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What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

What tips do you have for spending time outdoors when its cold?

What's a great vacation destination for families that want to spend time outside?

How do you stay healthy during the holiday season?

Beth Risdon

Staying healthy and fit during the holidays is only hard if you make it hard. Too many people think that the holidays give them the perfect excuse to eat poorly and skip workouts. Don't let yourself off the hook. Stay on track with your fitness. Plan out a workout or training schedule that takes you from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day and stick to it. Don't deprive yourself. This is the time of the year to ENJOY those heavenly foods like pumpkin pie and stuffing. But, control yourself. Just because the stuffing is in front of you doesn't mean you have to stuff your face with it or finish every morsel on your plate. The bottom line is, no one would question of you stopped exercsing and stopped eating healthily during the holidays. It's almost expected. If you want to stay on track, YOU have to make it happen. YOU have to hold yourself accountable. It starts with YOU. No excuses. Take control.
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What food would you most like to banish from school cafeterias?

Beth Risdon

To me, it's not so much about banishing items, but adding items in. You can have the cheese pizza, but you need to bring in more of an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables. I think sodium content also needs to be evaluated as a lot of the "empty" foods being servevd (like gravy) have no nutritional value and have a tremdnous amount of sodium.
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What's your family's favorite recipe for chicken or tofu?

Beth Risdon

I have a love affair with the crockpot especially if I have a busy day coming up. I put about a pound of chickenthighsin the crockpot with 2 T of taco seasoning, a a can of cannellini beans and a small can of green chilis. This cooks on low for 5-6 hours. I then shred the chicken and wrap it in tortillas with cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc. Easy, relatively healthy and something that my entire family will eat.
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