Anyone else have a case of 'cabin fever'? Hunkering down at home can be cozy, casual and even relaxing at times, but I don't know about you guys - I am ready for some fresh air and FUN. Luckily, there are so many things we can all do to keep busy at home during this time, and for those of you with kiddos at home - I am sure you already have the whole 'keeping busy' thing well-taken care of! However, if you need some fun teamwork recipes to whip up with your stay-at-home-squad - I have you covered!
Calling all families with outdoor BBQ pits! First off - I envy you all. But seriously, who doesn't love roasting marshmallows over the fire pit and building messy, ooey-gooey s'mores in the backyard?
Pro tip: Encourage participation and cooperation with home-schooling or accomplishing tasks around the house with a tasty treat like Berry S'more building to end the day. You will all have something to look forward to and work toward as a team!
This one goes out to anyone who is currently missing one-on-one time with their friends and family who are not currently a part of their stay-at-home-squad. We are just like you and love personal time with our people, but luckily, we are so well-connected these days that we still can be! Virtual happy-hours are more popular than ever and the best part is - you can have happy hour in your pajamas in the comfort of your own home (sign me up!) I love this Ginger Kombucha Cocktail with Syrupy Strawberries because for one - it is so easy and only requires a few ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. It's also light, fresh and fizzy and the perfect springtime cocktail with the addition of sweet, in-season strawberries.
Pro Tip: Hop on a Group FaceTime call with your favorite gal pals and try making it together.
Assemble a Sweet Spring Charcuterie Board with your family to snack on during game night. We have so many delicious, nutritious produce items in season right now that are so fun to nibble on and can be accompanied with various tasty cheeses, crackers and meats. I love adding all four berries to my board for color, flavor and added health benefits and antioxidants. Other powerhouse produce items to stock up on during spring are citrus, radishes and carrots. Add these fresh, healthy, 'feel-good' items to your next grocery delivery list.
Pro Tip: Whatever you don't finish, add to your Tupperware and take it out again for the following day!
Add this sweet snack to your daily routine and have your little ones help! Parents - remove the core of the strawberries and pass on to your kiddos to add the salty and sweet cashew-date mixture in the middle. These Cinnamon Cashew Stuffed Strawberries could get a little messy, but we promise they will be fun! This is an easy, quick snack that you can prep and add to their lunch, or throughout the day when the tummy's get grumbly! I love that it combines such nutritious macronutrients between the healthy fats from the cashews, fiber from the dates and antioxidants and vitamins from the strawberries!
Pro Tip: Turn on some tunes, get an assembling station going at the kitchen table and work together to create some snacks to take you though the week!
What are you up to with your stay-at-home-squad? Working from home? Teaching the kiddos? Getting crafty? Trying new recipes?
We encourage everyone to stay home with their loved ones, and work together to keep things light and fun in the house! I hope these recipes sweeten your week and bring all the health and nutritional benefits to your homes. Let me know what you're cookin' up these days in the comments below!