Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Chili-Lime Slaw

This #EffortlessMeals post has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser, all opinions are my own.

Last night I prepared one of our favorite #EffortlessMeals – Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Chili-Lime Slaw. TJ is obsessed with all things spicy and Mexican inspired, and this is one of my favorite meals to prepare because I can have the whole shebang ready and on the table in under thirty minutes.

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I took this:

Rotisserie Chicken Tacosand turned it into this:

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Want to know my secret? I used Walmart’s Rotisserie Chicken Meal that includes a 29oz. rotisserie chicken, 2lb side and Coca-Cola product. This is an awesome, EASY dinner solution for other busy women or on-the-go mom’s who are getting back into their Fall or back-to-school routines … and get this – you’ll only dirty one pan!

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos Directions:

1. Using a fork, pull as much of the cooked chicken off the bones as you can, transferring each forkful into the top of the rotisserie container
2. Using two forks, shred the meat
3. When finished shredding the chicken, dump it into a frying pan and mix in taco seasoning (I use four tablespoons of this homemade mix with ¾ cup of water)
4. Simmer shredded chicken on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally

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Clean up is super simple, too – just return the top of the rotisserie container to the bottom that’s holding all of the skin and bones, marry them together, and toss the whole thing right into the garbage.

Homemade Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Chili-Lime Slaw Cilantro Chili-Lime Slaw

The cole slaw that comes with the Rotisserie Chicken Meal is a great base for my refreshing Cilantro Chili-Lime side. Simply mix the juice and zest from one large lime with ¼ cup of chopped cilantro into the cole slaw, tap a few light shakes of chili powder on top, and you have a yummy slaw to serve alongside your equally impressive chicken tacos.

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The #EffortlessMeals signage at Walmart made it quick and easy for me to decide on what to make for dinner. Don’t let work or after-school activities stress you out when dinnertime rolls around when Walmart’s #EffortlessMeals solutions are so convenient to purchase and help to provide fresh dinner options that your whole family will enjoy. In addition to rotisserie chicken, you can also select a 16″ Marketside pepperoni or five cheese pizza with a 2 liter Coca-Cola product.

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Do you have any yummy recipes to share that use rotisserie chicken?
Check out This Link for more delicious #EffortlessMeals ideas and inspiration.


The Cutest CloudPets™ Brown Bear That I Ever Did See

This post has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser #CloudPetsForever. All opinions are mine alone.

When we lived in Texas back in 2011, TJ and I sent my brother Anthony a book for Christmas that played a recording of us reading ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. Anthony slept with the book and listened to our voices read to him whenever he was missing us, and it’s continued to be a very special gift that he treasures even now that he’s officially a big bad teenager.

Sentimental gifts like that mean EVERYTHING to my family, so when I learned about CloudPets™ I knew that I had to get one for Michaela.


CloudPets™ are brand new, one-of-a-kind stuffed animals that help to keep loved ones in touch while they are towns, cities, states or even countries away. While we’re only about 300 miles from my family in Massachusetts, it feels like thousands now that I have a baby … and CloudPets™ certainly help to bridge those miles just a little bit.

After traveling for seven years when TJ was playing hockey, I myself am obsessed with the concept of CloudPets™ and I wish that I had my own years ago ;) … but c’est la vie … I’m thrilled that my family back home is able to tell Michaela that they love her, miss her, and wish her a goodnight, or that TJ can send a quick message to her during the day while he’s at work.


Basically how CloudPets™ work: After you download the free CloudPets™ app and register your stuffed animal, you invite your family and friends to record and send messages straight to your pet. Once received, your stuffed animals heart flashes to alert you that you have a message, you press its paw to listen, and then you can record and send a message back. Isn’t that so sweet?


I went with the “traditional” CloudPets™ Bear, but there was also a cute Puppy, Kitty, Bunny and Walmart Exclusive Unicorn to choose from. I found our CloudPets™ on a pallet display at Walmart up near the registers and batteries (3 AA batteries are needed for the CloudPets™ to work) – and while they are currently only available in select Walmart stores, they will be available nationwide very soon, so stay tuned!


A couple of my favorite CloudPets™ features are the parental controls so that only invited family or friends can send messages to your pet (sidenote: have you heard of those crazy stories on the news lately where people have hacked into baby monitors in the middle of the night and scared the bajeebies out of parents?!! You don’t have to worry about that type of situation with CloudPets™!), as well as the 2.0 version of the app that includes games and lullabies. Click This Link for compatible devices and additional info.


Aren’t CloudPets™ the cutest? Could you or your Little use one to stay in touch with someone special? Which stuffed animal would you choose?