Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Protein Shake

Hi all I am back after a LONG hiatus! School, kids, and finals will do that to you!

Just made the most fantastic smoothie! Thought I'd share… I have read that I need to up my protein intake so I have started making protein shakes once a day after a workout or just because….

I am using Isopure CreamyVanilla as it is HIGH in protein (50grams per serving) and NO CARBS!

So here goes…

Mocha Protein Frappe
2 scoops of Isopure No Carb powder
6 oz water
6 oz cold coffee
2 splenda
1 tbsp of Hershey's chocolate
8 ice cubes

Stick it all in my NINJA (Hiiiiiiii-yaaaaa!!) and blend! 

SO DELICIOUS! Reminds me of a certain overpriced coffee place I love! :o)

Sidenote: Just did the same thing with a chocolate protein mix and it was delish as well!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rebate Site

Just was reffered to this AWESOME site! So check this out.. I needed Pet Meds for Winnie and Tibbers. 

Each one was $39.99 x 2= $80.00. YOWZAS!! So because I used this site to get to 1-800-PetMeds I got a 7% rebate off my total, 10% off IMMEDIATELY, and free shipping. So my price went from $80.00 to $65ish! AWESOME! And just for signing up I got $5.00 FREE! AWESOME!! 

Wish I would have found this before I do TONS of online shopping! Hit me up if you want me to send you a referral! It's GOT a ton of different stores that you can get rebates from! AMAZING!

I am adding a link to the site because I think it's an AWESOME find that everyone can use no matter if you shop online a little or a lot! 

Happy Shopping!

Heather :o)

This is the link... I have also put it on the right hand side of the blog
Mr. Rebates 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Authentic Mexican Rice


2 Cups of Rice
1/3 bottle of Sofrito
1 packet of Sazon
1 Chicken Bouillon cube
4 cups of water
1 clove of garlic
1/2 a small onion
1 teaspoon of Adobo
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

In a sauce pan heat olive oil on medium heat, add rice and toast.  Add 1/2 onion and glove of garlic ( you will leave these whole to remove once rice is done)
Once rice is toasted add 4 cups of water and chicken bouillon cube (make sure cube desolves all the way) Now at all the other ingredients.   And mix well. Bring to a soft boil.  Once it is boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover with the lid.  It will take about 25-30 minutes to cook.  Keep your eye on it, once all the water is gone and it has steamed for a few minutes turn the heat off and let it sit for 20 minutes.

You can find most of the ingredients at your local grocery store in the mexican food aisle.



Easy Blender Salsa


  • 1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1- 10 oz can orginal Rotel
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1-2 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed
  • juice of 1 lime


Put all the ingredients in the base of a food processor or good blender and pulse to combine for 30 seconds or so until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste. Serve with chips or over tacos.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This soup is so easy.  I made about 5-6 chicken breast earlier in the week and made a few different soups through out the week.  My boys LOVED this soup.  It is 5 WW Points Plus without the tortilla chips, sour cream or cheese.

2 cups of cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cans Ro-Tel
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn
1 onion, chopped
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chile powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp of dried hidden valley ranch seasoning

Baked tortilla chips
Lite sour cream
Lite shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cook on high 4-5 hours or low 7-8 hours.

It is that easy, if you are using raw chicken let it cook longer and shred the chicken before serving.



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crock Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

This was soooooo yummy!!! I can not beleive how good it is.  I counted it as 8 WW points plus for two cups.


  • 1 (32 oz) box low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (11 oz) can white corn
  • 2- (15 oz) cans Great Northern Beans
  • ½ cup plain greek yogart
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chiles, chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 packet White Bean Chili seasoning mix
  • 1.5 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast
  • *Optional: To garnish: 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped, cheese, sour cream, salsa


Place all of the ingredients in Crock Pot, and cook over high heat for 4 hours, or over low heat for 8 hours.

Thanks, Alicia


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pineapple Cupcakes

Easy and tasty recipe! Thanks Cari! :o)

1 box yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker SuperMoist)
1 can of CRUSHED pineapple (in 100% juice)
Whipped cream

Add cake and pineapple together. Mix well (do not drain). Separate into cup cake liners and bake according to directions on the box.
Once the cup cakes have cooled add fruit bits to the top for extra garnish or flavor.

(NOTE: Do not add any other ingredients to the mix that are listed on the box. Just the pineapple w/ juice and cake mix) Also, I got the wrong kind of pineapple.. DUH! So I sent it (juice and all) through my ninja for a quick chopping!)

Optional topping recipe: 
8 oz Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese
20 oz can pineapple in pineapple juice, DRAINED - SQUEEZE WELL
3/4 cup fluff marshmallow spread

Combine all three ingredients, mix with a hand mixer and top cooled cupcakes! 
Refrigerate after topping.