TOP 5 PERKS OF THE QUARANTINE
When the year started over four months ago, it would have been impossible to predict the situation we are all finding ourselves in because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020 is not exactly off to the start any of us dreamed of. We are living in scary, uncertain and stressful times.
In tough times, we find it is even more important to try to find the silver lining in everyday experiences. Keeping positive is important not only for one's mental health but it has huge physical benefits too.
That is why ILIOS is dedicating this month's newsletter to finding the silver lining, all the positive sides, of our current quarantine lifestyle.
Without further ado, here are the Top 5 Perks of the Quarantine!
Perk #1 - Infinite opportunities to spend with the kids.
We love our family! Even though everyone can get on each other's nerves every once in a while, the love is unconditional!
To help keep the peace, you must get creative with interactive and engaging planned activities that will entertain the kids while they're hanging around the house.
A great idea is to get them involved with meal time. Whether it's helping set the table or fully participating in the creation of tonight's family dinner, learning new skills is an important part of growing up; and it can be fun!
Check out these beginner-friendly recipes to try for your next meal.
Perk #2 - Being able to take full advantage of the warmer weather and get some fresh air.
Many of us are taking full advantage of the warmer weather to get outside and get some exercise. That's a great thing! Living an active lifestyle is key to maintaining good health and a positive attitude.
Part of living an active lifestyle is getting the right foods into your body to supply your body with the right nutrients for adequate recovery and to maximize the benefits of your workout. The perfect post-workout snack is a combination of healthy fats, protein and good carbs.
Check out these great post-workout snacks using some great ILIOS products.
Perk #3 - Having more time to make meals from scratch!
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal and working from home means having more time to chop, sauté, bake and broil!
Packed with protein and delicious flavours, these burgers are a great plant-based option for you and your family.
Perk #4 - Time for the little things in life.
Spending more time at home means having more time to spend on YOU! Whether that means having time to clean your makeup brushes (2:1 ratio soap/ILIOS EVOO) or having time for that home spa day we have some great tips for you!
Check out this article to get tons of great beauty hacks with ILIOS Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Perk #5 - We have so much more time to stay on top of household chores.
We look around our homes and think, "Wow, it's never looked better around here!"... but the funny thing is we have no one to invite over to show it off!
Keep it clean with kitchen pantry items you already have lying around the house like ILIOS Olive Oil. (GREAT for polishing furniture!) Check out this article by NBC News for some great cleaning hacks using stuff you already have in your kitchen.
To maintain a positive attitude and lead happy and healthy lifestyle it's important to have a good, nutritious diet.
It's also very important to enjoy some comfort food once in a while! It's all about balance.
We've identified our Top 5 Favourite ILIOS Foods to have in your pantry during the quarantine:
ILIOS Fruit & Nut Bars - The perfect healthy protein-packed snack, sweetened with honey to make them extra delicious!
ILIOS Rice Cakes - Top with cream cheese and smoked salmon for an extra special treat!
ILIOS Potato Gnocchi - ILIOS Mushroom Gnocchi is the perfect comfort meal that is also quick and easy to prepare!
ILIOS Organic Granola is the perfect topper to serve with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit drizzled in syrup.
ILIOS Mozzarella & Tomato Sorrentina - Have you tried these yet? These wood-fired Pizza Boats are loaded with flavour!