Inside: A collection of my favorite lectin free Instant Pot recipes. If you’re trying to eat for gut health or following a Plant Paradox based diet, you’ll love this great list of pressure cooker Plant Paradox friendly recipes!
There are many reasons people follow a Plant Paradox diet, as described by Dr. Steven Gundry.
For some, weight loss is the underlying goal.
Others, (myself included) are searching for relief from autoimmune disorders and joint pain. And some people are looking to improve their bio markers and blood work.
Whatever the reason, starting a new style of eating can feel overwhelming. And I’ve been there. Over the past several months I’ve gotten a great repertoire of lectin free recipes collected and I think it might help others who are starting out.
And today, I’m excited to share my favorite lectin free Instant Pot recipes with you!
First things first. What’s an Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is a brand name for an electric pressure cooker appliance. This multi-cooker home appliance has soared in popularity in the last few years. As it allows you to quickly cook flavorful meals without needing to turn on a stove or grill, it’s easy to see why.
Dr. Gundry especially promotes using an pressure cooker to increase the types of foods you can use, like tomatoes or beans.
It’s also great for people who are very sensitive to grain fed chicken as it’s extremely difficult (and very expensive!) to find pastured chickens that have been fed zero grains.
Dr. Gundry also shares that by pressure cooking chicken, many of the harmful lectins are removed, which makes it easier on your gut biome.
This is fantastic news for those of us who feel the effects lectins have on our swollen, painful joints!
There are a lot of options on the market these days. And while the Instant Pot is hands down the favorite (Dr. G recommends this brand for lectin free cooking), they can be a bit expensive.
If you choose to go with an Instant Pot – you will have several models to pick from.
If you are cooking primarily for 1 or 2 people, you might be able to get away with the Instant Pot Mini – the smallest option available.
And for larger families – the Instant Pot Ultra 8qt is the biggest option.
Additionally, if you have a stove top pressure cooker laying around (here’s one I remember my mom cooking with), that will work too. While the new electrical models are more convenient and have added safety features, if you already have an older model in the house, you are good to go.
Once you’ve decided on the the model and type of pressure cooker you’d like to purchase, you might want to pick up a few key accessories to make it easier on yourself.
I personally have the Instant Pot Duo 7 in 1, so these are the accessories I love and use the most often.
My Favorite Instant Pot Accessories for Lectin Free Cooking
- Extra sealing rings. I love this set because it gives you color coded rings – one to use for savory and the other to use for sweeter or more delicate meals. (The rings will sometimes retain the scents of what you are cooking so it’s nice to have separate options)
- A steamer basket. These are great for steaming fresh vegetables in large batches! The legs on this basket keep the vegetables out of the cooking liquid so they don’t get soggy.
- A hardboiled egg stacker. This model is fantastic because you can quickly hard boil a week’s worth of eggs. Eggs hard boiled in a pressure cooker are the BEST. The shells practically fall off themselves and they are perfectly cooked every time!
- Silicone egg molds are a great accessory to have on hand. You can make all sorts of delicious egg bites or mini crustless quiches with these.
My Favorite Lectin Free Instant Pot Recipes
I wanted to share some of my favorite lectin free Instant Pot recipes with you. These are all pretty simple and great for beginners. If a recipe calls for a non-compliant ingredient, I’ve noted it and offered phase 2 and 3 substitutes. I’ve also tried to list the ingredients up front so you can quickly scan through and see if you have everything you need on hand.
Instant Pot Whole Chicken, Rotisserie Style
One of my favorite lectin free pressure cooker recipes is for a juicy whole chicken, cooked with the flavors and crispy skin of a rotisserie cooked chicken.
Even better, this recipe make a delicious gravy at the same time! I love shredding the leftover chicken and adding to a nice vegetable soup or mixing into a salad.
The only change I make to this recipe to make it completely “Plant Paradox” compliant is to substitute the cornstarch for equal parts tapioca or arrowroot to thicken the delicious gravy.
Ingredients: Chicken, paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, turmeric, ground pepper, thyme, avocado or olive oil, fresh onion, celery, lemon, stock, cornstarch* (sub with equal amounts of arrowroot or tapioca to make it compliant)
You can find the recipe HERE.
Other Lectin Free Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes:
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts or thighs, onion, garlic, chicken broth, parsley, paprika, white wine, lemon, arrowroot flour.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt & pepper
Instant Pot Lemongrass & Coconut Chicken
Ingredients: Lemongrass, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, coconut aminos, five spice powder, coconut milk, chicken, salt, pepper, coconut oil, onion, cilantro and fresh lime.
Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash
*This recipe calls for bell pepper. If you are in phase three, just make sure to skin and seed the pepper. If you’re in phase two, you can just omit the bell pepper entirely – the recipe still tastes great!*
Ingredients: Chicken, olive oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper*, paprika, chicken stock, arrowroot, lemon, parsley, salt & pepper.
Lectin Free Beef Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Recipes:
Instant Pot Mocha Rubbed Pot Roast
Ingredients: Ground coffee, paprika, cocoa powder, chili powder, Aleppo pepper* (sub cayenne), ground ginger, beef, brewed coffee, beef broth, onion, figs, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.
(Note: Dr. Gundry approves of figs – did you know they are actually a flower and not a fruit?)
4 Ingredient Multi-Purpose Instant Pot Shredded Beef
Ingredients: Beef, coconut oil, salt, beef broth.
(Note: This would be AWESOME with these Plant Paradox compliant low carb tortillas!)
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy
Beef, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, fish sauce, rosemary, thyme, parsnips, carrots, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
Ingredients: Beef, broccoli, beef broth, coconut aminos, oil, sesame oil, garlic, arrowroot flour, onion powder, red pepper flakes* (sub cayenne to make it Plant Paradox compliant), green onions, sesame seeds, salt.
Lectin Free Pork Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Recipes
Instant Pot Pork Loin with Sour Cream Gravy
One of our family favorites is this Austrian-style pressure cooker pork loin recipe. The perfectly tender pork and the super creamy gravy is SO good. Make sure you serve this with a compliant pasta, like this homemade noodle, or this store bought option.
Ingredients: Pork, onion, carrots, oil, garlic, caraway, thyme, paprika, sour cream, parsley, salt, cornstarch* (sub cornstarch with arrowroot to make it Plant Paradox compliant), capers.
Paleo Carnitas Bowl
Ingredients: Pork, oregano, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, garlic, onion, lemon, lime, salt.
Instant Pot Paleo Ginger Pork
Ingredients: Pork, coconut aminos, ginger, honey* (ok for phase 3, sub with yacon syrup or Lakanto Maple syrup for phase 2), lemon juice, cilantro, garlic.
Lectin Free Vegetarian and Vegan Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Recipes
Sri Lankan Coconut Cabbage (Vegan)
Ingredients: Coconut oil, onion, garlic, red chili* (peel and deseed for phase 3 or sub cayenne for phase 2), garlic, mustard seeds, curry, cabbage, carrot, unsweetened shredded coconut, olive oil.
Instant Pot Broccoli Soup with Gremolata (Vegan)
Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, celery, broccoli, potatoes* (sub parsnips), garlic, veggie stock, pepper, lemon, parsley, coconut milk.
Instant Pot Saag (Indian-style spinach)
Ingredients: ghee, onion, garlic, ginger, salt, coriander, cumin, garam masala, pepper, cayenne, turmeric, spinach, mustard leaves, fenugreek.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of Plant Paradox compliant pressure cooker recipes! Please let me know if you have any to add to the list!