Commit to Be Fit Newsletter
April 18th, 2022
2 September 2022/ Issue No. 216
Commit to Be Fit would like to take a moment to extend a huge THANK YOU to Gail, Miranda, and Rich! We are thrilled to have them back on our weekly line-up.
Register by Sept. 5th for Meal Prep
C2BF will be hosting our first meal prep workshop of the school year next week! Bring one of the ingredients from the featured recipe to share and take home an entire meal ready to cook (or freeze). To reserve your spot, complete the Google Form by Monday, September 5th. Once registration is closed, we will email you the ingredient to bring and how much. Ingredients will be divided up among participants fairly. We look forward to seeing you in person!
C2BF will be hosting our first meal prep workshop of the school year next week! Bring one of the ingredients from the featured recipe to share and take home an entire meal ready to cook (or freeze). To reserve your spot, complete the Google Form by Monday, September 5th. Once registration is closed, we will email you the ingredient to bring and how much. Ingredients will be divided up among participants fairly.
We look forward to seeing you in person!
Date: Thursday, September 8th
Time: 4:20 - 5:00 pm
Where: Elementary School ABL Lab (Room 1)
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 5th
Recipe: Freezer Chicken Fajitas Recipe with Homemade Taco Seasoning (see featured recipe below for list of ingredients)
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Frequently Asked Questions
Are classes appropriate for beginners?
Yes! We LOVE beginners! Our welcoming instructor team will provide helpful, thoughtful instructions throughout the classes. Modifications are available to suit most participants. We do ask that you please consult with a doctor before beginning a new workout routine as your safety is our first priority.
What do I need to bring to class?
It's best to wear clothing that you can freely move in and athletic shoes. All equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you wish. Also, water bottles are recommended.
How do I find the locations?
Location information is available on our website www.rappc2bf.com/activities
Have additional questions? Email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
POP-Bucks Market Bags for Students
All RCPS students are eligible to redeem a FREE market bag filled with local produce, protein, bread, and more! Sign-up is required. Visit www.rappc2bf.com/pop-bucks for more details.
Art of Aging Lifestyle & Wellness Expo
Join Commit to Be Fit and LOTS of other vendors at the Art of Aging Lifestyle and Wellness Expo on Saturday, September 10th from 10 am- 2 pm at the Washington Schoolhouse (567 Mt. Salem Ave.). To view more information, visit https://www.agingtogether.org/expo.html.
Nutrition and Personal Fitness class celebrated Wellness Wednesday by trying a new food- Star Fruit. This bright yellow fruit's cross-section is shaped like a star, hence how it got its name. It is packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.
Tips from the Team
Almond Milk for the Win
Most of us know a healthy diet should consist of more vegetables as well as less sugar and fat. Let’s face it. Excluding the goodness of things like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Chocolate Toast Crunch, and Fruity Pebbles (oh my gosh I’m getting hungry writing this) makes life less than ideal. If you’re a cereal lover like myself, a good tactic for cutting calories is to substitute regular milk with almond milk. The unsweetened, vanilla flavored version is my personal favorite. A serving of unsweetened, vanilla flavored almond milk contains 30 calories vs. about 150 calories for whole milk. I find the taste between them to be quite similar. After multiple bowls, the calorie savings can be significant. If you love cereal, don’t want to give it up, and looking for ways to eliminate calories, try almond milk. Now, off to grab me some cereal!
Schedule Your Workouts (and C2BF Classes)
All About Bell Peppers
September's Harvest of the Month is bell peppers. Bell peppers come in various colors, with red, orange, and green being the most popular colors. Did you know one bell pepper contains three times the amount of vitamin C as an orange? Vitamin C is important to protect the body against infections. It also helps you absorb iron! One more fun fact about peppers is they are technically fruits or, more specifically, berries. However, they are used as a vegetable in cooking. See this week's recipe as it features bell peppers. Enjoy!
This week's recipe is taken directly from the meal prep workshop. It also features bell peppers, our Harvest of the Month.
- 2 lbs Chicken breasts, boneless skinless slices thin
- 1 Green bell pepper, thin
- 1 Red bell pepper, thin
- 1 Yellow bell pepper, thin
- 1/2 Onion (optional)
***In honor of Virginia's Harvest of the Month the recipe includes bell peppers***
Homemade Taco Seasoning (yields 1/2 cup) (tip: two people can share one batch)
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp oregano
- ½ tbsp black pepper
Measure the spices into a bowl and gently whisk them together until they are evenly combined.
- 2 tbsp Lime juice
- 1/4 cup Taco seasoning (see above recipe)
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
1. Make taco seasoning
2. Make your fajita marinade by mixing the lime juice, oil, and taco seasoning in a bowl large enough to hold the chicken, onion, and peppers.
3. Thinly slice the chicken breast into strips.
4. Thinly slice the bell peppers and onions.
5. Toss the sliced chicken breast, peppers, and onions in the marinade.
Note: If you bake the fajitas the same day, leave the chicken mixture to marinate for at least an hour in the fridge.
6. Freezer bag time! To freeze the fajita mix: place the chicken in the bottom of a gallon-sized ziplock bag, followed by the vegetables. Seal the ziplock bag, squeezing out as much air as you can. Flatten out the bag for easier storage. Name and date your meal and place it in the freezer until ready to cook.
When you’re ready to serve the chicken fajitas, you’ll need tortillas, avocado, salsa, & sour cream. In place of tortillas, serve over rice.
Commit to Be Fit is a school sponsored, grant funded program in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Through the generosity of the PATH Foundation, Commit to Be Fit was created to promote a culture of wellness in Rappahannock County Public Schools and the Rappahannock community.