15 Easy School Lunches You Can Prep in an Instant Pot

Getting our kids out the door in the morning is tough enough. But then you expect us to pack lunch, too? Enter these meal prep lunches, which keep in the fridge for up to three days and actually save a bunch of time—thanks to our favorite appliance, the Instant Pot.

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instant pot dill pickle potato salad recipe
The Cookie Rookie

Instant Pot Potato Salad With Dill Pickles

Pair with baby carrots.

instant pot chicken breasts recipe
A Pinch of Healthy

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

No reheating necessary.

buffalo chicken meatballs instant pot recipe
Foody Schmoody

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs In The Instant Pot

Be sure to pack extra napkins.

instant pot mini frittatas recipe
My Crazy Good Life

Instant Pot Mini Frittatas

Presenting, the portable version of scrambled eggs.

instant pot taco pasta recipe

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Serve it cold and it counts as pasta salad.

instant pot chicken broccoli recipe
5 Dollar Dinners

Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Rice

Bento box-ready.

instant pot tomato soup recipe
Sweet and Savory Meals

Instant Pot Tomato Soup

instant pot applesauce recipe
Pressure Cooker Recipes

Instant Pot Applesauce


instant pot ranch chicken salad recipe
The Foodie Eats

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Salad

Tip: bagels don’t get soggy.

instant pot diy sandwich meat recipe
Meal Plan Addict

Instant Pot Diy Sandwich Meat

No more waiting in line at the deli counter.

instant pot chicken burrito bowls recipe
Damn Delicious

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Wrap it up in a tortilla if you see fit.

instant pot perfect hard boiled eggs recipe
Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Instant Pot Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs

Pair with your kid’s favorite dipping sauce.

instant pot paleo chocolate chip banana bread recipe
Recipes to Nourish

Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s so easy.

instant pot broccoli chicken mac and cheese recipe
365 Days of Crockpot

Instant Pot Broccoli Chicken Mac And Cheese

Pretty darn good eaten straight from the fridge, too.

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?