Chelsea Crockett

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5 Genius Hacks for Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is something we all struggle with at times.  I mean, who would actually prefer an apple over a piece of cake?  Although it can be hard, there are…

Eating healthy is something we all struggle with at times.  I mean, who would actually prefer an apple over a piece of cake?  Although it can be hard, there are certain hacks and tips you can follow that can make eating healthier easier!  There are also other pointers that will help you get right to the point when it comes to dieting.

  • Skip the fad diets.  Trendy, or “fad,” diets are often just that… a trend.  Chelsea Crockett - Healthy FoodsBesides the occasional one that’s actually beneficial, most aren’t even healthy for your body.  You might drop a few quick pounds but that’s usually all you’ll get out of them!
  • Eat more often.  WHATTT?  If you don’t eat enough to fill you up, you’ll probably end up overeating by the time dinner rolls around.  Eat enough to keep you full, just be smart about what you give your body in order to do so!
  • Don’t freak out about the numbers.  If you’re cutting out all foods that are high in sodium, fats, calories, etc., you’re probably overthinking it.  Yes, these things matter but make sure you research what each number means instead of automatically putting it back on the shelf.
  • Get excited about preparing healthy meals and snacks.  Find different Pinterest recipes that include some of your favorite healthy foods.  You’ll be more tempted to eat healthy when you find some recipes that make your mouth water!
  • Be aware of sneaky sugars.  Sugars are known for making their way into things that you wouldn’t expect them to be in.  Be aware of what you’re actually eating!

Try out some of these hacks to make eating healthy a piece of cake! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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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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Healthy Chip Alternatives

Summer is all about staying fit and eating right.  This is a hard thing to do when your pantry is filled with lots of salty snacks!  What you might not…

Summer is all about staying fit and eating right.  This is a hard thing to do when your pantry is filled with lots of salty snacks!  What you might not know is that there are many healthy alternatives to substitute for chips and other treats that taste just as good and benefit your body!

Chelsea Crockett - Sweet Potato Chips  Although chips are very delicious, they definitely aren’t the best thing for you.  Instead of potato chips, try sweet potato chips.  They are a high source of vitamin A and are much better for you than potato chips.  Along with their reduced fat, they are surprisingly very tasty! Another route to go would be rice cakes.  They contain less fat and less calories.

Most people find popcorn as a fattening and unhealthy snack.  But it’s not the popcorn that’s full of calories, it’s the toppings.  Toppings such as salt, butter, or cheese are full of fat and sodium.  As long as you stick with just the popcorn, or at least a small amount of toppings, it’s pretty much an all-around healthy snack.

Now anyone could have guessed these, fruits and vegetables.  Although they’re very different from chips, everyone needs their daily dose of nutrients and vitamins.  These are, of course, some of the healthiest foods you could eat.  Remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

-Chelsea

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