The Holidays are a great chance to catch up with family and relatives and hear all about their lives. Relatives arrive and you all relax by sipping on your favorite holiday beverage while catching up. Unfortunately, after an hour or so it seems you’ve run out of topics to talk about! Let us help with these fun conversation starters to get everyone talking and give you a chance to show off some of your health and fitness knowledge.
How much Turkey do we actually eat during Thanksgiving?
Looking for a quick, cool fact? In 2012 Americans gobbled up almost 700 million pounds of turkey during Thanksgiving! Whoa! That's a lot of protein.
“What the heck is a GMO?”
Keep your family informed on what GMO’s really are and whether or not they should be concerned about them.
A GMO is a “genetically modified organism.” These plants or animals are created through genetic engineering that combines DNA from different species to create combinations of plant or animal genes that cannot occur in nature.
“Are GMOs safe to eat?”
Actually, yes. GMO’s are everywhere and in a lot of the foods we already eat. Foods containing soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets or alfalfa are the most common GMO’s.
For a more in-depth refresher on GMO’s from the Bulu Box Blog.
How big was the worlds largest pumpkin pie?
The largest pumpkin pie ever made weighed 350 pounds and measures 5 feet in diameter! We'd love a slice of that...or two.
Show off your new healthy cooking skills!
Is everyone hanging around for lunch? Don’t just order pizza, get all hands on deck and cook up one of our delicious healthy recipes. You’ll get a chance to show off your new healthy habits and culinary mastery (err, proficiency) while also having a fun time with everyone preparing in the kitchen. Plus, after everyone is full and happy, you can rest easy knowing what you fed your family was healthy, wholesome and delicious. Just be prepared to share your recipes! Find them here.
Try turning the conversation to something interesting your guests may not know about, like all the great benefits of your favorite underwater vegetable. Seaweed! Did you know that seaweed is loaded with nutritional value? Seaweed has the highest density of vitamins and minerals of any vegetable on the planet. Whoa!
“Wait, seaweed is a vegetable?” They may ask.
Yes it is! It’s even nicknamed “lettuce of the sea” and is the only vegetable that is harvested during wintertime.
“But doesn’t seaweed taste gross? It sounds gross.”
Ah, that’s because you haven’t tried roasted seaweed. Roasted seaweed can come in many different flavors including sesame, honey Dijon, cheddar cheese and more! But you have to try it to believe, of course.
Be sure to load up on a few bags of GimMe Seaweed snacks to pass around the group and give everyone a chance to try something new and you’ll be credited with making it a memorable experience.
How many calories does the average person consume at Thanksgiving?
This might be a scary one but during a Thanksgiving meal the average person will consumer 3,000 calories!
"Wow you’re looking great! What are you doing to stay in shape and how can I do it too!"
Now is a perfect chance for a little bonding through sweat! Why not bust out your favorite workout dvd and get everyone’s heart pumping and calories burning! Not to mention, exercise can act as a stress reliever by releasing endorphins, making you feel good or giving you a “runners high” which can come in handy when your family is invading your house for the holidays. We suggest Chris Freytags HIIT DVD. It’s one of our favorites and sure to really give your family a workout!