The transition from the lazy days of summer to the whirlwind days of making the school bus and shuttling kids to activities is not an easy one. We all get used to it after a few weeks, but the first few days are especially difficult.
The weather is still warm and you are still longing for those slow motion mornings and long days frolicking on the beach. Summer time eats are easy. Simple sandwiches, bowls of fresh fruit, refreshing salads loaded with veggies form your garden. Now that we're back to the grind, it's back to convenience and eating on the go. So, as parents, we need to refocus on the best ways for our children (and ourselves) to continue consuming adequate nutrients during the busy season. Here is a fun and tasty ways to get this done!
While most meals are equally important, breakfast certainly can start you day off with a boost, so start your day off with veggies. Don’t let the day get away form you without a jolt of powerful nutrients and antioxidants. You will feel the surge energy if you do this on a regular basis. Adults and kids alike love this Blast because it's sweet, satisfying and thirst-quenching.
With my 7-year-old picky eater, I call it the Green Monster Shake to make it fun and more interesting. I can rest assured that my kids and I are getting an entire days' worth of fruits and veggies first thing in the morning. That way, if we get too busy during the rest of the day and are not able to sit down for a salad or a stir fry, I don’t feel guilty!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!