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Instant Pot Chicken Mac and Cheese

You won’t have to worry about picky eaters with this easy, cheesy meal of pasta, chicken and, of course, loads of cheese. Kids and adults alike love this delicious Instant Pot Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe. Make a double pot so you’ll have leftovers. Trust us… you’re going to need them!

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Banana Pudding Bark Candy Dessert

I know Christmas is still quite a while away, but I’ve already started planning some of the DIY gifts I’ll be giving this year. Personally, food gifts are some of my favorites. I can’t wait to give this banana pudding bark this year. Not only does it make a great gift (put it in a fancy little tin and it looks totally gourmet), but it’s a great kid-friendly dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas, too.

Banana Pudding Bark makes a great food gift

pork street tacos

Instant Pot Pork Street Tacos

Use pork loin, pork shoulder or pork chops to make these delicious Instant Pot Pork Tacos. This time, we’ve added an additional step of broiling the meat at the end to give the carnitas that authentic texture that really makes street tacos.

Tasty Instant Pot Pork Street Tacos

Quick and Easy Salsa Verde Pork Chops Recipe

Low Carb Salsa Verde Pork Chops

Want a tasty low carb meal that’s super easy to prepare? As you know, we love low carb pork recipes around here. These salsa verde pork chops now a favorite when we’re craving a spicy Mexican dish but don’t want to give into the carb-laden chips and rice that are served at our favorite restaurant. Pair this pork salsa verde with a green veggie and a big mound of riced cauliflower for a complete meal.

Quick and Easy Salsa Verde Pork Chops Recipe

Easy S'mores Cupcakes with Graham Cracker and Marshmallow Layers

Layered Smores Cupcake Recipe

You don’t have to go camping or build a bonfire to enjoy the flavor of s’mores. Bake these delicious little cupcakes instead. They’re easy to make, and the flavor is much closer than any other smores cupcake recipe I’ve tried thanks to the layers of Graham cracker and marshmallow inside the chocolate cupcake.

Layered Smores Cupcake Recipe with a Marshmallow Center

Oreo Baseball Treats - a fun team snack

Cute Baseball Snack Idea – Baseball Oreo Pops

Are you looking for a team snack that the kids will go crazy for? These baseball Oreo pops are it! After all, team snacks are part of the fun of playing baseball (or any other youth league sports, it seems). Once you get into the swing of it, you can make this cute baseball snack idea for lots of different sports like soccer, basketball and more.

Baseball Snack Idea for the Team - Oreo Pops

Chicken Ritz Casserole – A Family Favorite

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.

You know that go-to meal you make when your family wants comfort food? The one you can make again and again and never get tired of? For us, it’s the classic Chicken Ritz Casserole. It’s easy to pull together and uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local Food Lion whenever the comfort food craving strikes. Tasty Chicken Ritz Casserole - a family favorite!

Ginger Peach Instant Pot Iced Tea

Beat the heat this summer with this refreshingly fruity iced tea. The best part? This quick and easy Instant Pot Iced Tea is ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes!

Ginger Peach Instant Pot Iced Tea

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Thai Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

These flavorful Instant Pot chicken thighs are perfect for dinner, while leftovers can be shredded to make healthy and delicious wraps for lunch the next day. The peanut sauce gives the meat incredible flavor that just gets better with every bite.

Thai Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

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Low Carb Mojito

Summertime is here, and that means sun, fun and enjoying drinks by the pool. The latter of those is sometimes difficult when you’re on a low carb diet, but it doesn’t have to be. This low carb mojito is minty and refreshing — the perfect summertime drink for the carb conscious. It’s keto friendly, too, thanks to using erythritol rather than other sweeteners.

Low Carb Mojito with a Zero Net Carb Simple Syrup

Banana Walnut French Toast in the Instant Pot

Banana Walnut Instant Pot French Toast Casserole

You know those days when you’re just craving something warm and comforting for breakfast? When you think “forget healthy, I just want something yummy”… this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is it. It’s like banana bread, but a little richer and more decadent… but not quite a dessert. Does that make sense? If it sounds good to you, let’s get to the recipe so you can make it yourself.

Caramelized Banana Instant Pot French Toast Casserole

Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you’re looking for an easy, carb-conscious dinner that the whole family will love, look no further than these Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Riced Cauliflower. Not only are they lighter than traditional meatballs and rice, but you can have the entire meal ready in 20 minutes or less thanks to Fresh Cooked Perfect® Korean BBQ meatballs. For crazy busy families like ours, you can’t beat that! Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs with Riced Cauliflower

Beef and Mushroom Low Carb Chili Recipe

On a low carb diet but craving a big bowl of chili? We’ve got you covered. You’ll never miss the beans in this hearty and delicious beef and mushroom low carb chili. It’s packed with flavor thanks to a yummy blend of herbs and spices and lots of good-for-you veggies!

Hearty Beef and Mushroom Low Carb Chili Recipe

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

In our house, we love pulled pork. Like, seriously love it. (Check out our BBQ Pork Baked Potatoes if you haven’t already.) When we go out to eat, it’s almost always to a BBQ restaurant. But when you’re watching your carbs, all those yummy sauces aren’t exactly carb conscious. They’re usually full of sugar or honey or molasses… if you use the sweet sauces, anyway. But this Instant Pot Pulled Pork is low carb friendly and great for tacos, burritos and more. The best part? You can make it in the instant pot instead of letting it slow cook all day. Winner!

Instant Pot Pulled Pork in Lettuce Cups

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Tropical Fruit Salad + Shop and Earn on Salad Essentials

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.

With warmer weather arriving, we’re in the mood for refreshing and healthy salad recipes. This tropical fruit salad with honey yogurt dip certainly fits the bill! And to save time and money, you can shop at your local Food Lion for all your summer salad essentials. Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe with Honey Yogurt Dip

Crisp and refreshing mixed berry salad with almonds

Mixed Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

While you can (and should) eat salads year round, there’s something about using fresh seasonal berries that seems to perk up an ordinary salad. If you like the crunchy, sweet flavor of veggie and fruit salads, you’re going to love this mixed berry salad with homemade raspberry vinaigrette. It’s a yummy side to pair with grilled meats this spring and summer!

A mixed berry salad is the perfect healthy side for your dinner this spring and summer!

How to Store Ground Beef in the Freezer

Do you have lots of ground beef and don’t quite know what to do with it? Wondering how to store ground beef in the freezer without taking up too much space? We’ve got some great tips for you! We buy ground beef in bulk during our local sales to use in recipes like this Homemade Hamburger Helper. We’ve found the best way to freeze ground beef that both saves space and cuts down on thawing time. If only we had figured this out years earlier!

Storing ground beef in freezer bags

Roasted Red Potatoes With Rosemary and Thyme

Roasted Rosemary and Thyme Potatoes

I’ve always loved a side of potatoes with dinner. Mashed potatoes… baked potatoes… They’re all delicious. But my favorite lately has been roasted potatoes. Although I like to experiment with lots of different spices, rosemary and thyme are a classic pairing that our whole family enjoys. Here’s our super simple recipe for tasty oven-roasted rosemary potatoes.

Delicious Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Dressing

Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad with Mac Sauce Dressing

Looking for a low carb meal that will satisfy your fast food craving? This Cheeseburger Salad is it! The creamy Mac Sauce Dressing is incredible, and very nearly tastes like “the real thing” that you get at McDonald’s. You won’t even miss that starchy bun!

Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Dressing

dark chocolate truffles recipe idea

Dark Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Are you looking for a decadent treat that doesn’t make you feel guilty? Try this dark chocolate truffle recipe! Dark chocolate has lots of health benefits, so you don’t have to feel bad when you treat yourself to one of these.

Easy Dark Chocolate Truffle Recipe - healthy chocolate dessert

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