If you hit rewind in your memory of any recent day, we’re betting it consists of a lot of running around. Between work and school, kids and pets, errands and exercising, hobbies and socializing, most of our time is action-packed. And we get it: The ZENB community is made up of ambitious, creative people who were born to hustle.
But in the midst of slaying your to-do list and making things happen, we urge you not to forget about another sweet part of life: just kicking it. Taking a pause, enjoying a snack and a beverage, and being present with yourself are such essential parts of self-care!
Here at ZENB, we’ve recently launched an exciting new product: ZENB Cracker Crisps, delightfully crunchy, better-for-you snacks that will be your new go-to when you want to carve out a few moments of relaxation. Made from just yellow peas, olive oil, and seasonings, ZENB Cracker Crisps are such a delicious snack that will deeply satisfy your salty cravings. A bowl of your favorite flavor (they’re all so yummy) and a cold drink are the perfect things to indulge in after a hectic day.
Though there are a million ways and places to unwind and recharge, here are three ideas for how to curate “me-time” moments:
Outdoor Chillin’ with Salt n’ More
Especially if you work indoors, spending a little time outside each day is so good for your mental health. Even if your only exposure to nature are the plants on your balcony or the trees in your backyard, some fresh air and greenery can help your shoulders drop and your mind clear.
When it comes to outdoor hangs, simplicity is best. Maybe that means a good novel, or a sketchbook and pencils, or a crossword puzzle and your favorite jazz album. For your snack? No need to overthink it: Grab a box of Salt n’ More ZENB Cracker Crisps, a classic flavor with a supremely light, airy crunch. Pop open your favorite craft beer or cider, or shake up a citrusy mocktail. Breathe. Listen to the birds. Feel the sunshine on your skin. There you go.
Bubble Bath Wine Down with Rosemary n’ Chia
Bubble baths are sort of the poster child for self care, but like so many cliches, there’s a reason for that! A soak in a warm tub helps relieve tension from your muscles, and being suspended in water allows you to fully relax your whole body. On a chilly day, a bath can rebalance your core temperature, and on a hot day, it helps you feel extra squeaky clean.
To make it a real me-time moment, break out the splurge-y bubble bath or bath bomb that you’ve been hiding in the back of the linen closet. You deserve a little luxury, queen! Light a candle or a cone of incense with a calming fragrance, like lavender, clary sage, or sandalwood. Pour a glass of wine, perhaps a cool natty rosé from Oregon or a supple, juicy French red, or brew a cup of chamomile tea. Plate up ZENB Rosemary n’ Chia Cracker Crisps — the herbaceous flavor profile is a lovely compliment to the relaxing vibes, and chia seeds add an extra nutritional boost.
In fact, ZENB Cracker Crisps are surprisingly better for you: They feature 50% more fiber and 67% more protein than conventional crackers, and the super-clean ingredients are free from the junk you often find in other packaged crackers, like starches, gums, additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors.
Evening Couch Hangs with Everything n’ Dill
Especially after a stressful day of meetings or childcare, a couch hang where you can turn off your brain a little, is pure bliss. Immersing yourself in a great TV show or movie, cheering for your team, catching up on TikTok trends, or just cozying up listening to music can be such a powerful way to relax! To do it properly, make sure the sofa has plenty of pillows and at least one cozy blanket, and ditch your work clothes for soft pants and slippers.
ZENB Everything n’ Dill Cracker Crisps, with a fresh, zesty flavor and epic crunch, are the nosh of choice for this moment. They’re so good on their own, but really shine as part of a charcuterie board or snack plate with your favorite cheese, meats, dips, or veggies!
For more info, or to stock your pantry, check out our line of ZENB Cracker Crisps! Looking for more tasty snack ideas? Check out the ZENB recipe collection, which has you covered for every meal of the day and those in-between meal nibbles! For more lifestyle inspo, follow ZENB on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.