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Recipes for Labor Day

The long Labor Day weekend is ahead of us and with that comes gatherings filled with friends, family, food, and FUN! Keep your celebrations healthy with some of our favorite cookout-worthy recipes. We have provided some recipes for Labor Day, most which include various foods of the month for August and September, for each course.

Try these recipes for Labor Day festivities:

tomato caprese

Tomato Caprese Salad


stuffed peppers

Caprese Stuffed Peppers

Summer Squash Veggie Wraps Summer Squash Veggie Wraps

peach hot dog

Peach Hot Dog

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Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese (for the kids!)

apple pie wraps

Whole Wheat Apple Pie Wraps

Grilled Peach Cobbler

Grilled Peach Cobbler

So what are you planning to do this Labor Day Weekend! Keep it healthy and safe!


Fourth of July Water Safety

Water Safety - Girl in Lifejacket

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, families across the country are heading to cooler places to celebrate. Water destinations are great fun, but safety is a major concern as oftentimes there are no safety measures in place and no lifeguards to ensure they are enforced.

We came across this helpful article discussing how drowning doesn’t always look like drowning. This is a real eye-opener as most people envision it involving a lot of splashing, flailing arms, yelling, etc. In actuality, it may be hard to even realize that a person is struggling in the water. This real-life near-drowning video has been circulating the internet recently and just goes to show how quick it can happen, how difficult it can be to spot, and just how serious a lifeguard should take their job. We give a huge shout out to the lifeguard for taking her job seriously and being so alert!

One way to ensure kids are being watched vigilantly, is to share the responsibility with each of the guardians who are there to “watch” their kids as they swim. If swimming with a group of friends, pick an item such as a pool diving stick or even create a silly hat with a pair of eyes on it that the adult “on duty” has to wear. The idea is to make sure that someone is “on alert” at all times. When one is on duty they can’t be on cell phones and all attention must be on not only their own child(ren), but on all the kids in the swimming area. We think this is a great way to be smart this Fourth of July holiday.

With all that being said, make sure and enjoy your vacation, just be safe!

What are your plans for the Fourth of July?

Father's Day: Sentimental Gift for Dad

Father's Day gift for Dad

Father’s Day is this weekend and if you are still looking for a sweet, sentimental gift for the kids to give to Dad, look no further! The OrganWise Guys love sharing their feelings with those that love them and take good care of them, and what better time to do so than on Father’s Day! Download this worksheet for the kids to share what is special about their father. It is sure to be a meaningful (and inexpensive!) gift for Dad! It’s the sentimental things that end up meaning the most!

Happy Father’s Day!

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How to be Active and Beat the Heat on Vacation

Exercise on the Beach

It’s summer time and with that comes the hot temperatures and best of all, vacations! It’s easy to abandon your regular healthy workout routine when you go on vacation, but it’s a good idea to make sure and get in a little bit of exercise while away so that when you return it won’t be as difficult to get back into it. Believe it or not, there are some very simple ways to be active (without realizing you are exercising!) and beat the summer heat while on vacation. Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Plan Ahead – Create a few basic workouts ahead of time that don’t require equipment (i.e., lunges, squats, and pushups). Take time here and there to fit these into your day, or wake up early and knock out your whole workout before everyone else is awake!
  • Use site amenities – Figure out what is offered at your vacation spot. Is there a gym? Are there walking paths or bike trails? What kinds of group activities may be offered at the site? You can walk 9 holes of golf or even rent some bikes to get around. Take advantage of all that is offered!
  • Take an early stroll on the beach – Get out and moving before the heat rolls in. Go for an early morning run or walk on the beach (take your pets if you brought them). With the beautiful scenery and the sound of waves crashing on the beach, you will have gone a couple of miles before you know it!
  • Engage in family fun – If there are tennis courts, basketball courts, or even a sand volleyball court, gather up the family for some friendly competition. If you want to beat the heat, find a local rock climbing wall, an indoor roller or ice skating rink, or even a trampoline park. These are great opportunities for family bonding in atypical situations.

Of course, we always like to remind you to drink LOTS of water while you are out being active to rehydrate during the hot days!

Last year, guest blogger and wellness consultant, Melodie Griffin shared some more fun ways to be active on vacation. Make sure and check them out as well!

So tell us, what is your favorite way to stay active and beat the heat during your summer vacation?


Proudly Celebrating Memorial Day

Hardy Memorial DayToday is Memorial Day, a day where we recognize those that have fought for our country’s freedom. We here at The OrganWise Guys want to thank those who have served in the military, as well as their families who share their loved one’s courage and bravery with all of us. So thank you from all of us, we hope you continue to stay safe and healthy!

Make sure and download the coloring sheet today with Hardy and the gang proudly carrying the American Flag. Let the kiddos have a coloring contest as part of your festivities! Oh, and Memorial Day is a great time to have your kids thank a service member and teach them to do so anytime they come into contact with one … it’s a great thing for kids to learn at a young age!


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