Chelsea Crockett

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Foods for Flat Abs

Flat abs are something that I think we all strive for. I mean, who doesn’t want a rock solid tummy?! Working out is only a small contributor to abs, believe…

Flat abs are something that I think we all strive for. I mean, who doesn’t want a rock solid tummy?! Working out is only a small contributor to abs, believe it or not. As my PE teacher would say, “Abs are made in the kitchen!” And it is true! The food you eat has a huge impact on your body and your weight loss. Here are a few foods that help you in your journey to flat abs.

  1. Eggs: They are the perfect protein source! They have a great balance of essential amino acids that help build muscle, plus if you eat one for breakfast, you are less hungry as the day goes on! Less hungry = less snacking = less calories consumed!
  2. Apples: Apples are 85% water, which helps you feel full, and have 5 grams of fiber! This makes them an awesome Capture10midnight/midday snack! Plus, apples help promote healthy lungs and prevent some cancers, so an apple a day DOES keep the doctor away.
  3. Leafy greens: Leafy greens are things like kale, spinach, and broccoli! They are a great source of calcium which helps fuel your workouts, and help prevent cancer! Plus, they make great salads. 😉

Munch away!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

I found the most AMAZING fall recipe on the Sally’s Baking Addiction blog! It is for apples that are filled with apple pie. Holy smokes, I think I am in…

I found the most AMAZING fall recipe on the Sally’s Baking Addiction blog! It is for apples that are filled with apple pie. Holy smokes, I think I am in love! With a touch of vanilla ice cream on the side, these mini apple pies may just knock your socks off. Here is how to whip yourself up a batch!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a homemade pie crustmedium
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 5 large, round, firm Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp milk

 

Make the pie crust and then allow it to chill for 2 hours. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and warm water until it is creamy and the cornstarch has dissolved. Put it to the side and then peel and dice 1 of the apples. Cook the apple pieces, cornstarch mixture, cinnamon and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir regularly for 5 minutes and then let it simmer for 5 more minutes. After removing the pot from heat, add in the vanilla and let it cool for 20 minutes. Sprinkle flour onto your counter and then roll out the pie dough until you have a circle that is 10 inches wide. Cut the dough into fourths with a pizza cutter, and then cut each quarter into .25 inch wide strips. After preheating the oven at 375F degrees slice the tops off of the last 4 apples. Use a spoon to dig out the core and then spoon the apple filling you made on the stove into the apples. Lay 3 strips of the cut pie dough across the top of the apples, and then weave 3 more strips across the dough the other way. Trim the extra dough off and then place the apples on a baking pan. In a small bowl whisk the egg and milk together and brush the mixture on top of the dough on the apples. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon, then bake them for 25-30 minutes. If you and your friends/family don’t scarf all of the apples down, store them in the fridge!

My mouth is watering just writing this. Apple pie apples are calling my name!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe from: sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/09/12/apple-pie-baked-apples/

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Fall Goodies

Hello Girls! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!  Football games, big sweaters, and bonfires are all part of the fun.  One of my favorite things to…

Hello Girls!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!  Football games, big sweaters, and bonfires are all part of the fun.  One of my favorite things to do with my friends is to bake treats.  I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite fall recipes!

Caramel apples may be one of my favorite fall treats EVER!  They are so juicy, yet sweet like a candy.  Nothing beats the tastes of homemade caramel apples, so here’s how you can make your own!  What you’ll need is:

  • 8 large apples
  • 8 chopsticks or craft sticks
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter      (1/4 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Start by setting the apples upright and placing a stick at the top of each apple. Also, prepare an ice cold water bath (we will get to this soon).  Next, combine the remaining ingredients in a sauce pan and heat on medium until everything is melted together.  Once melted down, immediately place the bottom of the saucepan in the water bath to cool the mixture down.  Now that everything is completed, dip each apple in the caramel and set on a cooking pan with parchment paper.  Get creative and roll them in nuts, M&M’s, chocolate covered pretzels, or anything you can think up!  Place in the refrigerator and enjoy!!

Another fun fall snack is M&M popcorn….yes, you heard me right!  It’s really simple.  Pop a bag of buttered popcorn in the microwave and add a handful of M&M’s to the popcorn right as you take it out of the bag.  It will melt the chocolate, creating a gooey, buttery, chocolaty, creation.  Also, don’t forget about the bonfire classic, s’mores.  Dig in!Chelsea Crockett- Popcorn and chocolate

-Chelsea

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Healthy Apple Cookies!

You may have read that title and thought “Wait, healthy and cookie in the same sentence?!”  REWIND!  Yes, there actually is a way to munch on a healthy cookie; and…

You may have read that title and thought “Wait, healthy and cookie in the same sentence?!”  REWIND!  Yes, there actually is a way to munch on a healthy cookie; and the best part, you can design it yourself!  Check out all the yummy ingredients you needs to make a delicious and healthy dessert.Chelsea Crockett- apple cookies

  • Apples
  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • OPTIONAL: crushed nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, etc.), mini chocolate chips, oats, candy pieces, shredded coconut

Begin by removing the core and slicing the apples horizontally so that the apple pieces look like rings!  Now comes the fun part.  Start by putting peanut butter, Nutella, or both all over your apple ring.  Then place as many toppings on as your heart desires and dig in!  They’re as simple as that!

These apple cookies are perfect for a mid-day snack, after dinner dessert, or to set out at a dinner party or sleepover and let your guests create their own!  The possibilities are endless, so dive in and start creating your apple cookies!

Enjoy!

Chelsea

 

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Homemade Apple Sauce

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the…

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the ingredients are all natural and there are no preservatives. Here is a super yummy, super healthy recipe so you can make your very own applesauce!

chelsea crockett apple sauce

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1.Peel and core the apples. Chop the apples you have cored into chunky pieces.

2. Place the apples in your crockpot. In a separate bowl, combine water, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the apples in your crockpot, making sure the apples are evenly coated.

3. Put the lid onto the crockpot and cook the apples on low for 4 hours or until they are soft. Once they are soft, remove them from the crockpot and mash them with a hand masher if you want your applesauce to be chunky. If you want it smooth, mix it with a mixer!

Applesauce is the perfect after school or after practice snack! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this yummy treat! When your friends try it, you can tell them you made it from scratch. They will be SO impressed!

XOXO, Chels

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