New Year’s resolutions are too easy to ignore when they’re only made in January, so this year, we’re resolving to try five new things each month. Join us! (And share things you want to try in Southwest Florida in the comments, too!)
1 Organic sandwiches at Juicelation
The vegan sandwiches at Juicelation are so good, you’ll never miss the meat. For a limited time, try their organic jackfruit sliders, which feature housemade pulled pork-style jackfruit, topped with cilantro, citrus cabbage slaw and Florida avocado. (Pick up a cold-pressed organic juice while you’re there, too, or indulge in a raw dessert. There are literally no bad choices here.)
If you’re an organizational freak (like me!), you’ll wonder how you ever got anything done before Trello. This free app acts as a virtual list of lists, filled with cards that you can easily drag, color code, attach files and to-dos to, and share with others. It then syncs with your smartphone or tablet, so you can access and edit your lists anywhere.
3 HSN Pawfessionals
The newest young professionals group in Naples is the HSN Pawfessionals, which supports of The Humane Society Naples’ mission to help homeless animals in Collier County. (We recently got the scoop on the group from HSN’s marketing coordinator, Rachael Johnston.) The annual membership fee is just $35, which earns you 10 percent off veterinary and boarding services—meaning it pays for itself if you have pets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
4 Laser tag
It’s been a long time since you’ve played laser tag, and admit it—you kind of miss it. Now you can relive the childhood birthday parties of your past at HeadPinz in Fort Myers, which offers a two-story, glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena, as well as an aerial ropes course and arcade.
5 Dulse seaweed
With kale and bacon all the rage lately, a naturally bacon-flavored nutritional powerhouse is enough to stop any food lover in his tracks. (Fast Company recently labeled it “the superfood of the future.”) Pronounced like “pulse,” dulse is actually a seaweed, which means it provides a healthy dose of potassium, protein and fatty acids. Try the flakes (available at Whole Foods) sprinkled over popcorn or salads.