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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day

Here are a few fun Valentine's recipes you can make with your kids!

BREAKFAST, here are some fun, loving ways to send your kids off to school

Fruit Flowers
Kids can use their creativity to make flowers out of cut fruit. Try using sliced strawberries for a flower and petals and use sliced kiwi for stems. Sliced peaches, raspberries, or blueberries all work great also. Create a flower on a plate or turn this simple Valentine recipe into a bouquet of flowers for your Valentine.

Simple Ideas:
Grab some heart shaped cookie cutters and make heart shaped whole wheat pancakes, heart shaped french toast and top with fresh berries or other fruit of choice!  Make your oatmeal colorful by throwing in some fresh sweet red berries! 
Individual Heart Shaped Pizzas
Pizza dough
Mozzarella cheese
Pizza sauce
Toppings of your choice
Divide pizza dough into balls according to the number of servings you will need. Shape dough into a heart shape by making a round circle and forming the top of a heart to the top of the pizza round. Make a point at the bottom. If you have a heart shaped cake pan you can use that also. Top with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice. Make sure to throw in some veggie for an extra healthy pizza!
Heart Salad
Create a green tossed salad with whatever vegetables you'd like. Add some healthy Valentine hearts by cutting red peppers in half. Remove the seeds and cut out the core. With a small mini heart cookie cutter cut out hearts out of your red pepper halves. Toss into your salad. It is a lot of fun for those at dinner to find these red hearts.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Walk! Bike! Fun! Training Recently Offered in Maple Lake, by BikeMN

In early October, the Minnesota Bicycle Alliance (BikeMN) facilitated a 1-day training on Minnesota’s new walk & bike safety curriculum, called Walk! Bike! Fun!
Fourteen educators and community members from Wright and Stearns counties attended and learned about traffic safety for walkers and bikers and how to effectively present these topics to kids.
Attendees will teach the curriculum to elementary and middle school students using two different bike fleets (traveling trailers of bicycles) that will debut in the spring.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Registration Open for Walk! Bike! Fun! Training on 10/7 in Maple Lake

Check out this training opportunity for teachers and community partners that can help us in encouraging more children to walk or bike to school and throughout their community by providing schools with tools teach safe walking and biking.