Chelsea Crockett

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3 Toast Recipes for a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It’s the meal that gives you the energy to start your day!  I always think of quick and easy meals I…

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It’s the meal that gives you the energy to start your day!  I always think of quick and easy meals I can create to give my body the boost it needs.  Well, toast is a fast way to start your day and it can be extremely healthy and nutritious if you know what to add to it.

Chelsea Crockett - Toast RecipesThe first recipe involves a piece of wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas!  Smear on a healthy serving of smooth or crunchy peanut butter, whatever you prefer. Take a banana and slice it up then put the banana slices all over the top of the peanut butter. Feel free to sprinkle a little cinnamon across the top of your toast, too!

Another recipe that I love is avocado toast. I take half an avocado and smash it up then add salt, pepper, and some red pepper flakes to it. Stir it all up and smear the avocado spread all over the top of your toast. It’s delicious! Feel free to add some bacon slices if you have some :).

My other favorite go-to recipe is scrambled egg with cheese and bacon on toast.  I love to take a fresh egg and scramble it in olive oil. Then, I add some cheddar cheese to the mix and stir it up. I toast my wheat bread and put the scrambled egg on top of it after it’s done! While I’m cooking all of that, I fry my bacon in the microwave. It comes out very crisp and I add it to my scrambled egg sandwich! YUM!

Bon appetit! – Chelsea

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How to: Make Your Own Acai Bowl

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of…

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of necessary vitamins and satisfies your fruit serving for the day! Chelsea Crockett - Acai Bowl Here’s how you can make your own right at home.

There are tons of different bowls you can make from Hawaiian, with lots of tropical fruits, or more of a sweet one with peanut butter and granola!  But for this recipe, I’ll just start with something simple and delicious!  You’ll first need a few ingredients: 1/2 a banana, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, half cup of almond milk, and 1 3.5oz pack of frozen acai berries or acai berry pulp.

As far as preparation goes, you’ll need to put all of these ingredients in a blender to make an acai puree.  Then add your toppings! I suggest adding sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, granola, and some peanut butter drizzle on top to finish it off.  Then, simply enjoy!

Are you going to try and create one for yourself?  Let me know how yummy yours turns out! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Best Post-Workout Drinks

After working out, the last thing you want to do is have a huge unhealthy meal. I always aim for the nutritious options: fruits, vegetables, smoothies, etc. This being said,…

After working out, the last thing you want to do is have a huge unhealthy meal. I always aim for the nutritious options: fruits, vegetables, smoothies, etc. This being said, I was unaware of the many drinks that actually benefit you after a run or workout. So why not share them with you lovelies :)?

Obviously you should Chelsea Crockett - Chocolate Milkhave already drank plenty of water prior and during your workout, but if not, drink up! Apart from H₂O, chocolate milk is great for your body after your exercise! You might be surprised by this, considering the fact that it’s solely a dairy product and is filled with chocolate. However, chocolate milk is just as (if not more) effective as some specialty sports beverages. It’s essential for muscle recovery.

Another good post-workout drink is green tea. Apart from its many nutritious minerals and benefits, it helps replenish any sore or damaged muscles after exercise. It also helps reduce stomach fat and avoids high intake of any unwanted calories. Cherry juice is also proven to decrease muscle damage. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for after a hard workout.

Let me know what you drink after a workout so I can try it out for myself!

-Chels  

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Say Yes to Healthy School Lunches!

During the school year, we often don’t eat as healthy as we do during the fall.  It’s easy to throw in some chips and cookies instead of making a nutritious…

During the school year, we often don’t eat as healthy as we do during the fall.  It’s easy to throw in some chips and cookies instead of making a nutritious school lunch with fruits and vegetables.  Luckily, there are several easy substitutes to making a quick, healthy lunch that won’t take up your morning!

First off, start with the easy alternatives.  Instead of white bread, try whole-wheat.  There’s barely a difference in the tastes and it has many other benefits that white bread doesn’t.  Chelsea Crockett - Bread

Another switch you can make is from fruit cups to fresh fruit.  Fruit cups may seem to be good for you but they are actually filled with sugar.  Throwing in a fresh banana or apple is always the way to go!

If you like junk food (which let’s face it… who doesn’t?), then it’s pretty tempting to throw in a couple bags of chips!  If you must, buy baked chips.  Although they’re still not your healthiest choice, they are better than nothing!  If you have to have a little chocolate after your meal, try dark chocolate instead of milk.  Dark chocolate covered raisins are a yummy treat for after your lunch… and they are a lot better for you than cookies or cupcakes!

How do you stay healthy during the school year?  Let me know your secrets below!

-Chelsea

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Smoothie Fever!

Staying healthy and fit is always on my goal list for the summer. My family and I have recently jumped on a smoothie kick. They are packed with nutrition and…

Staying healthy and fit is always on my goal list for the summer. My family and I have recently jumped on a smoothie kick. They are packed with nutrition and taste heavenly!  You can blend together fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, spinach (yes!), and even kale for some extra vitamins.  At first we started following online recipes by measuring and adding low fat yogurt, apple juice, etc.  Some recipes even call for oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter, or nuts.  After you master your smoothie skills, you can let your imaginations run and whip up your own smoothie recipe! I love smoothies especially in the summer. They’re super healthy and are perfect after a nice run or work out.

If you want to get started, Chelsea Crockett - NutriBulletthen be sure to buy a good blender. At Target, you can buy a small blender called a NutriBullet which is easy to use and fast to whip up. It’s small and comes with some cups to make your smoothies in and drink right from the cup itself.  Although this is just a suggestion, any blender can work!  Next, get online and find a couple good recipes that you think you’d like to try and shop for the ingredients.  After you get used to making some to-die-for smoothies, then you can start to get creative with your own concoctions!  Be sure to tweet me your favorites!  I might want to give them a try!

Happy blending! –Chels 🙂

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How To Pack Your Lunch 101

How many of you lovely ladies pack a lunch for school? Sometimes school lunches can be a little sketchy, you know what I mean? Tuna surprise? No thanks! Today I…

How many of you lovely ladies pack a lunch for school? Sometimes school lunches can be a little sketchy, you know what I mean? Tuna surprise? No thanks! Today I am going to give you some know-how on how to pack a nutritious, delicious lunch for school! There are 5 steps to packing a great lunch:

 Step 1: Starch + protein: Some easy, yummy options for this category are a turkey sandwich, a PB&J, hummus and crackers, a cheese quesadilla, and pasta with turkey.

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 Step 2: Fruit: Some fruits that are great for lunches are apples, clementine, grapes, blueberries, and applesauce! All of these options are super portable and easy to pack up and go.

 Step 3: Veggies: Carrots, celery, salad, and snap peas are all yummy, easy to grab choices to throw in your lunch! Toss in some peanut butter to dip your celery in and you are good to go!

 Step 4: Snack: A few smart choices for this category are yogurt, string cheese, and granola bars!

 The last, and most important, item that should always be in your lunch is WATER! Never forget to pack a bottle of water with your lunch! Water, as you have heard from my previous articles, water is a vital part of every meal!

 Hopefully this helps you all pack kick-booty lunches! You will have all of your friends wishing they had your lunch 😉

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