One Minute Instant Pot kale Quinoa

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I am such a lazy cook, especially when it comes to eating healthy. If it is not something I can quickly heat up in the microwave, it isn’t going to happen and then I am going to just munch on the kids’ dino nuggets. Let’s be honest. I eat dino nuggets for lunch WAY more often than is reasonable for an adult trying to be healthy. So, I found these bags of kale and quinoa that are super convenient, seem healthy-ish and can be made in like 3 minutes. I love to throw some sort of left over meat on top and call it a day. What’s the negative? Well, these little bags are about $3-5 each and have quite a bit of sodium. Why am I wasting money on something I can spend 2 minutes prepping, then let my Instant Pot do all the work?!

This Instant Pot Kale Quinoa recipe tastes amazing, is SO FREAKING EASY, and can be altered to fit what you like best. I eat some as soon as it is made then freeze the rest for easy meals and/or side dishes later. This is definitely the ultimate healthy recipe for a mom with no time.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups quinoa

2.5 cups chicken broth

12 oz or 3/4 1 lb bag of kale

2 small/medium zucchini

optional: garlic salt, to taste

 

This is really easy.

Are you ready?

Chop up your zucchini. Throw the chicken broth, quinoa, kale and zucchini in your instant pot. Sprinkle some garlic salt on top if you like. Mix a little with a spoon. Omit the garlic salt if you are looking to watch your sodium intake.

Set the instant pot to manual, 1 minute.

WALK. AWAY.

Yep. That’s it.

Wait for a natural release, takes about 17 minutes on my Instant Pot. Either serve it hot (yum!) or freeze in reasonable portions for later. This is both an awesome meal by itself or with a meat of your choice added on top for something quick or even as a side dish to a larger meal. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups quinoa

2.5 cups chicken broth

12 oz or 3/4 1 lb bag of kale

2 small/medium zucchini

optional: garlic salt, to taste

 

  1. chop zucchini
  2. add all ingredients to Instant Pot
  3. Set for manual, 1 min, complete natural release.

 



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