Challenge of the Month June 2020

Foodie Challenge: Try This Old-New Superfood: Peas!

It’s time to rethink our love-hate relationship with peas!

We love them because they add a lot of variety to our diets and contain a long list of nutrients, and sometimes we avoid them because we think they contain too many starchy carbs.

But, peas are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you’ll find…and when it comes to eating healthy, nutrient-dense is where it is at!

They’re high in fiber, a good source of plant protein, and they can help keep your blood sugar steady because of their low glycemic index!

The unique combo of nutrients in peas can help maintain heart, eye, brain and bone health while protecting against cancer, diabetes and blood disorders.

Our challenge this week is to eat a couple servings of peas, in whatever form makes you happy.

Get a load of this list of nutrients in a half-cup, for just 62 calories:
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbs: 11 grams
Vitamin A: 34% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 24% of the RDI
Vitamin C: 13% of the RDI
Thiamine: 15% of the RDI
Folate: 12% of the RDI
Manganese: 11% of the RDI
Iron: 7% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 6% of the RDI

You can eat peas raw, steamed, crispy and dried, and you can even drink protein-packed pea milk, which is now available in many grocery stores near nut milks. It’s a lot creamier than nut milks and doesn’t taste one bit like peas!

Are you in for this challenge? Let us know!

Family Ladder Workout

Start with 10 Jump Squats, Pause, Reset, and Begin again 10 Jump Squats, 9 Double Leg Lowers. Pause, Reset, Begin again 10 Jump Squats, 9 Double Leg Lowers, 8 Pushups. Repeat down the ladder until you get to the 1:00 Cardio exercise

Get creative! Maybe you sprint around the outside of the house or have a race or competition of some kind!

Family TEAM Workout!

Go Solo, or Make Teams!

Grab a deck of cards, pull out the jokers. Each individual or team is assigned a suit. Create a distance to run from start to the full deck of cards, shuffled. Each team or person runs to the deck and chooses a card from the deck. If it’s their suit, they run it back to their start/pile. They run again, or the next team member, to the deck again. If the suit is not theirs they put it in the discard and run back to start before trying again. The first person/team with all 13 cards wins!

Make it harder by changing a rule to run to the deck to be skips, hops, etc.