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The Boost You Need To Survive Back-To-School

Chrissy DeBartolo
By Chrissy DeBartolo - August 21, 2017

Survive Back-To-School

It's Labor Day and school is already in session!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, grandparent, or friend, this time of year has some impact on your life. Even just the morning commute to work has changed with the school buses and increased traffic on the road!

Have you or a friend had a hard time transitioning from summer to school season? Getting back into a routine, planning meals, waking up early, and keeping those pesky germs away can definitely be a challenge.

This Labor Day, while you're relaxing at the lake, on the beach, or enjoying a peaceful staycation, why not learn all about how you can survive this back-to-school season like a CHAMP! 

We've compiled helpful weeknight recipes, fun (& healthy) snack ideas, plus one trick we swear by to keep you healthy this school year. Read on for our helpful tips!

QUICK & EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER RECIPES 

After a long day at the office or shuffling the kids from activity to activity, there isn't much time left to prepare a healthy meal for your family. Lucky for you, we've found 5 recipes for you to choose from on those busy weeknights! Try one or try them all - you won't be disappointed.

Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs

Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs

 

Inside-Out Lasagna

Inside-Out Lasagna

 

Pork Chops au Poivre

Pork Chops au Poivre

 

Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

 

No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese

No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese

Now that you have dinner all taken care of, do you sometimes struggle to find a healthy snack the whole family will love?

Sure, it's easy to stop by the grocery store and pick up a box of cheese crackers, package of fruit snacks or bag of chips, but do you really want to feed your family such junk? Don't even get me started on all the artificial ingredients, not to mention the amount of trans-fats hiding in your once favorite snack. Now is the time to revamp your snacks and get creative! Don't worry, we are here to help!

Check out our awesome snack ideas below.

Healthy Frozen Snickers Banana Bites

Healthy Frozen Snickers Banana Bites

 

Frozen Pineapple Pops

Frozen Pineapple Pops

 

Trail Mix Quinoa Bites

Trail Mix Quinoa Bites

 

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

 

Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter & Granola

Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter & Granola

 

Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites

Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites

 

 THE TRICK WE SWEAR BY TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY THIS YEAR

There's only ONE thing you need to keep your immune system strong, keep you energized (without a crash) and your mind sharp and focused.

What is this thing I'm talking about? Oolong Tea, of course!

Did you know that Oolong tea is abundant in antioxidants, which combat free radicals (chemical by-products known to damage DNA and suppress the immune system)? Oolong tea, specifically our WuLong and SlimTea, is also loaded with polyphenols, which have antiviral properties to aid in keeping you healthy. By drinking Oolong tea on a daily basis, you will be boosting your immune system to keep illness away. If you do fall ill, drinking our tasty oolong could shorten the duration of your cold. For an immune boost, add in some lemon, honey or ginger to your daily cup of tea!

Beat Anxiety With Oolong Tea

For more ways to keep your immune system strong, check out our 9 Ways To Boost Your Immune System to keep healthy all year long!

Along with AWESOME immune benefits, Oolong tea has this great way of boosting your energy without the severe crash that coffee gives you. Oolong tea has only a fraction of the amount of caffeine that a cup of coffee does, but still packs a huge punch in the energy department. Plus, Oolong tea has SO many more health benefits than coffee. We challenge you to swap out your morning coffee with Oolong tea and feel the benefits without that afternoon drag. Can you do it?

Coffee Vs. Oolong Tea Infographic

To survive this new school year, just make sure to take one day at a time, try to plan out meals in advance, get your sleep, and just breathe! This time of year can be extremely stressful with everything going on. Take it easy on yourself, don't try to be perfect and just enjoy the time you have with your family. Time flies too quickly not to soak in the wonderful moments.

What are some ways you keep sane this time of year? Let me know in the comments below!

Yours in Health & Happiness,

Chrissy

 

 

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