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I’ve mentioned before that the Mister and I are trying to eat healthier, but we’re also trying to stick to better work schedules. Since we both work at home, it sometimes gets too easy to not keep regular business hours which results in one or both of us burning the midnight oil. So, today I’m sharing a couple of ways we are changing our eating habits while working at home, but in the mindset of working at an office.When I worked in an office, I regularly packed my lunch and snacks every night for the next day of work. This really helped to curb any temptation of going out to eat while at work, and, by packing snacks, it kept me away from the occasional sweets and candy that would creep their way into the office.
But now that I work from home, I have all day access to the kitchen which results in either all-day snacking, eating something unhealthy or taking too long to cook something and costing me a 1-2 hour lunch break. Not to mention the mess of dirty dishes in the kitchen. So to help with this, I’ve started planning my meals and prepping them the day or night before, just like I would if I had an office job.Plus, I’m making sure to snack healthier – so more fruits and vegetables – all throughout the day. I found the Ready Pac Ready Snax Carrots, Grapes, Cheese and Pretzels in the 4-pack bundle at Costco and they are absolutely perfect. I can just grab one out of the fridge and take it out to my office (in the garage) and snack all day. Plus, if the Mister has a job where he has to go into the office, he can grab one of these Ready Pac Ready Snax on his way out the door which is especially great because he doesn’t always know the food and restaurant availability at whichever random office to which he is going. That way, he won’t be tempted by fast food!However, I must mention I wasn’t sure why they were only offered in a 4-pack bundle and not a 5-pack bundle. I figured, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, right?And then I figured it out! I totally forgot about Donut Fridays! I mean, if I’m eating 150-calorie snacks all week, that means I get to reward myself with a donut on Friday, right?
And while I know that water is the healthiest thing to drink, sometimes you just need a little flavor, so today I’m sharing my recipe for a Blackberry Limeade.It’s the perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day! The recipe is below.
- 3 cups blackberries
- 8 cups water, divided
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (7-8 limes)
- 2 limes for garnish
- Wash the blackberries, then puree them in a blender with 1 cup of water.
- In a saucepan, combine the 1¼ cups of sugar with 1 cup of water and heat over medium until full dissolved, about 12-15 minutes.
- While heating, juice your limes and strain your blackberries through a tight strainer to get the juice.
- Then combine the sugar syrup, the pureed blackberry juice, and fresh lime juice in a pitcher along with 6 cups of water.
- Serve over ice, garnished with a lime wedge.
If you want to make some Blackberry Limeade for yourself, and you totally should, it’s delicious, feel free to pin the below photo to your favorite food or recipe board on Pinterest:If you’re looking to purchase the Ready Pac Ready Snax 4-pack bundle to take to work, I picked up mine at Costco in the refrigerated section. And, if you’re trying to snack healthier, be sure to check out the other Ready Pac Ready Snax and let me know which one you’re going to try!