Inspiring families to leave a legacy of health for the children in their lives.

Month: March 2017

Healthier Lunches Improve Test Scores

Healthier Lunches Improve Test Scores

I came across an article today talking about a study done showing a link between eating right,  and students doing better on test scores. It’s very intriguing,  and hopefully will put an emphasis on schools trying to serve healthier foods! I included the link at […]

My Top Better For You Convenience Foods

My Top Better For You Convenience Foods

Because let’s be honest, we don’t live in a world where we have time to cook every single thing we eat from scratch 24/7. Here’s my list of packaged foods I don’t have to feel bad about. Uncle Sam cereal, and Pacific unsweetened almond milk. […]

The Easiest Breakfast Ever

The Easiest Breakfast Ever

Being 4 days away from my due date for baby number 3, I don’t have a lot of energy left. But when I let our nutrition fall short, I always pay for it the next day.

So every morning I’ve been making these super easy smoothies. Or as my boys call them “super strength Hulk smoothies”.

To make you will need:

(Makes one serving)

1 banana

2 handfuls of spinach

Unsweetened Almond milk

A dash of cinnamon (optional)

I first put the banana in, then the spinach  (seems to blend the spinach better in this order. At least with how my blender is desgined)

Then I throw in a dash of cinnamon. And cover with the unsweetened almond milk. Blend until a beautiful green!

And ta-da! You’re done! I love this because my kids drink it up and I can guarantee no matter what the day brings, they’ve already had some greens! 

Some side notes, if you or your kids aren’t used to spinach, I would add some vanilla. It really helps things taste sweeter than they really are. (Although thanks to the banana, this smoothie in particular is pretty sweet!) Also I like adding a couple of ice cubes to mine, but my kids prefer it without.

And that’s all! I hope you have a beautiful day!

~Ashley

Healthy Easy Snacks on the Go!

Healthy Easy Snacks on the Go!

Today I felt compelled to write a list of healthy easy snacks! As a mom of VERY active 2 and 4 year old boys, we have many days we relay on eating while on the go. While meal prepping is crucial to healthy food success, […]

Improving Nutrition in Young Children

Improving Nutrition in Young Children

Hello again! I am currently studying to become a certified personal trainer through ACE (American Council on Exercise) . I recently came across a really good chapter on nutrition and children, and thought I would share a portion with you! This is an excerpt from […]

Healthier Traditions

Healthier Traditions

I LOVE the holidays. Any reason to celebrate is a good reason to me!

Unfortunately after becoming a parent I realized 90% of any celebration is junk food. So I’ve been on a mission to find ways to keep the traditions and fun, but half the sugar!

Which is why I’m starting this mini series, blogging what our family does for each holiday. Today I’m starting with Easter!

Easter is probably my favorite holiday. As a Christian, it also feeds my soul on a level other holidays can’t.

But let’s cut to the chase. First things first are the Easter basket. Over priced and not what I want anyways, here is a list of what I put together for my son’s  baskets this year (ages 2 and 4) -pictures coming soon!

•Frisbee with carrot picture on top.

•Small book of prayers

•Plastic eggs filled with playdough

•Carrot shaped darts (the boys will love these!)

•Stickers

•Crayons and coloring book

•Soft balls

•Any healthy snacks they enjoy that they see as a treat (strawberries, box of raisins, baby carrots, baby oranges, baby bananas, …anything smaller than normal size haha)

And that’s it! I hope you got some ideas and feel inspired for your own baskets.I’d love to see pictures in the comments section of what you end up doing!

Have a beautiful day!

~Ashley