Instant Pot Contest Winners! by The Diabetes Food Hub Team

To celebrate the release of our new cookbook, The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook, we held a recipe contest to "instant-pot-ize" your favorite family recipes and make them diabetes- and instant-pot friendly! Cookbook author Nancy S. Hughes tested dozens of recipes, and ultimately chose one lucky winner and four runners up. Read on to see the winning recipes!

Instant Pot Contest Winners!

To make the recipes more diabetes friendly, Hughes added extra vegetables, chose lean proteins, and kept the sodium in check by using low sodium ingredients. Instead of relying on salt for flavor, she added lots of herbs and spices to create tasty, healthy dishes. 

Looking for more diabetes-friendly Instant Pot recipes? Check out The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook and our Instant Pot recipe round up!

And the winner is...

Hearty Chicken Italian Soup with Artichokes

This winning soup boasts a wide variety of colorful vegetables. It's super easy to prepare in the Instant Pot, and budget-friendly, too! It makes a large batch, but leftovers can be frozen in individual serving containers for a quick lunch or dinner throughout the busy holiday season.

Honorable Mention:

Pumpkin-Spiced Turkey Chili

That classic fall spice blend of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg turn ordinary chili into your new favorite recipe for fall!

Spiced Pork Roast with Butternut Squash

This pork roast is a celebration of winter with pecans, cranberries, citrus, and spice. Make it the star of your Christmas dinner!

Cajun Chicken and Andouille Rice

This Cajun classic gets a healthy upgrade with a mix of brown rice and quinoa and loads of extra vegetables. 

Black and White Turkey Chili Soup

The Instant Pot is perfect for chilis and stews and picking just one chili for the contest was too hard. So here is another go-to cold-weather recipe! This dish gets its name from the combination of black beans and white beans, which each add their own flavor and texture. 



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