Convenience and Health…is it possible to have both?

Kids in the Kitchen health

With Family Day coming up in a week, I’m thinking a lot about my three kids and how much I love spending time with them (No, for real. I’m not being sarcastic!).

My last year has been so hectic and the time I spend with them seems less and less each and every day. Most of our time together is driving somewhere, getting dressed or getting ready for bed. The fun times are spent in the kitchen-which I LOVE.

The kids will help me make breakfast, dinner, bake, set the table. We chat, and talk about silly things and I throw in some secret lessons about healthy foods. It’s an awesome time together. I love it.kids_in_the_kitchen health

Sometimes this isn’t possible. Sometimes we’re so rushed that toast is dinner and we’re out the door for hockey. It happens. And it’s not only the kids who’s health can get thrown on the back burner. We instantly forget about ourselves. Grab snacks and water for the kids, get in the car…30 minutes later-you’re starving and you only have half a cracker in your purse. At the bottom. Ok, crumbs. That’s the WORST.

So how can we integrate more health into our hectic schedules? Really though. Here’s my top three suggestions:

GET ORGANIZED.

This one is not necessarily easy, I know. You’ve got to have your grocery shopping list ready, and know what you need for the week. Have healthy options on hand. But you can do this. Sit down, take stock of what’s in your cupboards and your fridge and PLAN. You can do it. I buy mostly the same things every week so I even have a shopping list that I print out. I don’t even have to write down what we need, I just check a BOX. Hey-that time saved is time I could be sleeping. It all counts.

HAVE A BACKUP.

There are restaurants that are terrible and there are restaurants that have got your back. Get a sandwich and relax. You don’t need to get fries because you’re in a hurry. You can still grab something that won’t drag you down. Take note of what’s around you and where those better places are. Stop in, grab and go and still feel good.

CONVENIENCE PRODUCTS LIKE REAL HEALTH SUPERFOODS

Real Health is a convenience product MADE FOR YOU. This stuff is gold. Healthy powdered gold. It’s a go-to if you’re pressed for time. They’re pre-screened by VitaRock so you know you can trust the quality.

For instance, I made my regular banana muffins (recipe below) for the kids and added 4 tablespoons of Supergreens +cacao. Did they like it? Well, I just up’d the game from banana muffins to banana chocolate muffins so yeah…they were a hit. Plus every MINI muffin had a serving of vegetables in them. WHAT? Yup, this stuff is good. I also added a few tablespoons to my buckwheat pancakes. WIN.

I made a butternut squash soup and topped it with their salad topper. You know what happened? AWESOMENESS. And health. It added a whole bunch of seeds, spirulina and goodness. Delicious goodness.

Forget Sports drinks. They are full of unnecessary sugar for you and your kids. Real Health Superfoods has this great “Raaw juice” product if you need a little boost of energy. There’s nothing this company doesn’t have that won’t take your health to the next level. And it’s in a powder. That’s convenient!

There are ten Real Health Superfoods products that are being featured on VitaRock right now. And they’re all BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE. Yesssss. Deals and convenience and health? Mind. Blown.

Even better than that, you can win them ALL right here. All you have to do is enter below. And there are a bazillion (that’s a number, right?) ways to enter. Ok, nine. But that’s awesome right? How amazing is this?

Real Health Banana Muffin Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. Real Health Superfoods SuperGreens + Cacao

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mash bananas with egg, applesauce and maple syrup. Set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add all wet ingredients at once to dry and stir until JUST combined.

Scoop into a greased mini muffin tray and bake for 15 minutes (until springy).

Makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular sized muffins.

Enjoy! These are lunch friendly items. Great for school, snacks in the car or when you’re pressed for time in the morning. Kids love them…almost as much as adults do. 🙂

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