Keeping it healthy and veggie packed with these super tasty Easy Vegetarian Instant Pot Fajitas featuring peppers, onions, lots of spices, lentils, and walnuts!
Also keeping things EASY by having everything sauteed and cooked via dumping everything into the Instant Pot then serving this up taco or bowl style and all comes together in less than 20 minutes! This is the perfect plant-packed weeknight dinner that is equally healthy and ready for Taco Tuesday!
Pro Tip: Make this on a Sunday night and have tacos, taco salads, and "chipotle" style bowls all week long!
As you may or may not be aware, we are on a vegetarian kick recently and were not stopping anytime soon.
You see, nutritionally speaking new studies have found that contrary to popular fitstagram belief (one I have been guilty of following for many years) that we eat WAY too much protein.
Did you know that the current recommendation from The World Health Organization are a minimum of 46 grams of protein a day for women and 56 grams a day for men? Or 0.8 hrams per kilogram of lean body mass?
Most "fitness" gurus on the web have us looking at consuming a gram per pound of body weight! Which is INSANE.
Again, guilty as I have followed those trends which only led to decreased energy, increase in cortisone, insomnia-like behavior, high anxiety, and most importantly I fell back into my disordered eating patterns with food.
After learning about the power of fiber via my new favorite book Fiber Fueled by Dr.B and taking our gut health test with ZOE we have increased our vegetarian meals and decreased our meat consumption by at least 80% per week!
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Anyway, I am ALL about satisfying my taco cravings so enter this easy Instant Pot Veggie Fajita!
First step is to saute the onions and peppers in the Instant Pot for a few minutes. It's not a fajita in my opinion if there isn't a little caramelization of the peppers and onions. Once they are sauteed just dump everything else into the pot, seal her up, then wait for 10 minutes until DONE.
In the mean time I recommend:
- Making or getting out your favorite guacamole. I recommend this guacamole (personal favorite).
- Chopping up any other toppings (cilantro, extra lime wedges, etc)
- Heating up your tortillas
If you make these Easy Vegetarian Instant Pot Fajitas don't forget to tag me on Instagram
Need other Taco Tuesday Inspo?
Put these falafel in a naan taco for a fun take on Taco Tuesday!
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