I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend with family and friends. This is the first weekend we haven’t had any set plans. We’ve had a few spontaneous dinners pop up but that’s it and I’m okay with that.
I don’t know about you but the last month or so has been insanely busy for us. Keeping the house organized has become less of a priority with such busy schedules. These last few days, I’ve gotten the energy to re-organize our house, specifically our kitchen, home office, and my closet.
As I was organizing, I came up with some helpful tips that I want to share with each of you. We are all busy so having some organizational tips that can help make our daily lives a bit easier is always great!
Starting this week, I will be kicking off a 3 part series on organization, specifically, organizing your lifestyle, your profession, and your fashion. Here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll see:
Lifestyle | How to Stay Organized in Your Kitchen…
One tip that has worked for Chuck and I, especially with our busy schedules, is planning our meals before the week kicks off. Let’s be honest, who wants to go to the store after a long day at work and pick up food? Not me.
Ever Saturday morning while I’m eating breakfast and drinking my coffee, I pop open my computer and find healthy recipes for the week. Pinterest is my go-to place because there are so many paleo and whole 30 recipes that are super yummy. But I usually try to find 4-5 recipes that I love and plan out our meals for the week. I usually make a double batch of each dinner so we have leftovers for lunch the next day. That makes it super easy for me to plan two meals per day for both of us. Sometimes, we will go out on Friday night which saves me time to prep. Here is a meal prep template you can use to organize your weeks:
The only other items I need to plan are breakfasts and snacks. For breakfast, Chuck eats quiche (that we prepare over the weekend!) in the morning because it’s super easy to heat up and eat quickly before he has to jet out the door. I usually make my breakfast smoothie or overnight oats and that does the trick for me in the morning.
Now, as far as snacks go, Trader Joes has been my best friend lately. Here is a list of yummy and healthy snacks:
- Plantain Chips. They are a great potato chip replacement. They have a crunchy texture, salty flavor, and great taste. Try them!
- Apples. I usually cut up a few apples and bag them for us so all we have to do is grab and go when we are packing our lunches in the morning.
- Almonds. I put a 1/4 cup of almonds in baggies and set them in the pantry for us to grab as well.
These three snacks are delicious, easy to prep, and definitely easy to eat!
Stay tuned for more organization tips for your lifestyle, profession, and fashion!