Fit Together in Action September News
Mini Grant Applications due October 15
I hope everyone is off to a happy and healthy school year. I wanted to remind everyone that the mini grants will be due soon. It is a great time for people to apply for things that would help with outside gross motor activities. For example, stenciled games on the pavement or fun story walks to promote exercise and literacy. I’m here to help anyone with ideas or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me anytime, I look forward to talking to some of you soon.
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your completed application to Carla Angevine c/o Fit Together 259 Prospect Street Torrington, CT 06790
Looking to Reduce Your Family's Intake of Added Sugars? Here's How
Minimizing added sugars is a priority for many parents, but it's not as simple as trading cookies and soda for fruit and water. Avoiding obvious sources is one thing but added sugar can be found in many foods where you may not expect it.
Worksite Wellness- Mindful Eating
You're at your computer, facing a wall of e-mails. After composing a reply, you hit "send" and reach for the bulging tuna wrap on your desk. After a few bites, chewing while glancing at the screen, you set the wrap down, grab a handful of chips, and open the next message. Before you know it, you've finished lunch without even noticing it.
Does this sound familiar?
Slow down, you're eating too fast. Distracted, hurried eating may add pounds and take away pleasure.
These wholesome muffins are simple, cozy, and homey in the best possible way.
Prep time: 10 MINS cook time: 20 MINS total time: 40 MINS
Servings: 10 muffins
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut oil - melted & cooled
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- up to 1/2 cup optional mix-ins: chopped walnuts - raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, etc. (I kept it simple and left them out, but feel free to add if you like)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sugar - such as raw (turbinado) sugar or sparkling sugar, for sprinkling on top (optional)
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 10 wells in a standard 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, honey, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. The batter will be a little lumpy. Gently stir in the rolled oats and any other desired mix-ins.
- Divide evenly among the muffin cups, filling each almost to the top. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar, if desired.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and place the muffin tin on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then gently remove the muffins from the pan (run a butter knife around the edges if the muffins are sticking) and let them cool completely on the wire rack
Nutrition Information Serving: 1 MUFFIN, WITHOUT MIX-INS,
Calories: 227 KCAL, Carbohydrates: 34G, Protein: 4G, Fat: 9G, Saturated fat: 7G, Cholesterol: 37MG, Fiber: 3G, sugar: 19G