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Yummy Yogurt Drops

Looking for a yummy treat that is easy to pop in your mouth on the go? Try these yummy yogurt drops. They are super easy to make and they are…

Looking for a yummy treat that is easy to pop in your mouth on the go? Try these yummy yogurt drops. They are super easy to make and they are great for you! Here is how you make them:

Get a cup of your all time favorite yogurt. I love strawberry Greek yogurt! Spoon some in a plastic Ziploc bag. Cut one of the bottom corners of the bag so that you can squeeze yogurt out of it. Take out a large, flat cookie sheet and start placing penny-IMG_6050-300x224sized drops of yogurt onto the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for about an hour. Once the drops have frozen, you can take them out of the freezer, scrape them off the cookie sheet, and scoop them into a storage bowl! Once you have gobbled up your fair share, store them in the freezer!

 

Yum yum!

XOXO, Chels

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Pack the Perfect Carry-on Bag

        Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, but being on a plane for hours at a time can get boring.  You’re so excited to get to your…

        Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, but being on a plane for hours at a time can get boring.  You’re so excited to get to your destination that time seems to barely move!  The key to an easy and entertaining flight is packing the perfect carry-on bag.  Check out my list below!Chelsea Crockett- airport

  • Magazines or a good book:  Get lost in a book and the time will fly!
  • Music player and headphones:  Whether it’s your iPhone or an mp3 player, having music is a must!  Try downloading some new songs before you hit the airport!
  • Snacks:  Not all airlines serve snacks during your flight.  Don’t starve yourself by refusing to buy that $10 pack of peanuts they sell on the plane.  Instead, pack a variety of quick and easy snacks to keep you satisfied the whole flight long.
  • A jacket:  Most airplanes are set at a cool temperature since guests have to sit so close together.  Be sure to pack a jacket so you’re not freezing mid-air.
  • Chap Stick:  The air in most airplane cabins is cool and dry.  Trust me, you’ll be glad you brought this with you.
  • Neck pillow:  If you have a little extra room in your bag, try bringing a neck pillow.  It will make sleeping on the plane so much more comfortable.  Don’t expect the airline to supply you with a pillow and blanket!

Safe travels,

Chelsea

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Fruit Salsa!

Want to know an amazing way to ring in spring? By making a nice big batch of fruit salsa! Fruit salsa is a super yummy mix of fruit and sweet…

Want to know an amazing way to ring in spring? By making a nice big batch of fruit salsa! Fruit salsa is a super yummy mix of fruit and sweet goodness that is uber addicting! I could eat the whole batch on my own. No joke. Here is how to make my world famous fruit salsa!

Ingredients:

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  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 1/2 pound of raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons preserves (I used strawberry!)
  1. Zest the lemon and set aside. Peel your apple and then finely chop it. Squeexe 2 teaspoons of lemon juice over the apples and mix well to combine it all.
  2. Finely chop your strawberries and kiwis. Gently combine all of your ingredients, and don’t be afraid if your raspberries start to break apart, it is natural! Chill your mixture and serve it with cinnamon tortilla chips!

Words cannot describe how good this stuff is. It is the best after school snack ever!

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Studying for Finals 101

With summer just around the corner, it’s hard to find the motivation to study for finals.  The changing warm weather makes it even harder to stay in the library for…

With summer just around the corner, it’s hard to find the motivation to study for finals.  The changing warm weather makes it even harder to stay in the library for hours at a time.  It’s tough to avoid finals when they are usually a huge part of your grade!  Although there is nothing fun about studying, I’ve got a few tips and tricks to help make your next study session a little less painful!

Trying to cram all of your studying and work into one session can actually have a negative effect on your health and your grades.  It’s important to take breaks and give yourself time to breathe.  Although it may seem like a waste of time to leave your studying materials on your desk while you hit the gym, it will actually help in the long run!  Taking a break to exercise will increase blood flow and help improve your memory.  Don’t forget that your physical health is important too!

Make sure to snack!  Carrying around small, healthy snacks will give your brain the fuel it needs to keep on studying and retain information.  It is also very important to get enough sleep.  EvenChelsea Crockett- snacks for finals if you feel like you haven’t studied enough, close that textbook and hit the hay!  Lack of sleep will cause memory loss and confusion while taking a test or writing a paper.  Your brain cannot function properly if it’s running on empty!

Try studying with a group of friends!  Even if you’re not studying for the same test, just having other around will make you feel less lonely and give you more of a drive to study.  Just try not to talk or joke around the whole time!

Although finals may seem like a drag, be sure to treat yourself with proper care and reward yourself once the big test is over with!

Good luck Insiders!

-Chelsea

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100 Calorie Snacks!

Do you all ever get a serious case of the munchies? I do! ALL THE TIME. Here are some super yummy, super low cal snacks that you can feel good…

Do you all ever get a serious case of the munchies? I do! ALL THE TIME. Here are some super yummy, super low cal snacks that you can feel good about reaching for!

 

-1 tangerine and 1 light string cheese: This only has 90 calories and has 6 grams of protein! I don’t know about you all, but I love me some string cheese.

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-1 low-calorie yogurt and ½ cup raspberries: This also only has 90 calories and can totally blast away that craving for sweets! Next time your sweet tooth tries to tempt you into scarfing down something that your body will NOT thank you for, reach for this!

-½ cup Kashi GoLean! Crunch Cereal and ¾ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk: this only has 100 calories and a whopping 7.5 grams of protein! You can use skim milk if you want, but I chose almond milk.

-1 100 calorie bag of Blue Diamond Almonds: Almonds are the best nut out there! They are better for you than peanuts, and they are a great source of the good fats that are essential for your body to function! 

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-100 calorie bag of organic popcorn: Who doesn’t love popcorn? I know I eat it by the handful! I was so excited to find that popcorn was on the list of healthy snacks! Eat up, Insiders!

 

Next time your tummy is rumbling, reach for one of these tasty, nutritious snacks!

XOXO, Chels

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Puppy Chow

     Some of you may have tried Chex’s “Muddy Buddies” snack, but have you ever tried making something similar at home?  “Puppy Chow” is just as good, if not better,…

     Some of you may have tried Chex’s “Muddy Buddies” snack, but have you ever tried making something similar at home?  “Puppy Chow” is just as good, if not better, and a perfect treat for birthday celebrations or pool parties.

     To start off, you’ll need this list of ingredients:

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  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 box of Chex rice cereal
  • ¾ of a bag of powdered sugar

 

 Now that you have got your ingredients, you’re ready to start the process.  Melt your bag of milk chocolate chips in the microwave for two minutes.  Make sure you put them in a microwavable bowl first.  Then in a large bowl, mix together the melted chocolate, 1 cup of peanut butter, and 1 stick of melted butter.  After they’re fully mixed together, pour this over the box of Chex rice cereal and stir until it coats the cereal.  To finish it off, sprinkle ¾‘s of a bag of powdered sugar until that coats it as well.  Once you’ve completed this, it’s time to chow on the “Puppy Chow”!

                                                                                  XO-Chelsea

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Snow Ice Cream!

What are the two words every teenager longs to hear? “Snow Day”! As you have probably seen on my Instagram, it snowed in my hometown this week! All of the…

What are the two words every teenager longs to hear? “Snow Day”! As you have probably seen on my Instagram, it snowed in my hometown this week! All of the snow got me thinking about what you can MAKE with snow! Did you know that you can make ice cream out of snow? You totally can! Check out the recipe below and try it out!

Ingredients:

-1 gallon of snowchelsea crockett snow ice cream

-1 cup white sugar

-2 cups of milk

-1 tbs vanilla extract

 

So what you do is you take a big bowl outside with you and scoop some snow (about 2 gallons) into it! Make sure its clean snow, none of that yellow snow ;). Next, stir in the vanilla and sugar to taste.  Gradually stir in the milk so that it does not melt the snow. Once you have reached the consistency that you desire, serve it! This type of recipe should be served immediately after you make it because of the snow. That stuff melts FAST! And, snow ice cream is not really that good if you freeze it to use again. Next time it snows at your house, try out this super unique recipe!

 

Comment below if you try this yummy winter treat and tell me how you like it!

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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Halloween Treats

                                                                           Hey everyone!             Halloween’s right around the corner, which means bonfires, hayrides, parties, and other festivities are, too!  If you’re hosting (or helping host) a Halloween-themed party, you’re going…

                                                                           Hey everyone!

            Halloween’s right around the corner, which means bonfires, hayrides, parties, and other festivities are, too!  If you’re hosting (or helping host) a Halloween-themed party, you’re going to need fun and festive treats for your guests to snack on.  Below are a few creative and decorative ideas for yummy foods and snacks!

            Chelsea Crockett - Apple PlatterAll candy and sweets aside, fun appetizers are a perfect way to kick off your party.  One of my favorite ideas is a dipping platter for apples.  Get an oval shaped platter and spread an eight ounce tub of cream cheese in the middle of the platter.  Then lay apple slices all around the outer ring of the cream cheese!  Drizzle some caramel sauce on top and bon appetite!

            The most important part of Chelsea Crockett - Ghost PretzelsHalloween, is the sweets!  Anything dipped in chocolate is perfect for me, so this treat is a cute idea and so yummy!  Take a bunch of pretzels sticks and dip about one third of each them into white chocolate.  Then, take black icing and draw little faces on them for the resemblance of ghosts!  Some stores even sell little icing pens to make it a lot easier for decorating.

             Another dessert idea is to make spider cupcakes.  Ice your cupcakes with chocolate icing and use strips of black licorice for legs.  Small marshmallows with a dot of black icing in the middle will work for eyes.  It’s a silly way to celebrate the season.  Enjoy this time of year with family, friends, and the tasty treats that come with it!

                                                Happy Halloween!

                                                            -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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How to Prepare for Summer

Hey Insiders! I don’t know if you have noticed, but SPRING IS HERE!! And that means that summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Swimsuit season…

Hey Insiders!

I don’t know if you have noticed, but SPRING IS HERE!! And that means that summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Swimsuit season is getting closer and closer! If you are looking for ways to tone up and get in shape for summer, look no further!

1. Drink water before every meal: By drinking a glass or two of water before every meal, you are filling up your stomach and making yourself feel more full! When you feel full, you won’t eat as much, and if you don’t eat as much, you will lose weight!

2. Do some sort of cardio twice a week: Cardio is key to becoming a toned beach goddess. It gets your heart rate up and gets your muscles moving! Some cardio exercises that I recommend are jogging, jumping rope, and swimming!how to prepare for summer 

3. Snack healthy: Healthy snacking is a really great way to keep your cravings away and not make you eat as much at your meals! Some healthy snacks are fruit, nuts, or even veggie chips! 

Remember Insiders, losing weight is 80% how you eat and 20% exercising. This means that, although exercising is important to staying healthy, how you eat affects you even more. Now get off the couch, grab an apple, and get your fitness on!

Love Ya,

Chelsea

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