Do you wish you had a fabulous Instant Pot® cookbook? As a work-at-home, homeschooling mom of two, I’m always on the lookout for quick recipes. This article is about the ONE Instant Pot Cookbook every mom should have.

I’ll never forget the day I got my Instant Pot. While I was excited to have this new kitchen tool everyone was talking about, I was intimidated by the size of this appliance. 

After letting the Instant Pot sit untouched for over a week, I finally decided to dive in. 

My first recipe was hard cooked eggs. 

I was delighted by the results – and that this appliance yielded the best hard cooked eggs EVER!

Over the years, I’ve tried many recipes, blogs, and cookbooks. I’ve made some great dishes and some real flops. 

But, I recently stumbled upon the BEST Instant Pot cookbook ever.

Before I get into that though, I need to share a bit of a backstory. 

I love food. 2020 has shown just how much I love food. I gained over 10 lbs this past year. Add that onto the 15 lbs of weight I never shed after having my kids and let me say, I’m a little squishy. 

While I try very hard to ignore weight and focus on health, I admit I haven’t been embracing healthy habits. 

I’ve been exercising daily since May 2020 but I’ve been eating garbage. I’m a sucker for potato chips, chocolate, ice cream, and baked goods.

But recently I had an epiphany:

“To lose weight and keep it off, follow the 80nutrition20exercise rule.” I only needed to hear it a zillion times for it to click in.


I’m weight training. I’m doing yoga. Plus I’m going on 30-60 minute hikes daily, yet over the past year I’ve gained weight. It’s time to follow this 80% diet and 20% exercise rule!

But here’s the thing. I’ve been led to believe that cooking healthy food takes a lot of time (unless you’re eating salads daily of course… which I have no intention of doing). 

I need healthy food but it needs to be quick. 

The Instant Pot Cookbook Everyone Needs

So this leads me to the quest for the perfect quick-recipe, healthy foods cookbook.

I performed a quick online search and stumbled across the Instant Loss website created by Brittany Williams. 

Oh. My. Goodness. 

This was exactly what I needed! 

Brittany’s recipes are all healthy recipes made in the Instant Pot! 

I borrowed her Instant Loss Cookbook from the library. After making 8 of the 125 recipes, I decided that I had to add this book to my cookbook collection!

Brittany’s recipes are AMAZING and so delicious!

Furthermore, my husband and kids love these recipes too! 

How could I go wrong with a cookbook that has quick, healthy, AND delicious recipes in it?! 

Orange Chicken Bowl from the Instant Loss Cookbook

Instant Pot Recipes I Love

So far I have made the following Instant Pot recipes:

  • Blueberry Breakfast Cake (full of oatmeal and packed with flavor)
  • Simple Breakfast Frittata
  • Egg Roll Bowl (my family  LOVED this one)
  • Skinny Chicken Pot Pie
  • Shredded Beef Tacos
  • Skinny Enchiladas (move over taco Tuesdays – there’s a new star in town)
  • Orange Chicken Bowl (pictured above – so yummy)

I adore this cookbook. The beginning starts with an introduction where Brittany shares her inspiring weight loss journey. Brittany lost 105 lbs in a little over eight months… mostly by dietary changes (the recipes she’s shared in this cookbook). There’s no radical dietary supplements or extreme exercise program – she adopted the J.E.R.F (just eat real food) principal. Plus I find Brittany completely relatable (hello… fellow homeschooling mama)! 

I plan on trying all the recipes in her cookbook this year. I’ll get her second book (Instant Loss: Eat Real, Lose Weight), and third book (Instant Loss on a Budget) at the end of the year. It will be my “reward” for sticking to her recipes and recommendations. 

I can’t wait to see what comes of this year.

So there you have it… if you buy ANY Instant Pot cookbook, consider purchasing the Instant Loss Cookbook. I promise you won’t be disappointed!




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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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