Tuesday Jun 2, 2020

Physical Activity

Did you know that research tells us that if you’re not active when you’re young, you are more likely to become an inactive adult? When you’re older, being inactive puts you at a higher risk of developing life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and cancer. This is why it’s important to exercise and keep yourself fit and healthy starting at a young age!

Today’s yoga, the Sun A-B-C flow, from the Kids Work It Out program starts with breath as a foundation, then carries it through three separate yoga flows meant to strengthen and ignite body, spirit, and mind.

• Video: https://youtu.be/rAJtSL2MHZM (Time: 15:31)
• Handout: Sun A-B-C Yoga Flow

Today’s workout from The Body Project will get you moving! This high-intensity workout is low-impact and requires no equipment, so anyone can do it!
• https://youtu.be/WjoBQsoekgk (Time: 29:21)
Today’s “red” activity involves combining the yoga activity with the Tabata workout. Are you up for the challenge?

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Dine on a Dime: Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower is a powerhouse veggie – with each serving packing a punch of fiber and B vitamins, but did you also know it is a great substitute for rice? You can find frozen “rice cauliflower” in your grocery store’s freezer section and it’s a cheap and healthy way to swap out grains for veggies in many of your favorite dishes. Try it out with one of our recipes below.

Deconstructed Veggie Burrito Bowl
· 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
· 1 cup canned black beans (drained)
· 2 tsp. Olive oil
· 1/2 tsp. Ground cumin
· 1/2 cup chunky salsa
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add in riced cauliflower and black beans. Season riced cauliflower and black beans with ground cumin. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in salsa and heat ingredients together for another 5 minutes.

Simple Veggie Stir Fry
· 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
· 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed veggies (try: peas, carrots, peppers, edamame, and/or onions)
· 3 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
· 2 tsp olive oil
· Optional: green onions for garnish
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add in riced cauliflower and frozen veggies and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat- stir in soy sauce and green onions.

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