Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat & Flying Things!

Last year for Halloween I decided to do something risky.  I wanted to hand out a healthier alternative to candy... something that was more in sync with what I encourage every day to the kids and parents in my classes.  First thought: carrot sticks.   Second thought: my house might get toilet papered.   Final decision: a big bowl full of airplanes, flying disc and toys to play with.  I can't tell you how cool it was to see the kids run back to their parents jumping up and down telling them they got a plane to play with!

Oriental Trading sells a box of 72 Gliders for $12.  Here's the link!
Note: These items worked well for my neighborhood because all the kids are preschool and kindergarten age.  For the older ones, jump ropes, fake tattoos, punching balloons, or kazoos might work too! Now that I have a new nickname with the kids I'm going to have to try Yo-Yo's next year!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Snack time

 Finding a healthy snack can sometimes be a challenge, especially on the go, in the car, or after you exercise!  These are a few of my favorite mini meals for on the move that I've shared with my private clients I train. Justin's peanut butter & honey and also Justin's almond butter & chocolate are a delicious protein packed, easy to slurp up, mini treat. Another favorite are the ZBARS (chocolate brownie) made by CLIFF and KIND bars (my favorites are coconut, and the peanut chocolate). Two others are called RAW ORGANIC FOOD BAR (of course... I like the one with the chocolate chips!) and BORA BORA (apricot quinoa).  If you find bars that are USDA organic, then they are also GMO free!  I’m also a big fan of making my own food bars – more details coming soon!  Happy healthy eating!
~ Yvonne