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Christmas Skate & Pictures with Santa
December 22, 2017, 12:30pm - December 22, 2017, 3:00pm
Come out to Change for Change's free event on December 22! We will have a public skate from 12:30pm-3:00pm, with appearances from Santa Clause himself, and Paw Patrol! Come out for a skate, get your pictures taken with Santa Clause and enjoy free Hot Chocolate! What a fun way to celebrate Christmas 🙂
We will be accepting non-perishable food items and toys for children in need on behalf of Change for Change!
Please click "Going" to our event and reserve your spot! Let us know how many kids you will be bringing! Limited space available.
With the cold weather here, snow on the ground, and long days - what better way to end off the day with a delicious crock pot roast recipe for dinner? Keep warm, and feel warm and full! ❄️
Crock Pot Roast with Veggies: - 3 potatoes, peeled and diced - 4 carrots, peeled and sliced - 1 onion, cut into chunks - 2 celery ribs, sliced - 3lb chuck roast - salt and pepper - 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil - 3/4 cup water - 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce - 1 tsp beef bouillon granules - 1 tsp dried basil
1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place potatoes, carrots, onion and celery on the bottom of slow cooker. 2. Season roast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium-high. Brown roast on all sides and place on top of veggies. 3. Combine water, Worcestershire, bouillon, and basil. Pour over meat and vegetables. 4. Cook on LOW for 10 hours, or until the beef is shredded very easily and vegetables are soft. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
This weeks topic is the importance of cutting out over consumption of sugar in your diet!
Why is sugar bad? - It stresses the liver by building fat over time and lead to different kinds of liver diseases - Increases bad cholesterol and triglycerides - Can contribute to Leptin resistance - Creates an addictive sugar response in the brain - Doesn't fill you up and instead encourages you to eat more
"It can be tough to completely avoid sugar since it is so readily available. Especially for kids who are still developing their nutritional foundation, metabolism, and hormones, even a little sugar can be harmful. While they are young now and it is easy to make sure they are eating healthy foods, especially at home, they will one day grow up and be away from home and exposed to all types of foods. When kids are used to eating a really healthy diet, even a small amount of processed food will usually make them feel *yucky* and discourage them from eating it again."
Here are some easy ways to cut sugar out of your diet! 1. Stop buying processed foods. 2. Make your own sauces (eg. spaghetti sauce). 3. Swap fruit juice with whole fruit. 4. Avoid flavoured yogurt. 5. Make your own salad dressings. 6. Set dessert rules. 7. Don't keep treats in the house. 8. Try Xylitol or Stevia. 9. Eat dark chocolate. 10. Cut out soda.