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Good Morning! I just got an Instant Pot. I'm officially one month out today and I'm starting to be able to eat more real foods. What are your favorite WLS-friendly Instant Pot (or Crock Pot, got one of those too) recipes? I'm looking forward to trying some turkey chili and steamed artichokes.

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I make dried Beans and freeze them in 1/2 cup increments. That way, I always have something in my freezer to eat in a pinch.

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I'd throw a chicken breast in with broth. It cooks up moist and tender. Then I could make chicken salad, or mix shread and mix with buffalo sauce, or harrissa, or thai curry sauce, just to keeo it interesting.

I also made a lot of the things I did pre WLS. Grain or bean based Soups (ex Lentil or Beef and Barley), beef stew, Chilie Verde, etc.

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I just made up some pretty tasty Chili in my crockpot. This batch was enough to feed my wife, my 2 year old and me with enough left over for me to have quite a few lunches throughout the week.

You will need:
1 lb lean, ground turkey
2 cans of kidney Beans (I did the no salt added kind. I drained and rinsed the beans while still in the can)
1 can of black beans (same)
1/2 medium white onion (diced)
1 bell pepper (chopped)
1 can diced tomatos
1 can of Tomato sauce (mine was a specific mix for chili, but normal tomato sauce should be fine too. You'll just want to add more spices)
2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
1 small can of green chilies
Seasonings (Chili powder, garlic powder, and black pepper)
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar


First I put a couple of glorps of olive oil in a frying pan. I'd say roughly 2 tbsp.
Then I browned some lean, ground turkey in the oil while seasoning the meat.
Then I just added all of the ingredients except for the cheese into my crockpot and cooked on high for 4 hours. You'll probably want to add some more seasonings to the mix. I think you could do it on low for 8 hours as well. Then 15 minutes before it was done I mixed half of my cheese in with the mix and added the second half on top. I just let it finish cooking at that point and served it up. I didn't add salt because my wife has kidney disease. You may want some. I'm kind of used to eating food without it. It's still a fairly bland chili, but I'm in phase 3 right now. So, it works nicely for what I'm looking for. In the future I'd like to work in more veggies, but it is a ton of Protein right now.

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