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Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

Hey Y’all! Today I’m talking about my favorite Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes. I cannot tell you enough positive things about my Instant Pot! I make everything from soup and ribs to potatoes and pudding in my instant pot. When I first found the Instant Pot, there weren’t a lot of recipes out there to draw inspiration from. But then, Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo revolutionized modern day Paleo cooking with her obsession with the Instant Pot. Bloggers took note and within one year I could find almost single recipe I’ve ever loved in Instant Pot fashion.  My absolute favorite things to make in the Instant Pot remain large quantities of meat. You make make divine, fall-off-the-bone ribs or whole chickens in less than ONE hour with this baby. It takes 8 hours (or more) or a slow cooker to do that. As if the thought of a Slow Cooker malfunction weren’t already on the forefront of my mind, This Is Us has ensured my 100% conversion to an Instant Pot. What once took 10 hours now takes 1 and I am A-Okay with that. Okay, on to the Good stuff — the food!   Cooking With Curls Faux-Tisserie Chicken Faux Chicken Pho Insant Pot Beef Short Ribs Instant Pot Chicken Salsa Soup NomNom Paleo’s Mexican Beef Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth Perfectly Cooked Sweet Potatoes Balsamic Pork Tenderloin 5 Minute Hard Boiled Eggs Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Instant Pot Butter Chicken Instant Pot Seafood Gumbo Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast Instant Pot Ratatouille…

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4 – 1 Week of Whole30 Meals

1 Week of Whole30 Meals

Hey y’all! Can you believe that we are heading into week 4 of this round of Whole30? This past week has by far been full of the easiest days so far. Today, I’m sharing 1 week of Whole30 meals – everything I plan to eat during Week 4! You can also check out what I’ve been eating during the first few weeks here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3      Instant Pot Chicken Salsa Soup – Your chicken might look more Red than this depending on the Salsa you use, so don’t freak out if yours does. I’ve had soups ranging from this yellow color to deep red and they’re all super yummy! Paleo Sesame Chicken – I’ve seen this recipe floating around for a while but have been skeptical. My sister LOVES Chinese takeout so I made this sesame chicken a few weeks ago and WOW, I wish I had started making it earlier. However, like traditional Chinese food, I don’t love this leftover so I only make enough enough to eat at one meal. Nom Nom Paleo’s Wonton Meatballs – Michelle can do no wrong in my eyes. I love these meatballs! I pre-form them on Meal Prep day and then cook them whenever I’m ready to eat. So delicious! Slow Cooker Butter Chicken – A few nights each week, I know ahead of time that I won’t have the desire/ability to create a meal after work. I love recipes that allow me to still stay compliant but don’t require an hour in the…

Whole30 Meals On The Go

Whole30 Meals on the go

One of the roadblocks I get the most regarding Whole30 goes something like this, ” I think this is a great idea, and I’d like to try it, but there’s just no way. I travel too much”. Look, I get that traveling while dieting is super inconvenient. But let’s be honest, will there ever be 30 days of our lives when we won’t be traveling, have after work commitments, have a sick child, have a spouse who’s traveling for work and unable to help prep, etc. There will ALWAYS be reasons to postpone your health and self-care.  The good news is, we don’t have to let these piddly excuses get in the way of progress for ourselves. The blogosphere is full of helpful Whole30s who have come before us to help prepare us for when situations are less than ideal regarding our Whole30 experience. Let’s take our journey out of the kitchen and talk about how to have satisfying and compliant whole30 meals on the go!    No Refrigerating, No Heat Meal Components     Remember to follow the Whole30 meal template: a meal should contain protein, veggies, and a plated fat. A Mini Meal should contain at least 2 of these components. If you don’t have items             handy or weren’t able to plan from home, don’t fear, a lot of these items can be found at gas stations or by popping in to a small grocery store that’s already on your path! Chomps Sticks – natural, sugar free,…

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2 – January 2018

Hi Everyone! I hope that your first week of Whole30 flew by as quickly as mine did. I’ve been creating Whole30 meal plan each week and I have learned so much since I started. Namely, that spending a few minutes each week looking at the week ahead, assessing which days I will have time to prepare lunch at home, which days I will need to throw a meal in the crock pot before heading out the door, and which days we will utilize a freezer meal, sets our family up for success.  Tonight, when I sat down to create next week’s plan, I realized that I had 2 commitments during lunch hours next weeks and 2 commitments during dinner hours. My plan is to prep those meals ahead of time, bring them to work, and eat ahead of the commitments. I really don’t like to eat out while on a Whole30 round, and since I’m planning ahead, I can go ahead and prep the needed meals ahead of time. Needless to say, this Sunday will require a bit more prepping than some others. I plan to make Chocolate chili, Asian Zoodle Soup, Wonton Meatballs, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Baked Potatoes, and prep the veggies during my prep. You can see more info. about my meal prep process in this 5 Ways to Rock Whole30 article. aAll recipes that I will use this week are linked below! Enjoy!   Asian Zoodle Soup Like Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets Roasted and Toasted Potato Wedges Crispy Brussel Sprouts…

Whole30 Prep Hacks – 5 Ways to Rock Whole30

5 Ways to Rock Whole30

the idea of Whole30 prep has a way of overwhelming us. Maybe it’s fear of the unknown: What exactly can I eat on this plan? How many eggs are too many? Will I do anything other than cook and clean my kitchen for a month? Maybe it’s a belief that we simply cannot live without our nightly dessert or glass(es) of wine. Maybe it’s because we know we need to change our relationship with food, but we really don’t if Whole30 will work out for our particular situation. Whatever the root cause may be, I believe that in order to complete a successful Whole30, you really do need to be bought in to the validity and substance of the program, which brings me to the Number 1 key to a successful Whole30.. here are my 5 ways to Rock Whole30   1 – Educate yourself  To complete a successful Whole30, you must educate yourself on the in’s and out’s of the program. Make it your mission to become a subject matter expert in the field of Whole30. The reasons for this are twofold: 1. You will be better able to create satisfying meals for yourself and 2. you will be able to recall the reason behind all of the restrictions the program has. If you can articulate to yourself – and nosey coworkers of family members – exactly why you believe cutting grains is a good health choice for you, you will have a greater chance of succeeding in the program. For…

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 1 – January 2018

Whole30 Meal Plan

Hey y’all! I hope this post finds you well and excited for your first round of Whole30! I’m sharing my Whole30 Meal Plan with you week by week in the hopes that this will help get your creative juices flowing and keep you motivated on the round. Some of these recipes are mine but most of them are from other Paleo and Whole30 food bloggers and I  am linking to their sites throughout the post.        Whole30 Week One Recipes Used: Chocolate Chili from Well Fed   Southwest Turkey Burgers Oven Roasted Potatoes Pancetta Egg Cups Spinach Salad Brussel Sprouts White Chicken Chili Big O Bacon Burgers Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup Sweet and Spicy Chicken — NOTE: Instead of Honey, substitute 1/3 c date paste Salsa Chicken — NOTE: Just the chicken, not the tacos Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Try to be mindful of the Whole30 Meal Template when planning meals. It’s important to have the appropriate of protein, vegetables, and plated fats for each meal. You can also check this article with Whole30 Sides and Snack inspiration! Fore more Whole30 meal plan inspiration, check out my Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 Plans! If you liked this post you should check out  my Facebook The Hungry Mommy, Instagram @that_paleo_mom, and Pinterest The Hungry Mommy! I’ve also started a Facebook Accountability group for anyone on a round called Whole30 Journey Guidance and Support See you there!    

Whole30 Soup and Stew Recipe Roundup

whole30 soup and stew recipes

One of my favorite things about the winter is cozying up under warm throw blankets and sipping on hot soup. Growing up in the South, most of the favorite soups were naturally cream-based. During my first whole30 a few years ago, I gained an entirely new appreciation for broth based soups and stews! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite Whole30 soup and stew recipes! Instant Pot Chicken Salsa Soup – my favorite part of this soup is that it can all be done in less than one hour in ONE POT. Put this on your meal plan for next week! Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup – Everyone loves a great slow cooker recipe, especially during Whole30. This is a classic, hearty soup that the whole family is sure to love!  Roasted Red Pepper Soup – I love pairing this red pepper soup with a crisp salad and lime infused dressing. This is also a great option to make now and freeze for later! Roasted Poblano Beef Stew – Do not skip Roasting the poblanos on a gas grill or broiling them in the oven. The smokiness these peppers add is the difference between good beef stew and GREAT beef stew. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili – The spices in this soup are incredibly satisfying and take me away to a fiesta by the sea. Make sure to use the full fat coconut milk for the extra creaminess!  Whole30 Zuppa Toscana Soup – This soup has been a game-changer for us. One of my girlfriends…

Last Minute Whole30 Prep

Last Minute Whole30 Prep

Hi Guys!  I’m feverishly working to get the rest of our meal plan and grocery lists together this morning! I’m also placing a quick Amazon order of some things that we will all need to get through the program. If you head over to Amazon, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime and get free 2 day shipping to get all your goods to you in time to start next week!  Lara Bars– about half of all Lara Bars are Whole30 compliant and my favorite of those are Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, and Lemon Bar     Extra Tupperware– I HATE mismatched Tupperware so about once every couple years I throw everything out and re order these Rubbermaid sets. They all stack easily, are dishwasher safe, and don’t stain. Rubbermaid 42 piece set   Ghee– Ghee (aka clarified butter) is a big staple for us during the program. I always end up needing more than I planned on so I’m order some more today. This is my favorite but any brand will work!     Coconut Oil– Again, I always use more coconut oil than I think I will. Ordering more just to be safe Hard Boiled Egg Cooker – Trust this. You will eat so, so many eggs while on the Whole30. This super convenient egg cooker will hard boil 7 eggs in 9 minutes! The best part, is they then peel PERFECTLY without a ton of hassle.    Chomps Bars– these are great…

Whole30 Recipes Roundup – BREAKFAST edition!

Whole30 Breakfasts

This article has affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn commission if you choose to purchase products/services through these links. Please trust that I will not sponsor products/services I have not personally tried and found to have been of high quality and service. The commission from these products help to support The Hungry Mommy brand. Thanks! Can you all believe that we are about to close out 2017? I literally JUST got used to writing “2017” and we’re about to jump into a whole new year. With every new year comes new diets and new eyes on the Whole30 program. I’m very excited to help a new group of people through their Whole30 journey by providing these delicious recipe roundups from some of my favorite Paleo and Whole30 Food Bloggers.  First, I have to say that I have personally tried each and everyone one of these recipes and can attest to their greatness. These roundups will be categorized by traditional meal type – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – but as we all know, during a Whole30 round, soup for breakfast and eggs for dinner are totally normal. If you have any questions about what specifically is On or Off plan, consider bookmarking a few of these Whole30 references.   Official Whole30 Rules Whole30 Meal Template Whole30 Shopping List   If you haven’t already, consider purchasing the official Whole30 Books to make sure that you’re understanding of the plan and purpose are solid.     Ok, now that…

What’s the Difference: Comparing Whole30 and Paleo

Whole30 vs paleo

Over the past few months I’ve had a lot of people ask me what the difference between Whole30 and Paleo diets are, what are the various advantages and disadvantages to the two, and how to pick which one to try. First, I have to say that I’m not a Whole30 expert, just a follower of the plan! We do stick to a mostly Paleo lifestyle when not on Whole30, but we indulge every now and then..and that’s where the differences of the two start to emerge. All Whole30 recipes are also Paleo but not all Paleo recipes are Whole30 compliant. This for 2 reasons: 1.Paleo allows for “recreations” of foods that aren’t on a Paleo Diet while Whole30 expressly prohibits recreating food that isn’t allowed on the program.     On the Paleo diet, you can create a Cauliflower crusted Pizza or decadent dessert and still be adhering to a Paleo lifestyle. However, while on Whole30, we are meant to physically, psychologically, and emotionally break off our relationships with the food groups we are abstaining from – grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol, sugar- and to do that requires not recreating them out of compliant ingredients. The thought is that, while on Whole30, making a cauliflower crusted pizza is giving in to our mind in that we can’t live without pizza (or something that resembles it).  2.Paleo allows for added sweetener in the form of honey, agave, etc. while Whole30 does not   The Whole30 Program is completely without added sugar or sweeteners…