Friday, October 24, 2014

Enjoy Crystal Light and earn points to win Miranda Lambert Gear with the new Platinum Rewards Program #Sponsored #CrystalLightWM #MC

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation."

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I've been enjoying CRYSTAL LIGHT for as long as I can remember. As someone who is always watching their weight CRYSTAL LIGHT is a great alternative especially when I am not in the mood for plain old water. I love the wide variety of flavors and I never ever get sick of this tasty beverage! So, of course I was so excited when given the opportunity to participate in the new CRYSTAL LIGHT Platinum Rewards Program!

Did you know that Miranda Lambert has partnered with CRYSTAL LIGHT to launch the Platinum Rewards Program? This program rewards CRYSTAL LIGHT customers with Miranda Lambert gear like T-Shirts, Mugs, and even an exclusive song download. How cool is that?! I love Miranda Lambert and I love that she, along with CRYSTAL LIGHT, are promoting a healthy lifestyle. I couldn't wait to sign up. I'd really love that Guitar!

Here's how it works:
1. First you will want to sign up for the program here using your email address or Facebook account.
2. Head over to Walmart to Purchase participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products and be sure to keep your receipt!
3. Go to in your mobile browser and log in
4. Click “Snap,” choose “Walmart,” and then click “Select/Take Photo”
5. Snap a clear photo of your receipt and click “Upload This Photo”
6. Redeem points for Miranda Lambert rewards

That's it! I found the whole sign up process to be quite simple. After signing up for the program, I headed over to my local Walmart to purchase my favorite flavors. Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade, and Grape. After purchasing them all I had to do was scan my receipt and I instantly earned points. Easy peasy and right now if you enter the Promo Code  “mirandaic” you will instantly earn 30 free points making it a little easier to get that guitar!

Sign up now to start earning rewards!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder

I'm in total soup mode lately and I am always looking for new ways to prepare the tasty stuff! I love chowders and I find that they are a bit heartier than traditional soups which makes it the perfect dinner. Well, let me tell you....this Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder hit the spot! It was fantastic!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder
Serves 6
Cal 227, Carbs 29.5, Fat 3.6, Fiber 1, Protein 19.3

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (mine were about 5oz each)
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
4 cups fat free chicken broth
1/2 cup milk (I used 2 percent)
4 cups diced potatoes (I used simply potatoes)
1 can creamed corn
1/2 cup crumbled bacon or bacon bits
1/3 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce ( you can use more or less depending on how spicy you'd like it)
Crumbled Blue Cheese and Green Onions, if desired

Arrange chicken in bottom of crock pot. Season with garlic powder. Add in the potatoes, corn, onion, chicken broth, and buffalo wing sauce.  Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. About 30 minutes before serving break chicken into pieces. Add in the milk, cheese, and bacon. 

Ladle into bowls and garnish with crumbled blue cheese. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crock Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls

Are you looking for something simple, yet delicious, with a touch of spice, for dinner? Then I have the meal for you! These Crock Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls are so easy to prepare and incredibly good! A mix of sweet and spicy chicken served over a bowl of fluffy rice. They were an instant hit!

Crock Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls
Serves 4 (One serving chicken +one cup brown rice)
WW PP=10
Cal 398, Carbs 57, Fat 6.5, Fiber 2, Protein 29.5

16 oz. boneless skinless chicken
3/4 cup Caribbean Jerk Marinade (I used Lawrys)
1 cup pineapple tidbits
1 cup reduced fat cheddar jack cheese
4 green onions, sliced
4 cups cooked brown rice

Arrange chicken in bottom of crock pot. Pour in marinade. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours. Break up chicken and add in pineapple. Continue cooking another 30 minutes. Spoon chicken over one cup rice and top with sliced green onions. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BBQ Chicken Skillet Pasta

I've been wanting to make BBQ Chicken for a while now but have not been in the mood to go outside and grill. So, instead of grilling I decided on this BBQ Chicken Skillet Pasta. It combines all my favorites in one tasty skillet. The perfect meal for busy weeknights!

BBQ Chicken Skillet Pasta
Serves 6
Cal 345, Carbs 52, Fat 5.1, Fiber 6, Protein 23.3

1 12 oz box short pasta of your choice (I used Ronzoni Spirals)
2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
1/3 cup BBQ Sauce
1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar jack cheese
6 slices center cut bacon cooked crisp
2 green onions, sliced

Cook pasta to al dente. Drain and set aside

Meanwhile in a large skillet combine chicken, bbq sauce, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Toss in cooked pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook on low 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with chopped bacon and green onions. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheesy Buffalo Ranch Club Chicken

What a great combination. Buffalo Sauce, Ranch, Cheddar Jack Cheese, and Bacon. It doesn't get better than that! (Or at least in my opinion) Another easy weeknight recipe. Ready in under 30 minutes!

Cheesy Buffalo Ranch Club Chicken
Serves 4
Cal 261, Carbs 10.3, Fat 10, Protein 33.3

16 oz. boneless skinless chicken
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup buffalo sauce
1/8 cup ranch 
1/3 cup crumbled bacon bits
1/3 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar jack cheese

Pre-Heat Oven to 400

In a mixing bowl combine ranch and buffalo sauce. In another bowl combine panko, bacon bits, and shredded cheese.

Take each chicken breast and dip into the buffalo ranch mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture. 

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Creamy Crock Pot Taco Soup

It's definitely feeling like fall around here lately and there is nothing I like more on a cold day than a nice hearty bowl of soup. Given my Taco obsession it's no surprise that I decided on this Creamy Crock Pot Taco Soup. It's so easy to prepare and your crock pot does the rest. I served mine alongside corn bread and it was delicious!

Creamy Crock Pot Taco Soup
Serves 6
Cal 217, Carbs 11.5, Fat 9.5, Fiber 1, Protein 19.5

16 oz. lean ground beef, cooked and drained
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
4 cups beef broth
1 can rotel, undrained
1 cup pinto beans, drained
1/2 cup salsa
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

Season ground beef with taco seasoning and transfer to crock pot. Add in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Ladle into bowls and top with any additional toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Enjoy snacks on the run with Jif To Go Dippers #Sponsored #MC #GetGoing

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

Are you looking for an easy snack that you can bring on the go ? As a busy mom to a very active pre-schooler we are always moving. Now that my little guy is older and not a baby anymore (sniff) we always seem to have something going on. Between school and other activities it seems that I am always on the go.  It's very important that my little guy stays fueled up with a good snack and that is why I love Jiff To Go Dippers. Made with Jif Peanut Butter and pretzels, it's a great portable all in one snack which makes it so convenient for on the go! I no longer hear the dreaded "I'm still hungry" come out of my little guys mouth because Jif To Go Dippers make a nice and filling snack. I like to toss a few in my purse and they also fit perfectly in lunch boxes. Planning a road trip? Pack these babies along for the ride! They don't take up much space so they make the perfect snacking travel companion! 

Jiff To Go Dippers come in a convenient three pack or you can buy them individually. They also come in two delicious varieties. Chocolate Silk or Creamy Peanut Butter. If your kiddos love peanut butter they will love Jif To Go Dippers! Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Pretzels. What's not to love? They are a hit with my little guy and I'm sure will be a hit with your family too! Be sure to pick some up and see for yourself why Jif To Go Dippers are so popular and convenient! 

You can find out more information by visiting Jif.Com. Also visit them on Facebook and Twitter! You can also find Jif on Pinterest as well! 
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