Chelsey Archive

Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Yesterday when I was eating lunch with my lunch buddies (aka teaching lady friends), one of them busted out a new snack: Cocoa Roasted Almonds. I popped a few, only to look at the ingredient list to see there was modified potato starch in them. Why? Why? WHYYYY? You see my frustration. I’m not screaming …

Sorry I’m Not Sorry

I think as a society, we women have it all wrong. Hear me out. Every day I hear negative words and phrases attached to women and they way they feel about themselves. “I shouldn’t eat this.” “I feel bad because I didn’t get to the gym today.” “If only I could fit into size xx, …

Over Easy Savory Oatmeal with Kale

I am so obsessed. I don’t know what I’ve been doing for the last 24.5 years of my life, but why I had never made savory oats before three nights ago is beyond me. I loved them so much that I had to make them again last night. It is a deep love, as I …

Incessant English Muffins

One personality trait that I have is how incessant I am. I’m still trying to figure out if this is a gain or a flaw on my part. At times it can be both I suppose. Take for instance, my mom and me. We get these crazy ideas in our heads sometimes, and no matter …

Homemade Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

I’m not sure what that really means. I mean, I’ve heard of bringing teachers an apple. I’ve heard of some fresh tomatoes from the garden. I’ve even heard of students bringing their teachers Starbuck’s gift cards. Okay, the last one never happens on a regular basis, but a coffee lovin’ addict can dream, right? So …

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

The Husband is afraid of weird colored foods. It’s true. I’m pretty sure that anything that is green, yellow, or orange are in his “off limits” territory when it comes to eating. Guacamole? Not so much — he claims it’s all about the “texture”, but I’m pretty sure it’s because guacamole is green. Brussels sprouts? …

Balsamic Glazed Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

t’s been about three to four weeks since my skin saw any sort of sunlight. Well, unless you count my recess time a few days a week where I sit in the shade and watch my students interact with each other (5th graders? Unstructured time? Best time to kid-watch. Ever.). Sadly, this has meant my …

Day in the Life of a 5th Grade Teacher + Bonus Recipe

**Edit: Just wanted to let you know all know I purchased my domain today – I am now cleaneatingchelsey.com – type and update as needed! 🙂 ** If you’re like any normal person out there, it’s been a while since you’ve been in school. In fact, you couldn’t wait to be done with school. I …