Better Homes and Bodies
With the year coming to an end, how about setting a goal that will challenge you!
1. Focus on Fun
When it comes to challenging yourself for a fitness goal, focus on fun! Consider trying something that will make you laugh while you sweat. Maybe a dance class, a night bike, or a colorful 5-K! The payoff for your body by participating in enjoyable activities is that it keeps you motivated,
Most parents think of red meat as a protein source, and that’s fine, but you should also consider other sources. Try scrambled eggs with cheese, hummus dip with carrots, veggie burgers, and quesadillas or burritos with beans. Keep in mind that your kids should eat plant sources of protein too. Simply pair different proteins such as grains and legumes at meal time.
You’ve never had roasted pumpkin seeds like this! After the pumpkin has been carved, try this simple trick to get rid of the slimy goo and guarantee a truly tasty treat.
What you need...
- Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Seasonings to taste
What you do...
- Scrape the seeds out of the pumpkin.
- Rinse the seeds to remove the pumpkin particles and any strings.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Bring to boil about 2 cups of water to 1/2 cup of seeds.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt per cup of water and boil for 10 minutes.
Well, we are happy to share a few benefits of this High Fiber, Gluten-free Ancient Grain called Sorghum. Its health benefits include more antioxidants relative to other grains and fruits; and medical evidence shows that whole grains reduce risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and more. Go to www.wholegrainscouncil.org for more information.
It’s not always easy to get the whole family together to enjoy a meal – we get that! However we may be able to help you out with a few tips to inspire your family to gather around the dinner table this month and beyond.
Pick a new head chef for each family chef night (maybe once or twice a month.) Let them choose the meal and you can help with groceries. Maybe start with the oldest sibling. A 10 to 12 year old should be able to jump right in. However, adult supervision is necessary. Make sure they can follow kitchen rules: using knives safely; protecting hands with appropriate potholders, preparing oven or microwave temperatures and settings. Have them find simple recipes on Pinterest. Go Chef!