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Most Delicious Protein Bar I Have Ever Tasted #notsponsored

Its official, I have finally found the best tasting protein bars that money can buy!  Let me start off by saying that this post is in no way sponsored and as part of our fitness journey that Sonia and I have shared on Instagram, we are also on a journey to eat better. 

Delicious Protein Bar

Snacking is our ultimate weakness, after all we are Chicks And Salsa! So eating leaner and lighter between meals has been on our list of things to improve upon with summer winding down.  We have both been working out 3-4 times per week and drinking plenty of water, but what about those cravings??

Our Dad is a HUGE protein bar buff and has been for years.  Over time, we have tried almost ALL brands out there if they are available for sale at Costco or GNC.

I recently had the opportunity to sample Built Bars and these are a true GAME CHANGER.   I am not sure how they have done it, but these bars taste and feel like a Milky Way bar and here are the numbers:

110 calories, 4.0 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 15 g protein, 6 g fiber, 3 mg sodium

18 Flavors
The numbers

And with 7 net carbs, this bar is perfect for the Keto diet too (check out my journey on Keto here). 

With 18 different flavors, each one is better than the one before it! You will never get sick of them.

A look inside the Built Bar

With so many flavors and right at around $1.75 per bar, these bars are perfect for satisfying those tastebuds and cravings. 

Add these to your cart today, thank me later.

Your Chick,


Chicks Favorite Tequila Recipes

I recall jokingly saying that when I landed my first tequila collaboration I would feel like Chicks And Salsa would have really “made it.” With us always being conscious of our diet, cutting calories on the weekends by bidding farewell to wine was a good first step.  But honestly, for a few years now, Tequila has been our go to liquor of choice and now thanks to a fellow #BossBabe we are happy to share with you FINO Tequila, Chicago’s best pour!

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The term FINO, in Spanish, means fine, smooth and high-quality. FINO is also an acronym for FAILURE IS NOT an OPTION. Owners, Jana and Sonali truly believe in this philosophy and it is stemmed from their exceptional dedication to their brand, FINO TEQUILA.

In honor of one of our favorite collaborations, I bring to you a few simple recipes.

FINO Paloma

This recipe is dedicated to my good friend, Maria, that introduced me to it over a decade ago!!

1 Part Fino Blanco or Reposado

3 Parts Grapefruit Soda

Stir and Serve over ice!

1-2-3 Tequila-Tini

This next recipe comes all the way from Dublin Ireland.  When I visited Dublin recently, a bartender named Ben had mixed up the perfect drink, so I of course had to learn how he did it! 

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

2 Parts Cointreau

3 Parts FINO Tequila (Blanco)

Shaken with Ice and poured in a chilled glass.


2 oz FINO Blanco or FINO Reposado

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Pour over ice and garnish with a cherry!

There is nothing like it!  See our full Tequila recipe board on Pinterest for plenty of cocktail inspiration!

So if you are in the Chicago area, check out FINO Tequila at amazing restaurants like Hub 51, RPM, Maple and Ash, and Prosecco Italian. Or you can pick it up for yourself at a local Binny’s Beverage Depot!  Check out where you can buy FINO here. 



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Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, however product was received in exchange for this post.

Spooky Cocktails You Can Mix Up This Weekend!

Anytime a get together is around the corner, the chicks have cocktails on our mind.  This year for Halloween we wanted to keep it simple with ingredients that we usually have at home or behind the bar! Check out our recipes for a special Glow In The Dark Potion or a Black Magic Margarita!

Glow In The Dark Potion

1 oz. Gin

1/2 oz. lime juice

1 spoon Grenadine

1/2 cup Club Soda

1 Glow Stick

Black Magic Margarita

1 oz. Tequila

1/2 oz. Lime Juice

1/2 cup Club Soda

1 1/2 spoon of Crystal Light Acai Berry for Color and Sweetener

** Black food coloring optional

Also its not too late to scoop up this easy Halloween dress I wore here in time for Halloween.

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5 Reasons Why NOW is the Right Time For You To Buy An Instant Pot

I love to cook, and even more so after I had kids. I wanted to be the super mom that made fresh home cooked meals for her kids. Let’s be real though cooking is – messy and time consuming. The easy way out sometimes is to pull something out of the freezer. BUT buying an instant pot was life changing.

I bought the instant pot last summer only because it was on sale. I had no clue how to use it and frankly speaking it sat in the box for 4 months because its intimidating! I would look at it and say to myself, “that thing looks way too confusing, and I don’t have time to figure it out.”I was so wrong. It is the most convenient and efficient cooker I have EVER used.


It has saved me so much time (like tons). Once the meal is in there and you have set the time – you can walk away. The meal then cooks and switches to keeping the food warm or turns off depending on what you have chosen. The instant pot cooks 70% faster than a slow cooker. If you’re Indian and are comparing it to our mom’s Indian pressure cookers: IT IS 100% safer (those things are crazy).

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The instant pot cooks with high heat which comes in handy in thoroughly cooking your food. The temperature is between 239 degrees F to 244 degrees F, it kills toxins that slow cookers may miss. In addition, vegetables and other foods will maintain their nutrients by being cooked at higher temps.

Scent Free Cooking
I like to make Indian food, and Indian food aroma can spread throughout the house. My dear husband would walk into the home and be bombarded with the smell of onions and masala. I’ve switched a lot of my Indian meals to instant pot meals. Not only has it saved me time, but my house doesn’t smell like a restaurant anymore!
Neat and Clean

Using the instant pot reduces the amount time you will spend cleaning your kitchen. There is only one pot to clean in the Instant pot. No stove messes at all. The is a WIN WIN in my book. I dread kitchen clean ups.

Healthier Meals

Whatever your work schedule consists of I promise the instant pot is going to make your life easier. It’s so easy for everyone to use. With a little bit of planning, you can have your instant pot meal all ready for you the moment you walk in the door. So you can have “fast food” that is far more healthier. The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook was a great buy for me to get started. I’ve been able to keep things ready and my husband will come home and just dump it in the instant pot and start the IP.

I initially had bought a 3qt instant pot but real quickly realized that the 6qt was way more handy dandy plus had more functions.. I did a lot of research and bought this one. It is the most efficient for me: Indian food, baby food, snacks, homemade yogurt, and even ghee!

Pro Tip #1: For larger beans like Rajma (Kidney Beans) or Chole (Garbanzo Beans) you will need to up the cook time to 90 minutes instead of the pre-set 30 minutes.  Smaller beans will cook just fine with the default setting.

Pro Tip #2: For those of you with young children like me, the Instant Pot Duo has a sterilize feature that can be used for baby bottles and breast pumps – such a convenient feature!

Pro Tip #3: Want to make Daal Makhani or Biriyani in your Instant Pot?? Follow us on Pinterest for Indian Instant Pot recipes!

Invest in one- you won’t regret it!

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