July is here and with it the RUSH of summer. Typically summer is jam packed with weekends on the lake, vacations, BBQ’s and More. I mean it is the middle of summer complete with 4th of July. July is also my 18th Anniversary in Tupperware ((I know, I know, time really does FLY!)) so to celebrate is are Four Fresh Summer Tips.
PAUSE FOR A DIGITAL DETOX!
Turning off your smart phone is an easy way to take a digital vacation and honestly great for YOU and YOUR SOUL. How many times have you heard someone say they don’t have time for themselves? Yet, they spend hours on Social Media just scrolling and watching videos. Studies show the constant blue light is NOT good for you. Check Tip 2 for why. So put on Do Not Disturb, Purposefully put the phone away and take time to pay attention to what is happening around you and in your environment.
Let GO and Breathe in the SUN.
When’s the last time you took a real break and sat in the sun? I mean laid back like in a hammock or reclining in a chair? Studies show that your retina’s exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. (Yes, close your eye – PLEASE) Serotonin is a HAPPY chemical, boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. We all need time to unwind, relax, and daydream. Let go of the stresses you may be feeling and take 15 mins in the morning or afternoon outside in the sun. I am serious – STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES – or listen to the birds chirp. 🙂
KEEP UP WORK PRODUCTIVITY . . .
by organizing your space. Whether you work from home, or work in an office, summer is a great time to give your eyes a rest and clean up the clutter. Yep – just like how we eat with our eyes and plating our food is essential – so is where you work. I know physical clutter only makes the clutter in my head worse and the only way to fix the sea of sticky notes, invoices, unwritten cards, to do lists, etc etc is to remove it. Personally I use an IN BOX/OUT BOX where I literally but it ALL into the inbox so I can start FRESH. Then, I take a few mins each day before walking away to go through what’s in the box and give it a home. If you have more time when organize your space do it then. I personally have found I am more productive in finding the best homes for the clutter after I feel accomplished with my work tasks.
CLEAN UP BEFORE VACATION and EASE BACK IN AFTER.
Never leave for a trip without cleaning up. Coming home from a vacation to a sink full of dishes, full trash cans and piles of laundry is the last thing you want or need. You already will have the laundry from the trip that needs to be done as well as unpacking. As a parent I personally know the feeling of needing a vacation after your vacation. I also know how it feels when I do not unpack right away and the chaos of living out of my suitcase and my home collide. Give yourself a day, if possible, to retain order by unpacking and resetting so that the calm you felt while you were away (hopefully lol) translates as you get back into the swing of things. Also, try not to schedule a packed day full of meeting the first day you are back at work. Give yourself time blocks to answer those emails and voicemails.
Okay that’s it. 🙂 Four Fresh Tips for Summer. Let me know if you would like to see more Fresh Tips this summer by messaging me at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
March Madness continues with Meal Prep for the morning making overnight oats. There is a current debate as to weather breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not. Let’s take a second and just look at the name: BREAK. FAST. That means its the first meal you typically would eat after you FAST, aka sleep and let your body reset. So in reality its what you eat, not when you eat it that matters the most. Oatmeal or overnight oats are one of the best ways to ward off weight gain and allow your body to start off healthy and full – meaning better choices throughout the day.
Much like many of the Fresh Tips I share, convienence, when it comes to your oats, can cost your your wasteline and your wallet. Stay away from the instant boxes or prepakaged overnight oats you can find on the shelves. Those are often full of added sugars and artificial flavors that your body does not need. By taking a few minutes to meal prep yours at night, not only will your overnight oats taste better, but will cost you less, full of the power packed good stuff you love. And YES, they are great for your gut!
So how do you make them? Overnight Oats are so simple! All you need to remember is it is a 2:1 ratio of your oats and liquid. Your liquid can be any nut milk, regular milk, water mixed with protein powder, etc. Then, add in your favorite things, like fruit, peanut butter, greek yogurt, spices or seeds. The possibilities a really are endless and if you google it, you will find a ton of simple recipes as well. Then, store overnight, ideally 5-7 hours, so that all the flavors can merry. Grab and go in the morning for a healthy breakfast that ensures your success. Prefer for your overnight oats to be warm? Prep them in Tupperware’s Crystwave Soup Mugs so that you can heat them up when you are ready to enjoy.
Check out the LIVE Video where I talked more about this here and want that recipe for the Carrot Cake Overnight Protein Oatmeal? Go to Dashingdish.com.
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It’s Fresh Tip Tuesday! And that means another great recipe! This Grilled Lemony Shrimp is from blog.tupperware.com and can be easily adapted if you have not yet built up your Tupperware Collection with the MicroPro Grill.
I went LIVE on my business page The Fresh Expert, to share how this recipe is made, as well as some fun FRESH TIPS! Let me know what you think and share with me what you would like to see next week!
In the base of the MicroPro™ Grill add shrimp in a single layer. Place cover on shrimp in the grilling position. Microwave on high power 3 minutes. Remove from microwave, flip shrimp.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together lemon zest, chicken stock, corn starch, and salt. Pour over shrimp. Place cover on shrimp in the grilling position. Microwave on high power an additional 2 minutes.
Remove from microwave. Serve shrimp warm with your favorite vegetable noodles or spaghetti squash.
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