The social distancing struggle is real— and I thank every one of you for your selfless sacrifices of sheltering in place.
I’m here with you—online, that is. Soldiered-up and socially distanced.
While I consider myself lucky to have already worked from home, I truly understand the life changes for so many forced to create work desks in dining rooms and school desks in living rooms.
Like so many parents, I learned today that my son is out for the remainder of this school year! He’s a junior, so that means no ring dance, no spring track season, no more college prep classes. But more important than any of these things is his health.
Right now, all kinds of activities are taking place in our residential homes now turned schools/offices/gyms/cafeterias.
This post is a self-care check-in and reminder to take moments in the day for yourself, including doing something as simple as eating lunch.
It’s the small things that make a big difference.
It’s not selfish to refill your own cup so that you can pour into others.
Self care is not just a luxury. It’s essential.
Hunkering down at home and sheltering in place is just as selfless as it is responsible, and the struggle can also be real, trying to keep up with healthy eating habits.
Here’s a shortlist for healthy eating habits (because there’s no room right now for a longer list on the office conference table/classroom desk formerly known as the kitchen table).
5 everyday eating habits to stay healthy while stuck at home
1. Stay at home and eat at home.
2. Make good choices by choosing healthy dishes to prepare.
3. Wipe down tables and surfaces before setting up to eat.
4. Control chaos by eating meals in the kitchen.
5. Wash your hands before and after eating.
Kickstart this week’s lunch routine with this easy superfood kale salad.
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5-minute air fryer parmesan kale salad recipe (keto approved)
– (1) bundle of kale
– 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup of olive oil
– 1/4 cup of chopped grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
– 1/4 cup feta cheese (optional)
1. Pour olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese into a large mixing bowl.
2. Remove stems from the kale leaves.
3. Halve the tomatoes.
4. Fold in kale leaves and tomatoes into the mixing bowl until coated with olive oil and cheese.
5. Pour mixed ingredients into the air fryer.
6. Air fry for 5 minutes.
7. Optional- top salad with feta cheese.
8. Serve and enjoy!
Air fryer parmesan kale salad is also the perfect side dish at dinner!