Don’t get bummed out by the Sunday night back-to-work blues. Get ahead of the game instead. Studies show that successful people PREP for their week with a few key habits: concentrating on the positive, taking an hour to organize their calendar, and mapping out their meals. That’s right.
When you map your meals on Sunday, you have a more productive Monday. And that attitude carries through your week.
So with a little recipe prep help from our friends at Hormel Foods, we’ve gathered some great recipes and ideas to get your through the week.
SKIPPING LUNCH IS BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN… AND BUSINESS
Skipping lunch to get more work done is never a good idea. Your body and brain shut down when you don’t eat. Instead of stressing through your lunch hour, only to order something unhealthy and fast at the last minute, opt for prep instead.
You wouldn’t walk into a major meeting unprepared, so why would you do that to your own body?
The Natural Choice® brand has so many amazing lunch options. From DIY Bento Lunches that are low calorie, high-fuel for on-the-go working women, to protein-packed, Sonoran Power Taco Bowls for powerhouse ladies, and more, you can pack a lunch filled with that will also have your taste buds melting with joy. For more ideas check out all of The Natural Choice® brand recipe options.
EATING EVERY TWO TO FOUR HOURS HELPS KEEP YOU ALERT
Any time you go longer than five hours without eating, your energy crashes. And crashes hard. Especially when your brain is working overtime in a go-go-get-‘em office environment.
If your blood sugar drops, so does your productivity, which is why keeping healthy snacks on hand a great way to power through those 3pm conference calls. Meat, cheese, and almonds snacks boost brain power and replenish energy. Hormel Foods offers four great snackable options to keep on hand and keep you firing on all cylinders. Or opt for their Hormel Gatherings® Culinary Pairings for an array of salamis, cheeses, pecans, walnuts, and almonds. Or bring a Hormel Gatherings® party tray for the whole office. Food is universal perk and it will not only boost your morale, but company morale as well.
GATHER YOUR CO-WORKERS & INDULGE A BIT
Many studies show that small reward-based incentives will keep you on track through the work week. So you should enjoy indulgences where you can-- even better if you can share with your co-workers as well. And who doesn’t love a little chip and guac action? When rushing out the door in the AM, grab a Wholly Guacamole® Mini Guacamole for your lunch or pure and simple Wholly Guacamole® Classic Guacamole Tray to share with your coworkers during a brainstorm. We’ve heard avocados and their omegas are good for that…
What are some other ways you stay on track during the workweek? Share your favorite at-home prep recipes below!