Meal Prep: How and Why

Meal prepping seems to be a trend that’s decided to stay. Instagram is plastered with pictures of perfectly packaged Tupperware, all stacked and labeled in a flawlessly organized fridge. While the uniformly packaged meals look appetizing, this isn’t a realistic portrayal of what meal prep is. Keep reading for some tips to make meal prep more manageable.

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Deliciously Detoxifying Spring Recipes

Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with some spring cleaning? This year, in addition to cleaning our homes, cars, and offices, we’re going to cleanse our gut! It’s easier than you might think to include cleansing and detoxifying ingredients in your diet. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite cleansing and detoxifying dishes to get you started. Our Cleansing Fruit Salad makes a delicious breakfast with a little cayenne kick, while Kombucha Kimchi is packed with flavor and probiotics. Looking for more?

Meet the DTE Team: Carmela Wolf, Honolulu Wellness Manager

In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, we decided to seek out advice from one of our favorite Nutritionists, Carmela Wolf! Carmela is the Wellness manager at Down to Earth. She’s known for her vibrant, friendly personality, along with her wealth of health information. To share Carmela’s knowledge, we’ve created a “Wellness Wednesdays” series!

Spring Renewal Recipes

Spring is a time of renewal, a time to get organized! It's hard to get organized if you aren't feeling your best self. An easy way to get on track is through a healthy diet. Using seasonal produce is a great way to make healthy eating more enjoyable. Spring brings a plethora of delicious, colorful produce. We've selected some of our favorite spring recipes using seasonal ingredients like citrus, collard greens, and strawberries.

Random Acts of Kindness

A few years ago, when I was a high school teacher in Australia, I assigned my homeroom students a task to each come up with a random act of kindness and write it on a small card. On the other side of the card were the words “You’ve been hit with a random act of kindness. Please feel free to pass it on.” The criteria of the acts of kindness were that they should be done anonymously if possible, and they should be generic enough that anyone could achieve them. We then placed all the cards in a box and each of us drew a card randomly.

A Cheat Guide to Meal Prep??

Meal prepping is everywhere these days. Do a YouTube search of this term and you’ll be in a deep rabbit hole of methods, recipes, and more. It can be intimidating! You watch a 3-minute video and the results are 10-12 beautiful little meals ready to pop in the fridge. They make it look so easy! It seems like so much work but who has the time?? And also did I mention that it seems like a lot of hard work? While I’m not sure if you could really do a successful meal prep that wouldn’t require any work whatsoever, it’s probably a lot easier than you think.

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