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Getting out of a Winter Slump

If you are someone who feels like they’ve been hibernating through this winter, we have good news for you—spring is here!  As the days start getting longer and warmer, we’ve put together five tips to help get you out of a winter slump and enjoy spring to its fullest!

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

We’ve said it time and time again, and we’ll say it again, eating a healthy breakfast is a must to kick start your day. Breakfast will give you energy and motivation for the day ahead, improve your focus and concentration, help with weight management, and reduce your risk for health complications like Type 2 Diabetes. Don’t let time or convenience get the best of you. Try to fit in a breakfast high in whole grains, protein, and fiber to help keep you full until lunchtime. Read more about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day on our blog.

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Self-Care

Making sure to prioritize your health and well-being is one of the best ways to combat the winter blues! Whether that’s reading a good book, keeping a journal, or going for a walk, doing something for yourself a few times a week will help lift your spirits. At Kodiak Cakes, we believe that self-care includes treating yourself once in a while; so, we created this Carb Conscious Strawberry Glazed Donut Holes recipe for those days when you just need a sweet treat. The best part is, these donut holes are made with Kodiak Cakes Carb Conscious Flapjack & Waffle Mix, so you hardly have to feel bad about indulging in more than one!

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Get Outside

With the snow melted and the cold gone, there’s no reason to stay cooped up inside anymore. Getting some fresh air this spring can help you feel happier, more alive, and – when the suns out – help replenish those depleted winter stores of Vitamin D. At Kodiak Cakes we love to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather during our lunch hour. Luckily for us, the mountains surrounding our headquarters make it easy to head outside for activities like a hike or bike ride during lunch. If you plan to head outside for longer than 10-30 minutes, don’t forget to pack sunscreen and snacks to keep you going!

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Spring Clean

Spring cleaning is a great way to get you out of a winter slump. Tackle that to-do list and finally start storing away winter clothes, working on the garden, clearing out the junk drawer, or deep cleaning the house. Spring cleaning can also apply to your diet, as making healthier food choices makes you feel more energized and keeps you fuller for longer. Eating healthy can be as simple as swapping out just one ingredient in a recipe for a healthier one! Check out our Top 5 Healthy Food Swaps we use with Kodiak Cakes to make them even better for you.

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Laugh

There’s no denying the benefits of a good laugh. In fact, according to Mayo Clinic, “Laughter is the best medicine” to reduce stress, relieve pain, and improve your mood among other things. If the winter months have you feeling a little run down or stressed, now is the perfect time to try calling your funniest friend or browsing through some funny memes. Follow us on social media where we’ve been known to post some of our Kodiak family's shenanigans and pranks.

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Do you have any tricks or tips to add to our list that help you get out of a winter slump? Share them with us on social media by tagging @kodiakcakes.

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