Rule #4: Save the best for last. No meal is complete without dessert–at least in our book–which is why we love to whip up a batch of Annie’s Homegrown Organic Double Chocolate Brownies. They taste good, are good for you, and no one will know they’re not homemade! With a little tube of white icing, you can even turn them into little footballs for your friends and fans. Craving cookies? Try whipping up a batch of the Organic Sugar Cookies in fun football or helmet shapes. [caption id="attachment_1084" align="aligncenter" width="774"] Photo credit: @annieshomegrown[/caption] What are your favorite healthy alternatives to Super Bowl snacks?
We don’t know about you, but we find ourselves continuously uninspired by typical breakfast choices. When we’re rushing out the door before a full day of work, we tend to scramble to pour a bowl of bland cereal or shove a cardboard-like granola bar into our bag that inevitably doesn’t get eaten for weeks. Taking into account the belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we have been trying to make it less of a chore and instead think of it as the first step in ensuring we are getting a healthy start to the day.
When there is time to spare, we love a big breakfast bowl filled with lots of nourishing goodies. Our latest favorite is a combination of Annie’s Homegrown Whole Milk Yogurt, a chopped up Peanut Butter Perfect Bar for some added antioxidants, fresh seasonal fruit and a drizzle of honey. Delicious, and totally Insta-worthy.
Most people don’t think of pancakes as an easy weekday meal. We didn’t either, until we found Birch Benders’ just-add-water, all natural mixes. So easy, they can be whipped up before we even have our morning coffee. We are currently loving their fall flavors Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Spice, but year-round we default to the Protein and Paleo varieties.
For those of us who can barely fathom making a big breakfast before 10:00 a.m., Purely Elizabeth’s Ancient Grains Granolas are a staple in our office during the early hours. It’s as easy as pouring in a bowl, adding your favorite yogurt/milk/dairy alternative, and topping it off with some nut butter and fresh berries - or enjoying it plain.
And of course, some days it’s just a struggle to eat anything before work, let alone a nutritious breakfast, which is where Suja’s Organic Juices become a total lifesaver. We’re currently coveting the limited edition Midnight Tonic, Suja’s newest cold-pressed juice with activated charcoal - a natural detoxifier that helps combat nausea.
We are always looking for the best grab and go snacks that don’t sacrifice flavor or nutrition. What are your quick and healthy breakfast go-to’s?
If you’re all on board the bone broth train, Epic Provisions’ Bone Broth in flavors like Beef Jalapeno Sea Salt, Homestyle Savory Chicken and Turkey Cranberry Sage is just as delicious mixed with frothy coconut milk for a hefty dose of nutrients and healthy fats. Caffeine not your thing? Carolyn Harrington of Maty’s Healthy Products has shared with us her personal recipe for the magical elixir, Golden Milk. With ingredients like anti-inflammatory turmeric, antioxidant-rich cinnamon and metabolism-inducing peppercorns, this healing drink can be drunk daily as an antidepressant, weight-loss booster and even a de-bloating agent.
What are some of your favorite morning drinks to get your day started off on the right foot?
You hear back from the company you applied to for an open position and have an interview on the books. Now what? The truth is, first impressions do matter, especially in the public relations world, and what better way to make a great one than with a killer outfit. While many industries require a simple pantsuit and blouse for an interview – looking at you finance and law – creative industries have quite a different set of rules for what flies as far as interview attire. Don’t get caught up in wanting to depict yourself as so trendy that you end up being uncomfortable. Your outfit should convey the message that you are qualified, competent and confident.