Creamy Brown Sugar Spread with SPLENDA: Making #SweetSwaps

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This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Y'all. I just made the best flippin' cream cheese dip I've ever had in my life. It was super easy and I even lightened it up a little! Lately, I've been ditching sugar and using SPLENDA no calorie sweetener, and I've been enjoying my favorite stuff with a little less guilt! This week has been insane -- Emma's 7th birthday (OMG) was on … [Read more...]

You haven’t had chocolate until you’ve had a GODIVA Truffle FlightTM. #TruffleTakeoff #Giveaway


You guys know that I’ve been doing my best to just eat like a normal person, stop obsessing over points, and just truly ENJOY food again, right? Well I got an email a while back. From GODIVA. When GODIVA emails, you listen. They wanted to send me some chocolate (YES, PLEASE) and hear what I had to say about them (I can handle that). Ladies and ladies, let me introduce you to the GODIVA Truffle FlightTM.  Yes, that’s a pistachio one in the middle. Yes, it was pretty heavenly. Now, a while back, I would have hesitated. I would’ve counted points and calculated weekly … [Read more...]

Eating Healthy with #TysonGrilled&Ready! #sponsored


Since I've gone back to work, I've had to make a serious effort to eat well. It's difficult to make sure I can stay on plan while working out of the home, so I've been doing my best to find ways to eat healthily at the office. I found Tyson® Grilled & Ready®! You guys know that I am not a skilled cook. I kind of like making pancakes. But other than that, I'm not too good in the cooking department. So when I heard about Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products, I wanted to give them a try! I usually take a sandwich or salad to work so that I can eat at my desk quickly and get back to … [Read more...]

The New Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates are A.MA.ZING. #skinnydivine

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I've posted about how sometimes I save up my points plus for a treat, or I'll run a little farther to earn something special. Usually that something special is filled, dipped, coated, or solid chocolate. I even saved up enough points for a chocolate chip cannoli from my favorite local bakery! That one was a lot of work, haha! I opened up my email inbox a while back and saw that Skinny Cow wanted me to give their new Divine Filled Chocolates a try. Girl, do you even have to ask me twice? I jumped on that so fast! My candy arrived and I couldn't decide which ones to rip open first! They … [Read more...]

Super Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Rice #Recipe

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This week has been absolutely jam packed with every single thing imaginable. I started a new job, the kids started with a nanny, and life has just been crazy. Dinner rolled around tonight and I didn't have a plan. Surprise. Here's what I had in my pantry and fridge: That can make tacos, right? Right. Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos Makes 5 tacos 1 chicken breast 1/4 cup fresh cilantro Minute Ready-to-Serve Brown Rice White corn tortillas Fresh lime juice Slice your chicken breast into strips width wise, but don't go all the way through. Squirt lime juice all over chicken and … [Read more...]

Like fresh coffee? Try #TonxCoffee for FREE!


I don't drink coffee on the regular, but I make it more of a special treat that I get to have every now and then. Since I don't drink it often, I make sure I drink really, really good coffee! I don't want to waste my special treat on a cruddy cup of sludge, know what I mean? Freshness is key, and the quality of the beans is paramount. I heart about Tonx and I was really intrigued! Wouldn't it be amazing if you had high-quality coffee beans that were freshly roasted and delivered to your door? Tonx does just that! Everyone can sign-up for a Tonx free trial (to try the coffee). Just … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers Meal Plan Service – #Review and #Giveaway!

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I have dipped my toe back into the Weight Watchers pool a little, and I am excited to say that I've found a really great resource for meal planning, recipes, and food ideas!  Slender Kitchen is an amazing resource for those who are following Weight Watchers, and even for those who are just looking for some healthy meal ideas. I received a meal plan membership, and I can't even decide what to make first! I am not the best cook, and I'm an even worse planner, but Slender Kitchen is basically my white knight. They give me weekly meal plans that are all Weight Watcher friendly, and they contain a … [Read more...]

I made this Bistro Chicken Salad in under 5 minutes with Nestle Lean Cuisine Salad Additions! #BYOL #Cbias


I am always in a hurry when lunch time rolls around. I'll have just finished combating the carpool lanes at Emma's school, and I have three hungry kids on my hands. Without a doubt, they always get fed first. This is partly because I need to feed them to keep them from getting bossy (ha!), and partly because I like to have salads for lunch, but it takes forever to make them! I hit up Walmart to find some quick lunch solutions (see my entire shop here). I'd seen some advertisements for these new Lean Cuisine Salad Additions, and I wanted to give them a try. I love the concept -- just add in … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Pancake #Recipe

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And the pancake saga continues... By now you guys have to have realized that I'm a little pancake obsessed. I've got recipes for lemon blueberry pancakes, for banana protein pancakes, and now these beauties. These pancakes are perfect as your go-to base recipe. They're fluffy, they're healthy, and duh -- they're delicious. Whole Wheat Pancakes adapted from Skinny Taste 2 cups whole wheat flour 4 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp splenda 2 large eggs 2 1/4 cups of almond milk (you can substitute with fat free milk) 1 tsp vanilla cooking spray … [Read more...]

Creating a fun, healthy breakfast with #JennieO4Kids Turkey Bacon! #Cbias


Each morning, it never fails. The first thing out of my kids' mouth is "Mom, we're hungry!" You'd think I never feed them with how much they beg for food! My kids have grown to love breakfast almost as much as I do (it's hard to top me -- I'm borderline obsessed), and that means the whole nine yards: pancakes, eggs, and yup -- bacon. Emma especially is infatuated with bacon! I mean, can you blame her? It's pretty darn delicious. But traditional bacon is also pretty darn calorie and fat laden, as well. That isn't cool in my book. Especially not when I can easily make a healthier … [Read more...]