Easy One Pot Meals for the Busy THM - Over 50 Recipes! (2024)

When you’re in a time crunch there’s nothing better than easy one pot meals. Check out this huge list of Trim Healthy Mama-friendly recipes that will help you get supper on the table without a lot of extra steps (or dishes).

Where did summer go? I know, it’s technically still summer but with many areas starting back to school already it sure doesn’t feel like it.

Whether your kids go to public school or you home educate, this time of year is a busy one. That means you need easy weeknight meal solutions, right?

I asked my network of both THM and keto/low carb bloggers for their best one pot meals and pressure cooker recipes and boy did they deliver! Some of them can easily be made in a slow cooker as well if you don’t have a pressure cooker.

The recipes below are all THM friendly and perfect for busy weeknights when you need to feed your family without a bunch of extra work.

One pot meals also mean less dishes! If you’re the head dishwasher that’s great news. If your children help with dishes, they’ll also be thrilled. #bestmomever 😉

Most of these recipes are S/Low Carb/Keto but I’ve also found some delicious E and FP recipes for you to try!

Some of the easy one pot recipes below can work for more than one fuel type, too. Be sure to peruse the whole list!

As always, feel free to substitute ingredients as needed for your personal dietary needs or convictions.

When you need easy one pot meals, try one of these THM-friendly recipes. They won't keep you slaving over a stove or a sink full of dishes!

Recipes are grouped by THM Fuel type:

THM S: these recipes are low carb with healthy fats. Keto and low carb peeps can enjoy them too.

THM E: these recipes are low in fat with reasonable amounts of healthy carbs.

THM FP: these recipes are low in both fat and carbs.

THM S One Pot Meals

THM S meals are low in carbs and not shy with the healthy fats. You'll find low carb and keto friendly recipes below.

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30 Minute Chicken Tacos from Instant Pot to Table (S, E, or FP)

These easy chicken tacos can go from Instant Pot to table in 30 minutes. Will suit S, E, and FP meal styles depending on what else you eat with them.

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Quick and Meaty Instant Pot Chili - Busy Day Helper (S, E, or FP)

My Quick and Meaty Instant Pot Chili is a family favorite. Simple ingredients and easy to make to suit S, E, or FP meal types.

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Quick Tomato Basil Chicken for the Instant Pot (S, E, or FP)

This simple, flavorful main is great on its own, in a wrap, over a bed of greens, noodles, or rice. Make to suit S, E, and FP meal types.

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Easy Cabbage and Sausage Stew | THM S, Low Carb

A frugal weeknight dinner, this Easy Cabbage and Sausage Stew is perfect for the Trim Healthy Mama’s plate. In fact, the whole family will enjoy it!

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Low Carb Taco Frittata

Frittatas are a tasty way to use up leftovers. They contain plenty of protein, so meat is optional (but delicious!). This easy Low Carb Taco Frittata is a Trim Healthy Mama S style recipe, low in carbs and generous in healthy fats.

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Beefy Tomato Penne Pasta-THM S

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Kid friendly and THM S, Beefy Tomato Penne Pasta makes a quick and easy meal everyone will love.

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Italian Sausage in Creamy Tomato Sauce

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This THM S, low carb dish will transport you to your favorite local mom and pop Italian restaurant. Get the flavors of this popular dish without the heavy, hard to digest combination of carbs and fats!

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Roasted Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

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This sheet pan dinner of Roasted Chicken Thighs and Summer Veggies comes together in about an hour and features some perfectly juicy chicken with crispy skin baked over the top of tender fresh veggies. Feed your family fast without giving up flavor or standing in the kitchen all evening!

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Keto Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl

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This Keto Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is a healthy and delicious alternative to takeout Chinese. It’s so good “as is” that anyone who likes Asian food will enjoy it, even if they don’t follow a low carb lifestyle!

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30 Minute Keto/THM S Cheesy Salsa Chicken With Cauli Rice

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This cheesy salsa chicken with cauli rice meal will fit with your Keto/low carb/THM S lifestyle and is also pretty budget friendly! I made it for less than the cost of 2 value meals at a fast food restaurant.

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Chicken Vegetable Curry

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Made without any special ingredients, this Chicken Vegetable Curry is an extremely versatile recipe. You can adjust the amount of spice to your own liking, and add in whatever non-starchy vegetable you like.

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Chicken Thighs In Creamy Tomato Spinach Sauce

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Chicken Thighs in Creamy Tomato Spinach Sauce is a ridiculously fast and deliciousTrim Healthy MamaS meal that tastes like something you’d order at a restaurant! It’s gluten-free, high in protein, and low in carbs.

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Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe | Real Balanced

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Perfect for those that follow low carb and ketogenic diets, this beef stew only contains a total of 5.7 grams of carbs. Combined with 1.9 grams of fiber, there is only3.3 grams of net carbsper serving!

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Lemon Chicken In The Instant Pot

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Tangy, and bursting with real flavor, this lemon chicken will delight even the pickiest tastebuds. The best part? With the Instant Pot, it's ready in under 2 hours!

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Easy Buffalo Wings in the Instant Pot

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Quick and easy, and just the right amount of spice, these easy buffalo wings are a perfect weekend party or game day food!

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Corned Beef and Cabbage In The Instant Pot

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Corned beef and cabbage only takes 2 hours in the Instant Pot, and is an easy dinner to make. Traditionally, it's served with potatoes but we have a keto friendly option!

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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This broccoli cheese soup is an awesome dish if you are looking for a recipe that complies with the ketogenic diet. Super low in carbs, this dish only contains 5.1 grams of net carbs per serving. High in fat, the combination of ingredients allow for this dish to be totally compliant with keto guidelines.

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Instant Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken

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Flavorful Instant Pot Mexican shredded chicken made in minutes for the perfect chicken tacos or taco bowl.

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Instant Pot Chili with Kielbasa (The Best Low Carb Keto Chili Without Beans)

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This no bean instant pot chili with sausage truly goes above and beyond in flavor.What’s even better is this hearty low carb keto chili is also gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free (if you skip the optional dairy garnishes).

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Instant Pot Brats with Beer-The Best Bratwurst Recipe

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If you’ve been wondering how to cook brats in an instant pot, look no further! You’ve come across the juiciest, flavorful and moistinstant potbrats with beer recipe.Add a quick side salad for a perfect S meal.

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Makeover Monday ~ “Spaghetti” Carbonarra

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A simple, low carb twist to classic spaghetti carbonarra.

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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

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This Instant Pot Chicken Adobo brings an authentic Filipino Chicken dinner to your table in under 30 minutes! All the original flavors ofFilipino Chicken Adoboyou love in a fraction of the time. This recipe is perfect for weeknight cooking or impressing guests.

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Cheesy Chicken & Asparagus Bundles {THM S, Low Carb}

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Cheesy Chicken & Asparagus Bundles can be made in your oven or your air fryer. I have included instructions for both.

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One Pot Chicken 'n Olives

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This one pot chicken ‘n olives is easily made in your Instant Pot or Crockpot. This family friendly recipe is one that my children enjoyed for many years and was easily converted to the Trim Healthy Mama plan or a low carb lifestyle.

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Mississippi Pot Roast (THM S, Low Carb)

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This Low Carb version of Mississippi Pot Roast is cooked in your Instant Pot using the Slow Cooker function. You can also make this in your Crock Pot.

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Bruschetta Chicken Bake (THM S, Low Carb)

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This healthy version of classic chicken cacciatore is easy to make in your Crock Pot or Instant Pot. It is sure to be a healthy family favorite for years to come.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup || Low Carb & THM - My Table of Three

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is a super easy soup that your family will love. The creamy soup is full of deliciouschicken and veggies. It is not only tasty but filling and good for your waistline as it is low carb and gluten free. If you follow Trim Healthy Mama then this will be a great “S fuel” soup for your instant pot or slow cooker.

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Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Chowder {Paleo, Whole30, GAPS, Keto}

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This Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Chowder is so creamy but still light, and it's Whole30, keto/low-carb, paleo, gut-healthy, and FULL of fiber-rich veggies. Get this hearty and nourishing all-weather soup on the table in under 30 minutes!

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Instant Pot Cilantro Meatballs (paleo, keto, Whole30)

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You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make these healthy Instant Pot Cilantro Meatballs. The flavorful cilantro sauce is the star in this paleo, keto, Whole30 Instant Pot main dish. Serve over cauli-rice, roasted potatoes, or basmati rice for a quick weeknight meal!

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Keto Instant Pot Sesame Orange Chicken (paleo, Whole30, nut-free) — includes cooking from frozen chicken!

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Enjoy healthy takeout at home with this Whole30 and Keto Instant Pot Sesame Orange Chicken. Sugar and MSG are replaced with nourishing bone broth, keto-friendly sweetener, and orange essential oil! Serve over low-carb cauli-rice, zoodles, or spaghetti squash!

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Keto Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff (Whole30, dairy-free, nut-free)

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Here's a paleo, Whole30, and Keto Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff -- the ultimate healthy comfort food! This keto beef stroganoff recipe is jam-packed with veggies, with a "secret" veggie that makes it so creamy and hearty, meaty and filling, but dairy-free and nut-free!

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef and Cabbage

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This recipe couldn’t be more easy to make. The only real “work” you have to do is to brown the ground beef and chop the vegetables. If you own anInstant Potyou can do everything all in the same pan. So incredibly easy!

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Saucy Hamburger Helper THM – S

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Couple this Saucy Hamburger Helper with a large garden salad and you have a healthy meal in minutes. This is an all time favorite with the men in our house and is so easy for those busy Summer Bible School nights.

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Farmhouse Beans & Sausage (Gluten-Free)

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

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Instant Pot Low Carb Porcupine Meatballs (Dairy Free, Keto, THM-Friendly)

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Porcupine balls were a classic childhoodfavorite made from a boxedflavoredrice mix and beef, garnering their name from the "spikes" comingout of the meatballs. This healthy, low carb Instant Pot porcupine meatball recipe is a twist on this family classic.

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Turkey Cabbage Asian Bowls

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Keto bowls are super easy to make, this one is made with turkey, cabbage, and a few toppings that make for easy healthy Asian bowls.

THM E One Pot Meals

THM E meals are low in fat and contain a reasonable amount of healthy carbs. But they don't have to be boring and flavorless! Try the recipes below and see what I mean.

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Red Bean, Quinoa, and Kale Soup

Red beans and quinoa are healthy, slower-burning carby guys that are gentler on your blood sugar. Simmer already-cooked beans and quinoa in broth, throw in a big handful of kale, add a nice layer of heat (plus a surprising ingredient) and you’ve got a quick, delicious, and healthy low-fat soup. A great meatless option for vegans, vegetarians, and thrifty Trim Healthy Mamas.

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Chicken and Chickpea Stew || Low Fat, THM "E"

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This stew is full of juicy chicken breast and deliciously filling chickpeas. It makes for a warm and hearty meal on a chilly night and it couldn’t be easier to make. The recipe has quickly become one of our favorites around our home.

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Vegetable Beef Soup (Low fat, E)

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I converted this recipe for Vegetable Beef Soup from a contest winner back in the 80’s and has been a big hit with our family and friends for years.

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Instant Pot Hamburger Stew

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Instant Pot Hamburger Stew is a quick, easy and comforting winter main dish that will surely please the entire family. It’s filled with wonderful winter root vegetables and topped off with fresh green beans.

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Instant Pot Taco Rice || Low Fat, Gluten Free, THM "E"

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Use your pressure cooker to whip up a batch of this easy, frugal, and flavorful Taco Rice. It even freezes well making it perfect for prepping meals ahead.

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Southwestern Chicken and Bean Soup THM-E

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This Southwestern Chicken and Bean soup has become a family favorite. I often serve it with cornbread or Multi-grain Sourdough bread. Over the winter months I pressure can black beans to use in this soup or for rice and beans. Sweet corn give just the right amount of sweetness that go so well with the spiciness.

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Quinoa, Kale & White Bean Soup

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This is a vegetarian recipe, but if you are someone who MUST have meat (or have a hubby that does), boneless skinless chicken breasts would be a great addition. Dice the chicken breast and cook it in the pan at the same time as the vegetables.

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Turkey, Black Bean, Sweet Potato Low Fat Chili (THM E)

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This is one of my favorite healthy carb meals!It hits all of my criteria– low fat, healthy carbs, great taste, and can be assembled in under 15 minutes!This low fat chili will rock your winter!For my Trim Healthy Mamas, this is an E.

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Low Fat Cabbage Roll Soup

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Being naturally low fat did not automatically qualify Low Fat Cabbage Roll Soup to come up to my THM standards so I tweaked it and upped the spices quite a bit to bring it from good to wow, and here it is!

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Instant Pot Chicken Tender Stew

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Instant Pot Chicken Tender Stew is a favorite at our house. It’s so quick and easy to prepare. Actually it takes longer to prep the veggies then it does to cook! It’s a warm and comfortingTrim Healthy Mama E meal too!

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Instant Pot Spanish Rice - The Healthy Milestone

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Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a quick and easy one pot dish that doesn’t require any special ingredients! We often forget that Trim Healthy Mama E meals can be warm and comforting too! Our family loves this one pot dish.

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Chipotle Chicken Bowls- Low Fat, THM E

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This flavorful dish of Chipotle Chicken Bowls is sure to spice up your metabolism, nourish your adrenals, and light up a week night.It can be done in just 30-40 minutes flat with your Instant Pot.The cilantro, chipotle, and cinnamon deliver a powerful punch that’s strangely addicting.

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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

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Savory and comforting, this Instant Pot creamy chicken and rice casserole is cheesy, easy, and the leftovers reheat well.

And bonus? Even though it’s cheesy, this is a perfect THM E dinner.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken (THM-E) | My Montana Kitchen

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This sweet and sour chicken is full of flavor and makes a filling meal. And the best part – it only has to cook for 20 minutes in your Instant Pot! This recipe is low fat, sugar free, and a Trim Healthy Mama E Fuel.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup THM-E

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Our family has come to expect simple meals and this is one of my favorites. Everything can be done in the Instant Pot and all I need to do is add cornbread or a salad to finish out the meal. Any leftovers are saved for lunches the next day.

THM FP One Pot Meals

A THM FP meal has very low fat AND very low carbs. FP proteins work with any fuel type, too!

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Quick and Easy Instant Pot Chicken 'n Peas

When it’s hot the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven to make supper, right? This Quick and Easy Instant Pot Chicken ‘n Peas will have a tasty, low fat, low carb and THM friendly meal on your table in no time, and you’ll hardly break a sweat.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas - THM S, E, or FP - Allergy Friendly!

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This meal can fit a THM:S, E, or FP setting depending on what toppings you use! It's easy to switch it up to fit your allergy needs, too. If you're allergic to something in low-carb tortillas, just eat the meat and veggies on a salad with salsa and sour cream as a dressing! Dairy free? Use coconut oil to fry the meat and omit the dairy toppings.

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Sweet Herbed Chicken and Green Beans (THM:FP)

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I’m all about easy these days, so this is a one pan meal. It’s really simple to throw together, just sprinkle some herbs on top, add some green beans to the side and bake! My family loved this dinner. Its unique spice blend makes it stand out from the pack. You’ll taste a little sweet, a little herb and a hint of lemon juice. The chicken is juicy and the green beans sop up the juices perfectly to create a sauce for the veggies that you didn’t even have to do anything extra for!

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Loaded Cauliflower Bisque

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Aside from beingboilinapotandrunitthroughtheblenderkind of easy, this loaded cauliflower bisque can be a Trim Healthy Mama-friendly Fuel Pull or an S, depending on how much of the suggested garnish you choose to put on top.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

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An easy, yummy, one-pot Texmex soup that is sure to please!

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Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Soup (Gluten-Free)

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This EasyInstant PotVegetable Soup is a family favorite. With a variety ofvegetables, beef, and Italianspice, it’s a perfect combo. Gluten-free. THM-FP

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