Refresh Your Routine For The Chillier Months

Winter is coming… ⛄️❄️ We love this time of year, snuggling in sweaters and scarves while sitting around the fireplace. Karena and I both grew up in areas where winters meant snow and cold weather. In SoCal, we don’t get as much of the winter vibes, but it does get a little chilly! 😹

The new season means more than just the drop in temperature and changing leaves. It’s also the perfect time to refresh your routine! Winter and fall have new seasonal produce, dryer air, and darker nights. You can use these to your advantage to feel and look your best this season. We’re sharing our top 5 tips to take your fall and winter routine to the next level!

Get D-licious

Vitamin D is nicknamed the sunshine vitamin but it’s actually considered more of a hormone than a vitamin. Your body produces Vitamin D when you’re in the sun. During the winter months, you don’t get as much sun exposure so vitamin D deficiency is extremely common. But don’t worry sunshine, you can eat your D too! Increasing your vitamin D levels with your meals will help keep colds at bay, improve bone health, and boost your mood!¹ Portobello mushrooms, eggs, salmon, tuna, and yogurt all pack plenty of vitamin D. ☀️

Try our Portobello Pizza or Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Pico!

brussels, pistachio, date side dish

‘Tis the season

Making your Lean, Clean, ‘N Green meals with seasonal produce will make sure you’re getting the most nutrient dense food. Check out your local farmers’ market for fresh and local fruits and veggies. Some of our go-to’s during the fall and winter are Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, persimmons, apples, and squashes.

Try our super simple Spaghetti Squash Marinara recipe HERE! Or whip up Bobby’s new favorite Brussels side HERE!

Too chill to grill?

Bobby and I love grilling but sometimes the weather means we have to take it inside. For quick, grilled tasting veggies, just season and toss them in the broiler until the edges are slightly charred. This gives veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potato the smoky flavor like they just came off the grill! Just broil them for 20 – 25 minutes and make sure to flip ’em every 5 minutes. So easy!

The crockpot is also a super simple way to prep dinner in the cooler months. Just throw everything in! My go-to is ground turkey with beans, veggies, and any seasonings you like!

Super easy hydration trick

Keep your skin fab

We always say to drink more water — during the winter it’s just as important! It’s easy to miss the signs of dehydration during the colder season, but making sure you get enough H2O is essential for a glowing complexion, especially with the dryer air. Make sure to drink at least half your weight in ounces every day. For example, a 150lb woman should drink 75 ounces. If you’re working out that day, you may need to add an extra 16-20 ounces. We love sprucing up our water by adding mint or fruit for added flavor. You can also try sipping on a sparkling water with lemon!

Sweet dreams 💤

Take advantage of the sun setting earlier by hitting the hay a half hour earlier each night. The darkness will tell your internal clock it’s time to start winding down so listen to your body and get your booty to bed! You’ll feel so much more refreshed for your Booty Call in the morning!

Source:

1.EFFECTS OF VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION; Journal of Internal Medicine.

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COMMENTS 6

  1. Thanks for the great advise as usual! Any chance you’ll be selling those sweat pants?

      1. I would also totally buy everything you guys are wearing in that pic!! Bring on the TIU sweats please!! 😁😁

  2. The sweats they are wearing, I believe, were sold last year. I bought a set of them and they are super comfy. I love them.

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