Grilled Chicken Wraps with Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips #WMTProjectAPlus

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.


Since it’s that time of year again for back to school, it’s also time to start thinking about lunches. Although I homeschool my kids, during the school year I need fast healthy lunch ideas for when we are at home and on our community days with our homeschool group. My kids really like to have a variety of lunch options each week besides sandwiches, so this week we are going to make grilled chicken wraps. Oh my goodness, these grilled chicken wraps are so delicious and easy to make!


First, I loaded up my little and big munchkins and headed to Walmart to pick up a few groceries. When did they get so big? It seems like just yesterday, I was pushing my two big kids in a double stroller. Now, they are pushing their baby sister.

My shopping helpers for today.


First, I let them pick out the main ingredient for our wraps. My kids absolutely love grilled chicken. These Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips are the perfect choice. Not only is it an effortless way to make healthy home cooked meals with 100% all-natural and made with all-white meat, but it’s also 97% fat free, and fully cooked.


As an added bonus, we can help our homeschool group (you can help your school too) by purchasing products that are part of the TysonProjectA+™. There are other Tyson® products affiliated with Tyson Project A+™ if grilled chicken isn’t your thing.

The Tyson Project A+™ program is one of the simplest ways to support your school. Just clip and collect Tyson Project A+™ labels from Tyson® participating packages. For every label submitted, Tyson will give the school cash and the school can use the money for whatever it needs. See an example of where to find the label below.




Baby girl was super excited to help with the other ingredients that we needed: multi-grain tortillas, lettuce, and Italian dressing.


On our way to check out, they insisted that we grab some Edamame for a snack. Who are these kids? It makes me happy to see my kids making healthy choices all on their own.


As hard as it is to see how fast my big kids are growing up, there are advantages. For example, they can clean their own bathroom and use the self check out at Walmart without my help

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about sharing my recipe. You aren’t going to believe how simple it is!



  • Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips
  • Multi-Grain Tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Dressing of your choice.

1. Thaw chicken in microwave following directions on package.

2. Add chicken and lettuce to tortilla and wrap.

3. Serve with dressing of your choice and fresh veggies.

Tip: We are going to make these for lunch for our community homeschool days. On those days, I’ll add the chicken frozen, then wrap tortilla wrap in aluminum foil. The chicken should thaw out by lunch and stay fresh without an added ice pack to our lunch box.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sausage Ball Muffins Recipe #SaveaLotInsiders


Sausage Ball Muffins Recipe

Jamie here! It’s back to school time around here  - but just because our mornings are a mad rush, doesn’t mean we can’t get a hot breakfast on the way out the door.  These sausage ball muffins are so dang good, filling, and packed with protein.

I love-love-love sausage balls.  Christmas, New Years Eve, Thanksgiving – show me a holiday and I’ll show you myself eating sausage balls.  I make the kind that are more biscuity-like and less meatbally  - so the leftovers lend themselves just perfectly to a breakfast food.  With that in mind, I decided to whip up a batch of sausage ball muffins – these are like having a breakfast of sausage, cheesy eggs and biscuits all in one handy package!  Add a fruit cup and it’s a great little breakfast on-the-go.

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Cake Mix Cookie Bars Recipe



Here’s a super-handy recipe for Cake Mix Cookie Bars!

Having kids in school means lots of parties, banquets and the giving of teacher appreciation gifts.  If you need a quick easy idea for a treat to bring, you may want to try out these Cake Mix Cookie Bars!  This recipe is so easy and quick – it’s my go-to recipe when it come to last-minute classroom treats.

Plus – you can customize it with any flavor cake mix (Chocolate for brownie-like bars, orange or lemon for summery bars!)

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Jamie here! Bi-Lo has whole chickens on sale this week for 89¢/lb – I’m picking some up to make my simple roast chicken and thought I’d re-share it in case you missed it before :)

Jamie here, if you’re looking for a simple roast chicken recipe – here’s your guy.  No kidding – if I’d ever realized in the early years of marriage that making a beautiful roast chicken was this easy, I would’ve saved my husband from years of Hamburger Helper :)

I learned this tip from my friend Meg, who is an amazing cook and the type of woman you secretly kind of hate, who makes a home-cooked dinner every. single. night.  She’s also cute  - which is just unfair (right?).  But while hanging out with her recently she told me that she roasts chicken pretty often to make chicken salad for the week – or soup, tacos, pasta or other recipes.

After she shared her secret, I had to try it right away.

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Are you bad at mornings?  Here’s a great tip for making school lunches in advance!

I’m a terrible morning person, and an incorrigible night owl.  Give me something I can do at night so I can sleep in 5 more minutes, and I’m sold.  This is one of those tips that might just change your life if you’re a night owl….

Make the whole week’s worth of school lunch sanwiches ahead of time.  Then put each one in a ziploc bag and store in the freezer. When you toss them in the kids’ lunch bag the next morning, it will be perfectly thawed and soft by lunchtime!

I’ve done this for my kids for the last couple years – and was worried at first that it would get soggy from freezing and thawing.  They said no – that it tasted soft and normal – so I give it a thumbs up!  Their lunch bags are a lot like this one here.

*For sandwiches with condiments, leave them plain and include packets of mayo, etc.. in their lunchbox.

I have some picky kids who only like peanut butter, or ones who like turkey and cheese, etc…  To tell the difference, I draw faces on the baggies in permanent markers in different colors.  You can also write an initial on the bag, or whatever you want – but come on, these are just fun… :)


I bet this would also be handy for those of you with kids in sports who do sandwiches for supper once in awhile – just stock a corner of your freezer with grab-n-go sammies and save yourself the hassle when you’re in a crunch!

Do you have any little tips that make your life run more smoothly?  Please share them with us so we can try them out on our families!!

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It’s back to school time here in Tennessee again, which means busy evenings and sometimes no time to cook.  That shouldn’t mean you let the family dinnertime ritual fade away however, it’s easy to keep it up with these recipes!  Put a few ingredients in the crockpot early in the day and you can spend your pre-dinnertime hour helping with homework or snuggled on the couch watching a movie with the kids :)

Here are 10 of our favorite busy-night slow cooker recipes:

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