Feed Your Fun
While you're at it, keep the silly factor in play by making up nicknames for each other, singing songs and stopping for impromptu rounds of Pickle. Playing hard requires sustenance, but try to keep the menu playful too. Go for interactive fare like shabu-shabu, the Japanese style of cooking your own meal at the table, or a kid favorite like a '70s-style taco bar. Dream up nibbles that are matchy-matchy with your activity. Nature hike equals a healthy picnic (replace the processed stuff with a spread of homemade healthy treats from your organic produce section). Rowing? Dig into some fish and chips. Badminton is believed to have started in ancient Greece, so pick up some spanakopita and baklava while you're out and about and whip up a crunchy Greek salad.
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