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30 Days of Healthy Budget-Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

30 budget-friendly Instant Pot Recipes that are healthy too; pictures of food recipes
30 budget-friendly Instant Pot Recipes that are healthy too; pictures of food recipes

Are you looking for some budget-friendly instant pot recipes that are also healthy? I bought my instant pot on a Black Friday sale as I kept hearing how great there were.

To be honest, I was scared of it for months and it sat in the box in my hallway. I finally got up the courage to use it and after reading and watching videos, I gave it a try. Now I love it, but finding great recipes that are also frugal instant pot recipes is a challenge. So for the new year or any month of the year, you can try this list of 30 days of budget-friendly, healthy instant pot recipes to stay on budget and stay healthy this year.

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Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Not Pumpkin Pie

25 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That are Not Pumpkin Pie - Four Desserts Pictured: Caramel Apple Pie, Apple Cupcakes, Pumpkin Roll, , Apple Bars

Are you a pumpkin pie lover? If I’m going to waste my calories, and let’s face it, who doesn’t do this on Thanksgiving??? I want food that I really love!

So although pumpkin pie is good, it’s really just okay to me! I actually prefer sweet potatoes pie over pumpkin and if you are like my kids, you may be reaching for cheesecake as your go-to Thanksgiving dessert.

According to the Calorie Control Council, experts say you consume around 3000 calories eating Thanksgiving dinner. Oh my! And I thought the turkey was healthy!

So if you are going to indulge in this blessed food-celebrating day, why not eat a dessert that is totally, stupendously one you will enjoy? If pumpkin pie is just okay to you, try wowing your guests with some of the recipes listed below.

There are 25 Thanksgiving desserts that are NOT pumpkin pie you can enjoy on Thanksgiving day.

These non-pumpkin pie desserts from my favorite food bloggers will have even the classiest food critic saying delectable!

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50 Easy Thanksgiving Crockpot Side Dish Recipes

50 Easy Thanksgiving Crockpot Side Dishes

50 Thanksgiving Crockpot Side Dishes to Try This Year - Recipes in background - cheesy potatoes, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving this year?  In my opinion, side dishes are the best, especially when you have found easy Thanksgiving Crockpot side dishes to try!

I’ve done it a few times and boy, let me tell you, It was a lot of work! My husband has seven brothers and sisters and at the time, I had a one-year-old too. Of course, I made a ton of food, which was mostly gone by the end, and had a toddler grabbing at my leg the entire time. Looking back, I wish I had made better use of my crockpot and made a few of these wonderful dishes from my favorite food bloggers below. I have three slow cookers so I am totally set this year and will be following some of these Thanksgiving Crock Pot side dishes to make things easy on myself this Thanksgiving and I hope you will check out these recipes and join me.

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