Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Well Together Challenge: Week Two

It's officially week two of my project with Nancy of FitMamaEats and Harvad Pilgrim Health Care. This week I tried one of Nancy's healthy recipes for my girls: Crunchy Chicken Tenders. I altered her recipe slightly by leaving out the brown sugar and using Panko crumbs rather than the frosted flakes (also meaning less sugar.) This is such a healthy alternative to fast food nuggets... and it only took me 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes for them to cook.

Nancy has a great archive with many healthy recipes to try. Not only are they healthful, but they are a wonderful combinations of many different flavors and simple ingredients.

This week, I was going to try to get a video of myself and my adorable 4-year-old working our Zumba videos, but yesterday brought us 50 degree weather and I could not bring myself to be trapped inside exercising. Instead, we went for a 3 mile hike and enjoyed the last fleeting moments of this gorgeous, unseasonly New England heat wave.

When Acadia and I reached the end of the trail (at 1.5 miles) we came across a lady just coming into that end of the trail. I was looking at the trailhead sign trying to figure out how far we walked when she piped up, "This goes all the way to Second Street."

"Oh, I know, we just came from that side."

"You did???" She looked down at Acadia. "And now you are going to make her walk all the way back?"

"Well... yes." Make her? She is an able bodied 4-year old child who loves when we go on 'adventures' in the woods and would probably walk 5 miles if I was willing. I have a feeling if more families made their children play outside and partake in outdoor activities, we would far fewer obese children. Nancy has a great post on some screen free activities that you can do with your children.

But, I digress, we did not end up doing Zumba... that video will have to wait for next week (unless, of course, this amazing weather continues here!) However, even Nancy points out that cross training is important in any exercise routine to decrease chance for injury.

Please check out Nancy's post this week to see how far she has come with her hula hooping. She even found a new take on hooping for exercise.

I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn.


  1. Love this post! lol about "make her walk" - horrors. Oh and I had to double-check my recipe...Frosted Flakes?! It was actually corn flakes. Anyway yours look delish, glad you liked them :)

  2. Do you have a Zumba DVD you use? I've been wanting to get one but there are so many out there!