November 2011 Fall Frenzy! Fitness Works Athletic Clubs Your children are going to have a purples, and oranges! November www.fitnessworks.com "bushel of fun" this month at the will be an exciting month in the KidZone! As we welcome Fall, KidZone, and we know your kids your kids will have an adventure will have a blast! Come play with getting their hands on exciting us! Follow Us On Facebook for crafts such as scarecrows, autumn great articles, special promos wreaths, colorful leaves, and so and more! much more! Your kids will learn Locations: why the weather is getting cooler, Gilbert—480-396-0086 and why leaves change from Chandler—480-413-1111 green to beautiful yellows, reds, Glendale—623-872-8000 Mesa—480-807-5080 Parents Night Out! The leaves are falling, the weather is changing, but the autumn fun is only starting! Join us at any of our four locations for our Fall Frenzy Parents Night Out to celebrate the season with autumn-themed activities that your children will enjoy. While you’re Inside this issue: out, your children will en- deavor in an adventurous What’s New?……..….….….………...1 fall scavenger hunt for the chance to win cool prizes! Parents Night Out.……………….....1 To exercise their creativity, we will make a variety of Black Friday Parents Day Out..…..1 arts and crafts that will include a mini fall thank- Planning a Healthy Thanksgiving.2,3 ful tree to take home and an exciting falling leaves Healthy Substitutions…….………..3 project. Your children will also be making their own Homemade Cranberry Sauce…...4 snack- a mini cornucopia made up of a sugar cone Meet the KidZone Family..….......4 and fruit shaped candy. For dinner, they’ll enjoy delicious pizza and apple juice. Fi- Word On The Street……….……….4 nally, what better way to end the night than a good movie? Bring your kids in for a great time! For more information, contact a KidZone Manager. Dates To Remember: “Black Friday” Parents Day Out! 11/12/11: Parents Night Out @ Mesa and Chandler! Parents, do you love our Parents so, then take this opportunity Night Out? Well if you do, then to drop your children off with 11/19/11: Parents Night Out @ you will LOVE this! Our KidZone us. We have 2 different Gilbert and Glendale! will be opening at 5am on sessions available and will November 25th for “Black Friday” provide meals plus hours of 11/25/11: Black Friday Parents Day Do you love to get out early and fun! See a KidZone Manager Out! (All Clubs!) hit up all the awesome deals? If for more information! Planning to have a Healthy Thanksgiving By: Anne Kolker, MS, Registered Dietitian The beginning of school seems long ago and suddenly it is No- Get kids involved in Thanksgiving planning and cooking vember. Fall is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends. It is also a time when busy parents tend to get even bus- Most young children enjoy being a ier. So many more things are added onto your plate including 'helper' and its a fun way to spend what to cook, how to avoid overeating at Thanksgiving and time together. They also enjoy whose house will host Thanksgiving this year. Ahhh, ‘tis the sea- cooking and will be proud to share son’. the healthy dish they helped pre- pare for Thanksgiving. As you pre- We want to help your family enjoy a fun and healthy Thanksgiv- pare for Thanksgiving you can use ing with these easy and helpful family planning tips and ideas. this time to get kids involved and This family nutrition article features tips on controlling portions teach them about new foods and healthy eating. There are plenty of and calories, keeping the family active, and cooking kid-friendly ways to get kids involved. recipes Simplifying Thanksgiving - Planning Tips for Busy Parents Kids can: Thanksgiving is a special time for help come up with the menu family and friends to gather to- find items on the grocery list gether, enjoy seasonal foods and find different colored seasonal vegetables appreciate things we are grateful for. Thanksgiving and the holiday wash vegetables and fruits season is also a busy time for par- help measure and mix ingredients ents with the emphasis on food add fresh fruits and vegetables to platters preparation and eating! Throw in make cute Thanksgiving decorations the added holiday stress and it can set the table be a challenge to keep up with good nutrition, calorie manage- Quick Thanksgiving nutrition facts and tips to keep your fam- ment and being active. With a little ily healthy planning, you can take steps to create a healthy and fun holiday This holiday season is a great time to take steps to keep your season with less stress! Ready to family healthy. Kids are developing their habits through the daily get started? experiences. Since Thanksgiving is the kick off for the holiday season, demonstrate healthy holiday habits. This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving food planning tips: you can teach the kids how to prepare for Thanksgiving by mak- ing healthy choices. Take time to plan your meal - planning ahead can save time and be less stressful Simplify your menu – less thanksgiving dishes and desserts Don’t forget breakfast. Start the morning with a healthy pumpkin smoothie. means less to prepare and less to clean up! Make a shopping list Don’t starve. Avoid trying to save your appetite for dinner or you will tend to overeat. Shop early - look for bargains on nonperishable foods Cook with natural ingredients. The first Thanksgiving cele- brated in 1621 had no processed foods and no access to Make it a potluck – save time and have family and friends sugar help with some of their favorite healthy side dishes Shop smart. Buy fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables for a better price such as squash, carrots, turnips, and pumpkins. Prepare some foods in advance - appetizers and desserts can Go for Veggies! Cook healthier, low calorie seasonal vegeta- be prepared in advance, reducing your "to do" list closer to the bles for a nutrient packed meal. holiday Cook healthy. Look for healthier substitutes for your recipes by substituting whole grains and low fat items whenever Reduce your “To Do” list – prioritize to create time for rest, possible. fun and being active Think out of the box! Consider fish or a vegetarian meal for your main entrée. Start the festivities with healthy choices. Offer some tasty Healthier Holiday Meals - and healthy appetizers with low fat dips to keep the calories down! Substitutions Guide Use low fat creams for soups and desserts. Get moving! After dinner, get the family active with fun With just a few adjustments you can make any special indoor or outdoor activities. meal healthier with this healthy Don’t beat yourself up! If you feel like your family forgot their healthy habits, then just get the family back on the ingredient substitution guide! healthy track. If Your Recipe Calls For Use This Instead! Tips on Thanksgiving Portion Control – Avoiding overeating This… All-purpose flour Whole-wheat flour (you The average person will eat about 4500 calories on Thanksgiv- ing Day! With so many delicious foods and the excitement of may only need 1/2 as the holiday it is easy to get carried away and over eat. But with a much) few portion control tips, you can eat less and teach your chil- Dry bread crumbs whole wheat bread crumbs or dren to eat sensibly, even during the holidays. crushed bran cereal, Rolled Oats Think small - serve in smaller serving dishes to encourage Pie crust Graham cracker crust smaller portions Use smaller plates and bowls to help portion control Eggs Two egg whites or 1/4 cup Plan for leftovers to reduce the chance of over-eating- egg substitute for each whole you’ll save time on future egg meal preparation too! Canadian bacon, Turkey Bacon, Make a low fat vegetable Bacon Lean Prosciutto based soup as a starter Limit starches such as po- tatoes, stuffing, and rolls, Sour cream Low fat yogurt or reduced fat instead fill your plate with sour cream more vegetables Reduced-fat or fat-free milk, soy Drink plenty of water. Whole milk milk, rice milk Avoid seconds. If you can't resist the second helping, Full-fat cream cheese Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, focus on refilling your Low Fat Cottage Cheese pureed plate with vegetables and until smooth other lower calorie choices Ice cream Low fat whipped cream or Enjoy desserts however, slice your pie into 16 slices and use frozen low fat yogurt nonfat whipped cream. Use small plates or tea cups to reduce portion size when Cream for soups pureed starchy vegetables or silken tofu, mashed potatoes serving the desserts flakes The Thanksgiving holiday can be the start of a hectic holiday Enriched pasta Whole-wheat or brown season. We get into such a rush that we might be tempted to rice pasta throw all our healthy habits out the window. But it can also be a time to take steps to simplify, slow down and enjoy the simple Eggnog Sparkling cider or re- pleasures of family. It can be a time when the whole family can duced fat eggnog remember to be thankful for healthy foods and a healthy family. And isn’t being thankful about our blessings what this holiday is really about. We hope you have a wonderful, enjoyable and healthy Thanks- giving. Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe Meet The KidZone This is low sugar homemade cranberry Wash the cranberries and add sauce recipe, using fresh cranberries and cranberries to saucepan. Family! naturally sweetened with orange juice and apples. Cook with lid over medium low heat, “Desiree Kerns” stirring every minute for about 10 Makes 6 servings minutes- watch closely for cranberries Prep Time: 20 minute(s) to pop, when this happens add in the apples and the Golden raisins. Then Cooking Time: 20 minute(s) reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Ingredients Remove from the heat - squash with Raisins 1/4 cup(s) fork and stir, let cool, place in covered Fresh Cranberries 4 cup(s) bowl, store in fridge for 6 hours or Water 1/2 cup(s) overnight and enjoy! Orange juice 100% 1 cup(s) Hi, My name is Desiree, Apple 2 each I'm the Glendale KidZone Cinnamon 2 1/2 tsp manager I've worked for Fitness Works for Directions: almost 3 years. I'm a fun Measure water and orange juice and and out going person who put in saucepan loves children. I've worked Wash, peel and chop apples (into small with kids for over 10 years chunks) and have enjoyed every moment. Fitness Works Word On The Street! has given me the “Remi LOVES the KidZone! He's got such an assortment of things he opportunity to learn great can do there but his favorite is Duck, Duck, Goose. Lately, I have a hard customer service that i can time getting him to want to leave!” take with me later on in -Melanie Opheim life, as well as make new Fitness Works Member since April 2009 friends, that I now consider family. I'm very appreciative to have We want to hear from you! been given the chance to work with this company. 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