Chelsea Crockett

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Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups

How many of you ladies love yourself a juicy Fruit Rollup? A Savory Fruit by the Foot? Some tangy Gushers? Well if you can say yes to any of the…

How many of you ladies love yourself a juicy Fruit Rollup? A Savory Fruit by the Foot? Some tangy Gushers? Well if you can say yes to any of the above, then tune it! Today I am going to teach you how to make healthy, homemade mango fruit rollups! The best part? There is no sugar, so you can feel great about snacking away on these yellow goodies!

 You will start out with 4 cups of diced ripe mangos. That is about 3 mangos. Preheat your oven to 175 and line 2 rimmed cookie sheets with parchment paper. Puree the mango in a blender or food processer until it is smooth. 

mango fruit snacks

Divide the puree evenly between the two cookie sheets. Use a spatula to spread the puree as flat as possible until it is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Bake the mango for 3-4 hours. You will know the roll-ups are done when the puree is dry to the touch. If the bottom of the roll-ups is still wet after a while, flip them over and continue baking them until they are dried.

Remove them from the oven. Place a piece of wax paper on top of the roll-ups and peel the roll-ups off of the baking sheet. Cut the mango into long strips and then roll them up along with the wax paper in-between the rolls so that the mango does not stick together. Toss the rolls in a plastic baggy if you need an on-the-go snack or just munch on them at home! They are a great, fun, healthy snack when you want something sweet! 

 

XOXO, Chels

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Rethink Breakfast!

            Breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day!  Starting your day off with a healthy meal is a great way to fuel your metabolism and get your day…

            Breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day!  Starting your day off with a healthy meal is a great way to fuel your metabolism and get your day going.  Sometimes, it’s not always easy to make yourself a good breakfast when you you’re in a rush for school or work, but it IS possible!  Get rid of that boring cereal or granola bar and rethink breakfast with these new and creative ideas. 

            Toast is one of the most popular breakfast sides.  With so many topping choices, the variety is endless!  So what if you’re sick of the typical butter and jelly?  Try topping your toast with peanut butter and sliced bananas or any flavor of cream cheese with a handful of blueberries and strawberries.  Toast doesn’t have to be boring!

            If you like salty breakfasts try Egg Beaters!  It’s eggs already mixed up, so all you have to do is pour and cook!  They come in all different flavors including three cheese and southwest.  Try making an omelet stuffed with your favorite meat, veggies, and cheeses.  If you don’t have time to cook in the morning, make pre-made omelet muffins.  Start by greasing a muffin pan so the eggs don’t stick.  In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and any toppings you would like, including meat, cheese, and veggies.  Fill each muffin cup evenly and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.  Now, you have breakfast ready in advance.  Just heat and enjoy!  Chelsea Crockett- omelette muffins

            Never skip out on breakfast!  Your body will love you if you fill it up with a hearty and healthy breakfast.  Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring.  Get creative and rethink breakfast!

Love,

            Chelsea       

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5 Tips For A Better Workout

I have been working out a lot lately. Exercising can be so rewarding, but you also need to keep in mind a few tips on how to get more from…

I have been working out a lot lately. Exercising can be so rewarding, but you also need to keep in mind a few tips on how to get more from your workout. You don’t want all of your hard work to be in vain! Here are 5 tips for a better workout:

 1. Make it a routine: Once you get a routine down, it is much easier for you to keep your workouts up! Look at your schedule and pick a few set days a week that you will work out and don’t schedule anything for those days and times that you know you will be working out.

2. Get enough sleep: When you get enough sleep, you have the energy and motivation to keep working out! Also, when you get enough sleep your muscles have time to recover from your workouts, and your body is also much healthier when you get enough sleep.chelsea crockett working out

3. Eat well: As my PE teacher would say, abs are made in the kitchen! Getting in shape is 80% what you eat and only 20% exercise. Also, drink tons of water!

4. Get a work out buddy: When you have a workout buddy, they also work as your accountability partner and personal trainer. They will motivate you during your workout and you can both come up with ideas for the kinds of exercises you will do. Working out is so much more fun with friends!

5. Don’t lose faith: If you aren’t seeing results instantly, don’t give up! It takes a while for you to be able to see results, but you will FEEL the results instantly! You will have so much more energy and just feel happier! It is amazing what endorphins can do!

 Keep the faith and keep those bodies movin’!

XOXO, Chels

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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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Green Coconut Smoothie

In my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am…

chelsea crockett smoothieIn my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am going to introduce to you is jam packed with foods that will give you energy and keep you full for hours on end!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup spinach
1 large banana, peeled
1 large green apple, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons shaved coconut
1 cup ice

Put the coconut milk, yogurt, spinach, banana, apple, coconut, and ice into your blender and blend the mixture until smooth. Viola! You now have a fruity, coconut-y, energy packed smoothie that will keep you full and focused all day long!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Green Tea Popsicles

After I work out I want to do 2 things: 1. Cool down and 2. EAT! I am so glad I found this recipe for green tea popsicles! They have…

After I work out I want to do 2 things: 1. Cool down and 2. EAT! I am so glad I found this recipe for green tea popsicles! They have a wee bit of caffeine so they help replenish your energy, and they are super refreshing so they satisfy your appetite! They also have fiber so they are a great post-workout snack! Here is how you make them:

 Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurtchelsea crockett popsicles
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon matcha powder
2 tablespoons honey 

  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise. Remove pit, and then score flesh into cubes.
  2. Blend together cubed avocado, nonfat Greek yogurt, almond milk, and two tablespoons of water.
  3. Once blended evenly, add vanilla extract, matcha powder, and honey. Feel free to add more honey to taste.
  4. Pour mixture popsicle mold, and freeze overnight.
  5. Once you’re ready to enjoy, run the mold under hot water so the popsicles come out easily, and enjoy.

I found this recipe on fitsugar.com. Try these babies out and tell me what you think!

XOXO, Chels

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Healthy Super Bowl Snack: Buffalo Cauliflower!

                                       The Super Bowl is this Sunday! I cannot believe that it is here already. If you have a dad or boyfriend who is super into watching the big game,…

                                      

The Super Bowl is this Sunday! I cannot believe that it is here already. If you have a dad or boyfriend who is super into watching the big game, then you are going to want to stay tuned! I have the perfect yummy, surprisingly healthy, Super Bowl snack that will have them coming back for thirds! Introducing, buffalo cauliflower! Sounds kind of iffy, I know, but they are just like buffalo chicken wings except a billion times healthier, so you can eat as many as you want without feeling like a marooned whale. Hooray! Here is what you will need:

 -1 head of cauliflower

For the batter
1/2 cup all purpose flourb21c681fe8356eccd67a2b41350b3529
1/2 cup water
dash of Frank’s Wing Sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon dried onion

 For the buffalo sauce
1/4 cup Frank’s Wing Sauce
3 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
pinch of salt

 Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

1. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray and set aside. Wash your head of cauliflower and cut into small, bite size pieces.

 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the batter ingredients. The mixture should be fairly thick. Dip each piece of cauliflower into the batter until it is fully and evenly coated. Place the finished pieces onto the prepared baking sheet.

3. Bake for about 15 minutes until the batter just hardens. In a small bowl, mix together the buffalo sauce ingredients. Once the cauliflower are all done, remove from the oven and brush with the buffalo sauce you just made. Make sure you coat each piece evenly!

4. Put them back into the oven and bake for a few more minutes (around 5-7 minutes), until  the sauce has mostly dried and the cauliflower is crispy.

Remove from the oven, let them cool, and then enjoy! They are best served with a side of ranch dressing! J

XOXO, Chels 

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Healthiest Dorm and School Snacks

Hey Insiders,             Whether you’re a broke college student or middle/high school student with not enough time in the day, finding time to snack healthy is hard.  It’s so easy…

Hey Insiders,

            Whether you’re a broke college student or middle/high school student with not enough time in the day, finding time to snack healthy is hard.  It’s so easy to grab a soda and a bag of potato chips and run out the door.  Although this snack may be tiny, over time it can start to mess with your health.  Scary, huh?!  Show your body some love by snacking on foods that will benefit your body and overall health.  I’ll list a few of my favorite cheap, healthy, and on-the-go snacks for your busy life!

  • Popcorn: Pop a small bag before you go to bed.  This way you can grab the bag as you run out the door in the morning.  It’ll satisfy those salty cravings without all the calories.
  • Yogurt:  Ever get that late night ice cream craving?  I do!  Instead, try eating a yogurt.  It comes in so many flavors like vanilla, key lime pie, and even chocolate cake!  It has the creaminess and sweetness of yogurt without all the added fat.
  • String Cheese:  It’s not just for kindergarteners anymore!  This is such a great snack to grab out of the fridge and go.  It’s full of calcium and will even give you a little extra protein.
  • Nuts: This protein packed snack comes in so many different varieties and is extremely portable.  Pair them with a handful of raisins for added sweetness!
  • Crackers: Pick whole grain over regular crackers to feel fuller longer. Chelsea Crockett- nuts

Remember, it’s always simple to grab an apple or banana on the go too!  Taking care of your body is so important!  Not only will you feel better, but you’ll have a rockin’ bod and clear skin as well.  It’s a win-win situation!  Go healthy!

-Chelsea

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Healthy Summer Snacks

Hi Insiders 🙂                 Have you ever reached for that bag of chips after a day out by the pool, but decided not to eat them because they are bad…

Hi Insiders 🙂

                Have you ever reached for that bag of chips after a day out by the pool, but decided not to eat them because they are bad for you?  I do that all the time, except I usually eat a few…opps!  Summer is the best time to get your body in shape.  I’m going to give you a few healthy options for summer snacks to keep your body energized.  Your body will love you for it!  They are easy to prepare and tasty as well!ChelseaCrockett- Cucumber Sandwiches

                Crackers and cheese is always a quick option for a snack.  Crackers are full of carbs and really high in sodium.  A great alternative to crackers are cumber slices.  They are low carb and just as yummy!  Slice them thick or thin and enjoy with your favorite kind of cheese.

                Chelsea Crockett- Orange SmoothieAnother great snack or breakfast option is a smoothie.  Full of fresh fruit, juices, and yogurt, a smoothie will give your body all the nutrients it needs!  Adding a small handful of spinach will take your smoothie to a whole new level…and you can’t even taste it!  Click here for a handful of my favorite smoothie recipes!

                My last healthy option is whole wheat tortillas.  They can be used for a variety of snacks!  Spreading peanut butter and sliced bananas on a whole wheat tortilla and rolling it up makes for a sweet summer snack.  A great lunch option is adding your favorite deli meat and cheese to a whole wheat tortilla.  It’s much better for you than bread!  I hope you all can start snacking smart and being healthy!

    Xoxo,

                Chelsea

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