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Instant Pot – Tender Chicken Boobs 

Fork tender chicken boobs in the Instant Pot! Stupid easy and ready in 15 min! 

I used

 5 chicken breasts

Mrs Dash and garlic powder 

2 tbsp oil

2 cups vegetable stock 

Step 1

Turn Pot on to sauté 


Step 2 

Add oil to pot, sauté seasoned chicken breast in oil for about 2-3 minutes per side

Step 3 

Add vegetable stock to pot close lid and chose manual settings and set to 8 minutes. 

Let Pot natural release , serve! 

Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts – Instant Pot Recipe 

Stupid easy meal tonight!!!! 

Man oh man I love my Instant Pot! This meal came together so fast and that’s how I like it. As a gastric bypass patient I cannot eat dry meat as it just kills my pouch and I get sick- this chicken came out so moist and tender you can cut it with a fork! 

Here’s how it went down 

Place 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts in the stainless steel pot ( I used 5) 

Add in 1 cup of Honey Garlic sauce 

Add in 1/2 cup water 

Set instant pot to Poultry for 13 min then manually release when machine beeps done

Serve with rice and veggies and you have a complete meal

I don’t have the macro count for this but will add it later! Hey it’s chicken so it’s got lots of protein! 

Nom nom 

Vegan Brunch – Tofu Scramble 

Tofu scares me , I think I don’t like it ? You see I have had it in a few dishes and never liked it but now that I’ve crossed over to the vegan side I know I need to learn to cook it – properly . 

My initial attempt was a simple Tofu scramble for brunch . It was freaking awesome ! Here is how it went down . 

You will need 

1/4 block firm tofu ( I used organic) 

Diced onion, peppers and mushrooms

Oil 

Tex mex seasoning, garlic salt, onion and curry powder 

Nutritional yeast 

 

First off , get some oil heating up in the pan and add your veggies to sautée  . Take your 1/4 block of tofu and wrap in a paper towel , press down on it with something heavy 
  

Take a fork and crumble the tofu in a dish , then add all the spices  

   

Add the tofu to the pan of veggies and cook for about 5-7 minutes .  Top with nutritional yeast ( about a tbsp) 

 

Serve with vegan sausages and marble rye toast and you got yourself a kickass brunch !  

 

Veggie Bean Soup

Meatless Monday is upon us and what better way to clean out the fridge than a throw together soup! 

I literally went thru my fridge and pantry and this soup/stew came together . I don’t have an ingredient list but will show you what went down via pictures 

In a large stock pot add some oil and sautée garlic , onions , celery , carrots and chopped cabbage . 

Let cook on medium until softened , then add in diced sweet potatoes 

Add to the pot – 1 carton of low sodium vegetable broth and 1 large can of diced tomatoes 

I also added in some frozen edamame , 1/2 cup of pot barely and a package of vegetable soup mix , then rinse and drain a can of 6 bean blend , 1 can of lentils 

Let this simmer on low for about 1.5 hrs to let thicken and all veggies to tenderize . For spices I used salt , pepper , bay leaves, thyme , garlic powder and onion powder . Use whatever you like ! 

Serve with fresh bread and you have a hearty meal in a bowl 

Hey – look at my balls , protein balls !

Tee hee , I’ve made these before and tonight I whipped them up in like 5 min . They make a great grab and go breakfast or easy post workout snack . 

You will need

4 scoops Protein powder – I used chocolate 

6 big tbsp of Peanut or Any nut butter

2tsps Ground flaxseeds

2 tbsp Unsweetened Coconut 

2 tsp butterscotch chips 

2 big tsps of unsweetened cocoa powder 

2 cups of large flake oats

1 cup of water 

In a large bowl add the oats, flax,coconut,butterscotch chips, cocoa

Then add in protein powder and peanut butter

Mix well 

Roll into balls and refrigerate or freeze . 

These make a great breakfast when washed down with a Vega shake for on the go yummieness! 

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

No this is not an original recipe , there are a million of them out there .

Here is how I make mine and it’s super easy peasy .

You will need
2 cans Pillsbury Country Biscuits
1/2 bag frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 cans cream of chicken soup
Pepper

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In a bowl combine chicken , soup and vegetables. Add some pepper
Spray 2 muffin tins with Pam
Roll out biscuits and set in the muffin pan.

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Spoon chicken mixture into cups. Roll out another biscuit , cut in half and top the pie to make a crust.

Bake at 375 for about 20-22 minutes

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We like to eat these with gravy drizzled over top !

Enjoy !

Pizza Crust Cinnamon Buns

You know when you are just craving cinnamon buns and simply do not want to make it from scratch – well you do it Inkdgirl style (seriously , I do nothing from scratch)

I decided to make the kiddies a quick and easy dessert with what I had on hand. So this happened !

Pillsbury Pizza Crust Cinnamon Buns

1 can of Pillsbury pizza crust
3/4 cup of butter
Coconut sugar
Brown sugar
Cinnamon
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Cream the butter with the coconut sugar and cinnamon – I did not measure spices as I just kept tasting it until it was good !

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Spray a baking sheet with Pam then roll out the crust. Add the butter mixture spreading it evenly , sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top

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Roll up the crust

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Slice and spread buns evenly on the baking sheet , sprinkle a little brown sugar on top

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-14 minutes , let cool

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Top with this Sugar Free syrup or icing

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So freaking easy and yummy !

Flatout Foldit Southwest Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla

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Oh yummo !
Here is a quick and easy meal that takes less than 15 minutes to make!

You will need

1 pkg of Flatout Foldit wraps
Shredded cheese
Pre cooked chicken
Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning
Pre made Fiesta Dip
Tomato – diced
Avocado

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Step 1
Cut up pre cooked chicken and place in a bowl , season with Mrs Dash – to taste

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Step 2
Add 2 heaping tbsp of prepared Fiesta Dip to the chicken , mix

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Step 3
Spray a skillet with Pam , place wraps in there on low

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Step 4
Now layer into the wrap , cheese , chicken mix , tomatoes and more cheese , fold

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Step 5

Cover and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes per side , just enough time to melt cheese ! Serve with fresh avocado on the side

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Quick and easy !

Meatless Monday – Basil Pesto Linguine with Veggies

Here is yet another super easy Meatless Monday meal for you . This hearty meal cooks up in less than 20 minutes and you can feed your family when you are in a rush !

You will need

1 box of linguine
1 jar of prepared basil pesto
Diced carrots , cauliflower, mushrooms, celery , onions , peppers ( I like zucchini too but I had none in the fridge)
Garlic powder
Olive oil

First cut up all veggies and add to a large skillet with some olive oil and garlic powder , sautée until tender
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Meanwhile , in another pot boil noodles to al dente

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Add noodles to skillet with the veggies

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Remove from heat and add pesto

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Blend together and plate

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Easy peasy No Meat Meal !

The Easiest Cheesecake Recipe Ever !

I swear to god this is the easiest , simplest cheesecake recipe you will ever need . It can be made sugar free and lactose free too !

Here is what you will need

1 container of sour cream ( can use lactose free)
1 can of Blueberry or Cherry pie filling ( can use sugar free )
1 box of Jello pudding mix – vanilla or cheesecake flavor ( can use sugar free)
1 premade Graham pie crust

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Empty the container of sour cream in a mixing bowl , add in the pudding mix and stir

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Place this mixture into the pie crust

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Spread the pie filling on top of sour cream mixture

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Cover and let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving .

Seriously , how freaking easy was that !

You are welcome !

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