Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes

Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes – Recipe Roundup of 8 Shakes, Frosties, and Smoothies. Gluten-free, Soy-free, Low-carb, Trim Healthy Mama

Dairy-Free & Sugar-Free Smoothies & Frosties - Gluten-free, THM

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These smoothies and frosties are so yummy and refreshing and work perfectly with Trim Healthy Mama!  I have eight different flavors to share with you and I added one more at the end for fun.

  • These smoothies and frosties call for  glucomannan. If you aren’t used to using glucomannan, it’s a healthy starch that is very low carb and adds a thickening, light creamy texture to the shake. I haven’t seen it in stores yet, but you can find it on Amazon. You can make these drinks without it, but you’ll lose a little of the creamy effect and since we’re doing this dairy free we need all the creaminess we can get. I have read where xanthan gum could be used as a substitute, but I haven’t tried that personally. Either Now Glucomannan or THM Glucomannan would work well.
  • The added collagen in this drink gives you a good amount of protein to help make this a more satisfying snack. THM Integral Collagen or Custom Collagen works well in this recipe. It’s also great for your skin and joints.

Here are the 8 Smoothies & Frosties:

Frosted Strawberry Lemonade - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes

Frosted Strawberry Lemonade

Frosted Mocha - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes

Frosted Mocha

Copycat Orange Julius - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Frosties, and Smoothies

Copycat Orange Julius

White Root Beer Frosty - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Frosties, and Smoothies

White Root Beer Frosty

Strawberry Banana Frosty - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Frosties, and Smoothies

Strawberry Banana Frosty

Mango Vanilla Frosty - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Frosties and Smoothies

Mango Vanilla Frosty

Frosted Vanilla Blackberry Lemonade - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Frosties, and Smoothies

Frosted Vanilla Blackberry Lemonade

Frosted Lemonade - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Frosties, and Smoothies

Frosted Lemonade

And one more for fun!

Strawberry Limeade - Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Shakes, Smoothies, & Frosties

Strawberry Limeade

I hope you enjoy these drinks and that they help you on your journey of health and feeling well!

8 Smoothies & Frosties Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Gluten-free, THM, Protein Drinks

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe Roundup

Spaghetti Squash Recipe Roundup – Enjoy these delicious gluten-free recipes using spaghetti squash. Sugar-free, Low-carb, Trim Healthy Mama, some are dairy-free.

Spaghetti Squash Recipe Roundup - Low-carb, Trim Healthy Mama

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How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

This humble little squash looks pretty plain, but inside it’s full of amazing strands of spaghetti shaped squash. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is serving it with a spaghetti sauce and meatballs! That’s always good, but there is so much more you can make so that’s why I wanted to bring together this spaghetti squash recipe roundup so we all can have more ideas and ways to use this wonderful low-carb vegetable!

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Let’s start with my post on How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash. The following recipes are on plan with Trim Healthy Mama. The first list features recipes that are dairy-free and the second list features recipes that include dairy.

Dairy-free Spaghetti Squash Recipes:

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Low Carb THM-S

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo – MamaShire

Buttery Garlic, Mushroom and Chive Spaghetti Squash – Oh Sweet Mercy

Low-Carb Chicken Soup – Wholesomeyum

Spaghetti Squash "Hashbrowns"

How to Make Squashbrowns – Oh Sweet Mercy

Roasted Garlic and Kale Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes – The Roasted Root

Paleo Baked Spaghetti – Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

Recipes for Spaghetti Squash that include dairy:

Tuna Casserole with Spaghetti Squash - Spaghetti Squash Recipe Roundup

Tuna Casserole – Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Carbonara – Wholesomeyum

Cheesy Broccoli Spaghetti Squash Casserole – Low Carb Yum

 

Garlic Cream Sauce Spaghetti Squash

Garlic Cream Sauced Spaghetti Squash – Northern Nester

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash – Joy Filled Eats

Turkey Taco Shells – SkinnyTaste

Spicy Bacon Chicken Bake

Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole – MamaShire (sheep dairy)

Chicken Squash Dressing – My Table of Three

Spaghetti Squash Bites - Spaghetti Squash Recipe Roundup


Spaghetti Squash Bites – Joy Filled Eats

Green Chile Chicken Casserole – Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen

Let us know if you have any other tips about spaghetti squash in the comments! Happy Cooking!

 

 Spaghetti Squash Recipe Roundup – Enjoy these delicious gluten-free recipes using spaghetti squash. Sugar-free, Low-carb, Trim Healthy Mama, some are dairy-free. #trimhealthymama #thm #spaghettisquash #lowcarb

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Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes – 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

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Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing the 3 qt., 6 qt., and the 8 qt.

Last year during Amazon Prime Day I purchased a 6 qt. Instant Pot that was on sale. And I quickly realized what a great addition it was to my kitchen. The first thing I made was a continuous beef bone broth. I cooked the broth under pressure and then switched to slow cooking and kept it going for several days. We were having cups of delicious and healthy bone broth everyday and I simply added additional water each day to replace what we had taken from it.

I did take a break from using it for several months after my husband passed away, simply because I didn’t want to cook at all. This spring I started using it again and have come to depend on it. It definitely makes my work in the kitchen easier and simpler.

This year when Amazon Prime Day came (July 10-11) I wanted to get my daughter her own Instant Pot as she’ll be getting married this fall. The one that was on special was the 8 qt. size. When it arrived we realized how much bigger it really was than the one I already had.

Then just a few days later my sister told me about the newest Instant Pot that was a 3 qt. size. I immediately began thinking of ways that this size would be helpful. When it arrived we were instantly struck by how small and cute it was!

Now one thing about Instant Pots is that even though they are called Instant they really aren’t instant. They still need to come up to pressure to cook and that can take several minutes or more. But would the smaller Instant Pot come to pressure quicker and make my meals a little faster? Which one would work best for everyday use?

While I don’t really have gold locks, I did want to test them all out and compare them and see which one I liked best.

So let’s take a look at all three of them.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

Starting out let’s look at their general size. The little 3 qt. is just adorable and lightweight. It would be easy to find a place on your counter for it.

The 6 qt. is a nice moderate height. I have an old farmhouse and the upper cabinets in my kitchen come down low so not very many appliance fit under my cabinets. But this one does! I always pull it out when I cook with it so when I release the steam it doesn’t go directly on the cabinets.

The 8 qt. is definitely a big girl. She isn’t going to be tucked away anywhere. She’s going to be a show stopper and take up her fair share of the space.

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

The inside of each pot is where the real action is going to be happening and how much can fit in it.

There are several things to think about when looking at the diameter. A frozen roast of good size isn’t going to fit in the 3 qt. If I’m going to be doing any freezer cooking where I place a frozen meal in the pot to cook I’ll need to be sure to freeze the meal in a container that will be slightly smaller than the diameter of the pot.

Also the “pot in pot” method should be considered too. The “pot in pot” method is cooking foods inside the pot in smaller pots, like ball jars, ramekins, or stackable pans. This method would work in all three sizes, but will be limited with the smaller 3 qt.

To give a comparison of the size of each I placed this large steamer basket inside each one.

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

The 3 qt. has room for the steamer with the sides straight up.

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

The 6 qt has room for the steamer with the sides spread out about half way.

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

The 8 qt. has room for the steamer to spread the sides out about 3/4 the way.

Of course you can close the sides on the steamer and enclose what is being cooked and even layer this above another dish, but this way you can get a feel for the size difference.

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

All three of these Instant Pots come with a wire rack, a measuring cup, two spoons, and a little cup that attaches to the back of the pot to catch condensation. They each come with a recipe book, general instruction book, and a quick look sheet.

The Three Instant Pots test:

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

The things that you can cook in the Instant Pot is endless. To that end I have several links at the end of this post featuring delicious recipes that would be just the tip of the iceberg.

So I wanted to cook something that was common and that I had success with already with my 6 qt. pot. I decided to make the brown rice recipe that is included in the recipe book that comes with each Instant Pot. I put the 2 cups of brown rice in each pot. Added in 2 1/2 cups of water and closed the lids. Made sure the steam valve was closed and set the pots on Manual/Pressure Cook for 22 minutes.

As soon as they started I set that timer and watched the pots. I was ready to jot down the time that it took for each one to come to pressure and then begin to do actual 22 minutes of cooking at pressure.

Which one would get to pressure first. I thought that the 3 qt. would be the first, but I was wrong. The first to come to pressure was the 6 qt.

The 6 qt. took 8:47 minutes to come to pressure.

The 8 qt. took 9:46 minutes to come to pressure.

The 3 qt. took 11:15 minutes to come to pressure.

I was really surprised.

When the pots were all done and the pressure had been released the surface area of the pots did seem to make a difference on the final outcome of the rice. All the pots of rice were perfectly cooked, but the width of pot of the 8 qt. seemed to make the rice cook a little more and almost was sticking to the bottom of the pot in a few spots. The 3 qt. rice was the fluffiest and prettiest and there was no sticking at all. The 6 qt. seemed somewhat in the middle, nicely cooked, no sticking, but not as fluffy as the 3 qt.

I really thought the 3 qt. would come to pressure quicker and make the total cooking time less.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

The fact that you can put the food in, close the lid, push a couple of buttons, and then walk away, even out of the kitchen makes this a must have appliance in today’s kitchen. It’s just so easy.

Which one do I like the best?

The 3 qt. didn’t make my rice cook any quicker, but it’s so cute and handy I think I’ll be using it a lot as an additional helper.

The big 8 qt. will go with my daughter when she gets married, but I have a feeling I’m going to miss it. It can hold a lot.

The 6 qt. will probably always be out on my counter ready to go. Is it just right? It’s pretty close, but if I had a growing family I think the 8 qt. would win out. And if my cabinets were just a little higher. 🙂

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

There a lot and I mean a lot of accessories that you can use in your Instant Pot to make your cooking experience even easier. Here are a couple that I recently purchased that I can see myself using frequently.

The pan on the left is a 6″ x 3″ cheesecake pan. When I found out that my future-son-law loves cheesecake I decided I needed to get one of these pans. I’m planning on making Carey’s Cheesecake for him and then I’ll need to find a good dairy-free recipe for us girls. If you know of any please leave me a link in the comments below. This pan fits inside all three sizes of the Instant Pots.

The 3 qt. wire mesh container on the right is great for cooking things like a whole chicken, well actually anything with bones in it and you can pull it right out without having to fish around for them or pour through a strainer. It also came with two handles on the sides and I popped them off so it would easily fit in the Instant Pots. You could bend them straight up, but when I did that part of one side popped off, so I decided to just take them off. This strainer does not fit in the 3 qt. Instant Pot- it’s basically the same size.

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots. Comparing three different sizes - 8 qt., 6 qt, and 3 qt of Instant Pots. Which one is just right for you?

And then there’s this glass lid that my sister bought for her Instant Pot. This is the 8 qt. size. This is would be very handy for serving food to guests from your Instant Pot. That way they wouldn’t have to navigate the pressure lid as it can be a little tricky getting on and off if you’ve never handled it. There is a glass lid available for the 6 qt., but the 3 qt. doesn’t have one available yet.

I hope this helped you decide which Instant Pot would be best for you. I’d love to know your thoughts on which size you own or decide to buy and why? Leave me a comment below.

And here are some helpful links on Instant Pots:

Carey at The Healthy Milestone has a great post on the different styles of Instant Pots.

The following Instant Pot recipes are from my Trim Healthy Mama friends. (They are not necessarily dairy-free which is what I normally share here at MamaShire)

Apple Pie Oats

Creamy Salsa Chicken

Loaded Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Southern Style Green Beans with Jicama

Simple Instant Pot Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Shredded Chicken

Low-Carb Chili

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage

Peach Mango Compote

Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups (Pot in Pot recipe)

Refried Beans

Instant Pot THM Recipe Roundup

Instant Pot Side Dishes (THM Friendly)

 

There are also some really helpful Instant Pot Facebook Groups that you can join and get more ideas and support.

Trim Healthy Mama Instant Pot Mamas – Unofficial Group

Instant Pot Community

This OldGal.com Pressure Cooking Group

 

And you can follow my Pinterest Board – THM Instant Pot Recipes

There is also an Instant Pot App for your phone. Check out your app store and just search Instant Pot.

 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Instant Pots - Which one is right for you?

 

 

 

 

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Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl. A sweet and delicious take on a P. F. Chang’s favorite. Gluten-free, Low-carb, Sugar-free, THM-FP

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

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Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

This is my take on P. F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef. They prepare theirs with steak strips and I wondered if we could get the same yummy taste using ground beef. Knowing how easy egg roll in a bowl is to make I decided to combine these two dishes and it turned out amazing.

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

The atmosphere and the food of P. F. Chang’s is so wonderful and to be able to recreate this taste at home and inexpensively is a win for me!

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

I decided to use a 16 oz. bag of coleslaw to make this dish even quicker. If you prefer to shred the cabbage yourself you would need about 5 cups and also 1 shredded carrot.

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

Of course you can use chop sticks to make this dish more fun to eat like my family does, but I can’t seem to get the hang of them so I’ll keep with my fork.

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl. A sweet and delicious take on a P. F. Chang's favorite. Gluten-free, Low-carb, Sugar-free, THM-FP

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

The glucomannan powder in this recipe is a carb-free thickener that can be used as a replacement for cornstarch. This powder is made from the konjac root and it doesn’t take much to achieve it’s thickening power. It’s mixed with the sweetener and ginger to make sure it spreads out nicely as it can clump up if you just drop it into a recipe. I use it in my dairy-free smoothies to get a creamy texture.

Trim Healthy Mamas this recipe is an FP. You can serve this with brown rice and make this meal an E. Keep your portion to 1/4 of the recipe or less to keep it an FP or E.

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Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

Quick and easy to make. THM-FP, E, or S.

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  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

Instructions

In a large skillet brown the ground beef. Drain off fat and rinse ground beef with hot water to quickly drain off any extra fat. Place ground beef back in skillet and begin reheating on medium heat.

Stir in the sliced green onions and garlic. Carefully pour in the coconut aminos and water and stir to mix.

In a small bowl mix together the erythritol, glucomannan, and ginger. Then add to the skillet.

Drizzle in the blackstrap molasses.

Add in the package of coleslaw. Stir to combine. Cover and let cook over medium heat for ten minutes stirring occasionally.

Notes

Trim Healthy Mamas, this recipe can be used as is, as an FP. And that would be one serving which is 1/4 of the entire dish.

It’s what you serve with it that will change it to an E or an S.

Serve it with brown rice and the rice will give it the good carbs to make it an E.

Serve it with other foods that are in the S category and it will be an S. You won’t need to rinse the beef if you are wanting it to be an S.

If you prefer you can use 5 cups shredded cabbage and 1 shredded carrot in place of the coleslaw.

 

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Dairy-Free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

Quick and easy Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice. This savory cauli-rice is a great side dish to add to your meals. Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S

Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S

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Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, THM-S

I love being able to get a quick side ready for a meal and this cheesy cauliflower rice is super easy. Just put the frozen cauli-rice in a pot with a little bit of water to cook it and add the coconut oil and seasonings and it’s ready to go.

Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, THM-S

The butter-flavor coconut oil in this recipe is one of my favorite products. If you are dairy-free you really need to try it – it’s so good. I have found it at my local grocery store for less than the price on Amazon. So be sure to look for it in the baking aisle.

Another good ingredient to keep on hand if you’re dairy free is nutritional yeast. It gives your food a yummy cheesy flavor.

If you like to rice your own cauliflower that would work for this recipe as well, but for ease I like to be able to grab a bag of frozen cauliflower rice.

This cheesy rice is also really good in a bowl with sliced sausage or shredded beef and avocado with just a little bit of salsa.

Trim Healthy Mamas this recipe is an S.

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Dairy-Free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

Savory Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, THM-S
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  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 12 oz bag frozen cauliflower rice

1 tablespoon butter-flavored coconut oil

3-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

black pepper to taste

Instructions

Place frozen cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan and add water up to about 1/4″ deep. Cover with lid and cook over medium heat until water begins to boil. Add in butter flavored coconut oil, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Cover with lid and continue cooking for a couple minutes. Turn down the heat, stir and let simmer for a couple more minutes.

 

 

Recipes for this entire meal:

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage

Air-Fried Asparagus

 

For More MamaShire Recipes –

Dairy-Free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S

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Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine

Quick and easy to make this Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine is so tasty and good for you! THM All-Day Sipper, Sugar-free, Low-carb

Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM all-day sipper

 

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Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM all-day sipper

The True Blueberry Tea by Celestial Seasonings is one of my favorite teas. I love it’s purple-red color, it makes the tea extra delightful. Adding the raw apple cider vinegar gives this tea its zing and gives you added health benefits. Make sure to use raw apple cider vinegar as it will have the probiotics in it from the “mother”.

Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM all-day sipper

If you’re wanting to get away from drinking sugary pops switching to Good Girl Moonshine is the perfect fix. It gives you the fizzy taste you love and the stevia will give you the added sweetness without spiking your blood sugar.

And those metal straws make any drink more fun!

Trim Healthy Mamas this is an all-day sipper. No carbs, no fat, and no protein.

 

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Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine

Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM all-day sipper
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  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

Instructions

Steep tea bags in 1 cup of hot water in quart jar for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bags and add raw apple cider vinegar, stevia, and ginger. Give it a good stir and then add ice and water to fill jar.

For more Good Girl Moonshine recipes go to my Good Girl Moonshine Recipe Roundup!

Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-free, Low-carb, All Day THM Sipper

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 July 10-11

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It’s Amazon Prime Day! Starts at 9 PM ET on July 10th. This sale will go on for 30 hours!

Be on the lookout for all the different specials that will be featured throughout the 30 hours.

 

You do need to be Prime Member to get in on the deals. Our family has had Amazon Prime for several years now and I can’t imagine how much I have saved over the years on shipping. Plus the 2-day shipping is pretty sweet.

You can click on this page to go to where they are listing all the deals. There are categories galore so go and explore all the different options. Happy Prime Day!

UPDATE: At 8AM the 8 Quart Instant Pot was on sale for $89.99. It’s normally 129.95. The sale price will show when you check out. I was able to get one for a gift! Yay!

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage – A delicious, comfort meal made in just minutes using an Instant Pot. Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

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Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

Simple ingredients go together to make this easy comfort meal. Growing up this would be something that my mom or my grandmother would put together and cook in their pressure cookers. With the Instant Pot, it’s even easier and way less scary. I remember my mom telling us kids to get out of the kitchen when she was using the pressure cooker. It seemed scary to us, but maybe that was her way of getting a few minutes of quiet.

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

Dicing the onion and slicing the sausage will be the only work that you’ll have to do to put this meal together. You could also use diced frozen onions for an even simpler prep time. Put all the ingredients in the Instant Pot with 2 cups of chicken broth, secure the lid and set 6 minutes on the manual setting. When the time is up use the quick release method of releasing the steam.

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

 

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

  • I like Miller Chicken Sausage because it’s free of gluten, nitrites, nitrates, and comes in at just 2 grams of carbs per link. If you don’t have this brand in your area you can use any other sausage that you would like as long as it’s on plan with Trim Healthy Mama ( 2 grams of carb or less per serving)
  • I also use Herbamare seasoning, it’s a favorite of our family, but you can use your favorite seasoning salt.
  • Depending on the fat grams in the sausage this could drop into an FP meal.

Trim Healthy Mamas this meal is a THM-S.

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Farmhouse Beans & Sausage

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

Quick and easy supper made in an Instant Pot.

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  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 2 16 oz. frozen green beans
  • 1 16 oz. chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Herbamare
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot. Place lid on and close making sure the steam vent is closed.
  • Use manual setting and set at 6 minutes.
  • When cook time is finished use the quick release method to let off the steam.
See my Recipe Index for more gluten-free deliciousness!
Farmhouse Beans & Sausage - Gluten-free, Low-carb, Instant Pot

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Air-Fried Asparagus

Quick and easy Air-Fried Asparagus. Just a few minutes and you can have a tasty side of asparagus with little effort and easy cleanup. Low-carb, THM-FP

Air-Fried Asparagus - Quick and easy asparagus! THM-FP and as always Gluten-free and Dairy-free!

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Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

These tasty asparagus spears are so simple to make. I’ve made these in the oven before, but using the Air Fryer makes it even quicker and easier. There is no need to preheat the oven, it doesn’t heat up the kitchen like an oven does, and one of my favorite reasons to use the air fryer is the ease of clean-up. The inside basket and base basket are light weight and a breeze to clean.

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

Lightly spritz the asparagus with avocado oil or olive oil using an oil spritzer like this Evo Oil Sprayer. I bought this set of two when I bought the air-fryer and I really like how easy they are to use. (As of today, June 26, there is a coupon for $4 off the set on Amazon when you purchase, just be sure to click the coupon to apply it to your order. )

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

You could also cut your asparagus up into smaller lengths, but I really like how dramatic they look long. Ha.

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

This recipe makes it easy for me to get more vegetables in my diet. I made the green beans and sausage recipe in my Instant Pot while the asparagus was cooking in my Air Fryer and it was all so easy and the kitchen didn’t get hot at all.

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Air-Fried Asparagus

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

Quick and easy Asparagus “fried” in an Air-Fryer.

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus, with bottom 2 inches trimmed off
  • Avocado or Olive Oil in an oil mister or sprayer
  • Himalayan salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place trimmed asparagus spears in the air-fryer basket. Spritz spears lightly with oil, then sprinkle with salt and a tiny bit of black pepper.
  2. Place basket inside air-fryer and bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

More ideas for using an air fryer.

I don’t have a microwave so I use the air fryer to quickly heat up left overs, make muffin in a mug recipes, and make fun recipes like my Fried Onion Rings.

 

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Copycat Orange Julius (Dairy-free)

Try this delicious and healthy Copycat Orange Julius that’s Dairy-free! It’s super easy to make and so refreshing! Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E

Try this delicious and healthy Copycat Orange Julius that's dairy free! It's super easy to make and so refreshing! Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E

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Copycat Orange Julius Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E

Now that summer’s in full swing and the temperatures are warming up, we’ve been enjoying these frosty orange drinks almost everyday. It’s so nice to come in from working outside and be able to quickly make this drink to cool off. It tastes like an orange julius from that popular ice cream fast food chain.

Copycat Orange Julius Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E

I add a scoop of collagen peptides to this drink to get some extra protein and health benefits in my diet, but if I’m planning on sharing this drink with one of my daughters, I’ll add 2 scoops to make sure we both get a good serving of collagen.

Copycat Orange Julius Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E

Another thing I love about this drink is that by adding in the orange with lots of the white pith still attached it provides more than a full serving of vitamin C. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m much more likely to drink this fun drink than to peel an orange and eat it. I quarter the orange and run a paring or tomato knife just under the peel to leave as much of the white pith on as possible. When I’ve got all the other ingredients mixed up, I’ll add the orange quarters to the blender with the ice cubes. Pour into a quart jar or two pint jars. Enjoy and be refreshed!

These stainless steel straws make it easy to make your drink extra special and you won’t ever run out of those plastic straws.

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Copycat Orange Julius (Dairy-free)

Copycat Orange Julius - Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E
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  • Yield: 1 quart
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons collagen
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Now Better Stevia or 2 “doonksTrim Healthy Mama Stevia
  • 2 pinches Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan
  • 1 orange, quartered and peeled – leave on as much of the pith as possible
  • 10 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put almond milk, lemon juice, collagen, vanilla extract, stevia, salt, and vanilla in a blender. Turn on low for just a few seconds to mix. While blender is on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Blend on low for 30 seconds and turn off. Add in orange quarters and ice cubes, blend on high until completely blended.
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Try this delicious and healthy Copycat Orange Julius that's dairy free! It's super easy to make and so refreshing! Gluten-free, Sugar-free, THM-E

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