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Sometimes, in the heat of summer, our kindness meter bottoms out. We are hot, easily irritated and short tempered. Is there a magical way to make those heat-fueled feelings go away? There is, and it is called kindness! No matter how bad of a day you have had, how irritated you are at the higher temps or how many times the kids have yelled at each other, a little dose of kindness, given or received, makes everything better! What can you do to spread summer happiness? Keep reading to find out!
Surprise! Who doesn’t love a good surprise? The surprise doesn’t have to be big, because any size surprise makes everything better! Bake some cookies and pass them out to the neighborhood kids or have your kids draw pictures for the neighbors. It doesn’t matter what it is, just as long as it is a surprise!
H2-Oh that’s a good idea! When the heat makes being outside uncomfortable, think of those who have to work out in it! Greet the mail carrier with an ice cold bottle of water. Take sports drinks to the workers fixing the power lines in front of your house. Offer a cold drink to the neighbor who is mowing their yard. It is amazing how much happiness is packed into one of those little cold bottles!
Make another batch! If you are going to be firing up the stove to cook dinner, why not throw in some extra ingredients and make two batches? Surprise your neighbor (or anyone!) with a nice hot meal that they did not have to prepare. Get together a group of friends in your neighborhood and arrange a dinner exchange… guaranteeing you get out of cooking at least once!
Hose them off! Drag out the hose, turn on the sprinkler and open it up to the neighborhood! Let all the kids (and adults!) come by for a cool-down the old fashioned way. Pass out Popsicles or frozen treats and let them have fun the simple way!
We are made up of so much kindness that it is only fair to share it! So the next time the summer elements start to take their toll, don’t succumb. Instead spread that summer kindness everywhere!
This is one of my favorite healthy dinners. I get wild caught alaskan salmon, put it in a skillet on #4, put a little real butter in the pan, then sprinkle on top some garlic powder, chili powder, sea salt, pepper, and Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast. Put a lid on it, and cook 10 min. Come back, flip them, and scoop any butter/seasoning mix back on top of the salmon. Cook another 10 min w lid.
Broccoli – I get green giant broccoli florets, or I buy organic fresh and just use the tops. Put a little real butter in a skillet, sprinkle with garlic powder, onion salt, and some Mrs Dash southwest chipotle seasoning. Simmer over #4 w lid, while the salmon cooks.
I promise, this will make the pickiest eaters, love eating healthy 🙂
Cowboy grub – new cookbook pg 59. E
I used the biggest skillet I have, than as I was adding all the ingredients, I had to move to a pot lol.
But this is super yumm!
I used the 2 cans of pinto beans, and fresh organic green peppers and onions.
Recipe said 6-8 – I think it would cover that. It was nice for us, we were feeding 2, but now I have on plan leftovers for a few days.
This follows the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan, and is a nice energizing but filling meal!
If you are not on plan, or want a crossover – adding cheese would probably be good 🙂
To see the full recipe – order the cookbook: (due to copyright, I cannot post the recipe here) 🙂
Trim Healthy Mama