My plan is, starting next week, to post Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I'm going to do my BEST to keep to that schedule!
Also, in the way of social media, I have a few new accounts!
Now, hacks. I'm a big fan of the hack - my personal boards on Pinterest are basically organizing, cooking, and life hacks. And throughout this blogging life, I've come up with a few that I'm quite fond of and that have really helped me out in the kitchen!
1. Frozen Bananas
Obviously, I'm not new to this - but that is the secret to a super thick smoothie. Because let's face it, when I want a smoothie, I want it to resemble a milkshake, only healthier! Subbing the frozen bananas for ice give any smoothie an incredibly creamy texture. I keep a bag in my freezer of frozen banana halves at all times!
2. Chopped Salad Bags
Any salad in a bag is a great hack, but these mixed chopped salad bags I've started seeing have been a lifesaver. Terrific for stir frys or to add to scrambles or omelettes. I'm a big fan of anything where the hard part (chopping) is done for me.
3. Instant Oatmeal Waffles
I'm a big fan of the Kodiak Cake Mixes, that's pretty much my weekend breakfast. One day, before a longer run, I felt I needed an added boost, so I did a little experimenting. I mixed a 1/3 cup of Kodiak Cakes mix and 1 packet of instant oatmeal together, added water, and threw it in the waffle iron. The result was a super tasty, thick, and hearty waffle that powered me right through that run!
You can use any instant oats you want (I can't wait to throw some pumpkin in there in the fall!), but these have been my favorite so far!
Lastly, just had to give a shoutout to my latest favorite - this Bento Box! I tend to get bored pretty easily with lunches at work, and this seems to be just the ticket out of the rut. Little compartments for veggies / fruit, a protein, and a starch or snack, plus a covered bowl for dips / yogurt, etc. Looking forward to trying to some different combinations!
What are some of your favorite hacks???