Easy Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip💥🍽

I am a sucker for anything buffalo! My weakness is definitely buffalo chicken dip😅 so I wanted to do a skinny version! And best part is its cooked in a crock pot so you don’t have to dirty dishes OR stand over the stove. You basically just throw everything in and let it cook. SO simple and yummy.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 (about 1.5lbs) Chicken Breasts (or rotisserie chicken shredded)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 Cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup non-fat Greek Yougurt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dry ranch seasoning/mix

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Cook your chicken in the crockpot for about 4 hours on high or 6-7 on low. If you are using precooked rotisserie chicken you just have to shred it. (if you are using precooked rotisserie chicken you dont need the crock pot you can just do the following steps in a pot on the stove)

2.) Once the chicken is cooked, shred it. Empty out the excess water the chicken cooked in. Once emptied, add in the rest of your ingredients. Stir together and let cook together on low for about 30-45 minutes.

3.) Serve with Tortilla chips, carrots, Celery, pita chips, potato wedges or my new favorite is have the buffalo dip in a taco wrap! SO good and makes for a perfect dinner.

Casual OOTD👗

LEITH BLACK DRESS (wearing size XS size up for looser fit) | FREE PEOPLE DENIM JACKET | YANKEE HAT (I wear this hat all the time!!) FENDI SHOES |

The most simple OOTD! Wanted to pop in and give you guys some Tuesday inspo! I have actually had this dress for 2+ years now and I am constantly finding myself wearing it. It is easy and comfy to throw on, flattering and on sale for under $40 right now! Such a steal! I have this in 5+ colors and the long sleeve and tank versions and I am constantly wearing them when i need something easy and cute to throw on! I even wear this in the Winter with a cardigan and boots. Talk about versatile!

I hope everyone is having a great week and staying safe! All outfit details are linked up! 🎀

Healthier Nachos for Cinco De Mayo 🌮

My husband and I love to snack on Nachos (particularly loaded nachos😂) so I wanted to find a way to make this snack a little bit on the healthier side. I remember years ago making this recipe and while I was grocery shopping I cam across these mini bell peppers and I thought this would be so appropriate since Cinco De Mayo is this week!

This recipe is super easy and very adaptable to whatever you might have in your pantry. There are so many variations you can do – and it will be soo good with whatever is on it! I had some ground beef (I usually opt for ground turkey) cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno peppers and guacamole. You can easily add black beans, salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce or so many other different things. You can also make this vegetarian by not using any meat and adding in some refried beans!

Homemade Healthy Nacho Recipe

INGRIEDIENTS:

  • Mini Bell Peppers
  • Ground Beef or Turkey
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Shredded Cheese (I used cheddar)
  • Diced Tomato
  • Diced Onion
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapeno peppers sliced
  • Other Ideas- Salsa, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Shredded Lettuce, Beans

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Wash and Slice your peppers and arrange on a baking sheet. Make sure to keep them pretty close together since when you load them up with the beef and toppings it wont get all over the sheet pan.

2.) Brown your meat and add in the taco seasoning. I like to make sure the meat is cooked through since these only bake for about 10 minutes in the oven. Put the browned meat on top of the peppers on the sheet pan and add your cheese. Bake in the oven for 8-12 Minutes until cheese is melted and peppers are slightly soft.

3.) Time to add your toppings! Add all your cold toppings and top with some guacamole. You can use store bought or make your own. I made my own and used Avocado, Lime Juice, red onion, tomato, salt and pepper. I normally will add cilantro but was all out. And you are all set! Such a fun little lunch or snack.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 🌷💐🌻

Mother’s day is right around the corner and I always struggle with this holiday. My mom always tells me to not worry about a gift when I ask her what she wants so its not an easy task shopping for her! LOL! So I tried to come up with a few ideas that are useful and items your mom will definitely love (and use!).

1.) Cozy Earth Bedding + Lounge Wear– I love this brand. Super high quality items that will last forever. I have a discount code for 50% off as well “TNSTYLED15” or you can click the link HERE.

2.) Candles! This is my moms response when I ask her what she wants after I beg her to give me some ideas haha. THESE are my favorite candles right now they all smell soooo good my favorite flavor is the Grapefruit Flavor!

3.) Slip Silk Pillow case + Sleeping accessories– These pillowcases keep your hair and skin looking perfect at night. I also use their hair scrunchies (linked HERE) every single night to keep my hair smooth at night. They would make such a good gift!

4.) Spark*l Upcycled Watch Bands– These are the best!!! If your mom has an iWatch these watch bands are all repurposed from designer handbag material. They also gave me a 10% off code for you guys to use its “TNSTYLED10”

5.) Nespresso Coffee Machines– These machines hands down make the best coffees and expressos. This coffee makes me want to get up in the morning!

6.) Mini Backpacks- for moms that are always on the go- backpacks are the way to go. Way easier than carrying a bag on your shoulder. Linked up a super cute one HERE and HERE.

7.) Automatic Pasta Maker- I actually just ordered one of these and am waiting for it to come in but its on sale for 50% off right now! I thought it would make such a good gift if your mom likes to cook especially with being home more often- could be a fun family day idea!

Black Dress styled 6 Ways 💃🏻

I love a good LBD! I think dresses are super comfy to wear especially when the warmer weather starts coming around so I wanted to style one a few different ways! The one I am wearing is from Abercrombie, but I also linked up a bunch of others that can work well with this! THIS one by Leith is an all time favorite- its super flattering and can easily be dressed up or down! All you need is a basic black dress.

BLACK DRESS | LOOK 1: JEAN JACKET, HEADBAND, FENDI SHOES | LOOK 2: LEATHER JACKET, VALENTINO HEELS (dupe option HERE) LOOK 3: WHITE PEARL DENIM JACKET, HEADBAND, SAM EDLEMAN MULES |
LOOK 4: ADIDAS HAT, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SNEAKERS (dupe option HERE) | LOOK 5: PEARL STUD HEADBAND, CHANEL ESPADRILLES (from last season dupe linked HERE) |
LOOK 6: BLACK ADIDAS HAT, SUPERGA SNEAKERS |

My Skincare Journey💖

My skin completely unfiltered. I have no makeup on in the first three photos. These were taken over the course of 3 weeks.
Some of my favorite products for clearing skin. Averr Aglow has a ton of products that are all clean and help with acne. Linked a few of my favorites below.

Throughout the years I have always had good and bad periods of time with my skin. One week it would be clear the next week I would be back to where I started. I never had bad acne but I have always struggled with breakouts and it was hard for me to get to the point where I felt ok leaving my house without makeup. Over the last few months especially I found my skin breaking out weekly. One patch of my skin would clear up and the next day there would be a whole new set of breakouts appearing.

Since I have been home so much more I thought maybe not wearing makeup would clear my skin up and make it healthy. This was actually the opposite. I started breaking out more- I thought maybe this is from stress. Then I realized since I wasn’t wearing makeup I wasn’t really cleaning my face and taking care of my skin as I normally would. I also found out that a-lot of the products I was using actually contain beneficial ingredients for your skin like vitamin C. Fast forward a month later. My skin has been so clear and I can really say I feel good about it. Since I had such a good experience with what I was doing I wanted to share it with you guys so maybe you would have the same experience as me!

1.) Celery Juice– I didn’t believe it would work and it was hard for me to believe all the benefits. I can truly say this has helped not only my skin but my energy levels are up and I feel good. I found the easiest way to make celery juice is to use a juicer. I got THIS one.

2.) Averr Aglow Skincare- I have been using the Clear Skin Elixir every other night for the last month. Let me tell you guys this stuff will make the difference. I saw my acne not only disappearing more quickly, but the scarring that is usually left behind from when I break out and discoloration was almost non existent. It’s is made with all natural and plant based ingredients as well so there are not harsh chemicals going into your body. I would use it every other night and put it on my skin before bed. I would sleep with it at night to get the full benefits. I highly highly recommend this product though it you have acne you are looking to clear up. I also got THIS makeup remover since I found a lot of makeup removers I was using were oily and causing my acne to flare up. The brand was also kind enough to give me a discount code for you guys its TARA15.

3.) Use a facial Toner! I have found that using a facial toner makes such a huge difference! It made my skin hydrated and not dry and dull looking- which was what I found was happening using a lot of acne clearing solutions. I use THIS ONE or you can make your own. I posted how I have made my own toner in this blog post HERE.

4.) Don’t Skip Sunscreen. Wear it everyday! Even in the Winter months. Not wearing sunscreen can cause acne scaring and major skin discoloration. I just started using the Tula Sunscreen in place of my primer and LOVE it. This sunscreen wont leave a white cast and it wont clog your pores- theres actually a ton of benefits to it! You can find it HERE and use the code TNSTYLED for 15% off.

5.) Sanitize! Wipe your phone down. People dont realize this but holding your phone up to your face causes oil to rub against it which in turn can cause your skin to breakout. So clean your phone and any other items that touch your face. I also use a Microneedler some nights- make sure you are cleaning stuff like this too. Same with your makeup brushes, beauty blenders and facial rollers!

I hope that some of these tips help anyone having the same struggles as I do. Follow me on instagram @tnstyled for more!