For easy, healthy meals in a flash, the combination of the Instant Pot Lux Mini ($59.92; walmart.com) and "Whole 30 Instant Pot #2019: The Ultimate Whole 30 Instant Pot Cookbook" ($6.98; amazon.com) will revolutionize your meal prep and menu. The Instant Pot is a multiuse pressure cooker that can be used as a slow cooker and rice cooker, among others. It even includes an egg program that'll cook a perfectly done egg with the touch of a button. Boasting a 4.7-star rating on Walmart, the product comes with delayed cooking options for busy days, as well as safety precautions like burn prevention. But having a versatile kitchen appliance doesn't make sense if you don't know what to make with it — and the Whole 30 Instant Pot cookbook takes care of that problem with a variety of dairy-free, grain-free recipes. Options include inventive curries and flavorful meats, and this book goes a step further by explaining the Whole 30 program and what to expect when you slowly wean off it. With a 5-star Amazon rating, the reviews suggest people are using it far beyond their 30-day programs as well.
Author Devin Alexander makes it easy. Each recipe is either 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 calories (within 10 calories), so it's easy to track your calories without a calculator. The dishes are, for the most part, healthy versions of your old favorite fattening ones. So, for example, instead of the typical 746-calorie, 38-grams-of-fat slice of chocolate cake, you can have a slice of Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Buttercream Frosting for 294 calories and 6 grams of fat.
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