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Eat Like the Royals: 7 Ballpark Recipes Celebrating the Kansas City Royals’ World Series Run

Last night, my social channels bled blue as the Kansas City Royals clenched their first playoff bid since 1985. Chants of going all the way were deafening and will no doubt silence any time soon. It’s a moment these Midwest baseball fans have waited, in some cases, all their lives for. There are a lot of long games ahead for these fans, as many as seven if things go their way, which means a lot of tailgate-inspired eating is on the horizon.

How does one eat like a Royal? There’s no pinkies out around here like those other royals. This is both KC Missouri and Kansas — around here, it’s all about the meat!

Here’s how to eat like a Royals fan — we’ll even show you a few ways to trim down these ballgame faves so you don’t need to up-size your new champions T-shirt!

CLEAN CARAMEL CORN

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No ballgame is complete without Cracker Jacks, but they’re kind of terrible for you. We love this recipe from LaurensLatest.com that uses coconut oil, maple syrup, sea salt, and vanilla to craft a treat as indulgent as the classic. Popcorn is naturally gluten-free, if that’s your thing. This recipe is also vegan and without adding processed sugars.

beef meatball kabobsimage credit Kacy Meinecke/DietsInReview.com

JALAPENO CHEDDAR BURGER BITE KABOBS

Grilling a batch of big, juicy burgers  these parts. But there are ways to teach these old dogs new tricks! Treat the burger as a side or appetizer with this tiny meatball kabobs. They’ve got big flavor, as we stuffed all-natural beef with jalapeno and cheddar cheese.
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The Glow Run 5K Will Light up the Plains this Summer

A new vibe is taking place in the running world. If you haven’t yet noticed, running is getting more colorful, even a little dirtier. Mud runs, obstacle runs, color runs, and now the latest, a glow run, are changing the landscape of foot races. The first series of Glow Run 5Ks are set to take place this summer in the heart of the plains.

Steve Blew is the race director for the Glow Run 5K. He refers to these races as his “baby.” Currently the Glow Run is scheduled to take place in three locations, Kansas City, Wichita, and Omaha. The races take place at night and are being billed as a one-of-a-kind experience. The course is described as an event that will light up the night with things like a sixty foot black light tunnel, laser light shows, and runners who are encouraged to wear as many glow items as they can handle.

Sounds fun, and totally different. Blew explained how he crafted this idea. He referred to many of his friends being into the new trend of Day Glow parties, parties where only black lights are used and glowing paint is splashed all around while a DJ keeps everyone dancing. Apparently the parties become one giant glowing mob. So honestly put, Blew gave his friends the credit for inspiring him.

“The idea came from a group of my freaky friends who are into glow parties.”
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Fit Bottomed Girls Launches Weight Loss Challenge in Kansas City

Most of us who regularly follow friends or fitness experts on social media and read health blogs, like this one, recognize the value of online relationships and community.

For many, going online and reading weight-loss tips each day helps them to stay motivated, committed and, in some cases, accountable (especially if you’re blogging about your own health journey!). However, one fitness website that’s obviously near and dear to my heart (I’m its editor!) is going beyond the virtual world and into the “real world.”

A few weeks ago, the Fit Bottomed Girls website and blog kicked off its first weight-loss challenge. Launched live in Kansas City, Mo., in conjunction with the nutrition club Energy Zone 151, the challenge consists of weekly two-hour classes for eight weeks. With a goal of being interactive and supportive, the classes cover topics that teach participants everything they need to know about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. From learning how to cook healthy, yet tasty foods to working out at local health clubs to conquering emotional eating, the classes are both fun and thought-provoking.
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Best Gyms In Kansas City

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, while it is often mistaken for being located in Kansas. Although it does overlap into both Kansas and Missouri; the majority of the city is located in Missouri.

The Kansas City metro consists of a population of over two million people and Kansas City is home to the Kansas City Royals (baseball) and Chiefs (football). It is known for it’s jazz music as well as it’s food, the world famous Kansas City barbecue. Although there is an abundance of fine cuisine, fitness is of top priority for the Kansas City locals. Below are the best gyms in and around the Kansas City area.

  • 24 Hour Fitness: This club has eight elite locations to meet your fitness needs. Low monthly memberships make it hard not to join the 24 Hour family. If you’re looking for a amazing and inexpensive place to exercise, this gym is for you.
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