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1 Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

Instant Pot Low Carb Hearty Italian Soup  

Oh my goodness. I can’t believe this was low carb 

 

Even better, it took less than an hour to prepare and could be done completely in my Instant Pot!

 

I’m always looking for a quick and easy meal I can throw together in my Instant Pot. This ONE appliance has made it so much easier for me to cook more healthy meals at home – that tastes delicious!

 

You are going to love this! 

 

 

Ingredients

* 2 lb ground beef
* 2 bags of frozen cauliflower florets 

* 1 bag of frozen onion and pepper blend
* 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
* 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
* 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
* 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic from jar
* 1.5 quarts of beef broth
* 2 teaspoons arrowroot mixed with enough water to make a paste
* 1 cup heavy whipping cream read more

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

 

Salmon Cake Spinach Salad

I’ve shared previously with you my Waffle Iron Salmon Cake recipe using coconut flour like  Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour.

Today I’m going to share an awesome relish that goes perfectly with the Salmon Cakes (or burgers or grilled chicken… the uses are endless!)

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

This relish is a great compliment because of all the textures and flavors it adds to any dish.

The cucumber adds a nice crunch with a clean fresh flavor.

The tomato adds a mild sweetness.

The avocado adds a smooth, creamy texture to hold it all together.

I hope you enjoy this relish as much as we do!

 

Salmon Cake Spinach Salad

 

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The Best Recipes of March

Best Recipes of March!

 

The Best Recipes of March

 

We have had a lot of fun on Grassfed Mama so far this year. I wanted to highlight some of our top post so far from March.

1) Best Brownie in a Mug

This is always a crowd pleaser. I created this recipe when I was pregnant and dealing with gestational diabetes.  I was needing a snack that I could fix quickly during a nap and that I actually wanted to eat (crazy pregnancy taste buds). I would make this every day (and sometimes twice a day if I needed the extra energy).

When I was pregnant I would use almond butter instead of peanut flour. After I had my baby, I was introduced to peanut flour. I loved how I could make this brownie in a mug with the extra benefit of coconut oil. I get raving reviews from readers how they love it too. Hope you enjoy my Best Brownie in a Mug.  (Sugar Free and Grain Free!)

Adapted from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjgarbutt/5646262735/

Adapted from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjgarbutt/5646262735/

 

2) Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Casserole {or Salad}

The people have spoken, and they love meat! We love this Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak meal too, because it is so easy to throw together. I love to eat it on a salad with warmer days ahead. How do you like it? Casserole or Salad?

Low Carb Philly cheesesteak salad

3) Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Bars {No Bake, Sugar free and Grain free}

These babies are a new favorite! I love how easy they are to make, plus they are full of healthy fats from the coconut oil.  I love that they even have a special ingredient that helps you detox… wonder what it is? Click for the Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Bars to find out! 

Lemon Coconut Cheesecake

4) Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Who loves chocolate? Me, me! This

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Cluster read more

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

ditch your sugar cravings
ditch your sugar cravings

 

Homemade sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters can be easy to make at home. I started making my own sugar free candy a few month ago when I realized how much sugar was in even the dark chocolate candy bars. I love chocolate and wanted a way to enjoy it without all the sugar.

 

Why should you make homemade candy?

1) Cheaper

Good quality sugar free candy is expensive!

2) Quick and easy dessert

Dessert can be ready in less than 20 minutes!

3) Healthy

Using coconut oil and stevia, these candies are actually quite healthy for you… so no guilt if you happen to eat the whole batch in one sitting (not me of course, cough) read more

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

We are having a snow filled winter here in Virginia. This Louisiana girl doesn’t know what all this white stuff is that keeps falling from the sky. Thankfully, I don’t have much reason to leave the house when it snows so I get to stay warm and cook for my family.

I love cooking this Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup on a snow day when it has all morning to simmer. Soup is the perfect winter meal. 

Soup can be a lunch or dinner during the winter months to warm and satisfy you. Bone broths are so full of nutrients that keep you and your family healthy during the sick months. Broths are also one of the 4 foods that all kids should be eating!  This is one that your kids will want to eat two bowls full of. What kid can resist cheese?

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Cheeseburger soup is full of all the cheese and meat that you would expect from a cheeseburger with all the vegetables that you love from a vegetable soup. It is the perfect combination. You can adjust the vegetables that your family loves the most. We found some local squash this past week, so it was just the right vegetable to include in this low carb soup.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

I like to add a little glucomannan into my soup to thicken it with no added carbs and staying gluten free. I buy mine off of amazon. You can probably also find it in your local health food store (or use xanthan gum or another thickener if you like).

 

I hope you enjoy this Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup as much as we do.

What are your favorite vegetables to add into a low carb soup?

 

P.S. Looking for a way to help your kids get more Fruits and Veggies in their diet WITHOUT them complaining about it? Check out this helpful little trick I use daily!

 

 

This post is linked up to Weekend Wind-down Friday Blog Link up and Weekend Wellness and Healing with Food and Sweet and Savory Link up and Motivational Mondays and Recipe Sharing Monday and Nomday Monday and Monday’s Musings and Naturally Living Mondays and Mama Moment Mondays and Thank Goodness it’s Monday and In and Out of the Kitchen  and Trim and Healthy Tuesdays and

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Adapted from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stmaartenpiloot/6485367553/Why I am a Trim Healthy Mama read more

Homemade Dark Chocolate

I love dark chocolate!

I’m talking about that love that you just can’t go a week without… or a day even!

When that craving hits, you don’t want to be reaching for a candy bar.

Commercial chocolate is full of ingredients that are not healthy for you, even though chocolate itself is actually pretty healthy.

Commercial chocolate has processed sugar in it… not good for stable blood sugars or for weight loss.

Dark chocolate is a good source of Magnesium and antioxidants. More on Magnesium here and a magnesium oil recipe. 

Coconut oil is amazing for you! It can speed up your metabolism and help increase weight loss. It can help with brain function.

Lauric acid in coconut oil kills bacteria, fungi and viruses. Plus it taste good too. Get in my belly!

Homemade dark chocolate peanut clusters

So onto the Homemade Dark Chocolate Recipe 

You will need the following:

            Coconut oil is the base of this chocolate. If it is winter, you can keep your homemade sugar free chocolate solid on your counter. I keep it in my fridge so the chocolate stays solid like a regular chocolate bar.

You can mix everything together easily and pour into molds or into a shallow glass 8×8 sized pan. I like to make mine in silicon molds now, because it is easier to release the candy from than the pans.

I like to melt my coconut oil (or at least have it at a semi-melted state) for easier mixing.

Homemade dark chocolate peanut clusters

If you like chocolate with a little more crunch – Check out my Chocolate Peanut Clusters!

Plus, a great addition to this dark chocolate would be some yummy Keto Coffee – amiright?? Eating Healthy Fats couldn’t be more Delicious!

Top 3 Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipes

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3 Trim and Healthy Chicken Nugget Recipes

Chicken Nuggets are such a staple in most kid’s diets (and some adults too!). We love the taste of fried chicken in little tasty bites… But all too frequently American’s feel trapped into getting fast food Chicken Nuggets. 

We know that McDonald’s isn’t health food, but we expect to be eating only fried chicken and breading when you order their chicken nuggets. 

It can’t be too bad, right?

Natural News.com released a forensic investigation to find out what was in McDonald’s chicken nuggets. The chicken nuggets that were inspected were from a McDonald’s located in Austin. Tx.

The investigators found several items in the chicken nuggets that were not chicken or breading!

1) Dark black hair like structures

Where did these come from since chickens don’t have hair?

2)  Red Splotches

3) Spherical green object resembling algea

To see the pictures and video more closely, follow this link. 

This is just one reminder that we do not want to be eating this processed food. Chicken nuggets are far from the natural source of a chicken. 

Thankfully we don’t have to throw out the chicken nuggets with the bath water.

There is an answer.

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We can make our own Healthy Chicken Nuggets. Here are 3 different easy healthy recipes: 

Paleo Flaky Chicken Nuggets 

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Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets Recipe – –

These almond flour chicken nuggets would be Trim Healthy Mama approved for a satisfying S meal! 

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The Little Mom who Could even shares her Energizing (E meal) Oat Crusted Chicken 

So let’s leave the mystery objects at McDonald’s and enjoy our Tasty Homemade Nuggets! read more