I recently received a meal service box from Hello Fresh (healthy recipes delivered to your door, you pick your menu and serving size, they have different plans to choose from to meet your needs, it also ships free) and I was really nervous to see how I’d like it and if my food would actually arrive cold or not. 😬 It arrived on the day as shipping noted and to my surprised I opened everything up and it was all packaged very nicely, separated by recipes into boxes 📦 (if you’re big on organizing then this will make you happy). Everything was very cold and looked wonderful!
The box came with ingredient/recipe cards for each meal as well. I received 2 meals: Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo and Holy Moly Spinach Artichoke Ravoli.
Spinach Ravoli was filling and very good, and easy to make!
Gumbo was SO good, it was very different and full of flavor, also easy to make!
Overall I really loved this box, you can skip meals and order when you want so you’re not locked in and if it’s not for you it takes 30 seconds to cancel on line!
If you would like to try Hello Fresh you can use my special coupon code and save $40 OFF your first order! Use this link www.hellofresh.com/?c=KRISTYBIR
Comment back and let me know what you ordered!
My weight loss journey has been slow…. super slow… I breast fed for 20 months, yep and proud to do so BUT my body would not let go of the weight. So when I finally stopped I still wasn’t losing.. oh yay.. but I did NOT give up, I can officially say in the last month my body has regulated from nursing and my metabolism is back on track and I stepped on the scale this morning to see a number I haven’t saw in a very, very long time. I’m proud of myself, my journey even slow it’s happening, I feel FANTASTIC, I have energy, I workout, I eat right and take some certain amazing health products! So you guys, don’t quit, don’t give up, you got this!! Keep an eye on me because I have some major goals I aim to crush this year!
I just found out about Hollar, where has this site been all of my life?! Everything is super cheap and it’s not junk, lots of name brands, so I stocked up on goodies to fill the kids Easter baskets for only $10!!
So, if you want to check it out click on my referral link and you get a $2 credit and free shipping!!
So I’m a part of a really awesome program called Influenster, you get free products to test out in exchange for reviews. It’s that easy and I can’t complain about the items I receive, they’re always fantastic and I end up falling in love with new brands.
Some of you may have heard of Living Proof, its high end professional hair care line, you can find it at your local Sephora or online. Here’s my thoughts:
Shampoo: Smells incredible, lathers nicely and rinses out well.
Conditioner: Smells incredible, left my hair feeling so smooth after I rinsed.
Mask: Total hydration!
Restore spray: Left my hair feeling like a million bucks.
All products I used together and my hair was hydrated, not weighed down at all, high shine, smooth and smelled great. As a cosmetologist I’m picky with what I use in my hair but I’m sold on this line, it’s fantastic!
If you want to join in and get your own Vox Box go here!
I’m always on the hunt for really great exercise pants, preferably capris. I stumbled upon these on HSN.com last week and I wanted to try them because obviously they’re cute, I love Jessica Simpson Style and they were on sale, so I ordered two pairs.😍
First off, I love the capris so much but I think they run very small, I normally would wear an XL in workout bottoms as I’m a size 16. I ordered size 3X because I read to size up and I have noticed a trend in designer clothing running smaller. (I probably would have fit in the 2X just fine because they are very stretchy.)
They are very comfortable and stretchy, they move with your body and do not heat you up while you work out, so your legs won’t get super sweaty.
I wore my colorful purple pair today while working out and I got several compliments on them, I’m telling you, they are really cute! 👌🏻
They also have a zipper pocket in the back to store your keys or card, it has a reflective stripe above the zipper as well.
The retail price is $54.00 each but I scored them on sale for $14.97 which I think is a great deal! I highly recommend giving this brand a try, I personally can’t wait to try more of her workout gear, just remember to size up!
*All opinions are my own, I was no way endorsed or paid for this review.
Makes 6 Servings, 10 smart points
Family favorite without the guilt!
Here’s what you need:
- 1lb lean ground beef (93/7)
- 16 oz tator tots
- 1 32 oz can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can green beans, drained
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350. Cook beef, drain grease. Add in soup and garlic, cook until warm and “runny”. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish, carefully fold in green beans, top with tator tots and bake for 40-45 mins.
Easy to make and kid approved!
- 4.3 Net Carbs per Serving
- 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points
- (Omit all cheese and soup is 1 smart point)
- 4 servings
- 4 cups broccoli, chopped
- 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
- salt/pepper or seasoned salt to taste
Pour broth, broccoli and garlic into soup pan, cook on high until boiling then simmer until broccoli is softened. Stir in cheese and seasoned salt. Once cheese is melted to a liquid it’s finished.