Greetings, have you heard about this newfangled contraption called the Instant Pot®? Just kidding, of course you have (and if you answer no, it’s time to get with the program!). The Instant Pot has become the most sensationally popular kitchen appliance in decades. One report indicated that some ten million Instant Pot units were sold on Amazon.com in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone! Instant Pot is the genericized trademark for what is technically called a multi-use pressure cooker. There are many other brands for these space-age, tabletop units touted as the inclusive replacement to nine common kitchen appliances (including a stovetop pressure cooker, rice cooker, and slow cooker/crock pot) that speed cooking time by a factor of two to six times while using 70 percent less energy than the stove, oven, or other gadgets.
In short, it’s a perfect tool for keto eating. You get all the benefits of a keto diet—with the least amount of time, strain and effort in the kitchen. Today I’ve got 75 low-carb, hassle-free, and delicious recipes to get you started.
You know I’ve authored numerous cookbooks with my incredible partners, but I confess to not having much interest in spending hours in the kitchen cooking gourmet meals. I feel like the Instant Pot was made for folks like me—folks with a sincere interest in eating healthy, delicious foods, but not always wanting to devote the precious time necessary to prepare an elaborate meal.
Things have been super busy for me in recent months, what with my transcontinental move from Malibu to Miami and lots of business travel stacked on top of that. Consequently, the Instant Pot has risen to a place of central prominence in my kitchen arsenal. By the way, another added benefit of the Instant Pot is that you are not heating up your kitchen for hours just to make a meal. Believe me, I have a deepened appreciation for this at my new residence in South Florida!
It doesn’t get easier or more convenient than tossing an entire pasture-raised chicken into the pot with some onions, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes and having a delicious meal ready in half an hour—without tending to it at all! I also like throwing a half-dozen eggs into the pot for a perfectly hard-boiled result in five minutes of cooking. With my world famous Big-Ass Salad (the old video with six-figure viewers is a decade old, so check out this updated link!), I’m honestly an eyeball gourmet: if I see hard-boiled eggs or ready-made chicken in the fridge I’ll throw them in, but if they’re not there I’m too lazy to make something on the spot. These days, my fridge—and my Big-Ass Salad—is looking much better thanks to the ease of preparation that the Instant Pot provides.
With both keto and the Instant Pot being such red-hot topics right now, this book seemed like a golden opportunity, but honestly my first response to the publishing offer was no—too much going on right now what with the move and the crazy growth of the Primal Kitchen® product line. Then I reflected on the basic concept of combining keto eating with Instant Pot ease.
As I say in the opening comments of The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook, the marriage of the keto strategy with Instant Pot functionality represents the ultimate in efficiency—both cooking efficiency with the Instant Pot machine, and metabolic efficiency with a keto-friendly eating pattern. An “ultimate efficiency” book makes perfect sense right now, in a day and age when it seems our lives keep getting busier, and at the same time it is increasingly obvious that each of us has to take health and wellness into our own hands.
For The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook, I teamed with two amazing co-creators, Primal Blueprint Publishing’s very own Dr. Lindsay Taylor along with Layla McGowan. These ladies live and breathe healthy cooking and also have a tremendous devotion to fitness and healthy living.
Lindsay is the chief moderator of our incredibly engaged and fast-growing Keto Reset Facebook Group. She spearheaded the recipe component of The Keto Reset Diet and is my co-author on the upcoming fall release of The Keto Reset Cookbook. With her keto-enthusiast husband Jake as well as two young children in the house, you are getting authentic recipes that pass the ultimate litmus test of quality—approval from picky pre-teens! Check out Lindsay’s creations on Instagram @theusefuldish.
Layla, based in the unlikely keto hotbed of Alabama, brings a rich multicultural background to her cooking passions, having been raised with both Korean and German cooking traditions. Her creations fuel a fantastic fitness regimen, featuring a graceful blend of yoga and some very serious Olympic lifting. Her fitness and food endeavors are chronicled in her Instagram feed @strong.and.wellfed.
But Wait…There’s More!
In the interest of sharing my enthusiasm for both keto and the Instant Pot with MDA readers, my team and I have prepared some free gifts.
P.S. – Just for reading this far on the post, I’ll also add a special offer to take 20% off your enrollment in the Keto Reset Mastery Course. Just enter this code at checkout: MDA20. This course discount offer expires on May 31st, so take the plunge and get educated on keto—and pick up your Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook to make it easier than ever to stay aligned with your keto goals!
Thanks, everybody. I’ve had a lot of fun working on this keto cookbook project. I hope you’ll enjoy!
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending more than three decades educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.