Chelsea Crockett

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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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Midnight Snacking Done Right

Midnight snacking is one of my weaknesses. I am usually up pretty late at night finishing up homework or editing videos, and my tendency is usually to go down to…

Midnight snacking is one of my weaknesses. I am usually up pretty late at night finishing up homework or editing videos, and my tendency is usually to go down to the kitchen and grab myself a yummy late night snack. The problem with this? The later at night you eat, your body is more and more likely to store those calories as fat. Eating healthy midnight snacks can help keep you from consuming unnecessary calories!

  1. Greek yogurt: Instead of reaching for the pint of ice cream in your freezer (although very tempting!), grab some sweet, cool Greek yogurt. Top it with frozen berries or honey to add some pizazz to it!greek-yogurt-1
  2. Air-popped popcorn: Instead of reaching for a bag of potato chips, although crunchy and very satisfying, opt for air popped popcorn. Add some salt and a smidge of butter to make it taste just like bagged microwave popcorn, but with much fewer calories.
  3. Almond butter and apples: Peanut butter contains healthy fats, but it is also packed with calories. Get the same nutty, rich flavor from almond butter, and dip slices of your favorite type of apple in it! Salty AND sweet.
  4. Chocolate: Yes, chocolate! But the RIGHT kind of chocolate. Two squares of dark chocolate are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and have way less sugar and more antioxidants.

Happy snacking!

XOXO, Chels

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Sour Patch Grapes

If you haven’t eaten a whole 1 pound bag of Sour Patch kids on a road trip and then not been able to feel your mouth for a solid 3…

If you haven’t eaten a whole 1 pound bag of Sour Patch kids on a road trip and then not been able to feel your mouth for a solid 3 hours afterwards, you have never really lived. Just kidding, but all jokes aside, I could put away a pretty hefty amount of those sour dudes. If you are like me and love sour candy but don’t love all of the bad-for-you sugar in them, check out these “Sour Patch” grapes!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 box Jolly Rancher Watermelon Jello mixSour-Patch-Grapes-432a299b0a46f29d9a1298e9727ec2b718001a44
  • 1/3 box Jolly Rancher Green Apple Jello mix
  • 1/3 box lemon Jello mix
  • 1/3 box orange Jello mix
  • 3 pounds green grapes
  • 1 cup of water

Pour 1/3 of each box of Jello into small separate bowls. Have your grapes sitting in a bowl of water. Take a grape out of the bowl and poke a toothpick through it in the spot where the stem was, and hold on to the grape using the toothpick while rolling the grape in the Jello mix. Set them on a baking sheet covered in wax paper. After alternating dipping flavors for each grape and all of the grapes are rolled, place them in the fridge until they are chilled. Done!

My friends love these. They are great movie night snacks when you really want to stuff your face with candy but you know prom and summer are coming up so you have to keep your hot bod maintained. Ya feel?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://dinnerthendessert.com/sour-patch-grapes-healthier-than-the-candy/

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Bad Habits to Avoid

We all have our bad habits: gum chomping, nail biting, constantly fidgeting around, you name it!  There are hundreds and hundreds of bad habits that we perform each and every…

We all have our bad habits: gum chomping, nail biting, constantly fidgeting around, you name it!  There are hundreds and hundreds of bad habits that we perform each and every day; but did you know that some of these habits can actually be bad for your health?!  Keep on reading to see if you have a bad habit and how to stop it!

Food is one of my favorite things in the whole world.  I mean who doesn’t love a good snack?!  Unfortunately, many of us tend to snack when we are bored or when we aren’t even hungry!  Eventually, these snacks add up and can cause unexpected weight gain.  Also, if you are constantly snacking on junk food it can lead to diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.  Instead, try snacking on fruits or vegetables.  Make yourself perfectly portioned meals and limit yourself to one or two snacks a day!

Shopping is a girl’s best friend and worst-enemy.  Spending hours in the mall can run your wallet dry!  Most of the time, we end of buying clothing items that we don’t need or will only wear once.  Next time you go to the mall, bring a limited amount of cash; that way you won’t spend your life’s savings.  Also, before purchasing an item, try envisioning multiple places you could wear it.  If you can only think of a couple, then put it back on the shelf. Chelsea Crockett- shopping habit

A bad habit that I am guilty of is over-thinking and stressing about everything!  When life throws a million things at you it’s hard not to worry.  These stresses can start to take over your life and daily thoughts.  It’s horrible!  Instead, try to focus on the positive and make a list of everything you’re thankful for.  In no time, you’ll realize that most of the stuff you are worried about is small.

Everyone has a bad habit or two.  Once you learn how to get rid of them, life gets a little easier!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Go Nuts for Nuts!

Snacking can be the root of all evil. I snack when I’m bored, I snack when I’m doing homework, I snack when I’m not hungry, I snack ALL the time! …

Snacking can be the root of all evil. I snack when I’m bored, I snack when I’m doing homework, I snack when I’m not hungry, I snack ALL the time!  When you’re on a diet, just trying to eat healthy, or working out a lot, snacking can ruin all your hard effort.  Luckily, there are a few foods that are perfectly healthy to snack on.  There are a variety of nuts that are great for your body and have a handful of health benefits.  Keep on reading to find out what you should chow down on for your next snack! Chelsea Crockett- almonds

All nuts are pretty equal when it comes to calories. Although the fat content is high in nuts, it contains the healthy fat that your body needs.  A serving size can typically be measured by a handful and will fill you up.  For the healthiest option, avoid nuts that have been roasted in oil.  Instead, eat them raw or dry-roasted.  A few of my favorite nuts are almonds, peanuts, and pistachios.  They’re so great for a snack on-the-go or paired with a sandwich for lunch!

All nuts contain different vitamins and nutrients that are great for your skin, heart, and overall health. Almonds contain vitamin E, which is known to help improve the appearance of your skin.  It is also a heart healthy nut.  Listen up ladies, pistachios are known to keep hormones in check when you’re on your period!  They also contain fiber and potassium.  Other healthy nuts include walnuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts.

Next time you need something to snack on, reach for a handful of nuts!   Your body and stomach will thank you for it!

Love,

Chelsea

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