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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Skinny Mini Chicken Pot Pie's ♥


Here is such a great fall recipe and healthy!  Using my fave sponsored product Campbell's®  My skinny version of the chicken pot pie. It's warm and gooey for a brisk fall day and mini size perfect for your waistline! See my recipe below! This recipe is so quick and easy! Make it for dinner tonight! ♥




Ingredients ♥

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (98% Fat Free) 1/2 cup skim  milk 1 package (12 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (about 2 1/4 cups) 1 cup cubed cooked chicken 
Frozen pastry sheets ( I use the egg roll pastry ones they are only 9 carbs! ) 

Directions  ♥

Heat the oven to 350 F.  Stir the soup, 1/2 cup milk, vegetables and chicken in a bowl.
  Pour chicken mixture into mini ramekens. Top with pastry shells to cover the mixture. 

 Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.enjoy!  ♥

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Knorr Baked Skinny Spinach n' Artichoke Dip ♥

I love Knorr products! Here is my recipe for baked skinny spinach n artichoke dip, perfect for those football party get togethers, who can't resist that gooey cheese! ♥




Ingredients ♥

1 bag (9 oz.) baby spinach leaves [or 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry]
1 package (8 oz.)light cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® light Mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups light shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mozzarella 
1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) container light Alfredo-style pasta sauce
2 cloves garlic


Directions ♥
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup cheese. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole, then top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake for 35 minutes or until dip is hot.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Skinny Heluva Good Buffalo Chicken Party Dippers ♥



 Here is a product I got to review for free from BzzAgent. It's Heluva Good Dips. I made a recipe out of it I used Heluva Good Buffalo Wing Dip. Here is my healthy recipe enjoy! ♥



Ingredients ♥

Makes 6 to 8 servings
3/4 lb.boneless skinless chicken ( cut into nugget chunks) 
2 12 oz. containers of Heluva Good Buffalo Wing Dip
2 cups cornflakes, crushed
Paprika

Directions ♥

Place a container of Heluva Good! Buffalo Wing Dip in a shallow bowl. Skewer each piece of chicken with a wooden skewer. Roll the chicken in the dip, generously
covering it. Place the skewed chicken on a flat dish, cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. When ready to bake, preheat oven
to 400 degrees. Crush the cornflakes and place them on a flat dish. Roll the skewed chicken in the cornflakes, making sure to securely cover the marinated chicken.
Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet so they do not touch, sprinkle each piece of chicken with paprika and bake in the 400-degree oven for 10 minutes; turning

once and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with skinny blue cheese dressing! enjoy!  ♥




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Madonna & Co Boutique ♥



I was proud to be approached by an awesome company called Madonna & Co  

At Madonna & Co (M & C) you're entering a world where fashion isn't copied, it's created. Where luxury is about being one of a kind, not how much you spend. Where you'll discover exclusive designs, vintage pieces, and exciting mixes of fabrics. Everything is easy to wear, yet sophisticated, feminine, but, inspired by the art of edgy fashion details. Our customer is an independent woman, not a woman of independent means. She stands out in her own style, rather than following the fashion pack. And wherever she lives, she has a New York state of mind. ♥



Madonna & Co thinks you are uniquely you and it's all about attitude.


And you can't afford not to look fabulous!

I love their leather leather leggings! A perfect fall must have! 






So make sure to check them out for all your fashion needs for fall! ♥

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Homemade Skinny Buttermilk Ranch Dressing ♥

I love buttermilk ranch dressing, it's perfect with veggies, on a salad, with skinny buffalo wings, here is my recipe for it, who needs the grocery store kind this is so much better! enjoy!♥



Makes about 1-1/4 cup of dressing.

Ingredients ♥

    1 c. light sour cream
    1/2 c. light buttermilk 
    1 TB. lemon juice
    1 large garlic clove, minced
    1 TB. dried parsley, or 3 TB. chopped fresh
    1/2 tsp. onion powder
    3/4 tsp. sea salt 
    1/2 tsp. black pepper
    1/8-1/4 tsp. dried dill  or 1 tsp. fresh

Directions ♥

    Combine sour cream, buttermilk, and lemon juice in a pint jar or quart mixing bowl. Shake or whisk to mix well.
    Add the remaining ingredients and shake (or whisk) again until well combined. If using a bowl, transfer to a dressing container with lid. Refrigerate one or more hours before using, and taste to adjust seasonings after dressing.
    For a thicker dip: increase sour cream by 1/4 cup (or, conversely, add more milk, a little at a time if a thinner consistency is desired).
    Shake well before each use.enjoy!♥ 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frank's Red Hot Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip ♥


It's Football time and what does that mean? Great football party foods! Here is my recipe for a skinny version of  my favorite sponsored product Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip! ♥


Ingredients ♥

1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot sauce (12 oz. or 1.5 cups)
8 oz container of  light cream cheese
1 cup light shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite blue cheese or gorgonzola)
1 cup light Ranch dressing.
1 bag tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping

Directions ♥

Poach about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast in chicken stock and water.
Using 2 forks, gently thread chicken into small chunks. You can also shred your chicken in your (Kitchen aid) stand mixer using the flat, paddle beater.
In  your kitchen aid, combine shredded chicken with Franks Red Hot sauce.
Combine cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Mix on low to medium speed. 
Pour everything into the  an un-greased glass baking pan or casserole dish.
Sprinkle on more cheddar cheese, and if your guests like it I use crumbles blue cheese or gorgonzola. Finish it off by drizzling on some Ranch dressing.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until dip is melted and bubbling.

Serve with chips and veggies for dipping! enjoy! ♥ 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Skinny Football Foods ♥


So tonight is the season football game and here is a perfect football party menu! ♥



First start off with some kicken appetizers! Try my Summer Texas Firecrackers "Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers"




Then have some of my Homemade Guacamole




And don't forget my Freezer Friendly Skinny Chicken Wings! Sure to be a crowd pleaser! 




And don't forget the cocktails try my Homemade Jose Cuervo Margarita's!



And for some cheer to my hometown Packers let's make it happen! ♥

Skinny Fox Detox Review ♥


I was happy to be approached by a great company Skinny Fox Detox to review their awesome product. It's the You Make Me Coco skin smoothing scrub.  ♥





At SkinnyFoxDetox, they strive for maximum safety and maximum results. Whether you're looking to lose weight, cleanse fat accumulating toxins or jump start a weight loss program, their products are the perfect solution. They have developed some of the most uniquely effective teas currently on the market, each containing a specialized blend of the most efficient and effective ingredients known in the industry with your safety and health in mind.


Love me…scrub me…share me!  While that may sound like a quote from a romance novel it’s a phrase that can actually do a lot more for your body and your mind than a little steamy text on your Kindle.

Love me…scrub me…share me is the little tag line on the package that serves up a new body scrub called You Make Me Coco from Skinny Fox Detox  http://www.skinnyfoxdetox.com/products/cocoscrub
 But as far as body scrubs go, You Make Me Coco is in a class all by itself.

You see, where many body scrubs simply exfoliate dead skin cells to make your skin feel smooth for a couple of days, You Make Me Coco is comprised of natural ingredients to help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, cellulite, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema and acne. On top of all of that, it also makes your skin feel silky-smooth for an extended period of time.

The natural ingredients in You Make Me Coco include coffee (coffea robusta seed powder), coconut oil (coco nucifera), sweet almond oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis), sea salt (sodium chloride), orange peel powder (citrus sinensis), citric acid (antiosidant), and fragrance (parfum).  

Now that you seen the list of ingredients you’re probably wondering what all these things do, right? So, here you go… ♥

Coffea Robusta (Caffeine): Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce redness. This makes it an ideal treatment for facial flushing and rosaceae. When applied topically, caffeine works as a diuretic and aids in circulation.
Caffeine present in skin care products can dehydrate fatty cells. This results in the water disappearing from the surface of your skin. This minimizes the appearance of cellulite, thus providing you with a smoother skin appearance.  Research at the University of Sao Paulo has proven that the application of skin cream containing caffeine reduced the size of cellulite fat cells by 17%.
Orange Peel (Vitamin C):One of the most powerful functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle and stretch mark formation by increasing collagen production.
Coconut Oil (Vitamin E): The contributions of Vitamin E towards skin care are well known. It is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear and tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E, thereby enhancing its skin-nourishing properties.

So make sure you check them out on Facebook Skinny Fox Detox, Twitter Skinny Fox Detox, and Instagram Skinny Fox Detox! ♥

Learn more about their great products here!   http://www.skinnyfoxdetox.com/products/cocoscrub

Love & Antioxidants,
-"This post has been sponsored by Skinny Fox Detox, however all opinions shared are my own." 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

One Direction Autographed Makeup Giveaway! ♥



The Wait is Over! Makeup by One Direction is now available at Macy's! 

I was so happy to be approached by Markwins Beauty   and  Brandbacker again to not only review another fabulous One Direction makeup, but also give you- the readers a chance at winning one of three limited edition makeup kits Autographed by One Direction




“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own! 

The irreverent attitude and colorful style of a new generation takes on a glamorous form in Makeup by One Direction. The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, launched mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide.


Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components.

This collection includes three collectible keepsake tins inspired by One Direction's albums: “Up All Night", “Take Me Home” and "Midnight Memories". (You can see in detail all the products included here).

You can go here on facebook to get more info on this awesome makeup Makeup By One Direction  

How to participate? click here to enter! 



*Additional entries can be earned by referring friends, pinning on pinterest or liking the Twitter page. The more entries the higer the chance of winning!

So I leave you with my favorite One Direction Song " You and I " ♥




This is a sponsored post powered by Brandbacker



Friday, August 29, 2014

Skinny Summer Macaroni Salad ♥


Here is a light macaroni salad perfect for summer cookouts, parties or picnics! I love to use my fave sponsored product Hellmann's® 






(adapted from Hellmann's®)

Ingredients ♥

8 ounces corkscrew or elbow macaroni (about 1-3/4 cups)
1 cup light Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Dijonnaise™ Creamy Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion

Directions 
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
Combine light Hellmann's® or Best Foods®  Mayonnaise, vinegar, Creamy Dijon Mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in macaroni, celery, green pepper and onion. Serve chilled or at room temperature.