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Mar, 2015

Hey everybody,

Yesterday, I was practicing my free throws in the driveway. I was doing it over and over again and you know what? I wasn’t having fun. Which is weird because I love basketball. But I didn’t quit, because practicing is the best way to improve my skills. Instead, I got out the stereo, turned on some of my favorite songs, and just shot around. I had a blast! I was just missing the element of fun in the practice. When you practice by yourself, it can get kind of boring, and playing sports is supposed to be fun! So I turned up the jams and had some fun! Sports shouldn’t feel like a chore, so make sure to have fun, no matter what you’re playing! Make sure to download the coloring sheet for today!

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It’s that exciting time of the year for all college basketball fans … March Madness! Last week marked the beginning of the exciting journey to crown the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Champions. One of the most anticipated parts of the tournament is filling out your bracket and watching it implode (well, that may not be as fun). One other way to make the tournament fun is to include the entire family in the madness.

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Today we wanted to share something that Peter Pancreas feels very strongly about! Thanks to the American Diabetes Association for this very helpful information:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, during the Association’s 75th anniversary, Alert Day kicks off today (March 24th) and continues through Tuesday, April 21st. The 2015 theme is: Take it. Share It. Step Out.

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Mar, 2015

Well hello everyone,

Remember the big spelling test I was worried about it? Well, all the hard work and studying was worth it because I got an “A” on the test! My parents were so happy that they let me pick out the movie for our movie night this weekend! As much as I enjoyed the movie I chose, I was much happier that I did well on my test. It was a great reminder that when you put your mind to something, you can have really great results! So if you have something you want, whether it be good test grades, a solo at the piano recital, or winning the championship, remember to put the time in beforehand to achieve your goal! Oh and don’t forget to download the coloring sheet for today!

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Peri

 

 

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Mar, 2015

In March, stem vegetables like rhubarb, are an OrganWise Guys Foods of the Month. Last week, we used rhubarb to make these tasty yogurt popsicles. Both the popsicles and this week’s parfait are made with our rhubarb puree, which is incredible easy to make. We love that this puree is so versatile. Simply make a big batch and use it for all your future rhubarb recipes.

Rhubarb Parfait

Ingredients

1 cup chopped rhubarb (about 2 stalks)

2 tbsp. water

1 tsp. honey

1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup granola

2 strawberries, chopped (or another type of berry, if you prefer)

Directions

For the Puree:

1. Pour water into a pot on medium-high heat. Simmer chopped rhubarb for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The hot water will begin to warm the rhubarb so it breaks apart, creating a puree.

2. Add honey to rhubarb puree and stir.

3. Remove pot from heat and let cool for about 20 minutes.

For the Parfait: 

1.  After the puree has cooled, begin making your parfait by layering the remaining ingredients.

2. Start with the granola as your first layer, then add yogurt, rhubarb and strawberries in a repeating fashion until your bowl or cup is filled.

3. Enjoy!

Makes 1 serving. Prep time 10 minutes. Cooking time 20 minutes.

rhubarb parfait

It’s only March so summer certainly seems a long way off, however, now is the time to start thinking about the options that are available for kids. Many organizations already have their summer camp information available!

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Mar, 2015

Well hello everyone,

I am very nervous about tomorrow. I have a big spelling test! We have them every Friday, but lately, I have not been doing as well. I was getting fantastic grades on the spelling tests all year, but I started slacking on my studying because I thought I was so good that I didn’t need to look over the words. Well, it turns out I’m not as good as I thought. Tomorrow’s test is over the words from the last four weeks. You can bet I’ve been looking over those words every night this week. Wish me luk, er, I mean, luck! You can get some of your own practice with the activity sheet and coloring sheet for today!

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Peri

 

From our House

by Maria White

If you’ve been following our blog lately, you’re aware that I’ve been working on getting back into shape following the birth of my third child. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to obtaining a fitness goal and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I want to see the results of my hard work instantaneously. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Instead, it’s about staying committed to a goal despite how daunting it may seem. Last month I focused on my nutrition and mixed in a little exercise, while this month I have not only committed to healthy eating, but to working out more intensely. I’m happy to report that I’ve lost another 5.5 pounds, which is always a good feeling.

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Hi guys and girls!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when lots of people are showing their Irish pride by wearing green. Lucky for me, I’m already green, so I find other ways to display some Irish pride. The way I do it is by bringing all-green food for lunch and snack! Well, mostly green. For snack I’ll bring celery, a Food of the Month, with peanut butter. For lunch, I have a spinach salad with chicken, green grapes, and some sugar-snap peas with a low-fat drink. To complete my green-theme, my parents are helping me make a kale-apple smoothie to bring as a drink. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Oh, and don’t forget to download your coloring sheet for today!Peter Pancreas St. Patrick's Day

Keep eating healthy,

Peter

 

Rhubarb, a stem vegetable, is a March Foods of the Month. Stem vegetables like asparagus and celery definitely would not be tasty in popsicle form, but rhubarb is a different story! Rhubarb, unlike other stem vegetables, has a tart taste and is a beautiful pink color. For this reason, rhubarb popsicles make the perfect treat as the weather begins to warm up for spring.

Rhubarb Popsicles

Ingredients

4 cups chopped rhubarb (about 10 stalks)

3/4 cups water

2 tbsp. honey

3/4 cups nonfat, plain Greek yogurt

8 strawberries, chopped (or another type of berry, if you prefer)

Directions

1. Pour water into a pot on medium high heat. Simmer chopped rhubarb for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The hot water will begin to warm the rhubarb so it breaks apart, creating a puree.

2. Add honey to rhubarb puree and stir.

3. Remove pot from heat.

4. When the puree is cooled, stir in nonfat, plain Greek yogurt and berries.

5. Transfer the mixture to a popsicle mold or small paper cups and wooden popsicle sticks. Place in the freezer for at least 6 hours, until the mixture is frozen.

6. Enjoy!

rhubarb popsicles