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Life Recipes for Heart Health, Fun & Togetherness

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The internet is filled with heart healthy food recipes, and we love that because they inspire all of us to eat well, which helps us to stay energized and creates a lifetime of good food habits and choices! Yay for the superfoods!

And while eating a healthy diet is extremely important and something we cannot encourage enough, we decided to go a little bit different route with our recipes - we’d like to share some life recipes for living a heart healthy, active and fun-filled life. As we know all too well, our kids are spending more and more time in front of a screen (especially in the winter months) and less time in front of a tree, trail, river or on their bikes having outdoor adventures. We at Spindaroos would like to feature ideas that include a balance between technology and nature.

Here are a few cooler weather recipes for a healthy lifestyle we’d like to share.

Snowball Fight and Laughter Galore

1 winter coat
1 pair of gloves
2 -10 friends and siblings
25 - 75 handmade snowballs (no ice balls!)
100 giggles
12 dives into a snowbank
30 minutes at 32 degrees or less

Winter Cycling for Nourishment

1 bike
Lots of warm layers including cycling gloves and waterproof jacket
1 snow shovel to make bike jumps
1-3 handmade bike jumps made out of snow
3 specialized jump tricks
12 “Dang, that was awesome!”
5 “Do that one again!”
16 “Nice!”
60 minutes at 45 degrees or less

Family Sledding Fun DuJour

1 family in winter gear
1 sled or tube for each family member
1-2 awesome sledding hills
63 belly laughs
8 falls off of the sled (landing in the snow face first)
15 times catching air on a big snowy bump
4 hours at 35 degrees or less

These are some recipes that you’re whole family is guaranteed to eat up! So, get yourself and your kids out there and enjoy a healthy, fun, active life! Pepper in some technology here and there, but make the most vivid flavors of your lives be the memories you’re making by savoring life together.

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