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.
This is another book review for you but this one is a diet plan that shows you which foods to combine to help your body to burn fuel correctly and lose weight. Two ladies wrote the book together. It is an easy read and I will be honest to skipping a bit of it. I didn’t see where I personally needed to read the chapters on nursing/breastfeeding while eating this way or the eating plan for a man.
I started the book on Sunday and it jumps right in explaining how to do the plan. Then the rest of the book is going into ways to fine tune it for you and even gives you food plan suggestions. They break the meals up into two categories. S Plans are for Satisfying and E Plans are for Energizing. This video explains the concept.
Trim Healthy Mama Plan
I started their food plan on Monday morning and by this morning (Saturday) I have already lost 5 pounds. Even though it is only 5 pounds I can tell that I have lost several inches in just one week. It isn’t much different than what I have suggested for years. I also have said many times to put 4 hours between meals but they explain which foods you need to combine together and which foods should not be combined. I was happy to see that my muffins are still allowed on this plan! 🙂
I do recommend reading this book and following their plan. I would say about the second half of the book was done to advertise food items that they have for sale on their sight. I don’t plan to purchase any of the foods but luckily for us we don’t need to do that to still follow the plan and eat healthily.
There are several facebook pages that are set up for people to share their meal plans and recipes which also tell you whether the recipe is an S or E. I am looking forward to making new recipes again and getting my A1C down.