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Pressure Cooker Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup

Pressure Cooker Recipe - Chicken Mexican Soup

Pressure Cooker Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup

Let me start by saying that when you take a spoonful of this soup it is so full of flavor you can just skip the extra carbs in toppings. I love topping chilis and soups like this, but I found myself not craving a bit of cheese or sour cream making this a very low carb soup in 30 minutes!

Soup Recipe

Loaded with nothing but beans, veggies, chicken and low-sodium broth it was a hit in my home. I looked over several recipes online and every one I saw included some sort of ingredient I didn’t have so I opened my pantry and started throwing things into a pot and magic was made. More recipes like this HERE!

Instant Pot Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup
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Instant Pot Recipe – Chicken Mexican Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 can (2 cups) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 standard can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 standard can of pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 standard can of low sodium kernal corn
  • 1 standard can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 small jar or about 1 cup of black bean salsa
  • 1 packet mild taco seasoning
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Open all canned ingredients. Rinse and drain any and add into Instant Pot
  2. Place chicken breasts in pot sprinkled with a little S & P.
  3. Pour salsa and taco seasoning in then the broth. Give it a stir around the chicken, coating the chicken well so it is submerged.
  4. Set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 3 minutes. I like to natural release for 10-15 minutes but you can release right away
  5. Remove Chicken and shred then place back in pot and turn on Keep Warm mode until ready to serve
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Instant Pot Recipe - Mexican Chicken Soup

What did I use to make this recipe a success?

Pressure Cooker Recipe - Chicken Mexican Soup

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Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

There is nothing more satisfying than creating an instant pot recipe unless that meal tastes great and is low in carbs to help you with your diet goals. Find even more recipes HERE!

You will notice that my recipe includes onions and peppers (a great way to use them up before they go bad), but the picture does not show any. This is because the night I made this I wasn’t aware my husband had used up my veggies in the omelettes he made us in that days breakfast so this dish you see was minus those veggies so I added some steamed broccoli to the plate.

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken
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3 ratings

Yield: 4-5

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 short jar of black bean salsa (about 2 cups)
  • sliced onion
  • sliced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Riced cauliflower

Instructions

  1. Place chicken and onions, peppers in the pot. Pour the salsa and stock over the chicken and veggies. Add the curry powder. Cover and set pressure to high for 13 minutes. Release pressure and remove chicken to slice. Add the coconut milk to the juices in the cooker and stir 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken back in while you prepare the sides. Serve over riced cauliflower
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Having the right gadgets makes this meal so easy! Here is what I used:

Low-Carb Instant Pot Recipe: Curry Chicken

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Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

When your husband comes to you one day and says he wants to start eating healthier but no real plan that is the beginning of a lifestyle change. He wants to lose weight and knew he has little control over will power and we discussed the type of regimen we wanted to follow. I am not overweight but I could shed a few so I decided to join him on the journey to mainly eat healthier and be a partner with him to help keep him motivated.

We decided to choose – and tweak- the paleo diet. Basically it was very low carbs. That meant no breads, pasta, rice, cereals, tortillas, some cheeses and sugars. It is hard to suddenly get creative. We do allow ourselves a cheat night a week. After 3 months my husband is down 42 pounds and me 8.

egg roll

This latest recipe has been a hit! I was asked twice this night to make it so I will finally share! By Naked Chicken Egg Rolls I mean you make the insides but no pastry to roll them in. Very low carbs and filling!

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe
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2 ratings

Yield: 4

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken (can use ground turkey or pork as well)
  • 1 Bag of Coleslaw mix w/o the dressing
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 C low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 heaping tbsp pure sesame oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • sliced almonds (optional)
  • chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by stirring together garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil
  2. Cook ground chicken in a large wok until heated through
  3. Add the entire bag of coleslaw and sauce
  4. Stir all together and leave on heat no more than 2-3 minutes so you still have some crunch in the cabbage
  5. Garnish with onions and almonds if you desire!
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My recipe is derived from this recipe I found on Tip Hero just changing a few things to our taste!

Here are some items I used to get my meal done right!

Find more recipes like this HERE!

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

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4 Cocktail Recipes for Your New Years Eve

4 Cocktail Recipes for Your New Years Eve

As I am writing this post to share some cocktail recipes with you I am sipping on a refreshing Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry water. We love these drinks and I don’t buy soda anymore because Sparkling Ice takes care of the carbonated beverage cravings with zero calories, sugars and fats. Did you know you can make great tasting cocktails with Sparkling Ice beverages? Here are 4 of them below for you.

Prosecco Punch

Recipe CreditSparkling Ice

INGREDIENTS

1 Part Prosecco
DIRECTIONS
Mix together and garnish with small lavender sprig
Prosecco Punch Recipe
Sparkle Shots
Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice
INGREDIENTS
1oz Vodka
½ oz lime juice
Sprinkle Rim, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a shot glass with a sprinkle rim and serve.
Sparkling Shots
Prosecco Superiore Skewer
Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita
Servings: 2
INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
8-10 frozen cranberries
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
DIRECTIONS
Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass ¾ with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.
ALTERNATE OPTION
For a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar.

 

Prosecco with Cranberry

Ginger Raspberry Sparkler

Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted
INGREDIENTS
1/3 oz Raspberry Puree
1.5 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini, Lemon/Lime
Splash of Limoncello
4 oz Champagne
Squeeze of Lime Juice Fresh
Raspberries
DIRECTIONS
Stir raspberry puree, Brooklyn Crafted Mini Lemon/Lime and Limoncello in a champagne flute. Top with champagne and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with raspberries and enjoy!

 

Raspberry Ginger
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Low Carb Chicken Pea Penne Recipe

Low Carb Chicken Pea Penne Recipe

Being on a low carb diet makes it hard to get creative. We have cut rices, most pasta and breads. Only poultry and lean pork and lots of fresh veggies and fruits. I can stare at a chicken breast a thousand hours some nights and am just flat out of creativity. Then one day you realize you have some peas, chicken and Explore Cuisine in the kitchen and crave pasta, but because we aren’t eating the sauces you just get creative anyway. Here is my Low Carb Chicken Pea Penne and it was a hit!

Explore Cuisine

The only pasta we keep in our cupboard is Explore Cuisine because it is made with real veggies and lentils like edamame chickpea and green lentils. These are loaded with plant-based protein, are USDA Organic and Gluten free. They taste incredible. The closest store to me that carries Explore Cuisine is an Albertsons 30 minutes away and I will head there to stock up. I have approved this pasta for a once a week meal on our diet.

low carb chicken penne

Everything is cooked separately then it all comes together with some herbs, parmesan and olive oil in the end.

organic lentil pasta

Low Carb Chicken Pea Penne Recipe
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Low Carb Chicken Pea Penne Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Penne
  • Chicken Breast (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 Cup cooked Peas
  • 1/4 Cup + extra for topping Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken with oregano, salt, pepper, basil in 2 tbsp olive oil until done. While the chicken is cooking, boil water and cook the penne. Once penne is done, drain and set aside. I just put it back in the same pan I cooked chicken in to stay warm. In the (now empty) pasta pot cook garlic in 1/2 Cup of olive oil until browned. Add the pasta, chicken and cooked peas. Add 1/4 C parmesan and stir. plate the pasta and top with a sprinkle of parmesan and parsley.
http://parentinghealthy.com/low-carb-pea-penne/

penne with chicken

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad

I have partnered with Goya Foods for feature

 #MeatlessMonday

What is your Meatless Monday go to dish? Goya challenged me with a creative Meatless Monday recipe and I had to use Goya Coconut Milk and/or Cream of Coconut. This recipe is a hybrid. I make a peanut sauce we all love and then took the contents of a standard broccoli salad and instead of the vinegar and mayo, I used my peanut dressing. Hence, the Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad. It was a hit!

My peanut sauce has a bit of a twist from a standard peanut sauce recipe. I use coconut milk and instead of red pepper flakes I use chili powder. It has a kick! The key thing to note is my peanut sauce recipe makes more than you need for the broccoli salad, so keep the rest in a jar to use for another meal that week!

If you like this recipe, try my other recent Goya recipe HERE!

Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad
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Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 2 Heads Broccoli (just the florets, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/4 cup of Craisins or raisins
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seed kernels (sliced almonds are good too instead)
  • Peanut sauce
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Goya Coconut Milk
  • 3 tbsp rice vingear
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Wok or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Mix all together for the sauce and pour over salad ingredients. You can serve right away or chill and omit the sunflower kernels for right before serving.
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Goya has partnered with the Meatless Monday campaign to promote Goya;s “Can Do” initiative. For every can of Goya Coconut Milk purchased in November and December, Goya will donate products to Feeding America. The food will then be distributed to families in need at local food banks across the country. The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social and environmental causes.  By the end of the year, Goya will donate at least 600,000 pounds of food.