Organization is the key to a happy life. For real, it is.
When you’re organized everything works better. You can find things, and that saves time. Having more time means that you get more done. When you get more done you feel better about yourself. And when you feel better about yourself you want to take better care of yourself. Thanks to Pearls Olives To Go and Target, I’m organized, saving time, feeling good, and snacking like the boss that I am. CEO of me.
Let’s begin this organization and better snacking post with food, because, OLIVES!
Pearls Olives To Go has just made healthy snacking easy. Olives are an excellent snack option because they’re a good source of copper, iron, fiber, and vitamin E. And, they help keep you energized! You can grab a twelve ounce container of black pitted, sliced, Kalamata, or pimento stuffed olives on your way out the door and just open the lid when you need refueling.
I love all four of them, and I also love that you don’t have to worry about liquid spilling out of the cup. There is none. These are no-mess and no-fuss.
If I’m on my way to a tennis match, or just out running errands, a snack cup of Pearls Olives To Go with grapes, nuts, or an apple will satisfy me and keep me going. Snacking is #BetterWithPearls
Start the Year with an Organized Pantry
Last year I showed you what a well-stocked vegan pantry should look like. This year I’m going to help you get those pantry staples organized.
My pantry was a mess. Flours were mingling with beans. Beans were mingling with pasta. Onion skins were flying all over the place. I couldn’t find anything. It wasn’t good. But I fixed all of that last weekend, and now my pantry is making my life so much easier.
I started my pantry organization with a trip to Target. They have some of the best pantry organizers. Some are basic and some are so dang cute. They’ll all get your pantry in tip top shape.
I’m obsessed with chalkboards and that box that I now store my potatoes and onions in is not only adorable, it prevents the onion skins from getting all over the place. And how awesome are those wire baskets with the copper handles? LOVE! The clear plastic bins allow me to organize large groups of foods, such as nuts and seeds. I can just pull the bin out when I’m looking for something. No more pulling food out of the pantry one at a time. I’m also crazy about the three shelf organizer that my canned beans are now sitting on.
Once I chose my pantry organizers I started cleaning out the pantry.
Here’s what to do:
- Take everything out and arrange in groups. For example, put all of your pasta together, rice, flour, canned goods, nuts, snacks, etc.
- Check the expiration dates and discard everything that’s expired.
- Clean the shelves with a clean damp cloth and dry with a clean dry cloth. You could also use paper towel.
- Make a plan. What foods do you use most often? What types of foods do you make together? For example, do you make rice dishes more than pasta dishes? Do you frequently eat beans with rice? Try to organize the locations of those foods so you have easy access to them.
- Play with the pantry organizers to see where they fit best.
- Start filling the pantry and the organizers.
You’ll be amazed at how much more space you’ll have once you’ve cleaned out and organized your pantry. If you don’t have a pantry the same rules apply to cabinets.
I’m absolutely loving my organized pantry. Being able to see everything and having easy access has not only made my life easier, it’s inspired my creativity in the kitchen. It’s also reminded me to make smarter choices when it comes to snacking. #PearlsPantryMakeover
When you organize your snack space be sure to put healthy grab-n-go options—like Pearls Olives To Go in the front and stick the chips and sugary foods in the back. Doing this will encourage you and your family to make smart snacking choices.
Quick tip: Take one hour a week to make snack bags. Fill a small bag with Pearls Olives To Go and a few other healthy treats so there’s never an excuse to put that dollar in a vending machine or swing through that fast food drive-thru. 😉
Do you need to give your pantry a makeover? If you do, I have exciting news for you. The good people at Pearls want you to have a happy and organized 2016, and they want you to snack smart, so they’re giving you a chance to win Target gift cards and Pearls Olives To Go in their Makeover Your Pantry with Pearls sweepstakes! Click here: Pearls Olives Facebook for a chance to win a $500 Target gift card and Pearls To Go Olives! The sweepstakes end February 1, 2016, so don’t wait.
This post is sponsored by Pearls Olives and is written by me. All opinions are my own. Pantries are #BetterWithPearls.
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