realized that it really was one of those “must have kitchen appliances” – I was sold. For both my sake and my autistic daughter’s, I’ve been looking into more gluten free and allergy friendly recipes. For my first set of findings, here are 15 gluten free instant pot recipes that you can also use for meal planning.

In need of meal ideas? Be sure to check out these gluten free instant pot recipes!

An instant pot is a type of cooking appliance that uses pressure cooking for rapid cooking of your meals and ingredients.

It is becoming very popular for people who want to cook foods in record time, and is especially helpful when you are cooking a lot of meals on prep day. Here are some things to know about using an instant pot for your healthy meal planning and prepping.

Freeze Ingredients Ahead of Time

One of the reasons the Instant Pot is perfect for meal planning and prepping is because it can cook foods that are frozen.

This is great news, since many other cooking methods and appliances don’t cook frozen food evenly. It can be a huge pain having to defrost everything first, then get to cooking.

But with an Instant Pot, you put your frozen chicken or veggies right in the pot, and just give it a little extra time to cook the foods through. It is going to use pressure cooking instead of direct heat, so this is why it is safe to cook when something is frozen.

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15+ Gluten Free Instant Pot Recipes

Start With Simple Recipes

Until you get used to the Instant Pot and how it actually works, you should start with some simpler recipes.

Some things that are easy to make and can also provide you with healthy meals are vegetable side dishes, beans, and eggs. These are very simple foods that can be made until delicious and healthy meals, and don’t require a lot of prep work beforehand.

You should start with these simpler things because the Instant Pot has various settings and cooking variances you need to get accustomed to.

Learn the Basics of Using an Instant Pot

This type of pressure cooking appliance is not the same as a slow cooker, so you need to know the difference.

First of all, you turn the appliance on, then you turn the temperature to what you want, and wait for it to count down. Just because it is turned on, doesn’t mean it is ready for you to add the foods and begin the cooking time.

Like an oven, it needs to be preheated to the desired temperature first. You should also make sure some liquid is in the pot every time you cook something, unlike a slow cooker that doesn’t always require it.

The simplest thing to do is look up recipes and prepare those first before you begin experimenting with your own.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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