October 31

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Register for the Monster Mayhem 5k and Monster Mile at The Bates Motel!

Article, Healthy Families

The Great Leftover Reuse

In America, we toss out approximately 40% of our food due to spoilage.  This is an alarming fact! Think about how many times your family has just tossed leftovers that have been sitting in the fridge or scraped plates into the trashcan? Or the classic move at our house is making multiple meals out of […] >> READ MORE

Running down the shoe myths

Running shoes are a necessary purchase but it can be difficult to figure out which pair is right for you and your child.  The types, colors, styles, and brands can definitely cause confusion and you certainly don’t want to waste money on something that’s not right! Here are a few tips from Runner’s World to […] >> READ MORE
Article, Healthy Families

National cupcake day with a healthy recipe!

Happiest national cupcake day! Ok, so cupcakes are not the healthiest food, but we found a healthier version while scouring the internet! Check out these easy Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes! Makes 6 cupcakes! Ingredients 1/2 cup shredded zucchini 1 medium egg 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose […] >> READ MORE
Article, Running

Tips to avoid the stitch!

Side stitches are a common problem for many runners, both young and old.  A stitch is actually a cramp or spasm in the diaphragm muscle and occurs due to a variety of issues including, but not limited to, hydration, posture, muscle strength, strain, and fatigue.  While immediately painful, there’s a few helpful tips that can […] >> READ MORE
Article, Healthy Families, Releases, Running

Help! HKRS starts this weekend!

Is it your first HKRS race this weekend? Don’t worry! Your coordinator will help you through every step of the way, but here’s how you can prepare! Wear your sneakers and race-ready clothing.  While we love seeing your kiddos in their cute after-church outfits, your child will be much better suited to wear their HKRS […] >> READ MORE
Article, Healthy Families, Kids Health

5 not so healthy ‘health’ foods

Figuring out healthy afterschool snacks can certainly be challenging. Especially when picking items for picky eaters.  We all try to give the best to our kids, but there are some sneaky not-so-healthy foods that we have always thought were great.  Added sugars, colors, and flavorings can take a snack into the nutritional red zone faster […] >> READ MORE
Article, Healthy Families, Kids Health

Mean, Green Avocado pasta

Summer means lots of burgers and hot dogs, but you can always enjoy a quick and easy meatless zucchini pasta as well! This dish requires minimal indoor cooking, and makes great leftovers as well.  Need a little extra protein kick? Top it with a fried egg! You can also substitute the zucchini noodles for regular […] >> READ MORE
Article, Healthy Families, Kids Health

Veggie tots to the rescue!

My children absolutely refuse to eat actual veggies, so I have to constantly find creative ways to hide them unapologetically.  One of the best new recipes that I have found is for mixed veggie tots! While they still have a variety of colors from the veggies, they don’t actually taste like straight up zucchini, sweet […] >> READ MORE
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