Managing Monday

Meatless Monday has been a trend for a good long while. There’s something satisfying about eating lean, using wholesome ingredients, and providing a meal that is different…in a good way.

But there is so much more to Monday than meal planning. In fact, there is so much more to living than meal planning. These weekly posts absolutely help you plan creative dishes for the family, but our main aim is to start the week by encouraging you. Nobody really loves jumping back into daily routines after lazy summer weekends, so if you’re looking for the motivation to get fit, get crafty, and get moving (with a little Cayisa flair) then you’ve come to the right place.

When you take a moment to manage yourself – and most importantly, your mind – you’re able to tackle the rest of the week with your head up, not down. Look below for light summer recipes and fashion inspiration! Have suggestions, comments, questions? Send them our way. #Cayisa or click to comment – we’re ready and waiting!

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MM6221. Vamp up your sweet potato fries with this yogurt dill sauce. Keep dinner easy with a panini!
2. Never skip breakfast. Even if you aren’t that hungry, give it a go with refrigerator oatmeal or a green tea smoothie.
3. Little treats help minimize craving caving. These chocolate covered mandarins and minty raspberry lemonade are looking especially fine.
4. If you need a fun project to do with girlfriends (or your kids), make corn on the cob even better with these dino corn holders. Or make clay plant pots with pineapple personality.
5. Sometimes looking the part helps us feel the part. Put your best foot forward this summer with a cover-up you can love and accessories you can rock. Click here for more Cayisa.
Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next week!
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Meatless Monday

Mondays can bring all sorts of challenges. First zumba classes (insert sound-clip of my creaking bones here), back to back meetings, daycare drop offs, dinner on the run – the list goes on. If you’ve had a manic Monday and are just now settling in for the night, look below for a quick dinner option. If your kids are home for the summer and causing mayhem, click on the link for summer fun. Summer also brings another unique challenge that looks a lot like a yellow polka dot bikini…

Bathing suit shopping is the bane of my existence because let’s face it, nobody looks awesome in the glaring light of a changing room and the options are endless. Check out how you can style Cayisa with a rocking bathing suit and remember that you’re lovely, whether you’ve got the perfect beach bod or not. And before you reach for physical perfection, remember the mental hurdles have to be jumped first. If your heart and mind are happy, your healthy body will arrive that much faster.

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MM6151. Tomato-basil-mozzarella calzone from Life a Little Brighter and a mushroom flatbread from Domestic Superhero.
2. Coca cola may not be the healthiest beverage in the world, but it has one cute logo. Vamp up your recyclables with some DIY.
3. Bathing suits galore! What style are you going for this year? Click on the image for more style info. Want more Cayisa? Click here.
4. Here is your ticket to keeping the kiddos occupied.
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Meatless Monday

We know there are plenty of blogs out there, so thanks for stopping by our little corner of the web! These weekly posts are your chance to read up on healthy tips and trends – from recipes to fashion, we’ve got you covered. Life moves quickly and we know how important it is to absorb every precious moment that comes your way. We love the moments you’ve shared with us lately so keep them coming! Check out the DIY projects below and then put your inspiration into action!

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MM681. Chalk board art. is. everywhere. It’s also harder than it looks (mostly because cursive was so elementary school and we’ve since forgotten how to make it look pretty). However, chalkboards are incredibly useful, especially for party decor, so if you want to be a lettering guru, check out this page for more info. It actually isn’t that difficult…it just takes a few minutes to pick up.
2. Big, chuck-it-all-in salads are great because you put in minimal effort yet end up with lots of color and wonderful flavours. If you’re on the go, put your ingredients in a mason jar, screw on the lid, and grab a fork. Easy. Try this recipe tonight!
3. Another party decoration that’s all the rage is the paper flower. These ones, from Apartment Therapy, have surfaced all over the place lately, and that’s probably because they’re cute and cheap. Whether you’re prepping for a backyard shindig or just want to liven up your kitchen table, paper flowers might be the way to go.
4. Nothing says summer like popsicles! This peach creamsicle recipe is healthy and sure to please. Let us know what you think!
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The weeks, they just keep rolling. Cheers to another Monday conquered! Break up the monotony of your daily routine by spending a few moments here. There’s plenty to see and consider – especially if you’re into fashion with a cause.

If you’ve had trouble staving off the sugar cravings lately, give healthy snacking a try! It happens to the best of us – donuts in the break room, that friendly neighborhood baker with extra time on her hands…baked goods are yummy but such a frenemy when you’re trying to cut the chemicals and fight for the fresh. Healthy meals are similarly tricky. But look below for recipes and DIY that will give you a reason to celebrate Monday. Valuing the little things in life is essential to having a positive outlook – so tell us, what are you thankful for today? #Cayisa and let us know!

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1. Beat the sugar rush with raw strawberry twizzlers!
2. Get your nom on with sweet potato ravioli!
3. Grab canvas, modge podge, and magazines to mimic this canvas feel.
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Happy Monday Cayisa readers! I hope you’re tackling Monday in style (somebody has to). If you’re just here for the recipes, scroll on down for a meatless menu that should make you and your family happy. If you’re interested in healthful living, consider visiting Food Babe’s website to watch this video, which supports wiser shopping habits.
This family of five volunteered for a study conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute. You can get the full story on Food Babe’s website here. It is so important to be aware of how simple choices in the grocery store will later affect your mind and body!

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MM5181. Mexican flavours just taste like summer. Get in the mood for sunshine, tans, and family time with these simple veggie dinners. The cheesy quesadillas can be dressed up with cilantro, tomatoes, onions, peppers – whatever your kids prefer! These loaded nachos will be perfect with one of today’s snack options: healthy guac (see #3).
2. Get inspired by something today! Start a new book, write a few lines of poetry, crack open that journal you’ve been ignoring. Find this print on Etsy and this stack on Cayisa.
3. Wise snack choices are happy life choices. Put down the cupcake and whip up a better treat. Here we have bell pepper candy, avocado dip, and lemon frozen yogurt!
4. Are you crafting obsessed? This DIY tutorial for screen printing will help you transform any old sweatshirt in your closet. Give it a try and #Cayisa so we can see!
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Welcome to another week! We hope you had a rest filled weekend and are ready to continue living healthfully with us today! If you’re body has been struggling to adjust to spring temps (cough cough, allergies, cough cough), the Tuscan bean soup recipe below will soothe any cold. There’s also a recipe for elderberry gummies that might just help you sleep. But what’s got me really excited is the wooden print from Etsy. I love a good pun and this one is too cute. It will look great on your walls and remind you to eat those veggies.

As always, #cayisa if you’re getting crafty or creative and give our mission a share! We want to support the causes you’re passionate about! So keep living healthfully, don’t give up, and check back here on Thursday for another Green Scene post.

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MM4131. Tuscan bean soup from the wanderlust kitchen!
2. Turn the beet up with etsy!
3. Who says gummies are just for kids? Real food RN has the recipe!
4. The garden glove and sow and dipity have some lovely DIY herb garden ideas!
5. Make time in your week to work out. It’s the perfect stress relief. And if arm candy helps you get through it, then sport some Cayisa! 😉
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Happy Monday! You’ve made it through another one – congrats! Keep on keeping on by feeding your mind, your body, your passions, and your heart. Go green with Cayisa, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Experiment with fun DIY crafts. And prioritize nutritious living. Let’s be honest, powering through the week is always easier when you’ve got super foods and a positive outlook in hand.

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1. The classics never grow old. Try decorating with timeless lyrics thanks to Etsy.
2. Serve this butternut squash recipe with a side salad or on its own for a healthy, meat-free dinner!
3. Frozen yogurt bites are a quick snack for those crazy days when gourmet meals just aren’t an option. You can thank Eats Amazing later.
4. These clover filled pots are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day craft. Your kids are sure to love them!
5. Eating clean doesn’t mean sacrificing the good stuff. These frozen bananas will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you from feeling guilty. Win win!

 

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