I bought an Instant Pot a few weeks ago and I love it. Tonight I attempted to convert a recipe from this blog to the Instant Pot but it made soup instead. I decided to go with it and I am so glad that I did. This was very good and quick and easy to make.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot I highly recommend getting one.
I have been doing the Trim Healthy Mama diet for 3 months now and I have lost 26 pounds. I feel so much better. This would be an S meal.
Italian Sausage Pepper Cheese Soup- Instant Pot Recipe
- 1.5 pounds Italian Sausage (I used bulk breakfast sausage and added a teaspoon of dried fennel leaves while cooking)
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce that does not contain sugar.
- 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (I used about 2 teaspoons from a jar)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Parmesan cheese (optional)
In your Instant Pot add the sausage and saute until lightly browned stirring often. Once it is completed turn off the saute option.
Add the spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic and 1 teaspoon of dried basil. Stir well.
Add peppers to the top and do not stir. Add lid to pain with the liner in it. Choose the manual option and set for 25 minutes. Once cooked do a quick release and once safe remove lid.
Stir in Mozzarella Cheese and additional 1/2 teaspoon dried basil. Ladle soup into bowls and add Parmesan Cheese to the top.
Before I began doing low carb I loved tuna noodle casserole as a comfort food. This recipe meets that need. After a rough week at work I needed comfort food tonight so I made this. The recipe is below the picture. When I used to make it we were very poor and I used American cheese. I think the next time that I make this I will use either cheddar or American instead of the Parmesan.
Cabbage Noodle Tuna Casserole – Low Carb, Gluten Free
Caleb came to spend the night and he brought a cookbook with him. He had several pages marked with post-it notes for recipes that he wanted to try. Most of them were desserts but I did find one that I could adapt to make it low carb. It turned out to be pretty good and boy did my home smell good when it was cooking.
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
- 2 eggs
- 15 ounce can solid pack pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 cup Splenda or equivalent of sugar substitute
- 2 Tablespoons almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut flour
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax meal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients well and pour into a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve warm with heavy whipped cream on top.
I mixed heavy whipping cream with a bit of splenda and poured it on top as I did not have any canned heavy whipping cream.
This recipe is a keeper. Caleb is currently on his second dish!!
I spent the day with my son and his family and got the joy of holding my newest grandchild, Josie while my son and daughter-in-law cooked my dinner. I took my Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook with me and they made the Tilapia Veracruz that is available on page 70. Their picture of it is much prettier than mine because I just snapped mine with a cell phone. I am down 13 pounds now while following their diet plan and eating mostly meals from their cookbook. I am getting more vegetables than I have been eating for the last few years. I really needed their book to help get me back on the path of regaining my health again. If you haven’t gotten their books yet I highly recommend doing so.
Trim and Healthy Mamas Plan
Trim and Healthy Mamas Cookbook
This was so light and spicy. I can’t wait to have it again. As wonderful as this was it came in second to holding my baby girl!! Caleb is a perfect big brother and loves her so much. I am one blessed Grandma that they all share and let me hold her!!
This recipe is from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook on Page 132. I won’t be giving the recipe and unfortunately the only place that you can get it is by purchasing the book but I just had to share. This is an excellent recipe. I think I may be making this at least monthly. It freezes well from what I have been told. I am down 12 pounds now by doing the Trim Healthy Mama plan. The food is fantastic and quick to make.
I am going to my son’s home tomorrow and I can’t wait to take him some of this to try. I know that he will love this. For those of you who struggle with what to feed your husband this one is a keeper. He will never know that it is healthy for him!
I have seen similar recipes all over the internet for several months. I didn’t add what a lot of other blogs have added to theirs so I am sharing the recipe here. This one is a very quick recipe. Let me give a disclaimer here. I do not like raw radishes at all. Once radishes are cooked you can’t taste the sharpness of them at all. I promise.
I use my Ninja Master Prep Professional daily since I started eating the Trim Healthy Mama plan. I love the shakes, ice creams and ease that it chops vegetables. I use the large one to make the quart shakes that I use as meal replacements and shakes. I use the smallest one to make the Cottage Berry Whip and to chop vegetables.
I used the smallest one this morning to chop the onion and radishes for the hash. It really is a time saver. I am single so I made this as a single serving this morning and this is what I came up with.
Bacon Radish Hash (single serving)
- Bacon- 4 slices, chopped
- Small Onion, chopped
- 6 large radishes, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Fry bacon in a skillet and when almost completely cooked through drain grease from pan and add Onion and Radishes that you have finely chopped. Cook until onions are cooked through and caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.
This recipe is a keeper. I have loved shepherd’s pie for many years and this one is a bit healthier than most. It has more vegetables in it than I remember from my childhood. This recipe always brings back many sweet memories. Whenever I went with my Aunt June to her Mom’s home I always hoped that she made her Shepherd Pie. Mrs Cottrell sure could cook.
When I made it as an adult I only added onion and green beans for the filling. The Trim Healthy Mamas add more vegetables. I have found that I need more vegetables than I had been eating so this recipe is a plus. I won’t be giving you the recipe unfortunately as this recipe is only available in their cookbook on page 134.
I love this cookbook. I use it daily. I even took it to Fed Ex today and had it spiral bound instead of the glued paperback that it comes in. I intend to use this cookbook for the duration of my diet. I am down 12 pounds now and I am not going hungry at all. The food is wonderful. To get the cookbook click below.
Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook