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Instant Pot Favorites to Chase Away Winter’s Chill

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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We’re embracing winter and everything that comes with the season. Cozy sweaters, reading books by the fire, and big pot of homemade soup to chase away the chill.

If you don’t have all day to stand by the stove making dinner, we’re big fans of the Instant Pot as a quick way to get savory soups on the table. If you’re new to the Instant Pot craze, the appliance does an amazing job helping you cook healthy meals faster. The crazy popular kitchen appliance is basically a pressure cooker + slow cooker + steamer + rice cooker…all in one.

One of our favorite Instant Pot “health hacks” is the way it lets you quickly make soups that pack more produce into every day. We’re always on the hunt for recipes that serve up smile-strengthening benefits and the delicious Carrot Ginger Soup from Sweet Peas and Saffron does the trick!

With carrots as the main ingredients, you’re getting a heaping serving of the anti-oxidant beta-carotene in every bowl. Dentists love foods rich in beta-carotene because it converts to Vitamin A in the body, which helps teeth and bones stay strong.

With a side salad of fresh, crunchy veggies, you’ll have a quick dinner that promotes good oral health.

If you’re looking for more Instant Pot inspiration, here are 19 Healthy Soup Recipes, including our favorite Carrot Ginger Soup.

Healthy eating is an important part of maintaining your oral health. The next time you visit the dentist, spend a few minutes sharing an update on your eating habits to make sure you’re doing everything you can to maintain a healthy, happy smile.