I think Instant Pot’s are amazing. On a busy or low-key day, I can make a quick and easy low-calorie breakfast.
When I received my first instant pot as a wedding shower gift, I had no idea what it was. I learned from What Exactly Is an Instant Pot? Here’s What You Need to Know from Good Housekeeping that an Instant Pot can be used for pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming and sautéing. Basically, it is an all-in-one appliance that helps speed up the cooking process.
I am not going to lie, the first meal I cooked in an Instant Pot really scared me, but it was my lack of knowledge in the way an instant pot works that got me a little nervous. I am not terribly good at reading directions and was not sure what was going to happen when I took the lid off … I was imagining some kind of brief explosion that would end in my climbing on a chair cleaning off the ceiling of the once contents of my instant pot. There was also a brief time where I was not sure if the Instant Pot was on? or if anything was cooking at all. So, I recommend reading the directions to your Instant Pot before starting. I will say that once I got the hang of it, my Instant Pot became one of my favorite kitchen items. But, I was only using my Instant Pot for dinners. After beginning this blog, I compiled a list of low-calorie breakfast meals I could make in my instant pot..
Also, from looking up these instant pot recipes, I learned that many are low in ingredients making them even more convenient and appealing.
In researching for this blog post, I found five low-calorie instant pot breakfast recipes to share. Find recipes below for yogurt, muffins, eggs and breakfast burritos! Enjoy.
Instant Pot Yogurt from A Mindful Mom’
- ½ gallon milk
- 2 tablespoons prepared yogurt with cultures
What Are the Health Benefits Of Yogurt?
According to the article, 7 Impressive Health Benefits of Yogurt from Healthline, yogurt is very nutritious and may improve your health. Moreover, yogurt is right with nutrients and high in protein. It may also strengthen your immune system, may protect against osteoporosis, and may benefit heart health, weight management and digestive health.
Best Ever Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole from Eating Instantly
- 8 slices bacon, cooked
- 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup water
- cooking spray or butter, for greasing
- 2 cups frozen hash browns
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1/2 each red, green and yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
276 Calories Per Serving
Instant Pot Poached Eggs from Cooking With Curls
I tend to always make scrambled eggs so I love having this recipe so I do not end up making the same breakfast over and over.
Are Poached Eggs Healthy?
According to What Is the Healthiest Way to Cook and Eat Eggs?, I learned “Overall, shorter and lower-heat cooking methods cause less cholesterol oxidation and help retain most of the egg’s nutrients. For this reason, poached and boiled (either hard or soft) eggs may be the healthiest to eat. These cooking methods also don’t add any unnecessary calories.” Plus, eggs keep me full all morning long.
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup water
INSTANT POT WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKE MUFFINS From Tidbits
Excellent quick breakfast, but can also be perfect for a light snack.
- 2 cup Kodiak Flapjack and Waffle Mix (any flavor)
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups water (amount of water will vary depending on which Kodiak mix you use. See box directions for amount)
190 calories for four muffins
Instant Pot Breakfast Burritos From Simply Happy Foodie
Breakfast Burritos are one of my favorite breakfast foods so I was particularly excited to find this excellent low-calorie recipe. These breakfast burritos take a little longer than I have time for in the morning, but they can be frozen and reheated for a quick easy breakfast.
The Egg Base
- 8 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Half and Half
- 1/2 tsp Coarse Salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (optional)
Any Combination of These
- 2 Tbsp Chives, chopped
- 1/4 cup Onion, diced
- 1 cup Ham, cooked, cubed (or 3/4 cup sausage or bacon)
- 3/4 cup Cheese, shredded (I use sharp cheddar)
- 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper*, diced
- 1 cup Potato**, diced
- Flour Tortillas (any size you like for burritos)
- Your favorite garnishes
The Main Tools for This Recipe
- 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker (I use a 6 qt Instant Pot)
- Metal Trivet/Rack, for pan to sit on
- 6″ or 7″ diameter cake pan for Pot-In-Pot “PIP” (or use the 3 qt Instant Pot inner pot. I use the ceramic coated nonstick one.)
- Cooking Spray
Instant Pot Boiled Eggs from A Mindful Mom
I have always found hard boiled eggs to be a challenge, but, in my opinion, Instant Pot Boiled Eggs makes them much easier/ I was very excited to fin this recipe.
- 12 Eggs
How Do I peel Hard Boiled Eggs? from Mindful Mom
According to Mindful Mom, I learned that after the eggs have cooked and cooled in the ice bath, roll them on the kitchen counter to crack them open. And peel
How Do I Store Hard Boiled Eggs? From Mindful Mom
- The author from Mindful Mom noted that you can place eggs in a sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. If unpeeled, they can be stored for 7 days.
How Long Are Hard Boiled Eggs Good For? from Mindful Mom
- Hard boiled eggs last up 3 days in the refrigerator when peeled.
- Hard boiled eggs last up to 7 days when unpeeled
- Hard boiled eggs may last for up to 2 hours at room temperature.
- Hard boiled eggs do not freeze well.
- Egg yolks can be frozen in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Eggs? from Healthline
- Very Nutritious
- High in Cholesterol While Not Adversely Affecting Blood Cholesterol
- Raise The “Good” Cholesterol
- Contain The Nutrient Choline
- May Help Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease
- Contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Which Are Antioxidants That Benefit Eye Health
- Omega-3, Which May Lower Triglycerides
- High In Quality Protein
- May Not Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease and May Reduce the Risk of Stroke
- Are Very Filling
Can I Eat Eggs Every Day?
According to “Eggs and Cholesterol — How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?” from Healthline, Yes. it is healthy to eat eggs every day. Moreover, the article explains, ‘The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. Summary Eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in total or LDL cholesterol.