Guide: Stackable Pans & Equipment for Instant Pot Double Decker Dinners

I love cooking with my Instant Pot – so much that it makes me want to cook more than one thing at a time in there! Double Decker Dinner is a real thing, and it’s actually really simple to pull off. When I got interested in stackable Instant Pot recipes, I picked out just three simple items and plunked them into my Amazon cart. The total investment was about $50, and the impact on my cooking habits was significant!

When I’m already firing up my Instant Pot to make a pot of stew, chili, meat, whatever – it seriously streamlines my dinner operations when I can plop in a basket of potatoes or rice or veggies, or whatever is a good match for the cooking time I’m working with. It’s easy and it’s fun!

I keep my recipe combinations in this site’s Double Decker Dinner category, and I have long been meaning to write up this quick summary of the simple kitchen tools that make it work.

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Instant Pot Healthy Meal Prep 101

Meal Prep. It’s the basic effort of optimizing the time and energy you spend in the kitchen, and it’s a valuable life skill for every busy cook. When I got my first Instant Pot in 2014 (!), it was a game-changer for my healthy cooking and meal planning efforts.

I’ve created this page to share what I’ve learned, organize my best Instant Pot meal prep recipes, and invite you to join a discussion on how we can all make the best use of our pressure cookers!

For readers new to this site: I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and new mom with serious gratitude for any tool that can make it so easy to enjoy delicious healthy home cooking!!

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[Instant Pot] Freezer Meals: 5 Favorite Make-Ahead Healthy Dinner Recipes

As I waddled through the third trimester of my first pregnancy, my attention turned toward strategies for make-ahead meal prep and easy-cooking plans to keep myself well-fed this winter when my life turned happily upside-down!

That’s right… the time has come for us to dish about Instant Pot Freezer Meals! As part of my post-partum food prep strategy, I embarked on a little project to store a lineup of five of my favorite freezer-friendly pressure cooker dinners. Today I’m here to share what I’ve learned along the way – and all of the recipes too, of course!

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