March 19, 2013
Soup can be tricky, and soup can be sticky. But not this soup.
This soup is simple to make, and, well, maybe just a little sticky.
In keeping with seasonal cooking—spring isn’t quite here—we use pre-cut butternut squash to simplify the recipe. Involve your kids in making it with you, as they can easily help toss the squash with olive oil and use the immersion blender to purée. This soup is well worth its… Continue Reading
March 12, 2013
Most kids love eggs. And most kids love cupcakes.
So why not combine the two into a delicious breakfast meal?
This breakfast is full of protein, fat and carbs and makes a balanced meal.
In today’s world, your kids might need to be their own bodyguards in an emergency. Parent, police officer and CrossFit Defense coach Rick Randolph explains how to prepare your children for a life-threatening situation.
I play fight with my kids a lot—slap boxing, wrestling them on the bed. The two oldest love it; the baby just paws at my face and giggles. They drop down into fighting stances—fists… Continue Reading
January 26, 2013
Mission Vista High School in California teaches CrossFit to 500 athletes a day. E.M. Burton reports.
“We built the old school. Now we’re building the new school.”
CrossFit Brand X produced that great slogan a while ago for its T-shirts and wall art.
Now there’s an actual manifestation of what can be called the “new school,” CrossFit-style, in a high school in Oceanside, Calif.
Mission Vista High School is the only school in its district to offer a unique… Continue Reading
With words like “spaghetti” and “cupcake” in its title, how can this recipe be nutritious?
It turns out there are always sneaky and smart ways to make fun foods healthier. There’s nothing cake-y about these cupcakes, but your kids will love calling them cupcakes.
And spaghetti? No way! But spaghetti squash? Yes way.
In the remote Kenyan village of Dzendereni, education, nutrition and clean water have been the community’s largest hurdles. Children with no access to clean water once went to school in a mud hut with dirt floors, using their own legs as desks and hoping the rain held off.
Today, those same children learn in rooms with solid walls and sit in desks. Enrollment has more than tripled from 114 students to 395 in a… Continue Reading
The squat: the foundational movement. We can’t work on it enough, and because time is often so limited, the front squat and overhead squat are often trained independently of the air squat and become—in the minds of the kids—distinct movements of their own. And when kids don’t see the compatibility between these different kinds of squats, the possibility for movement inconsistencies arises.
Keeping all this in mind, I came up with the… Continue Reading
At Georgia’s largest private school south of Atlanta, administrators, faculty and staff have done away with the traditional P.E. program in favor of something different.
“We were looking for a better way to promote fitness with our kids,” says Chris Spurlock, middle-school assistant principal at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.
The school has begun incorporating CrossFit to “huge” results.
“We just made the commitment we were going to go ahead and better our… Continue Reading