Happy meal planning Monday! Enjoy this week’s healthy recipes and 4 leaf-raking hacks to make this fall chore easier and faster.
Everyone loves the beautiful fall foliage, but there comes a time when you have to rake it all up. Putting off the chore too long can hinder lawn growth, kill your grass and plants, and cause mold and fungus to flourish. With that being said, how can we make leaf raking a little bit easier? I’ve rounded up some of the best leaf-raking hacks to help you get it done better and faster this fall season.
Use a tarp
This is probably the most popular leaf-raking hack – the tarp trick! Lay a medium-sized plastic or canvas tarp on the lawn and rake all of the leaves onto your tarp’s surface. When you’re finished simply drag or fold up and carry the tarp to your destination. Repeat this step section-by-section in your yard. This prevents the constant shuffle of leaf piles across your yard, which your back and shoulders will thank you for!
Two rakes are better than one
With a second take and some upper body strength, you can use the two rakes as an extension of your arms, picking up a huge pile between your rakes. It takes a little coordination, but once you get the hang of it, it can cut your raking time in half.
Grab the kids and make it fun
Turn this boring chore into a friendly bit of competition! See who can rake the most leaves or make the biggest leaf pile. The prize? A fun fall treat or spooky family movie night. Make it an annual tradition that your kids will talk about and look forward to every year.
Try a piece of cardboard
Do you have a large cardboard box lying around? You can use this to “leaf plow” – in other words, use it to push the leaves to your curb in one single motion. You’ll actually pick up many more leaves this way. Just make sure you are using a larger piece of cardboard so you are not hunched over.
Now onto this week’s meal plan.
In case you missed any posts last week you can read them here!
- Meal Plan #96 & Thanksgiving Dinner Hacks
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- Roses, Fire, & Slippers
- 140+ Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List
- Blog Hop #141 – Praline Party Mix
- 65 Of The Best Christmas Movies Of All Time
Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #93
MY COOKING PHILOSOPHY IS TO KEEP IT “HEALTHY AND EASY.”
RECIPES AT HAMMERS N HUGS WILL INCLUDE ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT CAN OFTEN BE FROZEN AND HAVE BEEN TESTED AND APPROVED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
Click HERE to download a macro-friendly healthy weekly meal plan to your phone/desktop with linked recipe instructions and a digital grocery list template to make your life easier!
Watch the video below to see how to use my digital meal plan and grocery list template.
All of these recipes include macros per serving and can be added to My Fitness Pal by typing “fat macro” etc in the ingredient search tool.
With a sprinkling of spices and a drizzle of honey and oil, this sheet pan honeyed salmon recipe is a delicious low-carb dinner!
This egg roll in a bowl recipe provides a delicious high-protein taste of a classic egg roll but without the carbs!
This slow cooker fajita chicken salad can be made in a variety of ways including low carb, dairy, and gluten-free!
With a surprise ingredient, this sweet and salty easy egg on toast recipe can be made in 5 minutes and enjoyed for any meal!
This low-carb, gluten-free Cheese And Ham Squash Casserole is a burst of nutritious flavor and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Here is to a great week friends!