🍲 BEEF BONE BROTH RICE CAKE SOUP | 🧆 MEDITERRANEAN MEATBALLS & VEGGIES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🍲 BEEF BONE BROTH RICE CAKE SOUP
I used a prepackaged soup bowl I bought from YAMI to try but if you wanted to make your own – here is a great recipe to get you started.

https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/tteokguk

▪️ Beef Bone Broth Rice Cake Soup Bowl 🆕 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
▪️ Canned Chicken
▪️ Kimchi Seaweed Sheets
▪️ Green Onion Tops
▪️ Aloha Pepper
▪️ Bantam Chicken Egg (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ ZRoll Shrimp Potato Snack Stick

🆕 This was beautiful… The broth had a lot of flavor, the rice cakes were bouncy and chewy and it was savory without being overly salty. It was only $2.09 and very filling! Would definitely buy again.

😋😋😋😋😋 5/5
🧮 CALORIES – 708

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🧆 MEDITERRANEAN MEATBALLS & VEGGIES
▪️ Mediterranean Meatballs @applegate 🆕 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Sweet Potato
▪️ Goat Cheese Crumbles
▪️ Green Peas

♨️ MEATBALLS and SWEET POTATO cooked in
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🆕 – Very, very nice. I didn’t do a sauce but they were deliciously tender and had a great flavor. Definitely would buy again.

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

🌀 INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1 cup water + trivet
Sml Potato
High Pressure 15min + Natural Release
Med Potato
High Pressure 20min + Natural Release
Lrg Potato
High Pressure 30min + Natural Release
Xlrg Potato
High Pressure 45min + Natural Release

https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep

https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes

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🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke


😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 702

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Banana

🧮 CALORIES – 90

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🌯 CARNITAS FAJITAS | 🍠 SWEET POTATO & ARTICHOKE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🌯 PORK CARNITA FAJITA WRAPS
▪️ Carnita Style Pork
▪️ Bell Pepper
▪️ White Onion
▪️ Mexican Cheese Blend
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Mild Salsa
▪️ Lime Juice
▪️ Flour Tortillas

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 915

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🍠 ARTICHOKE & SWEET POTATO
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Sweet Potato

🌀 INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1 cup water + trivet
Sml Potato
High Pressure 15min + Natural Release
Med Potato
High Pressure 20min + Natural Release
Lrg Potato
High Pressure 30min + Natural Release
Xlrg Potato
High Pressure 45min + Natural Release

https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep
https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes


INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 378

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Kiwifruit
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Banana

🧮 CALORIES – 208

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍲 LEMON ASPARAGUS COUSCOUS BOWL | 🐚 INSTANT POT CLAM CHOWDER | 🐹 NIBBLE PLATE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1375 (only for a week)
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1374
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🍲 LEMON COUSCOUS & ASPARAGUS BOWL
▪️ Whole Wheat Couscous
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Dijon Mustard

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method

1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
[I like to use a stock but you can just use water]

Cook 5min on High Pressure + Natural Release

https://bluesbestlife.com/instant-pot-pearl-couscous
POT-IN-POT 101
https://apressurecookerkitchen.com/instant-pot-pot-in-pot-cooking

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 231

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🐚 INSTANT POT NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
I love clam chowder but for some reason have never made it myself. Tried it out today in an Instant Pot Version…

https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-clam-chowder

You could also try one of these stovetop variations:

https://damndelicious.net/2015/04/25/easy-clam-chowder
https://therecipecritic.com/clam-chowder

▪️ Smoked Clams (canned)
▪️ Whole Oysters (canned)
▪️ Bacon Crumbles
▪️ Red Potatoes
▪️ Yellow Onion
▪️ Minced Garlic
▪️ Whipped Butter
▪️ Dried Basil
▪️ Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Cane Sugar
▪️ Clam Juice
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ 2% Milk
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Potato Starch
▪️ Green Onion

▪️ Goldfish Snack Pack

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 568

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🐹 NIBBLE PLATE
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads
▪️ Calabrese Salami
▪️ Halloumi Cheese
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Mediterranean Herb Hummus
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Kiwifruit

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 574

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS

🧮 CALORIES –

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐠 TIK TOK RICE PAPER SALMON & SALAD | 🥘 ENGLISH BANGERS & MASH

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1375 (only for a week)
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1385
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🐠 AIR FRYER SALMON BITES & SALAD
I saw an Instagram version of the Tik Tok Firecracker Salmon and combined a few basic air fryer recipes together for a super simple version.

Here are 2 great recipes for the Firecracker Salmon (or you could do any other fish, shrimp, chicken – whatever you like)

https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/firecracker-salmon
Here is the Tik Tok Rice Paper version:
http://theregularfolks.com/viral-tiktok-recipes-firecracker-salmon-in-rice-paper
I didn’t want that flavor so I used the seasonings from this one instead:
https://thestayathomechef.com/air-fryer-salmon

▪️ Salmon
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️ Grapeseed Oil
▪️ Minced Garlic
▪️ Paprika
▪️ Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Rice Paper Wrappers
▪️ Avocado Oil

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

They weren’t as crispy as I’d like, probably because I have an air fryer oven which has a larger space and doesn’t concentrate the heat in the same way – so I just turned on BROIL for an extra 4 minutes. Yum! 👅

▪️ Asiago Kale Salad Kit (veg only) @yourtaylorfarms
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Blueberries
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Ginger Tamari Dressing @aldiusa

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 564

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🐔 CHICKEN BANGERS & MASH
Bangers and Mash is a traditional English dinner of sausages on mashed potato with onions and gravy and sometimes peas.

https://hellochef.me/recipes/beef-bangers-and-mash-with-onion-gravy-and-peas-2936
https://www.recipetineats.com/bangers-and-mash-sausage-with-onion-gravy

I have some open Chicken Sausages from Aldi I wanted to use so chicken bangers it is. And I’m not a big fan of cooked onions so I’m having Mushroom Gravy instead.

▪️ Chicken Spinach Sausages @aldiusa
▪️ Mushroom Gravy
▪️ Red Potatoes
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Mexican Cheese Blend
▪️ Sweet Peas
▪️ French Onion Butter

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 610

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Dark Rye Bread
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Applesauce

🧮 CALORIES – 210

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥚EGGY TOAST |🦐 LEMON CREAM SHRIMP SOUP | 🐔 CHICKEN SAUSAGES & SALAD |🍏 CARAMEL APPLES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1499
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🥚 EGGY TOAST & SAUSAGE
I was recommended to try a new (to me) egg poaching pan instead of doing soft boiled eggs. My friend Kim swears it would be perfect – runny yolks, whites completely done (which makes them easy for me to separate since I can’t eat the whites for histamine reasons)

I have tried lots of poaching techniques over the years, both microwave and stovetop and just never got a result I preferred over soft boiling.

Well she was right 😂 PERFECT first time (see daily video)

ExcelSteel 2 Egg Poaching Pan
https://amzn.to/3HPg95O

▪️ Dark Rye Bread
▪️ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ Sage Sausage 🆕👎🏻

🆕 NEW PRODUCT
Sausage – surprisingly little flavor – I’ll have to punch up the rest when I use it

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 464

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🦐 LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP SOUP
▪️ Xlrg Shrimp
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Minced Garlic
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Kale
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Lemon Zest
(Ended up saving the salad for dinner)

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 216

Regrowing onions (and a leek) for fresh onion tops

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🐔 CHICKEN SAUSAGES, VEGGIES & SALAD
▪️ Chicken Spinach Sausage @aldiusa 🆕👍🏻
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Japanese Sweet Potato
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Balsamic Glaze @nonnapia 🆕👍🏻

▪️ Asiago Kale Salad Kit (veg only) @yourtaylorfarms
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Clover & Broccoli Sprouts
▪️ Blueberries
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Lemon Olives
▪️ Goat Cheese
▪️ Mini Tumeric Croutons
▪️ Apple Thyme Vinaigrette @aldiusa 🆕👎🏻

🆕 NEW PRODUCTS
Chicken Sausages – good
Balsamic Glaze – good
Dressing – very bland and thin – meh

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 637

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Coconut Chips
▪️ ½ Granny Smith Apple
▪️ Salted Caramel Topping @smuckersbrand
(heat it for a few seconds and it becomes thin and pourable and makes you feel like it is going much further)

🧮 CALORIES – 183

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥗 ASIAGO KALE GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD | 🍜 SHRIMP RICE NOODLE BOWL

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1498
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🥗 ASIAGO KALE CHICKEN SALAD w SHISHITO PEPPERS & HALLOUMI CHEESE
▪️ Asiago Kale Salad Kit (incl dressing / toppings)
▪️ Chicken Breast Strips @perdue
▪️ Clover & Broccoli Sprouts
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Shishito Peppers
▪️ Red Onions
▪️ Roma Tomato
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Halloumi Cheese

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 874

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🍜 MUSHROOM LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL (leftovers)
▪️ Mushroom Noodle Kit (½ package)
Rice Noodles, Soup Base, Vinegar, Pickled Bamboo Shoots, Pickled Green Beans and Peppers, Chili Mushrooms, Peanuts (also comes with Fried Tofu Skins, Yuba Sticks and Chili Oil but I didn’t use – calories are adjusted accordingly)
▪️ Kale
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Duck Egg
▪️ Xrg Shrimp
▪️ Togarashi 7 Spice Seasoning

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 505

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ GoGo Applesauce
▪️ Red Grapes

🧮 CALORIES – 116

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍜 MUSHROOM LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL & SANDWICH | 🥩 EYE OF ROUND STEAK & VEGGIES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1508 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **



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🍜 MUSHROOM LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL & CHICKEN SANDWICH
▪️ Mushroom Noodle Kit (½ package)
Rice Noodles, Soup Base, Vinegar, Pickled Bamboo Shoots, Pickled Green Beans and Peppers, Chili Mushrooms, Tofu Sticks, Peanuts (also comes with Fried Tofi Skins and Chili Oil but I didn’t use either – calories are adjusted accordingly)
▪️ Crab Flavored Tofu Square
▪️ Kimchi Toasted Seaweed Sheets

▪️ Dark Rye Bread
▪️ Grilled Chicken Strips @perdue
▪️ Lettuce / Tomato / Onion
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Dijon Mustard

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 794

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🥩 EYE OF ROUND STEAK & VEGGIES
▪️ Eye of Round Steak
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Red Potato
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ Mexi Cheese

😋😋😋😋😋 5/5
🧮 CALORIES – 437

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS

🍒 FRUIT SALAD
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Kiwifruit
▪️ Coconut Chips

🧮 CALORIES – 275

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐟 MEDITERRANEAN TUNA SALAD | 🦀 CRAB LEGS & ARTICHOKE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🐟 MEDITERRANEAN TUNA SALAD MEZZE PLATE
▪️ Light Tuna
▪️ Red / Green Onion
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Mini Bell Pepper
▪️ Capers
▪️ Feta
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce
▪️ Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Fresh Dill

Inspired by and adapted from
https://12tomatoes.com/greek-style-tuna-salad
https://www.acouplecooks.com/mediterranean-tuna-salad

▪️ Wasa Light Rye Crispbreads
▪️ Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
▪️ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
▪️ Dill Pickle Seasoning
▪️ Halloumi Cheese (pan fried)

https://www.cookitrealgood.com/how-cook-halloumi

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 937
I knew dinner was going to be low in calories so I bulked lunch up with cheese and dolma to fill it out.

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🦀 CRAB LEGS w STEAMED ARTICHOKE
▪️ Crab Legs
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ French Onion Butter

🌀 INSTANT POT PRECOOKED SEAFOOD – CRAWFISH / CRAB LEGS / SHRIMP
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1c water + 1tbsp/capful Zatarian’s Shrimp Crab Boil Concentrate

🦀 Thawed:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 0min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 1min + Quick Release

🧊 Frozen:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 1min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 2min + Quick Release

🔹 Crab Legs are best done stacked directly on the trivet (not in the water)
🔹 Crawfish/Shrimp are best done in a steamer basket set on the trivet.

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INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

😋😋😋😋😋 5/5
🧮 CALORIES – 487

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Mandarin
▪️ Orange Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 76

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍲 STEAK & SHRIMP HIBACHI & FRUIT

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1499 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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I went into town today to drop off an item someone purchased from me on a yard sale group and to pick up my new glasses. Yay!!

I got all 4 pair, single vision lenses, for $67 incl shipping from Zenni Optical. I’m not affiliated with them in any way but just sharing them. I have been getting glasses from them since 2014.

https://www.zennioptical.com

While I was in town because it was getting a bit later I decided to go ahead and get some dinner. I got a steak and shrimp Hibachi from one of our local restaurants. That was my lunch + dinner.


🍲 STEAK & SHRIMP HIBACHI
▪️ Yummi Japan Steak & Shrimp Hibachi
▪️ Yum Yum Sauce x2

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 1168

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🍒 FRUIT SALAD
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Blueberries
▪️ Kiwifruit

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 261

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Mandarins

🧮 CALORIES – 70

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐄 BEEF SCHNITZEL & SALAD | 🍲 BACON CHEESEBURGER BOWL & LOADED SPUDS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1503 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🐄 BEEF SCHNITZEL, ARTICHOKE & SALAD
▪️ Thin Cut Beef Top Round
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Panko Breadcrumbs
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Power Greens
▪️ Clover & Alfalfa Sprouts
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Lemon Olives
▪️ Wasabi Peas
▪️ Goat Cheese
▪️ Ginger Tamari Dressing

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 8min

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 618



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🍲 BACON CHEESEBURGER BOWL & LOADED SPUDS
Inspired by and adapted from
https://40aprons.com/loaded-burger-bowls-whole30-paleo-low-carb

▪️ Ground Chicken
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce
▪️ Lettuce
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Dill Pickle
▪️ Bacon Crumbles
▪️ Cheddar Jack Cheese
▪️ Burger Sauce

▪️ Red Potatoes
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Mild Salsa
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Bacon Crumbles

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 885

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS

🧮 CALORIES –

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥦 BEEF & BROCCOLI | 🍲 CHILI MAC BOWL

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1498 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🍲 BEEF & BROCCOLI BOWL
▪️ Beef & Broccoli Bowl (Marie Callender) 🆕👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
▪️ Baby Broccoli
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce

It is hot and I’m hurting so I tried the last frozen bowl I bought on sale at Kroger. Nope, nope, nope… Not for me… Texturally it was fine but the sauce was a hard pass. I enjoyed the other 2 chicken bowls but I’ll stick with making my own Beef and Broccoli.

One of my favorite recipes for that is here
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/restaurant-style-mongolian-beef-easy-and-amazing

😋😋 2/5
🧮 CALORIES – 393

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🥣 CHILI MAC BOWL
▪️ Chili w Beans
▪️ Chickpea Casarecce
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Red/Green Onion

😋😋😋 3/5
🧮 CALORIES – 869

Ooops – I overtracked the yogurt at its original entry – that should be 3tbsp 😁

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Sourdough English Muffin
▪️ Whipped Cream Cheese
▪️ Green Tomato
▪️ Homemade Everything Seasoning

🥯 HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING
You can adjust as you like to suit your tastes. If you want a sodium free version, leave out the salt. I buy the ingredients from my international market or bulk bins and can make 2 huge containers for far less than one bottle of Trader Joe’s or similar.
▪️ Black Sesame Seeds
▪️ White Sesame Seeds
▪️ Poppyseed
▪️ Minced Dried Garlic
▪️ Minced Dried Onion
▪️ Kosher, Pink Himalayan or Coarse Sea Salt

Original quantities can be found here:
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/everything-bagel-seasoning

▪️ Red Grapes

🧮 CALORIES – 236

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
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🥚 EGG MUFFIN w FRUIT | 🐔 BBQ CHICKEN & VEGGIES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🥚 EGG MUFFIN w GRAPES & AVOCADO
▪️ Sourdough Muffin
▪️ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ White American Cheese Slice
▪️ Prosciutto
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Red Grapes

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 543

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🐔 BBQ CHICKEN, SWEET POTATO & BRIE ASPARAGUS
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Blackstrap Molasses BBQ Sauce
▪️ Brie Cheese
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Sweet Potato

♨️ CHICKEN COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 20min

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 842

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Blueberries

🧮 CALORIES – 116

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🫒 MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE | 🍲 PESTO CHICKEN CAVATELLI BOWL

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🫒 MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Green Tomato
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads
▪️ Kinder’s Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Fresh Dill
▪️ Lemon Olives
▪️ Everything Bagel Hummus @sabra
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Whipped Cream Cheese
▪️ Prosciutto

Too hot today – no cooking 😁

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 757

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🍲 PESTO CAVATELLI BOWL & BROCCOLI
▪️ Grilled Chicken Pesto Cavatelli Bowl 🆕 👍🏻
I bought a few of the Marie Callender bowls last week because Kroger had them on special. This is good for nights when I just need a no cooking option. This one was nice (for a frozen meal) – 370 calories, nice pesto flavor, good amount of pasta, a few pieces of chicken, a few tomatoes…
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Baby Broccoli
▪️ French Onion Butter

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 493

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ O’ My! Mint Chip Gelato 🆕 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
* Super creamy – like uber uber creamy – it reminds me almost of a Cool Whip mouth feel. This particular one has all clean ingredients (which for me is hard to find in an ice cream) and none of the icy crystal texture you can get in other types.

This is a vegan, non dairy, coconut cream base (though I didn’t buy it for that reason).

Several of their other flavors either include natural flavors or allulose in their reduced sugar line so I can only have like 3 of them but it’s nice to have options…

🧮 CALORIES – 250

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN | 🥗 TROPICAL SALAD | 🐔 ROSÉ CHICKEN PASTA

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1499 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN & TROPICAL SALAD
Inspired by and adapted from @crazyforcrust
https://www.crazyforcrust.com/easy-chicken-parmesan

▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Tomato, Porcini & Black Truffle Sauce
▪️ Panko Breadcrumbs
▪️ Parmesan Cheese
▪️ Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 20min

▪️ Power Greens Salad Mix
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Ginger Tamari Dressing @aldiusa

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 689

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🐔 ROSÉ CHICKEN PASTA w SALAD & VEGGIES
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Alfredo Sauce
▪️ Tomato, Porcini & Black Truffle Sauce
▪️ Penne Pasta
▪️ Green Onions

▪️ Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrot Vegetable Medley
▪️ Dill Pickle Seasoning

▪️ Power Greens Salad Mix
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Purple Cabbage
▪️ Clover & Alfalfa Sprouts
▪️ Avocado Ranch Dressing @aldiusa

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 705

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Kiwifruit
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Strawberries

🧮 CALORIES – 106

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥪 SUBWAY & SALAD | 🥩 STEAK & VEGGIES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1503 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🥪 SUBWAY BENISSIMO (VAULT EXCLUSIVE) SUB & SALAD
▪️ Subway 6″ Benissimo Sub
Chicken, pepperoni, American cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, olive, cucumber, pickle, Ranch Dressing
▪️ Power Greens Salad Mix
▪️ Raspberries
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Wasabi Peas
▪️ Dressing/feta cheese from Watermelon Crunch Kit

👎🏻 Sub – not nice – something was off maybe I think – I felt a little queasy after eating – threw the other part away

👍🏻 On the other hand – that Watermelon Vinaigrette dressing is the bomb 💣 @yourtaylorfarms

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 803

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🥩 STEAK & VEGGIES
▪️ Eye of Round Steak
▪️ Steak Sauce @simpletruth4u

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 8min

▪️ Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrot Medley
▪️ Dill Pickle Seasoning

Never heard of Japanese Sweet Potatoes? I got these from Misfits Market but many Asian groceries carry them. Here are all the details
https://www.justonecookbook.com/satsumaimo-japanese-sweet-potato

▪️ Japanese Sweet Potato
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Mild Salsa

INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 18min on High Pressure + Quick Release

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 420

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Banana
▪️ Raspberries
▪️ Blackberries
Tried out my new Nutrichef sorbet / frozen yogurt maker

▪️ Cherry Orchard Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 279

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍲 CHICKEN ALFREDO BOWL | 🌮 TACO BELL PIZZA

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1506 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🍲 CHICKEN ALFREDO BAKE BOWL & SALAD
Not feeling up to cooking and Kroger had these Marie Callender bowls on sale. I added some more Alfredo Sauce as it was quite skimpy on sauce and tried a new salad kit from Taylor Farms which was very nice.

▪️ Chicken Alfredo Bake Bowl
▪️ Alfredo Sauce
▪️ Watermelon Crunch Chopped Salad Kit 🆕 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
▪️ Raspberries
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Clover & Alfalfa Sprouts

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 660

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🌮 TACO BELL MEXICAN PIZZA & SOFT TACO
Still not feeling great so when I had to go into town to meet someone I decided to just get Taco Bell for dinner.

▪️ Mexican Pizza
▪️ Soft Taco Supreme

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 740

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Applesauce
▪️ Mandarin

🧮 CALORIES – 105

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥚 QUINOA EGG NESTS | 🥣 ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP | 🦀 CRAB LEGS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🥚 QUINOA EGG NESTS & ASPARAGUS
▪️ Duck Eggs (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ Tricolor Quinoa
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

🧈 HOMEMADE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
Immersion Blender Version 🆕
▪️ Duck Egg Yolks
▪️ Ghee (can use regular stick butter)
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Dijon Mustard (*optional)

Inspired by and adapted from @recipetineats
https://www.recipetineats.com/hollandaise-sauce/#wprm-recipe-container-51163

And @thekitchn
https://www.thekitchn.com/microwave-hollandaise-recipe-23199758

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

🌀 INSTANT POT QUINOA
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Rinse Quinoa
1:1 ratio – 1 cup quinoa + 1 cup liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
1min (yes, 1) – High Pressure + Natural Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://apressurecookerkitchen.com/instant-pot-pot-in-pot-cooking

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 457

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🥣 ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP (on repeat)
▪️ Homemade Italian Wedding Soup
Inspired by and adapted from
https://eatinginstantly.com/instant-pot-italian-wedding-soup
▪️ Oyster Crackers


😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 452

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🦀 INSTANT POT CRAB LEGS & ARTICHOKE
▪️ Snow Crab Leg Clusters
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

🌀 INSTANT POT PRECOOKED SEAFOOD – CRAWFISH / CRAB LEGS / SHRIMP
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1c water + 1tbsp/capful Zatarian’s Shrimp Crab Boil Concentrate

Thawed:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 0min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 1min + Quick Release

Frozen:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 1min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 2min + Quick Release

🔹 Crab Legs are best done stacked directly on the trivet (not in the water)
🔹 Crawfish/Shrimp are best done in a steamer basket set on the trivet.

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 559

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Cherry Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 150

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐔 CHICKEN SALAD w FRUIT | 🥣 INSTANT POT ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP w ARTICHOKE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🐔 CHICKEN SALAD & FRUIT
▪️ Homemade Chopped Chicken Salad
▪️ Triscuit Thins
▪️ White American Cheese Slices
▪️ Watermelon
▪️ Cantaloupe
▪️ Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 582

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🥣 ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP, STEAMED ARTICHOKE & GARLIC BREAD

HOMEMADE ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
Inspired by and adapted from @eatinginstantly
https://eatinginstantly.com/instant-pot-italian-wedding-soup

▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Pretzel Bun
▪️ Garlic Powder
▪️ Italian Seasoning

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

STOVETOP VERSION:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 860

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Kiwifruit

🧮 CALORIES – 58

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥣 TOMATO LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL | 🌿 STEAMED ARTICHOKE & GARLIC BREAD

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🥣 TOMATO LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Tomato Rice Noodle Kit 🌶️
(nice but spicier than I thought it would be – whew)
Rice noodles, soup base, tomato paste pack, bamboo shoots, pickled long beans, fried yuba skins, peanuts

▪️ Imitation Crab Stick
▪️ Dried Wakame
▪️ Clover & Alfalfa Sprouts
▪️ Purple Cabbage
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Green Onions
▪️ Furikake Seasoning Mix

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 839

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🍀 STEAMED ARTICHOKE & GARLIC BREAD
Brunch was super filling – I ate it over a couple sittings so by the time I got to dinner, I didn’t want much. Two lemony buttery Artichokes and a bit of crusty bread was perfect!

▪️ Artichoke x2
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Lemon Dill Butter
▪️ Pretzel Bun
▪️ French Onion Butter
▪️ Garlic Powder
▪️ Italian Seasoning

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

STOVETOP VERSION:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 608

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Strawberries

🧮 CALORIES – 48

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🫒 MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE | 🍲 SAUSAGE & SPINACH TORTELLINI SOUP

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1500 🌟
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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🫒 MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE
▪️ Pine Nut Hummus @sabra
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Green Tomato
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Triscuit Thins
▪️ Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 672

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🍲 SAUSAGE & SPINACH TORTELLINI w BROCCOLI
▪️ Three Cheese Tortellini Soup @progresso
▪️ Baby Spinach
▪️ Mild Italian Chicken Sausages @aldiusa
▪️ Baby Broccoli
▪️ Lemon Dill Butter

This was delicious!

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 636

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Applesauce Pouch
▪️ Sourdough Pretzel
▪️ Dijon Mustard

🧮 CALORIES – 191

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫