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.
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.
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!
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!
Super easy dinner idea alert! ⚠️ I have been making these bowls for years! They are basically a poke bowl- but I like to call them California Roll bowls since I think its more catchy LOL! If you ask my husband what he wants for dinner the answer will always be these bowls! He LOVES them and he also likes how easy they are and the no clean up/mess part.
California Roll Bowl Recipe
Rice (we usually make about a cup)
Mini Cucumbers (chopped)
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/2-1 Tablespoon Sriracha sauce
Optional- Soy Sauce and Ginger
1.) Cook your rice according the the package. You can season with rice vinegar but this totally isn’t necessary! I usually don’t and go with jasmine or basmati rice since I like the flavor more.
2.) Cut up your cucumbers and crab and slice your avocado. Mix together your Mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. You can add a little extra or a little less depending on how spicy you like it.
3.) Once you rice is done cooking separate the rice out into 2 bowls. Add in your Avocado, Cucumber and crab. Top it with the Mayonnaise mixture (I like to put this in a ziplock bag and cut the end to distribute evenly) Add on your sesame seeds and you are done! You can also top with ginger and soy sauce depending on what you like!
Okay, so I can’t be the only one non-stop snacking since being home so much. Anyone else? or is it just me 😅 I wanted to put together a few items that I keep in my house and on hand for when the snack cravings hit! Also- most of these items can be ordered online so you don’t have to step foot in a grocery store.
1.) OWYN Protein Shake– These are THE BEST. It took me a very long time to find a plant based protein shake that I actually enjoyed. Many of them have weird aftertastes and are high in sugar. This one tastes amazing (chocolate and vanilla are my favorite flavors) and my husband loves them too. I can never keep these stocked in our fridge since they go so fast!
2.) Caulipower Brand Items- I try to eat lower carb most days (not always but I try when I can!) and the pizzas and chicken tenders from this brand are so good. We actually just did these chicken tenders in the air fryer the other day and wow they were so good you could not tell thee coatings was made from cauliflower and not breadcrumbs at all and super crispy! Another item they have that I love are the Caulipower Tortillas!
3.) Foodstirs– this brand makes cookie/brownie/cakes mixes that are all lower in sugar then normal mixes and they are also made with all organic and non-GMO ingredients. They have a lot of kid and family friends baking mixes that would be fun to do as a family! We are making the snickerdoodle blondies tonight for dessert!
4.) Safe + Fair– If you have not heard of this brand before I would highly recommend checking them out! They make food products that are clean and allergen free. Everything is always directly written on the label. They have the best granola! If you have allergies this is an awesome option for granola (and other products as well) since many times granola can contain nuts and seeds or be cross contaminated in the factory they are made in. I also have a discount code for 10% off “TNSTYLED10” to enter at check out. You can visit there website HERE
5.) Oats Overnight– This brand sells oats in a little package that you just mix with your favorite type of milk. They are very high in protein and make a great breakfast or snack. My favorite flavor is the strawberries and cream!
6.) Go Macro Bars– I have been eating these for year. I always keep them on hand especially when I am traveling. I usually keep one in my bag at all times to grab if I am out and about and want a quick bite!
7.) Berries + Chocolate Chips- so this is a new found favorite. I take usually a raspberry or sliced strawberries and mix them with a few Dark chocolate chips! (love THESE ones) This is such a quick and easy snack and satisfies my sweet tooth!
I have struggled with sleeping at night for YEARS. I would wake up throughout the night multiple times or have trouble falling asleep. Especially during stressful times in my life, I used to find myself getting very little sleep throughout the night. So, I wanted to get a post together with some things that I do to help calm my mind at night and help me to get the best nights sleep I can.
1.) ZzzQuil Pure Zzz’s- THIS STUFF wow I literally can’t recommend it more. It seriously has helped me to sleep through the night so much better than I ever have before. It’s non habit forming and I don’t feel like I need it to sleep, but I definitely think its helps so much. Theres also no next day grogginess at least from my experience. It also has Chamomile and Lavender in it which also promotes healthy sleep. I obviously am not a doctor so I would say consult with your physician before you start using this, but the main ingredient is melatonin and one gummy is only 1 gram so its a super minimal amount.
2.) Oil Diffuser + Lavender Oil– I love to turn on my oil diffuser at night before I go to sleep. I have been using THIS lavender oil and have also been loving THIS oil. Lavender oil has a ton of benefits including research that has shown it is useful in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia and restlessness and it also smells AMAZING.
3.) Face Masks+ Chamomile Tea– I found THESE face masks a while back and they are soo relaxing and smell so good. I try to do this once a week usually on a Sunday before the work week starts. A face mask and a cup of Chamomile tea seriously is the most relaxing thing! Anything warm at night is soothing and promotes sleep (just make sure its caffeine free!)
4.) Keep a humidifier running at night. This has helped me especially in the winter months when the heat makes our house super dry. You can get one for relatively cheap on Amazon too! I recently purchased THIS one and its worked really well so far!
5.) Invest in THIS noise machine. It is not super expensive but I definitely saw a-lot of cheaper ones around and I have not had good luck with them. This one hooks up to your phone and you can control it from there. I never thought I would be a noise machine person either. A few months back when I was traveling for work I was in a hotel that was super loud with the city streets right below me and the noise machine was a life saver! Now I cant sleep without it.
6.) Go to sleep at the same time each night. This really helps in regulating your sleep cycle. Even on weekends. I know its not always doable but if you can try to go to sleep within the same hour each night I really think this has helped me so much.
7.) Use a heating pad- this sounds like it may not work but THIS one I purchased is filled with rice and Lavender and it smells so good once you heat it up in the microwave. I think its so relaxing to use before bed!
8.) My last tip and probably one of the most important ones is to ditch the phone and TV at least a half an hour before bed! Basically, the blue light from your phone overstimulates your brain and interferes with the production of melatonin in your brain which is the hormone that helps your body sleep. So if you are lacking in melatonin, which is usually why people cant sleep, changing up your routine of watching tv and looking at your phone before bed may help!
So let me just start by saying I am not a Doctor, Nutritionist or someone who studied health and wellness. I can tell you thought that since I was in high school eating healthy and keeping my immune system up has always been an interest of mine and I have done countless hours of research and have had a ton of trial and error throughout the years.
With everything going on in the world today, I thought I would share some of the things I have done to keep my immune system up in order to try to keep myself healthy.
1.) The first change I recently made to my diet was drinking 16 oz of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. Yes, I know this sounds absolutely terrible but I have adjusted really well to it and actually enjoy how refreshing it is. If you follow the Medical Medium he is the one who promotes this and people have had great outcomes from drinking it. Some of the benefits include the high amounts of vitamin C and K, Cancer prevention, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, promotes weight loss and hydration, it can help with acne and digestion issues and SO many other things. I have also felt way more energized and I don’t crave a sugary treat as much as I normally do. I bought THIS juicer recently and have been loving it.
2.) Vive Organic Immunity shots or really any immunity shots have been my other go to. Some of them do not taste great but they have a lot of natural ingredients that promote immunity such as lemon, ginger and turmeric. I saw that they have been selling like crazy but you can purchase them HERE or get on the wait list on their website.
3.) Taking Vitamins year round is also key! I currently take a multivitamin, vitamin E, B complex, biotin and I take Zinc every other day. I have been reading up on how important Zinc is recently and it helps with so many different things one of them being immune health. Biotin and vitamin E are also another combo that I take for skin, nails and hair.
4.) Getting regular exercise is also crucial in keeping your immune system up and running! Not only does regular exercise help to decrease your risk of developing heart disease, but it also may help to flush bacteria from your lungs in turn, reducing your chance of getting a cold. It also helps your white blood cells circulate more rapidly. WBC’s are in charge of fighting disease, so they faster they circulate the sooner they will detect disease and start fighting it off. For at home exercise during the current time I have some free weights, a jump rope and an exercise ball. I also use fitness apps such as BBG and Pop Sugar Fitness.
5.) Lastly, I have been testing out Elderberry gummies and I cant say that they live up to the hype or not yet as I have only been taking them for about a month now, but my primary care doctor recommended them so I am giving them a shot. I previously used to swear by Emergen-c and still do take it when I feel a cold coming on or when I travel!