Chelsea Crockett

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Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

Greek yogurt is being used in everything these days, from ice cream to face masks to pancakes. Now I am taking it a step further and showing you a delicious…

Greek yogurt is being used in everything these days, from ice cream to face masks to pancakes. Now I am taking it a step further and showing you a delicious recipe for Greek yogurt banana muffins! There is nothing better than a warm muffin and a cup of cold milk in the morning. These muffins are made without flour or oil, and the oats in them give them their shape. They have a dash of chocolate in them to suppress your sweet tooth, and they are super duper moist! I cannot wait to whip up a batch myself.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggsBanana-Oat-Greek-Yogurt-Muffins4
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 400F and spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray or coat it with coconut oil. In a blender, add all of your ingredients but the chocolate chips and blend them on high until the batter is smooth. Stir in the chocolate by hand and then pour the batter into the muffin pan, filling each hole until it is about 75% full. Sprinkle your chocolate chips over the muffins and then bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before you remove them from the pan.

 

These muffins are crazy good and good for you! They are healthy enough for breakfast and tasty enough to get your day started off right.

XOXO, Chels

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Greek Yogurt Mac ‘N Cheese

Healthy mac ‘n cheese…could there be such a thing? Fortunately for all of my healthy yet mac ‘n cheese loving sistas out there IS such a thing! It is so…

Healthy mac ‘n cheese…could there be such a thing? Fortunately for all of my healthy yet mac ‘n cheese loving sistas out there IS such a thing! It is so creamy, so delicious, and so guilt free! Plus, it takes about 10 minutes to make. Health conscious comfort food? Um YES! Here is how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry elbow or spiral pastagreek-yogurt-mac-n-cheese-11
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, I prefer plain almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt

In a small pot stir together the cheese, milk, and salt until it is all melted together. Stir in the yogurt and simmer until it is hot. Cook your pasta fully and then stir it into the pot with your cheese and yogurt mixture.

Okay so how easy was that? So easy a caveman could do it. 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Right now, Greek yogurt is all the rage, and rightfully so! It is great for you. Want to give your breakfast a powerful protein punch that will keep you full…

Right now, Greek yogurt is all the rage, and rightfully so! It is great for you. Want to give your breakfast a powerful protein punch that will keep you full all morning long? Here is a healthy spin on everyone’s favorite breakfast indulgence…

 

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugarGreekYogurtPancakesDash-675x675
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk

 

Preheat a pan or griddle to medium heat. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, mix oil, eggs, vanilla, and Greek yogurt. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir. Pour in the milk until all ingredients are combined. Grease griddle and pour ¼ – ⅓ cup batter onto the griddle. Allow them to cook for about 2 minutes or until edges begin to look “dry” and bubbles form in the batter. Use a thin spatula to flip the pancake over and allow to cook for a mother minute. Stack your finished pancakes on a plate and then cook the rest of the batter. Top pancakes with your favorite toppings like syrup, powdered sugar, honey, and fruit.

 

I love this healthy version of my favorite breakfast treat! Is this something YOU would try?

XOXO, Chels

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Frozen Yogurt Banana Bites

In the winter time it is important to keep up with a healthy diet because we don’t get as much exercise in the winter months. This can be because we…

In the winter time it is important to keep up with a healthy diet because we don’t get as much exercise in the winter months. This can be because we don’t have access to a gym or because it is too cold to exercise outdoors. Here is a healthy snack that is quick and easy to make and also tastes amazing. The taste reminds me of ice cream!

Ingredients:IMG_6315

  • 1 small cluster of bananas
  • Any flavor of Greek yogurt
  1. Place parchment paper on a plate or a cookie sheet. Slice up your bananas and then dry off the slices. You can do this and then freeze your slices to use at another time, too, if you want. Once you have dried off the slices, carefully dip the bananas in the yogurt. Use a fork to roll and gently lift the chunks of banana out of the yogurt. Then, place the chunks onto the parchment paper and place in the freezer overnight. Once they are frozen remove the bananas and place them into a Ziploc bag for storage.

One thing I really love about this snack is that it combines my favorite fruit, bananas, and yummy protein-packed Greek yogurt! I like to eat these yummy treats after dinner as my dessert. They are much better for you than ice cream or other sweet sugary treats, but taste just as good!

 

XOXO, Chels

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What to Eat When You First Wake Up

As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although many people like to skip breakfast, it really is essential in waking you up and giving…

As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although many people like to skip breakfast, it really is essential in waking you up and giving you energy!  Now I wouldn’t count a donut as good fuel, but there are specific foods that are perfect to get your day started off right.  Check out which foods you should keep in your kitchen to eat right when you wake up!Chelsea Crockett- bran cereal

Eating 30 minutes after you wake up is key for your metabolism. It’s the perfect time to digest food faster and burn off more calories as you consume the food.  Since your body is burning a larger amount of calories, it’s important to load up on carbs and protein first thing in the morning.  Grabbing a whole wheat piece of toast, eggs, and some fruit is an ideal breakfast.  Now, I understand many of us don’t have time to cook ourselves breakfast before school, so if you’re on the go, try Greek yogurt or bran cereal.  Greek yogurt is packed full of protein and even gives you a great amount of dairy.  Bran cereals are packed with fiber and B-vitamins which keep you fuller longer.  This way, you won’t find yourself day dreaming about lunch during class.

This school year, I challenge you not to skip breakfast! Your body craves a energy packed meal!

Love,

Chelsea

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Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

I love Greek yogurt. It is the best sweet snack ever because it’s packed full of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Who knew something could be…

I love Greek yogurt. It is the best sweet snack ever because it’s packed full of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Who knew something could be amazing for you and still TASTE amazing?! If you like cookie dough AND Greek yogurt, then you are going to love this.

Ingredients:cookie-dough-greek-yogurt

– 1 tbsp peanut butter

– 1 tbsp sugar

– 1tbsp chocolate chips

– ¼ tsp vanilla

– 1 vanilla Greek yogurt

All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together! You can even mix them into your cup of yogurt so you can just take your yummy cookie dough yogurt to go. Are YOU going to try this super sweet recipe?

XOXO, Chels

 

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Foods That Will Make You Smile

Hi Insiders,             As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  I couldn’t agree any more with this statement!  If you eat fast food every day, your body and…

Hi Insiders,

            As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.”  I couldn’t agree any more with this statement!  If you eat fast food every day, your body and mood will feel the effects.  You’ll feel sluggish and down.  It’s important to feed your body foods that will make you happy.  Surprisingly, there are certain foods that can actually boost your mood.  It’s an all-natural way to go from sad to happy!Chelsea Crockett- greek yogurt

  • Greek yogurt: This type of yogurt is packed with more calcium than milk and studies show that a high intake of calcium can boost your mood.  Low calcium levels can produce anxiety, depression, and slow thinking.  Eat your yogurt!!
  • Dark chocolate: Of course chocolate is a mood booster, duh?!  I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate?  Dark chocolate, especially, improves blood flow to the brain.  This makes your body more energized and vibrant.
  • Asparagus:  This vegetable has the highest concentration of serotonin, a mood regulator for the brain.
  • Honey:  Although sweet like sugar, this sweet treat can reduce inflammation and reduce depression.
  • Eggs:  The fatty omega-3 acid found in eggs can give your body enough energy to make it through your whole day.  When you’re energized, your whole body will feel alive!

Make your body smile and eat for a body you’d be proud of!

Love,

Chelsea

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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip

I am trying to eat healthier. Isn’t everyone? One thing that I have found while on my journey to healthy bliss is that by making healthy foods taste better, it…

I am trying to eat healthier. Isn’t everyone? One thing that I have found while on my journey to healthy bliss is that by making healthy foods taste better, it is easier to eat them. I know, ground breaking right? I love to snack on apples, but sometimes apples could use a little dressing up. Here is how to give apples a makeover!

Peanut butter dip-

Ingredients:

–          1 cup plain Greek yogurtpb-dip

–          ½ cup peanut butter

–          ¼ cup honey

–          ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl. Mix them all together until you have a smooth mixture. That’s it! The great thing about this recipe is that it only has four ingredients, so it is super easy to make. It also has all natural, healthy ingredients so you can eat as much as you want! I personally love Greek yogurt, so this was the perfect recipe for me! Have fun with being healthy, it makes it so much more fun!

XOXO, Chels

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