• Foodie Friday | Chicken Salad

    I can’t believe it….Less than one week to go before we hit Thanksgiving, also known as “we will be having turkey in some fashion for about five days after.” Where did 2015 go!? Well, that’s another story. Back to the point…I love me some leftovers, but I also like to change it up a bit. Add some flair to the mix. Creativity is key!56748028 We have an awesome team up from Primal Kitchen this week so in honor of the giveaway, this being my newest obsession, AND finding yummy, healthy ways to add fun to leftovers, we are bringing you our twist on a favorite – Chicken Salad! (Since we are pregaming, I opted to use a rotisserie chicken and save the turkey for next week.)

    Ingredients:

    2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken (skin removed)
    ½ cup diced celery (optional)
    ½ cup Primal Kitchen Mayo
    2 tablespoons mustard (both yellow and Dijon work – depends on what your taste buds are feeling at the moment)
    1 tsp granulated garlic
    Pinch of paprika
    Pepper to taste

    Directions:

    Combine ingredients in large bowl. Serve it up.

    Really. That’s it. I mean, I GUESS you could clean up or do some dishes but ehhhhh, there’s food to enjoy!

    My favorite ways to eat chicken salad include on a roll, on a leaf of fresh romaine lettuce, or straight out of the bowl. I opted to leave out the celery out of this particular batch and used the lettuce for the crunch factor. Also, because of the delicious hint of avocado taste in the mayo made me crave some, I opted to top mine with fresh avocado slices.

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    And so yeah….we mentioned some giveaway awesomeness, right? To get in on the Thick2Thin/Primal Kitchen giveaway for a chance to win the awesome prize pack, visit Instagram at @thick2thin_apparel and @primalkitchenfoods for more details. Happy Eating – and Entering!

    Big thanks to Primal Kitchen for supplying the mayo for this Foodie Friday!

  • We are officially 3! (and phew, we are still here!)

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    WOW – we’ve come a long way from that! 🙂

    Well, every year on November 17th and 18th, I frantically look back on Facebook and take a tour down memory lane…. And I cry. LOL. Yes I’m crying… It’s officially been 3 years since I started selling these tanks, and although this has been a rollercoaster of time, I wouldn’t change anything for the world. This company was meant to be here, this company was meant to make a difference, and this company is going to keep doing it until I die probably haha. Maybe after that, my kids will take it over, and I will have hopefully taught them all the things that you have taught me. I’ve grown a LOT over the last three years, and sure, they say small business will do that to you, but I’m not talking about growing in my business experience, I’m talking about growing as a human being.

    IMG_6331You guys have been through the biggest times in my life with me…. Making sure I stayed on track to get healthy for my wedding day. Having our back when Marshawn Lynch tried to go after us to take down Mom in Beast Mode. Listening to me rant on our blog (and even sometimes thinking it’s funny). Calming my nerves when I decided to do my first CrossFit competition. Believing in me when I told you I would be your voice, and I would make a change, and I would build a community where women could feel like they were really involved instead of just another customer. I’ve told you guys time over time, this company isn’t about making money, it’s about bringing together women who have like minded thoughts and support them and humor them and just be an awesome big girl gang!!!!

    I want more then anything in this world for you all to know that this company is 100% for you, and we are giving all we’ve got to bring you exactly what you want and need out of the apparel industry. We want you to KNOW that there’s a company out there that really truly is doing that. I started this because I needed that. I didn’t feel comfortable, and so I made sure that I would try to make a change. And yes, it’s really really hard to do what we are doing, and I get depressed on multiple occasions, and get upset that I’m not doing it quickly enough, but we are moving, we are going as quickly as we can. And I wouldn’t trade anything for these last three years… Well, maybe some of this depression HAHA, but you know, that’s what therapy’s for!

    Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, for sticking with us, sticking with me, believing in us, and being part of our girl gang!

    Cheers, and here’s to 3 more years!
    Andrea

    PSSSSSH:

    Here’s just a short list of the things we’ve accomplished over the last 3 years:

    • We fought back against Marshawn Lynch
    • Daymond John called
    • We auditioned for Shark Tank
    • I’ve become an athlete again and participated in a bunch of CrossFit competitions (YEAH RIGHT I KNOW ME!!!!)
    • We raised over 30,000 to start producing our own clothing
    • We become best friends with over 6,000 women (some of them don’t talk to us anymore, but we get it, we all grow out of friendships!)
    • We got office space!
    • We grew from 1 to 4 back to 1 then up to 3 again
    • We launched a podcast no one listened to! (hey, you’ve got to try it at least once, there are a LOT of successful podcasts out there haha)
    • I learned to actually love my body. (WOAH RIGHT?!?!)
    • We’ve met so many amazing women
    • I drastically changed my mindset from wanting to be something society has told me I should be, to someone I actually love.
    • We’ve sold to over 30 countries
    • We’ve expanded into Australia
    • We’ve made some awesome videos
    • We’ve had some awesome photoshoots
    • We had our first Crunch and Brunch in NYC!
    • Did I mention that I actually love the body I have???? That’s seriously, a HUGE THING
    • I spoke to a bunch of amazing college kids about Starting Something That Matters
  • I am body positive…. TV?

    Ok so I have taken a huge break from blogging, half of it is because I’m so busy, but half of it is also because sometimes I just feel like when I type my thoughts, they don’t make sense… So I wanted to start a little series on YouTube where I talked everyday about something in the world of being body positive. It’s a struggle, a balance between not putting yourself down in your head, and lifting yourself up, and I talk about that in these short little 3-5 minute videos…. So I invite you to watch HAHA (no I’m not vain) and join in the convo with me!

    I will still be blogging about other things in my life that I feel I need to rant about, but in the meantime, you can expect a new video everyday!

    A daily look into the tribes and tribulations of practicing body positivity. I am body positive is fun, contradictory, but most of all it’s the thoughts in my head that I want to say out loud. They could be good, they could be bad, but whatever they are, they are real.

    XOXO-
    Andrea