For me, if I keep something in my fridge in its packaging that’s not appealing or easily accessible I tend to overlook it. I don’t mean to; maybe it’s just a personal mental block, or maybe it’s because I am like most of us in that we are visual beings who often have very little time. If it doesn’t look enticing or I’m in a rush, chances are, it’s going to sit there till it goes bad. But if this jug were in your fridge, who could resist pouring themselves a glass? Not only is it refreshing and easily accessible, but it’s store-bought and quick to prepare.
While the idea of home made iced tea sounds good, I never seem to have the time to brew a good batch when I am craving it. But all of the options on the shelves are not very appealing – they are loaded with sugar, articficial ingredients, and a slew of other mystery additives I couldn’t pronounce if I tried. (Yup, I’m officially a self-proclaimed iced tea snob.) You can imagine how happy I was while food shopping when I found a brand of organic iced tea with normal, pronounceable ingredients. I was even happier when I got it home and tried it: it was delicious! The result is a delicious drink that I have actually forced myself to enjoy, that is also a quick and easy option for when you entertain. Give it a try! Purchase a bottle or two of your favorite brand, pour it in a clear pitcher or jug, and add any of the following: sliced lemon, some honey, or a few springs of mint. (And PS, in case you are wondering – the brand I found is “Sweet Leaf,” and the jug in the top picture came from Target!) For another simple idea to trick yourself into eating healthier, click here.