I did about five months total on the AIP Diet, and there was a lot of really good food that crossed my plate during that time. But without a doubt, these Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs were the family favorite from all my experiments. My husband requested them weekly. My daughter happily ate her mini meatballs. And I loved that I was able to have an AIP-friendly dinner that felt normal.
It felt like good stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Which can be hard to come by when you aren’t eating grains, dairy, or potatoes, but is exactly what you want to be eating this time of year. This dish is packed with so much flavor, and the Instant Pot makes it so fast and easy to make—it’s just an all-around winner-winner-meatball-dinner.
Speaking of the Instant Pot, let’s talk about this little magical appliance. I have to admit I was über skeptical about the ole IP. I saw everyone scooping them up for years and thought, “But, Mommmmmmm, I don’t need another kitchen appliance.” I have a slow cooker. I have a stove. What’s the point?
But, I ended up caving on my Instant Pot bias for one single dish: bone broth. My naturopath wants me consuming bone broth daily, and spending 24-36 hours making it on the stovetop just wasn’t working for my lifestyle (and I’m not about to shell out $192 a quart for pre-made stuff). The Instant Pot can make bone broth in just a few hours! And then once the Instant Pot had a spot in my kitchen, I quickly started to use it for all kinds of things: hard boiled eggs, roast chickens, baked sweet potatoes, soups, stews, applesauce, yogurt. I am officially, 100%, head-over-heels in love with my Instant Pot.Read the post »