Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

This easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe, made with beef brisket, cabbage and carrots comes out so tender and delicious! Perfect for St Patrick’s Day!

It may be the most famous dish to eat on St. Patrick’s Day, but this Irish-American corned beef recipe is a favorite in my house any time of the year. It would typically simmer all day on the stove but thanks to the pressure cooker it only takes 90 minutes for the meat to come out super tender. Of course, if you wish you could also make this in the slow cooker, see my Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe.

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 25-March 3)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

Fish Florentine has been such a huge hit, I added it back on this weeks meal plan!

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing!
Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

THE DETAILS:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated Weight Watcher Freestyle Points for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!
The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.
And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

MONDAY (2/25)

  • B: Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins* (2) and a banana (0)
  • L: Easy Shredded Chicken Harissa (2) with ½ cup brown rice (3), 1 cup cucumbers (0) and  Tzatziki *(0)
  • D: Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (6) a green salad* (0) with 2 tbsp light Italian dressing (2)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15, Calories 921**

TUESDAY (2/26)

  • B: Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins (2) and a pear (0)
  • L: Easy Shredded Chicken Harissa (2) with ½ cup brown rice (3), 1 cup cucumbers (0) and Tzatziki (0)
  • D: Turkey Chili Taco Soup (0) with 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese (2), 1 tablespoon light sour cream (1) and 1 ounce avocado (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 925**

WEDNESDAY (2/27)

  • B: Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins (2) and a banana (0)
  • L: Easy Shredded Chicken Harissa (2) with ½ cup brown rice (3), 1 cup cubed cucumbers (0) and Skinny Tzatziki (0)
  • D: LEFTOVER Turkey Chili Taco Soup (0) with 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese (2), 1 tablespoon light sour cream (1) and 1 ounce avocado (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 934**

THURSDAY (2/28)

  • B: Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins (2) and a pear (0)
  • L: Easy Shredded Chicken Harissa (2) with ½ cup brown rice (3), 1 cup cubed cucumbers (0) and Skinny Tzatziki (0)
  • D: Korean Beef Rice Bowls (10)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 976**

FRIDAY (3/1)

  • B: 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (0) with ½ cup sliced strawberries (0), 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts (2), and 1 teaspoon honey (1)
  • L: Egg Tomato and Scallion Sandwich (4) and an apple (0)
  • D: Fish Florentine (6)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13, Calories 885**

SATURDAY (3/2)

  • B: Huevos Pericos (2) (recipe x 2) with 1 ounce avocado (1)
  • L: Spicy California Shrimp Stack (5)
  • D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 8, Calories 542**

SUNDAY (3/3)

  • B: Low Fat Blueberry Scones (7) and an orange (0)
  • L: Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostadas (5)
  • D: Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage***(5)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 809**

*Prep breakfast and lunch for the week Sunday night.  Green salad includes 6 cups mixed greens, 2 scallions and ½ cup each: tomatoes, cucumber, carrots
**This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day.
***Freeze any leftover you/your family won’t eat

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 25-March 3)

Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos from SkinnyTaste

These easy Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos are made with flaky white fish, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime topped with avocado. This recipe is from SkinnyTaste: https://www.skinnytaste.com/cilantro-lime-tilapia-tacos/

Flaky white fish, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime topped with avocado. A fresh and flavorful way to spice up fish, tacos quick enough to make for a busy weeknight!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb fish fillets, rinsed and pat dried (flounder, tilapia, etc)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 white corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces (1 medium haas) avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • lime wedges and cilantro for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion until translucent about 4 to 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Mix well.
  3. Place fish on the skillet and cook until the flesh starts to flake.
  4. Add jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Sauté over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, breaking up the fish with the spoon to get everything mixed well; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Meanwhile, heat tortillas on a skillet or directly over the flame of the burner a minute or 2 on each side to warm.
  6. Serve a little over 1/4 cup of fish on each warmed tortilla topped with cabbage, avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.


Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 18-February 24)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

The details:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated Weight Watcher Freestyle Points for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!

The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.

And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

Monday (2/18)

B: PB + J Yogurt (6)
L: Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce* (8)
D: Red Lentil Soup with Spinach* (1) and 1 mini naan (or flatbread) (5)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 20, Calories 1,008**

Tuesday (2/19)

B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and an orange (0)
L: Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce (8)
D: Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheese blend (1), 1 tablespoon light sour
cream (1) and 1 ounce avocado (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 863**

Wednesday (2/20)

B: PB + J Yogurt (6)
L: Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce (8)
D: LEFTOVER Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons  reduced fat cheese blend (1), 1 tablespoon
light sour cream (1) and 1 ounce avocado (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 915**

Thursday (2/21)

B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and an orange (0)
L: Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce (8)
D: One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (8) and 1 ½ cups romaine*** (0) with 2 tablespoons Skinny Caesar Dressing
(2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 18, Calories 991**

Friday (2/22)

B: 6 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt (0) with ½ cup sliced strawberries (0), 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts (2),
and 1 teaspoon honey (1)
L: LEFTOVER One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (8) and 1 ½ cups romaine (0) with 2 tablespoons Skinny Caesar
Dressing (2)
D: Honey Garlic Shrimp (2) with Asian Edamame Fried Rice (4)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 1,018**

Saturday (2/23)

B: Eggs and Tomato Breakfast Melts (3) and 1/2 cup grapes (0)
L: Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad (8)
D: DINNER OUT!
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 544**

Sunday (2/24)

B: 3 Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream (6)
L: Lentil Bowls with Avocado, Eggs and Cholula (2) (Recipe x 2)
D: Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls (10)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 18, Calories 970**

**Prep Chicken Salad Sunday night for lunch Mon-Thurs. Freeze any leftover soup you/your family won’t eat

**This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Here’s a helpful calculator to estimate
your calorie needs. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits,
snacks, dessert, wine, etc.

***Chop extra 1 ½ cups romaine for lunch Friday
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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 18-February 24)