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
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Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

BRRRR, it’s cold outside!

Soups are one of my favorite things to fix in the winter, especially because I can do them in my Instant Pot now.

Haven’t tried an Instant Pot yet? Do yourself a big favor and check out the benefits right now!

I love traditional red meaty chili, but I found myself really wanting a chicken based white chili, so after a little experimentation and recommendations here’s my current favorite!

Ingredients

Group 1

  • 4 Chicken Breast (ours were fresh)
  • 12 oz of Green Salsa
  • 64 oz of Chicken broth
  • 1 Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons of Oregano

Group 2

  • 2 cups of frozen Corn
  • 4 cans of Great Northern Beans
  • Juice from one Lime
  • One bunch of Cilantro chopped

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ONE HOUR Instant Pot Gumbo

I’m a Louisiana girl. I grew up in north Louisiana and I lived in south Louisiana for 8 years… and believe me when I say Cajuns know how to cook! 

Also, most traditional Cajun recipes are NOT healthy…. 

Now, being a Louisiana girl… I have a special place in my heart for gumbo. It’s the perfect meal for a cold fall or winter day!

The basis of the dish is the roux (a mix of flour and oil cooked into a peanut buttery consistency). The roux is the HEART of a good gumbo. A lot of my friends in Louisiana didn’t make the roux themselves, but bought a bottle of pre-made roux… but it really can be made at home from scratch! read more

The One Appliance Your Kitchen is Missing

So I LOVE to cook, (sometimes… lol)

I love the finished product and the feeling that comes from preparing healthy dishes for my family (and knowing what they are putting in their bodies!)

But there are times that I’m just not excited to hit the kitchen and do the meal prep and the cooking.

Ever been there?

Enter the “Instant Pot”

You might be wondering “Instant what?”…

Basically, an Instant Pot is a multi-use and programmable electric pressure cooker. When I first heard about this I was like “So what?”, but consider what this bad boy can do! read more