GET OUTSIDE & GET IN SHAPE
You don’t have to be totally selfless to
help others: Combine good deeds
with fun activities by signing up for one
of these volunteer opportunities.
USHER AT A LOCAL THEATER
So many of us sit in front
of computers all day, we’ve
forgotten what it feels like
to wield a shovel or haul
some trash bags. One of the
unexpected bonuses of labor-
intensive work—like painting
fences, picking up litter or
packing canned goods—is
the calories you’ll burn while
helping out. Who needs a gym
membership when there’s so
much good to be done?
Love a good show?
small towns and
to guide audience
members to their
seats. As a thank-you,
altruists get to watch
the plays for free. (But
fair warning: It’s often
HELP OUT AT SPORTING EVENTS
Attention, sports fans: The United States
Tennis Association, the PGA Tour and the
Olympic Games all take volunteers. What’s
in it for you? Often free hats and T-shirts,
parking or transportation, meal vouchers
and a possible encounter with some of your
favorite athletes (hello, Rafael Nadal).
Here’s What Rach Does Yum-o! is all about inspiring kids and families to eat healthier. The fight doesn’t stop at home, though: We’re also committed to feeding the hungry, providing scholarships and improving school lunches—and we always need more help! Visit yum-o.org to join us.
RECIPE PHOTO BY TARA DONNE; FOOD S TYLING BY ROSCOE BETSILL; PROP ST YLING BY ANGHARAD BAILE Y;
TIMES SQUARE, ALAMY.COM; FENCE BUILDING, VEER.COM; TENNIS AND RACHAEL RAY, GE TT Y IMAGES.
Try this snack after a day’s good deeds, or anytime you want
a sweet-and-spicy treat. It’s healthy and utensil-unnecessary!
Thai Lettuce Cups
SERVES 6 PREP 15 MIN COOK 10 MIN
Juice of 1 lime
⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts,
cut into strips
1 tablespoon EVOO (extra-virgin
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
¼ cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into
quarters and leaves separated
½ cup honey-roasted peanuts,
1. Season the chicken with salt. In
a large skillet, heat the EVOO over
medium-high heat. Add the chicken
and cook, turning once, until golden,
about 5 minutes. Add the pepper
and cook, stirring, until tender, about
3 minutes. Stir in the chili sauce and
honey and cook until slightly reduced.
2. Arrange the lettuce cups on a
platter. Divide the chicken mixture
among the cups and top with the
peanuts, lime juice and basil.