Adopt a Meal with Sally Schimko of My Sexy Veggies
Monday, July 6th, 2020
Originally from Israel, Sally Schimko grew up around Mediterranean cooking and always loved healthy eating. Through her passion for clean foods she created My Sexy Veggies, a brand devoted to showing others that vegetables are not only great for you but could also be delicious.
We collaborated with Sally for our Adopt A Meal segment of DGFG Live and she taught our audience how to make a delicious Edamame Hummus dip. This is a dish that she grew up loving but the traditionally used chickpeas didn’t sit well in her system. This led her to this tasty and fun Edamame version. If you weren’t able to watch the live segment, no worries we got you covered! The recipe is as follows:
- 2 Cups of Edamame Beans (Peeled and Cooked)
- 1/2 Cup of Pesto Tahini (click here to purchase)
- 1 Lemon
- Salt to taste
- (Optional) 1 tbs of olive oil to top it all off
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until all condiments are fully mixed.
- The mixture should look thick yet spreadable.
- Taste and adjust as needed. Enjoy!
Make sure to check out MySexyVeggies.com for delicious yet healthy recipes!
Story Hour #VolunteersWithAVoice with Ms. Rhina Etienne
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
We are SO excited to kick off our #VolunteersWithAVoice edition of LLF’s Story Hour program with none other than Ms. Rhina Etienne, a true professional in Montessori Education and teacher at Casa dei Bambini! Ms. Rhina joined the Babicka family on Instagram Live for a reading of I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, a beautiful story for young children about self-love and acceptance.
In these chaotic times, it is so important for children and adults alike to remember their value and their importance to this world! Ms. Rhina gave us three tips for young children to proudly communicate their amazing thoughts and ideas
Communication Tips for Children
- Always try to use your words to say what you mean.
- Give your brain a kiss! Be proud of your brain and everything it does for you.
- Share what you’ve learned with your friends!
We look forward to our weekly #VolunteersWithAVoice segments, happening weekly through September! Upcoming guests include Louis Aguirre (Local 10 News), Jawan Strader (NBC6), Lisa Petrillo (CBS4 Miami), Kelly Blanco (NBC6), Adam Kuperstein (NBC4 New York), City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, and more!
You can follow @ALittleRoom2Grow on Instagram for more of Ms. Rhina’s at-home Montessori tips for kids and parents!
Craft Night with Eric Vainder from Northern Trust
Wednesday July 8, 2020
We had a very special guest host our popular Craft Night Program on Wednesday’s DGFGLive, Eric Vainder! Today’s Craft Night, which would normally take place at the Lotus House, is not only for children but has useful information for adults. Before we dive into Eric’s advice for personal finance, let’s explore his background.
Eric Vainder is involved with many different organizations. For starters, Vainder is currently the Managing DIrector of Northern Trust. He is also a board member of the OYC, Chairman of Board of Easterseals, and Co-Chair of the United Way Professional Advisors. Not to mention, he is also a proud supporter of the Little Lighthouse Foundation–talk about a busy guy! We would like to thank you, Eric, for making time to come on Instagram Live with us.
Grab your notebooks and pens–here is a brief summary of Personal Finance with Eric Vainder (You can find the full segment linked at the top of this page).
Eric’s Top 3 Financial Tips
1. Start saving at an early age
2. Be disciplined-take care of your goals
3. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Frequently asked questions:
During these unpredictable times, do you think it’s wiser to pay down your credit card debt or stick with the minimums and put money in savings?
Don’t have credit card debt whatsoever
Get you out of high paying debt
Live within your balanced budget
What is your monthly budgeting suggestion?
50% – Necessary Living Expenses
30% – Entertainment
20% – Savings
Lastly, remember to “Pay yourself First.” Invest in yourself by investing in your goals and only then you should spend your money elsewhere.
Fit Club Presented by LaCroix with Nicole Amato
Thursday July 9, 2020
When it comes to at-home workouts, Nicole Amato (aka @BodyByNixx) always knows what to do. Our dear ambassador and friend deserves an honorable mention for frequently hosting our DGFGLive Fit Club sessions since April! Under normal circumstances, Fit Club programming is a chance to empower youth at the Miami Bridge Shelter through fitness and fun, but with quarantine, we have continued to fundraise for the cause virtually through our consistent Instagram live sessions every Thursday presented by LaCroix Water.
Fitness expert and patent holder of All Ball Fitness, Amato was ready to pump out the high-intensity 15 minute workout. You can follow along with the segment linked above or go at your own pace with the outlined steps below!
Nicole’s Quick Burn
- 50 Jumping Jacks
- 25 Squats with Weights (Executive Director Jonathan Babicka recommends using a box of LaCroix Sparkling Water cans)
- 50 High Knees
- 25 Push-Ups
- 50 Butt Kicks
- 25 Tricep Dips
- 50 Jump Squats
- 25 High Plank Shoulder Taps
- 50 Full Sit-Ups
Make sure to tune into next week’s Instagram Live episodes Monday-Thursday at 3 pm EST @LLFoundation. Grab the family for all new episodes and awesome guests! We look forward to you joining us!
While you wait for new segments, check out how this week’s guest finished the phrase:
Do Good Feel…