Get Out N Play Newsletter
Smart ShoppingSeptember 2011
In This Issue
Work the Store
Baked Chicken
Workshop: Road to Better Health
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Have you made those steps to get you to better place with your nutrition? What's holding you back? If you aren't sure of where to start, I have a solution. Come to the Road to Better Health Workshop. On Tuesday October 25th, my colleague and fellow IIN grad Elaine Lanzon, of Know Better Health, and I will be offering a two hour workshop at the West Hartford Senior Center. Leave the workday behind as you step in a space where we will feed you, offer an energizing yoga routine and teach you how to create an easy weeknight meal. You are your most important person and we want to help you ease into that mindset. As you care for yourself, that energy you generate extends into other areas of your life. Be selfish give yourself this time and walk away with enlightened. You'll be sure to leave with a full mind and belly.
Work the Store

You try to be cautious with your money. Seeing that weekly grocery store bill can make you cringe. Don't get discouraged with price of eating healthy. It is unfortunate that it is cheaper to buy processed junk. Think of eating fruits and vegetables as an insurance policy to help keep you healthy. Changing how you shop will save you more money then where you shop. Over half of all grocery purchasing decisions are made inside the store. Use the following tips to your advantage:

  • Stick with an organized list.
  • Eat first. Hungry shoppers overbuy and purchase more prepared (and less healthy) foods.
  • Shop alone if possible. A companion can easily cause you to stray from your list and increase the food bill. 
  • Get a grocery store loyalty card
  • Shop the perimeter to fill up on fruits, veggies, and protein.
  • Compare unit prices of different product sizes and brands. Unit prices are found on the shelf tags below the food items.
  • Buy in bulk.
  • Make your own single-serving snack packs from larger bags of food.
Recipe: Baked Chicken

Have you learned the value of having go-to recipes? The ones you can turn to when the question of what's for dinner arises. This classic recipe is one you should have in your repertoire. It is a tasty, wallet friendly meal that is perfect to pull out when you don't have the desire to be creative. Plus bone-in, skin-on chicken is cheaper. Thighs offer more flavor and meat for the money.

Baked Chicken


  • 3-4 lbs of chicken thighs
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with olive oil. Rinse the chicken with water and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels. 
  2. Coat the chicken in olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper. 
  3. Arrange the chicken skin side up. Cook for 30 minutes. 
  4. Then lower the oven temperature to 350 and cook for another 15-30 minutes (Approximately 15 minutes per pound total cooking time). Bake until juices run clear and the internal temperature is 170. 
  5. Remove chicken from the pan and move to a serving plate. Tent with aluminum foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Road to Better Health Workshop

Leave your workday behind as you find encouragement and community to start your new journey of health, wellness and emotional well being.  


Tuesday October 25th 6:00-8:00 PM 

West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road, West Hartford, CT


$35 due at the time of registration

Thank you for spending the time learning to nourish your health.

Aubrey Schulz
Get Out N Play

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