44 minutes | Apr 13th 2021

165: How to cook lighter with an Instant Pot - with Jeffrey Eisner

Let’s talk about cooking, more specifically, let’s simplify how to cook lighter with your Instant Pot! It’s happened, I too have jumped on the bandwagon of cooking with an Instant Pot… and can I say, I LOVE IT. It makes batch cooking a cinch and the versatility of what you can make, my goodness, I feel like I’m just scratching the surface!  My special guest today is celebrity cookbook author, Jeffrey Eisner and he’s simplifying how to cook lighter with an Instant Pot. While yes, you could make super gooey, creamy and decadent meals like mac-n-cheese in your Instant Pot, Jeffrey is also going to show us a way to lighten it all up, cooking to your specific eating lifestyle. Whether it’s Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free, or vegetarian and vegan, it’s all about eating wholesome, real food that raises your vibration rather than ones that sink you into a food coma and total brain fog… but here’s the caveat: he promises we won’t lose any of the flavor along the way.  Here’s how.  My special guest today is Jeffrey Eisner and he’s simplifying how to cook lighter with an Instant Pot. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: For those just getting started using their Instant Pot, the 2-3 tips that would help you feel less intimidated, so you can get going with experimenting, playing and cooking food with it this week What “cooking lighter” looks like for him these days and which recipes he’s enjoying making right now, which might give you a few ideas on what to cook tonight Which must-have staples you need stocked in your pantry, specifically for pressure cooking Lawry’s seasoned salt beef, chicken, vegetable stock, specifically Better than Bouillon concentrated stock base  dried beans (black, pinto, white beans) quinoa, rice (white, brown, wild), and farro herbs & spices - TIP: buy one new spice each week to build your pantry and experiment with new flavors! How to cook for kids or picky eaters with an Instant Pot - he shares his best advice for parents without much time to cook, but want happy bellies around the dinner table …and ultimately, he shared a little bit about his own wellness journey - what he wished he knew earlier on when it comes to eating lighter and maintaining his weight. Like Jeff, I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a little girl. The number on the scale would go UP and it’d go down in waves. 20 lbs here, 30 lbs there… ugh. And like Jeff, recently I’ve started to really pay attention to the food I put into my body. Ask yourself: what is life-giving food for me and my lifestyle? And what isn’t?  I hope that wherever you are in your health and wellness journey, you’ll find this lighthearted interview inspires you to try something new with your Instant Pot cooking this week. Q: Are you ready to cook lighter using an Instant Pot? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing! Show notes available with all LINKS mentioned here:https://thesimplifiers.com/podcast/jeffrey-eisner-cook-lighter-instant-pot
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