Before you scroll down to the Paleo Chocolate Granola Recipe we want to chat all things office jobs. Don’t go, we promise it’s worth the read! Like many other people we both have desk jobs…9-5 sitting in front of a computer for most of the day. Plus, we blog…and what do you need to blog? A computer of some sort. Now don’t get us wrong, we are very aware of work health safety and try to get up, get moving and stretch every half an hour or so (going to the loo is almost this often with the amount of water we drink!) but it’s long meetings that make us restless. The chairs are un-comfy and the sun is always calling.
Our merrymaker meetings used to be the same (except the content was a little more exciting and there was no business attire necessary!)…but this is about to change.
Merrymaker meetings will now be conducted as morning power walks. It seems our brains go to work while we sleep and when we wake up all of these ideas (dreams) are running around up there. Normally we would forget them during our morning gym workouts, so instead, we are going to get up and get chatting straight away. This will make sure they come flooding out…plus it means we are ticking off two things at once (you gotta love incidental exercise…this is multi-tasking at its best!)
This morning was our first walking merrymaker meeting and we came up with some great ideas…must have been the outside environment (caused us to think outside the box…or the room if you like!)
Not only that but our productivity levels seem to be a little higher too (to-dos are being ticked) Winning!
So next time you schedule a meeting, why not label the location as: footpath or outside. It may cause a few questions or an eyebrow raise here and there but try it out and let us know how you go!
Don’t forget your runners and an iPhone to record all those creative conversations!
Snacks for meetings are always important, this Paleo Chocolate Granola can be taken anywhere…just like a trail mix!
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- 1 cup sunflower kernels
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/3 cup of chia seeds
- 3 tbs. raw cacao powder
- 2 tbs. cinnamon
- 2 tbs. coconut oil
- 1 tbs. honey
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.
- Spread out the mix on the lined baking trays.
- Place into the oven for around 5 minutes.
- Stir the mix and place back into the oven for a further 5-7 minutes.
- Let cool on the tray and store in an airtight container for the week.
- Serve with coconut milk, yoghurt and fresh berries. YUM!