Summer Family Adventures Week 3

Summer Family Adventures

Week 3

Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our Summer Family Adventures.  Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity.  Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure.

Here are our week 3 goals:

Monday: Math Magic- Card Tricks from PBS!

Tuesday: Aberdeen Beads and Brushes hosts a Weekly Toddler Art lesson for $5.00.  Time to get and create!

Wednesday: Life-Skill Preparing and Packing for a trip – Our kids will learn why lists are important as they sketch their own and help us pack for the move.Family Trip Packing List

Thursday: Exploring Science  We are headed to a local park with friends hiking and exploring nature with friends.

Friday: Sports Day- Count Down/Count Up

  • 10-Jumping Jacks
  • 9- Burpees
  • 8-Sit-ups
  • 7-Frog Hops
  • 6- Bear Crawls
  • 5- Pull-ups
  • 4- Forward punches
  • 3- Squats
  • 2- Yoga Poses
  • 1- 1 minute of plank
  • 2- Yoga poses
  • 3-Squats
  • 4-Kicks
  • 5-Swings
  • 6-Bear crawls
  • 7-Frog Hops
  • 8 Sit ups
  • 9-Burpees
  • 10 Jumping Jacks

Family Adventure

Road Trip

On the road again!! Our family is traveling to see family this week!

Fuel Cycle Week

Fuel Cycle Week

It’s time for a summer Fuel Cycle. It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted one.  While trying to get my body back on track, fuel cycles, keep me motivated, energized and feeling confidant in my Trim Healthy Mama journey. Planning is key for for a fuel cycle with lots of snacks and goodies pre-packed.  Fuel Cycles start with 3 deep Satisfying days, followed by two Energizing. Next is two Fuel Pull days (My most challenging).

I’ve stored up some delicious goodies to be used this week. Tucked in the freezer for S days snacks I have Fudge Bites and Cream Cheese Cookies. On Monday, I will be trying some yummy Hot Custard by Briana Thomas for dessert. My E Freezer snack is Tummy Tucking Ice Cream and for my FP days I will use a lot of smoothies.  Have a favorite food or snack to try on your Fuel Cycle weeks, please share!! I would love more ideas. For our full menu, Click Here .

For Dinners this week, here are our choices:

Monday:Meatball Perm Casserole from Joy Filled Eats  (S)

Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets from a Mom on Time Out (S)

Wednesday:Zucchini Pizza Boats from  A Saucy Kitchen  (S)

Thursday: Black Bean Chicken Salad  by Working at Home School (E)

Friday:  Wicked White Chili (page 37 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook).(E)

Saturday: Fuel Pull Quiche Page (151 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook). (FP)

Sunday: Whole Roasted Chicken (I’ll create broth with extra bones) (FP)

Wish me luck on this week’s Fuel Cycle!

Summer Family Adventures Week 2

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Summer Family Adventures

Week 2

Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our Summer Family Adventures.  Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity.  Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure. For a review of our week 1 adventures, click on this link

Here are our week 2 goals:

Monday: Math & Money – Building on our life skill discovery last week, we will price and shop for $ store finds with money earned from their chore chart last week learning about tax and estimation.

Tuesday: Life Skill Discovery Beat the Heat and Be a Hero! I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) 2 Minute Home Fire Drill, Create an ICE Card (Learn your phone number, parents names-not just Mom and Dad plus address, Be a Hero Online Games for Kids , Disaster Checklist for Parents ,

Wednesday: Exploring Science–The Weymouth Nature Center and picnic lunch not only has a variety of trails to hike but it has a room designated for kids to explore and discover science with puzzles, games, puppets and a large screen microscope and it’s FREE!!

Thursday: Sports Day Tabata Kids! Why not squeeze a little workout in with our kids!!

Friday: Art Class-  Painting on Ice Beat the Summer Heat with this COOL project!

 

Weekend Project: Fishing!!

 

Our Weekly Menu with Pan Seared Chicken and Mango Salsa

Needed a couple recipes to add to your weekly men, see our choices and a few recipes below. For our full menu, click on this link.  Click here to learn more about the Trim Healthy Plan.

Monday: Pan Seared Chicken with Mango Salsa (E) Full of a little sweet a little savory flavor, this is a perfect meal for a hot summer night. See recipe below

Tuesday: Tacos Salad (E) It’s Taco Tuesday, mine as well join in!!

Wednesday: Hillbilly Chicken (S) Like the bacon wrapped  chicken from a couple weeks ago, this is a similar find with a creative yummy twist.

Thursday: Lazy Lasagna (S) Page 140 in the book Trim Healthy Mama

Friday: Low Carb Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Saturday: Whole Roasted Chicken (FP) This is one of our favorite InstaPot recipes and it’s been a while since we added it to our recipe.  What do we do with our extra bones? Chicken Stock of course!

Sunday: Ground Turkey Spaghetti with Sugar Free Sauce with Spaghetti Squash (FP)

Treats and Sweets

Marshmallows (FP) Page 389 We’ve gotten into using Gelatin and really love these gummies. They are so easy and quick to make!

Mango Creamsicles Page (S) 368 for a little sweet on a hot summer day

Chocolate Gluccie Puddings Page (FP) Page 351

Pan Seared Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa

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For the Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 1/2 cup Egg whites
  • 2 low carb tortillas
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Italian Spices
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • Coconut Oil Spray
  1. Into a blender, place two low-carb tortillas, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of salt and petter, a tsp. of nutritional yeast, a varsity of Italian Spices to your mix and blend into a meal.
  2. Dip chicken first into the egg whites and dredge through the tortillas mixture to coat on each side.
  3. Spray a large skillet with coconut oil and place over medium heat. Cover, and continue cooking 3-5 minutes, turn over over and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Cover with mango salsa and serve warm 
Strawberry Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango cut into cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 can diced Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn cooked or raw
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped

Combine all above ingredients, mix and place onto of prepared chicken.  Feeling spicy, add a jalapeno or two.

Week 1 Adventures

Week 1 Adventures

Monday: Life Skill- shopping List. Going grocery shopping with children is always a challenge.  This week I’ll have the kids create a shopping list for our weekly menu. They will be in charge of their list crossing and checking off each item.

Tuesday: Art ClassAberdeen Beads and Brushes hosts a Weekly Toddler Art lesson for $5.00.  Time to get and create!

Wednesday: Exploring Science make parchment paperClick this link to see a video of how we created our paper.  It was a quick, easy and fun craft that took no more then 15 minuets.

Thursday: Sports Day 7 minute Superhero Workout  My kids are in love with this workout!  Maybe add on a family bike ride?!

Friday: Cooking with Math. Summer Ice Cream!  If you are looking for a terrific resource projects with easy steps for grades pk-2, check out “On My Own: Art, Cooking & Life Skills“. We will be using this resource throughout the summer.

Family Adventure!

If you’re in the Southern Pines/Aberdeen/ Pinehurst area join us for Hanging with Hero in Downtown Aberdeen. We will be there supporting the local chapter of  The Green Beret Foundation.

Summer Adventures Week 1

Summer Family Adventures

July 2017

Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our July Summer Adventures.  Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity.  Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure and chosen from our families Summer Bucket List.

These are our June Goals:

  • Gone Fishing
  • Hero Day 
  • Dreaming of Vacation
  • 4th of July Celebration

Each month we will have a different themed adventure map. Weekly projects will be outlined on the map and detailed on the blog  This month, I created a beach scene that will later be used for a fun game board and reading chart.

Daily Challenge

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Daily we ask the kids to:

Our Weekly Menu’s Start to Summer!

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms. It’s our last week of school and all three kids wanted each a choose dinner this week as the school year concludes.  This week we have an epic Rodan+Fields party at the house! We can’t wait to host, celebrate and entertain friends!

Menu

Monday: Speedy Salmon and Broccoli (FP) We found this delicious recipe last summer.  Fresh, easy and delicious this recipe is the perfect end to a warm and toasty day.

Tuesday: Pizza Chili,  Deli Meat, VegetableTray and Fruit Tray (S/E) This Tuesday night I have a Rodan+Fields BINGO. Time for a little THM Cooking! * See Below for our recipe

Wednesday: BBQ Pork Chops (S) Our kids love the flavor of fatty meat.  This simple recipe will be an easy end to a day full of adventure!

Thursday: Whole Roasted Chicken (FP) This is one of our favorite InstaPot recipes and it’s been a while since we added it to our recipe.  What do we do with our extra bones? Chicken Stock of course!

Friday: Low Carb Cauliflower Carb Pizza

Saturday: Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole (E) We will sub low carb tortillas to fit this delicious recipe into our energizing (healthy carb) meal.

Sunday: Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes (S) Full of flavor this recipe will be a fun end to our week of summer break!

For My Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Frozen Kefir  

Chocolate Cream Pie

 

Insta-Pot Pizza Chili
  • 2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cans RoTel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 2 cans of the following beans (Black, any kind of White & Kidney)
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you like your chili)
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin 
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium
  • 3 ounce can of tomato paste.
  • 2 cans of sugar-free pizza sauce

Press Sauté button and add butter and onion and ground turkey. Once the onion and turkey has been cooked, turn off Sauté mood and add the rest of the ingredients. Close lid and pressure cook on chili at High Pressure for 30 minutes, followed by Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.

Our Weekly Menu on the Last week of School!

 

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms. It’s our last week of school and all three kids wanted each a choose dinner this week as the school year concludes.  It’s also our oldest’s birthday this Friday and she choose a chocolate pie for her treat with cake for her friends this Saturday.

Menu

Monday: Low Carb Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents (S) We found this delicious recipe last summer.  Easy, quick and delicious consider adding this to your menu plan.

Tuesday: Spaghetti (E) Made with Dreamfield Pasta or Spaghetti Squash for noodles and ground turkey with low sugar sauce.

Wednesday: Hot Dogs with a Side Salad (S) 

Thursday: Eggroll in a Bowl (S) It’s been a while since we this meal made it to the dinner table.  Easy, delicious and quick, this is a crowd pleasing meal for the whole family. Found on page 63 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook with our own added additions such as water chestnuts and sprouts.

Friday: Low Carb Cauliflower Carb Pizza

Saturday: Bacon Crusted Chicken Bacon and Chicken!  Yumm!  This is going to be a crowd pleasing meal.

Sunday: Italian Meatball Casserole from one of my favorite bloggers, Briana Thomas, this satisfying recipe looks like pizza in a dish.

For My Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Frozen Kefir  

Chocolate Cream Pie for the Birthday Girl