Saturday, December 16, 2017

Instant Pot Keto Lasagna

Looking for keto meals to make in your electric pressure cooker? Here's an easy Instant Pot no noodle lasagna that's easy to make and yummy to eat! 
This is a super easy recipe that cooks up in the Instant Pot  And, it only dirties one pot since you can brown the meat right in the pot! I think you’ll love this simple Instant Post no noodle lasagna. 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 jar marinara sauce 25 ounces
  • 8 ounces mozzarella sliced


  1. On saute setting, brown the ground beef with the garlic and onion.
  2. While the meat is browning, combine the ricotta cheese with the Parmesan and egg in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Add the marinara sauce and remove half of the meat sauce.
  4. Top the remaining meat sauce with half the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spread half the ricotta cheese mix on top of the mozzarella layer.
  6. Top with the remaining meat sauce.
  7. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese on top (reserve a few pieces for the final layer).
  8. Spread the remaining ricotta cheese mixture over the mozzarella.
  9. Top with the remaining mozzarella pieces (these can be reserved to top after if desired).
  10. At this point, you may want to cover the lasagna with a loose aluminum foil to prevent condensation dripping on the cheese. I didn't bother to do this. It's not needed if you want to reserve the top layer of cheese to be added after the pressure cycle is over.
  11. Cover, and cook at high pressure for 8-10 minutes.
  12. Vent off steam, remove lid and add any reserved cheese on top. I like to sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the very top. Cover and let sit to melt cheese if needed.
  13. Spoon lasagna into bowls to serve.

    I love using a crock pot, but I am so excited about my new Instant Pot and can not wait to find more recipes so I can add to my menu planning! 

    If you would like a FREE Printable for your menu planning, please click here

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Keto Kreme Ice Cream

Since my breast cancer, I have been researching and learning all I can about my survivorship. One of the ways I can help myself is by cutting back on sugar. Research shows that cancer feeds off of sugar and does not have the capability of using ketones for fuel. 

I am not perfect at it, but I am trying my best to live a Keto lifestyle. I am always looking for new recipes. Here is a recipe for that person who needs to get their sweet tooth satisfied. 

If you are following a ketogenic or low carb lifestyle this Keto Kreme ice Cream is amazing and won’t ruin your diet! It is also packed with benefits  It’s simple to make and so good,! If your kids are following a low sugar meal plan this is great and  kid approved as well! This is also a diabetic friendly ice cream recipe!

A few tips:

  • roll your lime on a hard surface before cutting it to get more juice out of it.
  • Don’t forget, it’s 4 whole eggs and 4 egg yokes!

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Add more ice or water until desired consistency
  3. Place ice cream in freezer until frozen

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Fun Christmas Gift Guide

1. Tessel Charger Keychain with USB Cable

For the person whose phone is always dead
When you're always on-the-go, keeping your phone charged can be a challenge. But with the Tessel Charger Keychain you can charge your phone and sync your data anytime, even at the same time.

2. VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker

For the person who can't shower without Beyoncé
This wireless, waterproof speaker is a knock out! Not only can you take it in the shower or the outdoors, but it's built-in MIC Bluetooth speaker and hands-free function allow you to conveniently pick up a call while your hands are tied.

3. KobraTech Mini Cell Phone Tripod
For the selfie master
Whether you're a social media influencer or just an amateur photographer, the KobraTech Mini Cell Phone Tripod will help you get the perfect professional shot.

4. Tile Mate Key Finder

For the person who is always losing stuff
Now 25% smaller, attach the Tile Mate device to your key chain, phone, or anything you don't want to lose, and join the millions of people who have said goodbye to this anxiety-inducing struggle.

5. Hair Straightener Rechargeable Mini Cordless Flat Iron

For the person who has given up on their frizzy hair
No outlet? No problem. Drop the Nexgadget Mini Cordless Flat Iron in your purse and you won't have to worry about the unexpected rain shower or humidity during the day.

6. Amco Rub-A-Way Bar

For the millennial chef
Now there's no need to walk around with hands that smell of garlic or onion after cooking. Simply rubbing the Amco Rub-A-Way Bar between your hands removes the odor that soap cannot. It's dishwasher friendly and is the perfect little gift you never knew you needed.

7. Anjou Bath Bombs Gift Set

For the spa enthusiast 
Made from a variety of dried flowers and essential oils, Anjou Bath Bombs will leave you relaxed and moisturized without leaving any toxins behind. Bonus: They're also vegan!

8. DIY Body Butter Kit

For your favorite DIYer
The lucky person who gets this gift can whip up their own personal blend of body butter in less than an hour. It also has natural, organic ingredients so you don't have to worry about chemicals.

9. Jo-Sha Yoga Mat Cleaning Wipes

For the Yogi
Any yoga-enthusiast knows that a clean mat is a happy mat. With these individual wipes, there is finally an easy way to sanitize your yoga mat before and after an amazing class. Plus, they come in Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tangerine, and Peppermint scents.

10. Helo 3-in-1 Massage Ball

For anyone who could use a massage after a long day or workout
Small enough to fit in your hand or pocket, this lightweight massage ball can help you relieve tension when you don't have time to book a masseuse.

11. Mini Projector

For the techie
How cool is this?! The Pico Mini Projector allows you to turn any room into a home cinema. Use it at work or school for a presentation, or even at home to show off the pictures from your latest vacation.

12. Hatch Productivity Notebook

For the next Steve Jobs
Consistency, creativity, and productivity are three important factors for any successful entrepreneur. The Hatch notebook aims to keep you on track and take you from an idea to a launch date.

13. Resistance Bands

For the person you always turn to for workout tips
Resistance bands are essential for at-home work outs. You can be sure this gift won't collect dust.

14. His and Her Pillowcases

For the couple that just moved in
Is it your first Christmas living together? Add a sentimental touch to your bed by surprising your significant other with these adorable His and Her pillowcases.

15. Hand Fidget Toy Spinners

For kids of all ages
You've seen Fidget Spinners everywhere, because kids can't get enough. 
  • Mini-roulette - 6 sides with 6 points of a dice and an arrow on the triangle in middle of the spinner that is like a mini roulette. Multi-use of the spinner is added for fortune fun.
  • Long spin time - 100 seconds guaranteed! Professional inline skate 608 bearing with premium stainless steel balls promise you a high-speed and durable spinning.
Grab one for every kid in your life and you'll be sure to score big points this year.

16. TOYS R US EXCLUSIVE OWLICORN Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 2-Pack + Nest

For the child building their collection
There are over 70 Hatchimals for young fans to hatch. Help them on their way to reaching 70, with this fun 2 pack plus nest.

17. Sophie la Girafe: My First Christmas Teether

For baby's first Christmas
If your little one is teething during the holidays, put something in their first stocking to help sooth the pain. Sophie la Girafe is 100 percent natural rubber, and this gift set also comes with two precious ornaments.

18. Rory's Story Cubes

Fort the little one with the big imagination
Celebrate a child's imagination with Rory's Story Cubes and watch as they spend hours putting together a story of their own.

19. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

For the binge watcher
The Fire TV Stick turns any TV into a Smart TV. You won't be stuck huddling over a laptop to watch your favorite streaming shows any longer. Now you can watch hundreds of series and movies on your TV thanks to this simple device.

20. 2018 Puppies Mini Day-to-Day Calendar

For person who can't resist puppies
Each day is cuter than the last! Put this mini calendar on your desk at the office, and give yourself a cheery morning as you reveal the pup of the day.

21. Organic cat grass growing kit

For the cat whisperer
This isn't your run-of-the-mill catnip. This tasty organic grass blends wheat, oats, rye, barley, and flax to provide cats with the necessary folic acid and fiber they need to control hairballs. This kit even comes with a planter, so you can get to growing ASAP.

22. Heat Trapping Thermal Insulated Fleece Lined Neck Warmers

For the Outdoors man/woman
Keeps neck warm and dry way better than a scarf; High quality thermal yarn for max heat retention. Soft yet breathable fleece interior is warm & cozy; Slips over head to cover neck, mouth, ears & face.

23. MalloMe Premium Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Set of 5 

For the Whole Family . . . a night out together

34” Long extendable forks keep you and children a safe distance from any patio fire pit, backyard fire pit, bonfire pit, or campfire | Rubber tips on prongs make them perfect for storage and handling around children making them a must have for BBQ accessories. KIDS LOVE THEM!


24. Echo Dot 

For Anyone!

Who wouldn't want this kind of fun! Talk to a speaker and tell it what to do. . . Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music. Ask your dot if it believes in Santa and see what the answer is! 


25. Echo Show

For that Video Enthuasist!

More fun telling electronics what to do. . . tell Alexa to show you a video.