Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tasty Treat

I LOVE my sweets! Sometimes it seems like I crave a cookie right when I wake up. It's a terrible thing. However, I have found that if I have fruit around I will eat that when I have a sweet tooth and it takes the craving away. Lately I have been making a smoothie with frozen fruit and orange juice. It makes for a great snack or a healthy breakfast to start your day.

Makes approximately 12 oz
1 1/2 cup frozen fruit (I use a Dole mixed berry blend of strawberries, pineapple, peach, and mango)
3/4 cup orange juice

This 12 oz smoothie is 180 calories. You can try any kind of fruit you want. Today I even put a banana in it. This kind of treat is especially good on a hot summer day :)

Challenge: Try eating a fruit next time you have a craving for something sweet.

Friday, June 22, 2012

A parent's guide to exercise

I found this video on Youtube and thought it was quite humorous, but really these are good tips if you want to help your kids (and even yourself) get in shape. Enjoy!

Challenge: Implement these exercises in your child's life and even in your own life.