Instant Pot Chili Lime Pork Chops

I am not sure how much longer I can keep up with 4am wake up calls to work out. It was pretty easy the first 2 weeks, but now it’s getting harder and harder and I just don’t know if I have it in me! When the days were shorter and it was getting darker earlier, that was one thing, but now – I slept right through my alarm this morning and was almost late in getting the 2 oldest off to school…thankfully they woke up with their alarms! I’m going to do a naptime workout today and see how that goes. I’m not a night person, so I know if I wait too long or until after dinner, it’s just not going to happen.

That being said, I forced myself through this cardio workout yesterday, I really just wanted to go back to bed, but kept on going.


After everyone left for school, I had my Fiber and oatmeal with peanut butter. Pretty standard right now, just the thought of eggs makes me want to hurl and I used to eat eggs every single morning for years!



Even if I was a food photographer, there wasn’t anything that could have made my lunch look appetizing…but I assure you it was delicious! Salsa chicken with some shredded corn tortillas added in.


Instant Pot Chili Lime Pork Chops


The more I use the instant pot, the more I love it! These were hands down, the best pork chops I have ever made. *Disclaimer* – these were Costco pork chops which are about double the thickness of other pork chops I have used in the past. Because of that, I doubled the cook time recommended for other Instant Pot recipes and these came out perfectly.


I placed the chops in the pot, covered in 1 cup of water and then covered the meat with this marinade. I used about 1/2 the bottle, but next time I will add the entire bottle. I was worried it might be too spicy, but even my 2 year old loved the chops. Then I set the Instant Pot to MANUAL and 30 minutes. That’s it. Super easy  and tasted like they had been cooking all day long and marinating all day as well.


And then I ended Day 8 of my 24 Day Challenge with another 10K step streak.


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