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5 Ways to Cook With Protein Powder

After I workout, I usually make myself a protein shake. But, after a while, protein shakes can get old. Little did I know, there are tons of ways you can…

After I workout, I usually make myself a protein shake. But, after a while, protein shakes can get old. Little did I know, there are tons of ways you can use protein powder to make super yummy recipes and make your favorite foods better for you! Here are some ways to use protein powder in some of your favorite treats.

  1. Muffins: Protein muffins? I had never heard of such a thing! These yummy treats are the perfect post-workout indulgence. Find the recipe HERE.
  2. Pancakes: My favorite breakfast… packed with protein! These pancakes will give you all the energy your body needs to start off the day right, and you can find the recipe HERE.
  3. Pudding: Who knew my guilty pleasure late-night snack would pair so well with protein? Check it out HERE.
  4. Cakes: Switch out half the flour in your cake recipe with protein powder and add an additional 1/2 cup water.
  5. Coffee: Make your own frappucino with protein powder. Delish! Read how HERE.

Eat up and power up!

XOXO, Chels

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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I…

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I opted to make a smoothie inspired by my craving! This smoothie is sweet, thick, and tastes just like a blueberry muffin. Yes please!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 – 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth (or about 2 minutes). Then enjoy! This is way easier than making actual muffins. Plus, it is so much healthier!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/07/09/blueberry-muffin-smoothie/

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Easter Peeps S’mores

I have experimented with skillet s’mores before, and I totally love them. When I saw this recipe for Peeps s’mores in a skillet, I could not believe I had not…

I have experimented with skillet s’mores before, and I totally love them. When I saw this recipe for Peeps s’mores in a skillet, I could not believe I had not thought of it before! Peeps are the staple Easter candy. Those little marshmallows are pure sugar and pure yum. Here is how to make chocolate peanut butter Peeps s’mores in a skillet!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 packages of Peeps marshmallows
  • Graham crackers for dipping

Grab a skillet or empty aluminum pie pan and place the chocolate chips in the bottom in an even layer. Drop spoon fulls of the peanut butter on top of the chips, then cover all of that up with the Peeps! Turn your oven’s broiler to high and place the skillet or pie pan in the oven for 1-2 minutes. Watch it carefully because the marshmallows brown quickly. Take them out when they are golden and the chocolate chips are melting. Let them cool a bit, then enjoy!

This snack is great to take to family Easter gatherings or to a friend’s house for deliciously gooey snacking.

Happy Easter!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/04/chocolate-peanut-butter-peeps-skillet-smores/

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Samoa Rice Crispy Treats

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!! I see girls selling them everywhere, and the temptation to buy one of every flavor of cookie is real! My favorite Girl Scout Cookie has…

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!! I see girls selling them everywhere, and the temptation to buy one of every flavor of cookie is real! My favorite Girl Scout Cookie has to be the Samoa. They are so gooey and crunchy at the same time. Today I am sharing a recipe for Samoa inspired rice crispy treats that are to die for!

Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup butter
– 5 cups mini marshmallows
11 oz. bag of caramels
– 2 tbs heavy whipping cream
– 1 1/2 cups coconut
– 3 cups milk chocolate chips

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir it all together until the marshmallows are completely melted. Pour in the cereal and stir until it is completely coated. Pour this mixture into a 9×13 pan and press down evenly. In a medium sauce pan combine the caramels and cream over medium heat. Stir them until the caramel is melted and smooth. Stir the coconut into the melted caramel and pour evenly over the top of the rice crispy treats. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring until they are smooth and melted. Slice the crispy treats into bars and remove from the pan. Dip the bottom of each treat into the chocolate. Then drizzle the rest of the chocolate over the top of the bars. Let the chocolate cool and then serve!

Delish, am I right?

XOXO, Chels
Recipe via: www.thehellohoneyblog.com/funwiththefullwoods/2017/2/22/kpw6z0vfybgd5j7y4e0b9q0stfzzc6

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Saint Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

March means St. Patrick’s Day themed everything! Clover leaves and green are everywhere, so why not celebrate with a snack for the season? Here is a treat worthy of a…

March means St. Patrick’s Day themed everything! Clover leaves and green are everywhere, so why not celebrate with a snack for the season? Here is a treat worthy of a leprechaun!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 bag of green candy melts
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar

Add the rice cereal to a large mixing bowl and set that aside. Pour the green candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and melt them in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the candies are melted. Once they are melted, stir in the essential oil. Add the powdered sugar to a large Ziploc bag and set it aside. Pour the melted candy mixture into the mixing bowl and mix it with the cereal until it is covered. Pour the mixture into the Ziploc bag and shake it so the cereal is covered with powdered sugar. Pour the puppy chow onto a large baking sheet and allow it to cool. Then store it in a Ziploc bag!

This stuff wouldn’t last long around me! I’m a sucker for mint flavored sweets.

XOXO, Chels

 

recipe via: http://www.galonamission.com/st-patricks-day-puppy-chow/

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Healthy 3 Ingredient Cookies

We all get the munchies, when we just need something sweet to sink our teeth into! I have been trying my best to eat healthy, as I am sure a…

We all get the munchies, when we just need something sweet to sink our teeth into! I have been trying my best to eat healthy, as I am sure a lot of us are. Lucky for us I found a delish recipe for healthy cookies that you can feel good about eating! And with only 3 ingredients they are so easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • Handfull of rasins (or chocolate chips)

Mash 2 ripe bananas in a bowl. Then mix in the oats and rasins or chocolate chips. Line a baking sheet with foil and place small balls of the batter on the sheet. Bake the cookies for 15 minute or so at 350 degrees.  These are so easy to make and you probably have these ingredients on hand!

If you want you can add a little bit of cinnamon or vanilla to sweeten them up before you bake them go for it! These are easy and fun to modify.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is only a couple weeks away, and I don’t know about you but I think it’s such a fun holiday to celebrate!  This year, I’ve looked up…

St. Patrick’s Day is only a couple weeks away, and I don’t know about you but I think it’s such a fun holiday to celebrate!  This year, I’ve looked up different festive recipes and so many of them make the use of Lucky Charms.  They’re so creative and yummy!  Here are a few Lucky Charms snacks and treats that make celebrating St. Patty’s Day ten times better.

  • Lucky Charms Dirt Cake.  Chelsea Crockett - Lucky Charms CupcakeIf you’ve had dirt cake, then you know just how good it is.  All you need to make is vanilla pudding and add food coloring to make it green.  Then, in a large glass bowl, fill in a layer of pudding, whip cream, then lucky charms… and repeat! It looks and tastes great!
  • Lucky Charms Cupcakes.  This recipe is extremely simple!  Just make a fresh batch of cupcakes, ice them, and finish them off with some Lucky Charms like the picture on the right!  You can make different designs out of all the different marshmallows!
  • Green Lucky Charms Pancakes.  When I was little, my mom would always make me a full green breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day.  If you want green pancakes, put food coloring in the batter.  Add some whip cream to the top followed by a sprinkle of Lucky Charms!  They’re perfect for the occasion! 🙂

Which one are you going to try out for yourself?  Feel free to let me know in the comments below! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Healthy Green Bean Fries

I crave French fries a lot. Like a LOOOTTT. Who doesn’t? They are salty crunchy goodness…mmm… What if I told you that you can get all of the delicious crunch…

I crave French fries a lot. Like a LOOOTTT. Who doesn’t? They are salty crunchy goodness…mmm… What if I told you that you can get all of the delicious crunch and taste of a French fry, but in a healthier form? Introducing: green bean fries!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 pounds washed and trimmed fresh green beans
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 large beaten eggs

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 425, then line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the foil lightly with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Put the flour in a smaller bowl and place the beaten eggs in a separate bowl as well. Take a handful of green beans and dip them into the flour, then eggs, then bread crumb mixture. Make sure they are coated with crumbs really good! After they are covered, place them in a single layer onto the baking sheet. Put the pan in the oven and bake for around 10-12 minutes. Let them cool, then eat them up!

This makes a great appetizer or snack! If you are looking to impress your family with your mad cooking skills, make these for them! They are also a good movie night snack instead of junk food.

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://tone-and-tighten.com/2015/05/oven-baked-green-bean-fries.html

 

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Cake Batter Cookies

Are you on the lookout for a yummy late night snack or sweet treat recipe? I’ve got you covered. Here is the delicious recipe for cake batter cookies! They will…

Are you on the lookout for a yummy late night snack or sweet treat recipe? I’ve got you covered. Here is the delicious recipe for cake batter cookies! They will have you smiling from ear to ear and will have your taste buds wanting more.

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  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup vanilla boxed cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted, softened butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sprinkles

In a big bowl, sift the flour, cake mix, and baking soda together. Set that aside. Then, use a mixer to cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium until it is smooth. Then add in the egg and mix it on high for 1 minute. Scrape the sides down and add the vanilla, then beat it on high until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix on low-medium speed until combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto the baking sheet and press a few chocolate chops into the tops.  Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Grab a cold glass of milk and enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Puppy Chow

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than a chocolatey dessert? Here is the recipe for a loveably delicious treat: Chocolate covered strawberry puppy…

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than a chocolatey dessert? Here is the recipe for a loveably delicious treat: Chocolate covered strawberry puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups strawberry cake mix
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 bag pink candy melts
  • 6 cups Chex cereal
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles
  • Strawberry wafer cookies
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolateChocolate-Covered-Strawberry-Puppy-Chow-17

In a large Ziploc bag, add the cake mix and powdered sugar, then set aside. In a large glass bowl, heat the candy melts in the microwave until it is smooth. Pour in the cereal and sprinkles and stir until they are coated. Pour the Chex cereal mixture into a large Ziploc bag with the powdered sugar, seal the bag, and shake it so it coats the cereal. Pour the puppy chow onto a large baking sheet and spread them out. Sprinkle the wafer cookies onto the mix, then heat the chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it over the puppy chow. Stick the mix into the fridge to allow it to cool, then pour it into an air-tight container. Store it at room temperature!

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.abajillianrecipes.com/2016/02/01/chocolate-covered-strawberry-muddy-buddies/

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Yummy Oatmeal Breakfast Protein Bars

Mornings are rough. Your alarm goes off, you switch from PJs to something decent, and then run out the door to work or school. Finding time for a nutritious and…

Mornings are rough. Your alarm goes off, you switch from PJs to something decent, and then run out the door to work or school. Finding time for a nutritious and tasty breakfast is doubtful. That is where this recipe comes in! Make these yummy oatmeal bars the night before and you will have a protein packed and delicious, quick breakfast.download

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3 ounces vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 11 inch pan with non-stick spray. Mix almond butter, protein powder, and maple syrup in a small bowl with an electric mixer, then beat in the eggs. Stir in the rolled oats, baking soda, and coconut and mix well. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and firmly press it down into the pan with the back of a spoon. Bake the bars for 12 minutes or until the top gets slightly brown. Let them cool, then cut them into squares. Store them in an airtight container and grab one and go in the mornings!

Enjoy this yummy, filling, and easy breakfast!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Gluten-Free-Oatmeal-Protein-Bars-34281809

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Healthy Snacking Zucchini Chips Recipe

I am not a huge “New Year’s Resolution” kind of girl, I prefer to just make goals. One of my goals this year is to eat healthier, so I have…

I am not a huge “New Year’s Resolution” kind of girl, I prefer to just make goals. One of my goals this year is to eat healthier, so I have been looking for healthy recipes and healthy snack alternatives to help me reach my goal. That is when I came across the recipe for zucchini chips! They are low carb, low fat, salt-and-pepper-baked-zucchini-chips-700x980and are only 40 calories per serving! Count me IN. Here is how to easily make your own.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice your zucchini in thin slices and lay the slices on paper towels. Pat the moisture from the zucchini so that it will cook faster, then add them to a large bowl. Pour your olive oil into the bowl and mix the slices with the oil so that they are all evenly coated. Next, lay the slices out on the baking sheet and sprinkle salt over them. Make sure not to over-salt them! Bake the chips for 2 hours or until they start to turn brown and aren’t soggy any more. Take them out of the oven, let them cool, and then store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Trust me, they won’t last that long, they are just too good!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

XOXO, Chels

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Rice Crispy Treats- Protein Edition

After workouts, I usually have the serious munchies. Like, I could probably eat half a pizza and polish off a box of Girl Scout cookies. That feeling is totally normal…

After workouts, I usually have the serious munchies. Like, I could probably eat half a pizza and polish off a box of Girl Scout cookies. That feeling is totally normal after working out! You just worked off calories and energy, so now your body is craving more. Here is a healthy take on a yummy snack: protein rice crispy treats! They are a great easy snack to take with you and eat on your way home from the gym to keep you from grabbing the first morsel of food you see when you get home.

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Mix the protein powder and water until it is smooth. Add the butterscotch and marshmallow flavors, then mix well. Fold in the marshmallow fluff, then fold in the cereal. Make sure they are mixed well, then press the mixture into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze them for about an hour to make them harden, then cut into pieces and eat up! Store them in the freezer in a Ziploc bag for easy snacking.

These treats are so much better for you than regular rice crispy treats. They satisfy your sweet tooth and your protein intake, all at once!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Cupid’s Crunch Popcorn Mix

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Whether you have a fun date night planned or a night in with the girls, there are so many fun treats and snacks…

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Whether you have a fun date night planned or a night in with the girls, there are so many fun treats and snacks to make and enjoy!  One of the easiest and most festive recipes that I stumbled upon is called Cupid’s Crunch popcorn mix.  If you want to make a yummy treat for you to enjoy this holiday, I recommend this one! 🙂

First comes first, you’ll need a few ingredients: 2 bags of microwave popcorn, 2 cups of pretzels, 1 ½ cups of M&M’s, a 12-oz. bag of pink Wilton candy melts, and other festive decorations such as sprinkles and heart shaped candies.  Chelsea Crockett - Cupid Crunch Popcorn MixNext comes the fun part!  Follow the instructions and pop the two bags of popcorn.  Pick out any unpopped kernels so you don’t bite into them later on!  Then, take the candy melts and place them in a microwaveable bowl (you may have to do this in shifts!).  Microwave them until all of your candies are melted.  Before pouring in your melted candies, crunch up the pretzels into pieces and pour them into a bowl with the popcorn and M&M’s.  Then, pour in half of your melted candies.  Using a rubber spatula, stir the mixture together and pour it onto a piece of wax paper.  Finish it off by pouring the rest of the melted candies on top!  Sprinkle on any extra heart candies or sprinkles that you have.  Let it sit until it dries then break it up into smaller pieces.  That’s all there is to it!       

How yummy is that?  Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Iced Coffee Protein Smoothie

I have been getting back into my fitness groove lately and have been working out pretty frequently. After my workouts I like to drink protein smoothies to fuel up my…

I have been getting back into my fitness groove lately and have been working out pretty frequently. After my workouts I like to drink protein smoothies to fuel up my body after I wear it out. I love coffee, so I figured why not create an iced coffee protein smoothie! Here is a high-protein way to put a little pep in your step!1d3250cb7e3675050172d403b4ee2d85

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup iced coffee almond milk
  • 1 frozen chopped banana
  • 2 scoops of your choice of protein powder

Blend all of these ingredients together and you are done! This smoothie makes a great breakfast and is the perfect little caffeine boost.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Post-Holiday Detox

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and now Christmas, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. It feels not-so-good. I would…

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and now Christmas, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. It feels not-so-good. I would MUCH rather feel tight and toned! I was looking for a way to detox all of the guck I ate over break out of my system and start of the year fresh and healthy, and that is when I found this yummy holiday detox!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups of stem-less kale
  • 1 cup apple cider (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of ice/water
  • Dash of cinnamon1425862737615

Blend all of these ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. If you want a juice-like texture, use water. If you want more of a smoothie-like drink, go for ice. If you want some extra healthy protein, toss in a handful of your favorite nuts before blending! Just an FIY, the drink will naturally separate as it sits, so there may be a layer of foam at the top of the drink after sitting a while. Just stir it up and drink it down!

I’m ready to detox and feel fresh again. Are you?

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://pinchofyum.com/holiday-detox-green-apple-smoothie

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