5 Of My Favourite Christmas Party Treats

With Christmas party season in full swing, here are (kinda) healthy treats that I’m loving from Pinterest! Classroom teachers, parents, and everyone else take note!

1. Fruit Tree. I’ve seen lots of fruit and veggie trays in cute horizontal shapes, but I love the stacking of this tree. Not sure how it will turn out, but hoping not like my last game of Jenga.

2. Cheese Snowman. Perfect for the classroom. These snowmen require very little time to prepare. In fact why not have your students create them for fun!

3. Reindeer Sandwich. These reindeer sandwiches are adorable finger food. Be sure to stay away from nut butters if you’re taking them into a classroom.

4. Cupcake Cones. Not healthy, but I used to make these all the time when I was teaching in the classroom and leading a local Girl Guide unit. Very simple to make and the kids love them!

5. Pretzel Sticks. Again a not so healthy option, but last year these were my go to holiday “baking”. They are real simple to make and I’ve even seen them done with dipped licorice. Give them a try.

Tribe Tunes: December 16

meThis Sunday I’ll be back to the front of the class leading our second to last #YogaJam for 2014. My classes no matter the discipline move to the music providing my students with an additional way to connect and be inspired.

Here are three songs you will definitely here at our free Tribe Fitness Sunday morning #YogaJam. Doors at MEC open at 8:45 with class starting at 9am. It’s totally free, totally fun, and all ages and experience levels are invited. Take some time for you this holiday season and join me Sunday morning. Details HERE.

Missy Elliott x Blood Cultures – Sock It 2 Summer (The Hood Internet Mashup)

Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (Djemba Djemba x Johny Wild Remix)

Tribe Fitness Ugly Sweater Run

Last Wednesday marked the 4th annual Ugly Sweater Run that I’ve been a part of hosting. The first two years with our friends at the Queen St West Lululemon and the past two years with my own Tribe Fitness. The route is always similar, the sweaters continue to get uglier, and epic fun is always had by all.

1 Meeting on the NW corner of Queen and University, we make our way North to our first photo op at ROM twinkle lights tree.2From there it’s over to the windows at Holt Renfrew for some oohs and aahs and more photos.534We then make our way south on Yonge to Yonge Dundas Square to pose with the polar bears

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Photo by Allison Miceli

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Photo by Allison Miceli

before heading to The Bay76checking out the tree at City Hall 8

and then finishing with some hot drinks at a Starbucks.

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Photo by Allison Miceli

We often hear from our runners how much fun they have, and how this is the run they look forward to the most. I’m glad we can continue to share it and that our Tribe continues to grow!

Happy Holidays!