Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crockpot Jambalaya: Trim Healthy Mama (S)

I am so excited to share this recipe!!!
I was given this recipe for jambalaya about two years ago. The original calls for cooking in the oven, but I like it much better in the crockpot!
 It quickly became a family favorite and Ben has been asking for it, but I was hesitant to make it.  If I did, I would eat it.  This is a problem because the original has one ingredient that isn't on plan.

Yesterday I decided to try riced cauliflower in place of the rice, and it worked!!!!  Oh, it was so good!  
Ben had 3 bowls!!

To "rice" cauliflower, use a cheese grater or food processor and "process" the florets until they resemble rice.  I do mine in a Vitamix!

Trim Healthy Mama Crock Pot Jambalaya (S)
(Printable Recipe)

*1 pound frozen shrimp (no tails)
or 2 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie works well)
*1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
*1 onion, diced
*1 bell pepper, diced
*1 cup celery, diced
*3 cups beef broth
*4 cups "riced" cauliflower
*1 can ro-tel
*2 bay leaves
*1 stick butter
*1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper
*dash of tobasco
*1 bunch green onions

Combine everything in crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I've decided to postpone the start of our school year until September 2nd.  Why?  Because I can :)

We are switching up almost all of our curriculum this year, and I am determined to have a good battle plan in place.  So, I'm taking an extra few weeks to make sure that plan is nice and strong!

I ordered this awesome planner in the hopes that I can stay on track. 
 I love the motivation it has in it, along with scripture and accountability each week.

Now to convince Ben that I need a whole day sitting at Panera with my laptop and planner!