This weekend, I had the opportunity to take the LOVE with me to CHICAGO on my “Girls Weekend”! Needless to say, walking around in the freezing cold was definitely more bearable with a bag of LOVE in my purse!
We took the LOVE to see some of the sights!
The CHICAGO Theatre
Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)
The Chicago River (my friend was terrified the LOVE would fall into the river, hence the hand placement)
GIVEAWAY! What are some of your favorite places visit in the Windy City (if you’ve never been, where would you like to go?)
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Lots of LOVE,
Laura the LOVE Bomb
Last night Team LOVE hit the streets to support the parent’s night health expo at Alsup Elementary. The evening was filled with fun activities that showcased simple ways to adopt healthy changes in the students and parent’s lives. Team LOVE offered up a build your own LOVE parfait station where we spoke about the importance of starting your day off right with breakfast. In speaking to the parents and students, we stressed the importance of recognizing the types of sweeteners in your foods, the types of whole grains present (or sometimes missing) in your meals, and the ease in which you can build something healthy AND delicious!
We were so impressed with all the interest from the students and parents. Additionally, it was so incredible to see such empowering teachers staying late to support this parents night and the messages they were sending to the students and their families! Way to ROCK it Alsop Elementary! We absolutely LOVED getting to share the LOVE!
LOTS OF LOVE!
Last week I had the honor of spending two days at William Smith High School teaching their entire 9th grade class about the importance of not only eating healthy, but also preparing your own food. High School is a tough age, but also such an important age to really drive home the importance of fueling our bodies right. To begin to really understand that we are what we eat and that we can control our physical, mental, emotional state (to a larger degree) based on what we put in our mouths is empowering (and daunting). It is also during this time when young adults begin snacking on their own. To show them how to choose healthy snacks…or even better, how to make their own snacks is a huge step in the right direction.
I showed the students how to bake very easy Blueberry Love Grown Crisps using only 5 ingredients and that it can be baked right in a toaster oven! This SUPER fast and easy recipe is a great way to show students how cooking can be quick, fun, easy and rewarding!
Check out the recipe!
Check out some of the AWESOME pictures from the groups baking:
Getting Ready for the Bake
Topped with LOVE GROWN FOODS = Whole Grain and MADE WITH LOVE!
Once the crisps baked, the were enjoyed with yogurt making a perfect breakfast: good protein from the yogurt, great antioxidants and fiber from the blueberries and good complex carbohydrates from LOVE GROWN! The crisps were a hit! The students couldn’t believe how good their cooking tasted and the favorite response I kept hearing, “I can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving for my family!” SO EPIC! Mission accomplished!
Because the students were SO awesome we sent them each home with a bag of LOVE so they could re-create the recipe of LOVE at home! It was a GREAT couple of days!
Today Team LOVE took on a bit of the holiday spirit (if Hallmark can put up Halloween decorations in July, we find it fair to begin the holiday festivities as well!!)
We went over to Ink Lounge in Denver, where women were learning how to develop their own screen printing masterpieces! With the holiday music being played as the festive cards were being made, we couldn’t help but begin to sing to ourselves about the season to be LOVEly!
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