Halloween is near and I’m sharing my top tips to keep everyone in the family healthy while enjoying the festivities.
When my daughter was younger she typically had a party at school, another at a friend’s house, and maybe 2 rounds of trick or treating. It’s fun to dress up in costume and roam the neighborhood with friends. I came up with a creative solution to rid the processed sugar from the house very quickly. The day after Halloween she would pick through the little bit of candy that she really wanted. The rest would go in a bowl for “The Halloween Witch." The witch would leave a small gift in exchange for the candy. Worked like a charm.
Grocery stores start stocking the shelves with Halloween candy in August. This means more time for us to buy, consume, and restock the office candy bowl. Can we take part in Halloween without letting it carry on for 3 months? You bet! Rather than devouring sugary treats from October 4th – November 2nd, try waiting until Halloween. Enjoy a few of your favorites, but only on that one day. It’s something you can look forward to and you won’t feel deprived. Go ahead and reach for the Sour Patch Kids if that is your thing. Shove the Peanut Butter Cups my way!
It’s the season for all things Pumpkin Spice! I love to stick to seasonal fare and strive to keep my choices as clean and nutritious as possible. I was taking part in a pot-luck and almost brought a sugary treat. Keeping in mind my own nutrition goals, I decided to craft this option instead. This bowl is versatile enough for breakfast, dessert, or a mid-afternoon snack. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl
2 small Frozen Bananas
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
¾ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 TBSP Almond Butter
2 TBSP Maple Syrup
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Toppings: Sliced Banana, Granola, Chopped Pecans, Shredded Coconut
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. (Excluding the toppings) Pour into 2 bowls and add toppings.
I am truly ecstatic to serve the Alle Kiski region by offering my expertise as a licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. I look forward to guiding each client and student on their journey to achieve holistic wellness.
Everyone has a calling in life. In 2002, I was injured in a car accident that left me unable to care for my small child. Instead of following the prescribed path of pain management through use of medications, I turned to alternative therapies such as Chiropractic and Massage to provide a focused and natural treatment plan to address the pain at the root cause. This played a huge role in my recovery, and as a direct result of my experiences, I went on to study Massage Therapy so I could help others find the same relief from their stress and discomfort.
Later in my journey I developed a strong love for exercise and fitness. Through this newly found passion I learned that strengthening your body, mind, spirit, and emotions is crucial in your quest for optimal health. As a direct result, I was determined to help others get fit by instructing Group Fitness classes, and I now hold certifications from AFAA, Spinning, Yoga Fit, and many other specialty formats.
Ultimately, I found the greatest satisfaction in giving back. Supporting varsity sports programs and engaging our youth through fitness & Yoga is near and dear to my heart. Periodically, I volunteer my talents at local high schools leading gym classes and support team booster organizations through fitness fundraisers.
Here are a few fun facts about me. My favorite activity is walking my dogs in the woods and chilling with a coffee. I’m an absolute foodie. I love cooking exotic – healthy recipes. You can usually find me in the great outdoors taking part in activities such as mountain biking, running, hiking, kayaking, and zip lining.
I look forward to seeing you soon and helping guide your wellness journey.
Amy Feldbusch, L.M.T.