Chelsea Crockett

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Fruit and Yogurt Bark

Cool treats are always a welcome sight in my neck of the woods. Any kind of snack that is healthy, delicious, and can cool me down gets an A+ in…

Cool treats are always a welcome sight in my neck of the woods. Any kind of snack that is healthy, delicious, and can cool me down gets an A+ in my book! That is exactly what this next recipe entails. It is super easy to make and is a great chilly treat to both nourish and cool down your body.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey12c6d9a83053071b3c31d84670e5d213
  • 1 tbsp cranberries
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 5 fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • Assorted nuts (optional)

 

Mix the yogurt and honey together until they are well combined. Add the cranberries and raisins and stir again. Line a baking sheet with foil and pour the yogurt mixture on top. Spread it so it is about ½ inch thick. Sprinkle the strawberries, chocolate chips, nuts, and any other additional toppings on top and place in the freezer for 1 hour or until it is completely frozen. Remove from the freezer and use a knife to break the bark into pieces. Store it in the freezer in a plastic container or a freezer bag.

Next time your sweet tooth gives you a nudge, reach for one of these sweet, cool treats! They are a great healthy alternative to a candy bar or cookie. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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Frozen Yogurt Banana Bites

In the winter time it is important to keep up with a healthy diet because we don’t get as much exercise in the winter months. This can be because we…

In the winter time it is important to keep up with a healthy diet because we don’t get as much exercise in the winter months. This can be because we don’t have access to a gym or because it is too cold to exercise outdoors. Here is a healthy snack that is quick and easy to make and also tastes amazing. The taste reminds me of ice cream!

Ingredients:IMG_6315

  • 1 small cluster of bananas
  • Any flavor of Greek yogurt
  1. Place parchment paper on a plate or a cookie sheet. Slice up your bananas and then dry off the slices. You can do this and then freeze your slices to use at another time, too, if you want. Once you have dried off the slices, carefully dip the bananas in the yogurt. Use a fork to roll and gently lift the chunks of banana out of the yogurt. Then, place the chunks onto the parchment paper and place in the freezer overnight. Once they are frozen remove the bananas and place them into a Ziploc bag for storage.

One thing I really love about this snack is that it combines my favorite fruit, bananas, and yummy protein-packed Greek yogurt! I like to eat these yummy treats after dinner as my dessert. They are much better for you than ice cream or other sweet sugary treats, but taste just as good!

 

XOXO, Chels

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Midnight Snacks That Are Actually OK?!

Everyone struggles with the midnight munchies. It’s so typical for me in be cuddled in bed and then feel my stomach rumble.  Sometimes I can’t tell if I’m actually hungry…

Chelsea Crockett- yogurtEveryone struggles with the midnight munchies. It’s so typical for me in be cuddled in bed and then feel my stomach rumble.  Sometimes I can’t tell if I’m actually hungry or just bored….either way, I usually find myself in the kitchen.  When you’re trying to eat healthy, that midnight snack can really get ya!  Lucky for you, I’ve come up with the perfect midnight snack substitutes for whatever you’re craving!

  • If you’re craving ice cream, try a yogurt instead. If that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth enough, try adding granola, berries, dried fruit, or a few candy pieces to the yogurt.
  • If you’re craving something salty, throw in a small bag of popcorn. The saltiness and crunchiness with kick that craving to the curb!
  • If you need some chocolate in your life, go for a small piece of 60% or higher dark chocolate. Each square contains a small about of sugar and is even full of antioxidants!
  • If you’re craving pie, try cutting up an apple and sprinkling some cinnamon and sugar on it. It’s like the pie without the crust! You can even warm it up!
  • If Mexican food is what you’re stomach wants, grab some tortilla chips and salsa or guacamole.
  • If you feel like you need a second meal, AKA you’re very hungry, I suggest making a small turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread. Turkey contains an amino acid that actually promotes sleep.

Next time you hear your stomach calling for help, don’t ignore it! Instead, try one of these healthier alternatives and crawl back into bed!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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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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Eat Your Way Towards Healthy Skin

 Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is part of healthy lifestyle that everyone strives to have.  Not only does it help your immune system, manage your weight, and increase your years…

 Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is part of healthy lifestyle that everyone strives to have.  Not only does it help your immune system, manage your weight, and increase your years of living, but it can actually treat acne as well.  Who would’ve known?!  Below are some foods to start incorporating in your diet if you struggle with acne like I do.  So eat up and enjoy clearer skin. 🙂 Chelsea Crockett- blueberries

  • Cucumbers:  This veggie is high in water content, which helps flush away toxins from your pores.  It also has a “cooling” effect, which can calm down inflammation caused by acne.
  • Oysters: If you’re a sea food lover, then start loading up on oysters.  They are full of zinc, which is crucial in killing acne.  It also absorbs vitamin A, which it vital for the health of our skin.
  • Yogurt and blueberries: This wonder food packs on the probiotics, which can actually prevent bad bacteria from forming. 
  • Dark chocolate: Indulging in dark chocolate can actually cure your skin!  It’s full of antioxidants that can help shield your skin from harmful radiation.
  • Water: This is probably the most powerful acne fighter.  It keeps your body and skin hydrated, flushing out bad toxins that could get stuck in your pores. 

Who would’ve thought that incorporating a few of these tasty foods in your diet each day could actually get rid of acne?!  I know I’d rather eat food than take medicine!  I hope this helped you on your journey to clearer skin!! 

Good luck!

            Chelsea

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Healthiest Dorm and School Snacks

Hey Insiders,             Whether you’re a broke college student or middle/high school student with not enough time in the day, finding time to snack healthy is hard.  It’s so easy…

Hey Insiders,

            Whether you’re a broke college student or middle/high school student with not enough time in the day, finding time to snack healthy is hard.  It’s so easy to grab a soda and a bag of potato chips and run out the door.  Although this snack may be tiny, over time it can start to mess with your health.  Scary, huh?!  Show your body some love by snacking on foods that will benefit your body and overall health.  I’ll list a few of my favorite cheap, healthy, and on-the-go snacks for your busy life!

  • Popcorn: Pop a small bag before you go to bed.  This way you can grab the bag as you run out the door in the morning.  It’ll satisfy those salty cravings without all the calories.
  • Yogurt:  Ever get that late night ice cream craving?  I do!  Instead, try eating a yogurt.  It comes in so many flavors like vanilla, key lime pie, and even chocolate cake!  It has the creaminess and sweetness of yogurt without all the added fat.
  • String Cheese:  It’s not just for kindergarteners anymore!  This is such a great snack to grab out of the fridge and go.  It’s full of calcium and will even give you a little extra protein.
  • Nuts: This protein packed snack comes in so many different varieties and is extremely portable.  Pair them with a handful of raisins for added sweetness!
  • Crackers: Pick whole grain over regular crackers to feel fuller longer. Chelsea Crockett- nuts

Remember, it’s always simple to grab an apple or banana on the go too!  Taking care of your body is so important!  Not only will you feel better, but you’ll have a rockin’ bod and clear skin as well.  It’s a win-win situation!  Go healthy!

-Chelsea

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Popsicle Treats for Summer

            Hello girls!  With the hot, sunny weather that comes along with summer, you’ll need something to cool you off.  What’s a better way to do so than a cool,…

            Hello girls!  With the hot, sunny weather that comes along with summer, you’ll need something to cool you off.  What’s a better way to do so than a cool, yummy snack?  One of my favorite summer treats are popsicles.  Although most contain large amounts of sugar, there are a few do-it-yourself recipes that are healthy and just as good!  Here is one of them.

            Chelsea Crockett -Yogurt PopsiclesA delicious substitution for popsicles is a yogurt pop.  They’re easy to make and taste great!  All you need is a container of your favorite yogurt.  Then cut a small line in the top of the yogurt and place a wooden stick for holding inside.  Make sure the yogurt cups are narrower at the bottom than the top.  Then, set them on a flat surface inside your freezer for an hour or two until they become frozen.  After you take them out, run the outside of the container under warm water and the yogurt pop should slip right out!  Yum!

            Another creative way to make popsicles for the sugar lovers out there is with Kool Aid.  Make a jar of your favorite flavor of Kool Aid.  For the next step, you’ll need popsicle molds to put your Kool Aid in.  Once you have them, pour in your Kool Air and put plastic wrap over the top.  Set them in the freezer until it becomes solid enough to hold a wooden stick in place.  Put it back in the freezer until they become frozen.  Once they’re solid, take them out and enjoy!      

            These are only a couple do-it-yourself recipes and there are many more to try out!  Enjoy!

                                                                                  -Chels

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