Mom’s Healthy Snack Hack!

𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬?? Do you struggle⁣
To get them to eat a certain food group? ⁣

One of mine loves fruit and veggies but not the protein – the other is the opposite and likes the meat but not the veggies as much 🤷🏼‍♀️⁣

Thankfully 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐦𝐞 for this and think it’s a treat! #momwin

This healthy 3-in-1 smoothie for kids has been designed specifically for their unique dietary needs.

“We know how hard it is to get kids to eat right, so our goal was to not only create a healthy snack you feel good about them having but also make an easy snack that they’ll actually ask for.”

The Daily Sunshine smoothie/shake comes in two flavors: smooth and creamy Chocolate and fruity and sweet Strawberry Banana. My boys like the chocolate the best, but like both!

Each flavor is made with organic fruits and vegetables, organic pea protein, and healthy fats, and has 3 grams of fiber, probiotics from Bacillus coagulans, vitamins C & E, calcium, and vitamin D.

I wouldn’t be sharing this with you if my kids didn’t absolutely love it, and I didn’t wanna hold out on other moms my secret! If you want a sample or to try some for a month – you know where to find me!

So many EXCITING things happening… So many changes!

Update on life for my older followers and introduction for me new ones 🤷🏼‍♀️⁣

First, thank you for reading this and thank you for the follow! I appreciate the support you give me 👏🏼⁣ – if you don’t already, I would love it if you clicked the subscribe button, and I’d love to get to know you better!

So many BIG changes this year for us happening- I’ve kept most of this on the DL but I think it’s finally ok to spill the beans 🤗⁣



👩🏼 Mom of 3 ⁣

Surprise if you haven’t seen my baby spam on my Instagram or Facebook – but I just had our third baby a month ago! So thankful for a precious little girl to join her two brothers who are 5 and 3 and I am so fortunate to be able to stay at home with them! ⁣

🇺🇸 AF Wife 🔜 Airline Life ✈️ ⁣

My husband has been a pilot in the military for 10 years now, and will be leaving active duty in the next few months! Our kids have been born in Tampa, Oklahoma City, and Canada! He will Be transitioning to the airlines this fall and we are looking forward to this next chapter and putting down some roots… ⁣

🏡 Building house and moving back home to Arizona! ⁣

I am SO excited for this house! It’s basically going to have all my dream house features that we haven’t had before. It’s gonna be a place where our kids can grow up and also be close to family! We will be moving in the next couple months… ⁣Cannot wait until it’s done. Stay tuned for the progress photos, and then decorating!

So yes – changing careers, having a baby, and moving back to the States has made life little crazy for the past year in preparation and now it’s exciting to watch it start to unfold. ⁣I am so proud of Jordan and love to watch his dreams coming true!

During my mom cracks of the day – or just when I need some sanity time 🤪 I also love to help other mamas in their health and fitness, both mentally and physically! I think it’s super important for everyone to take that hour in a day to have some quiet time, to get a workout in, and to fuel their bodies with nutrition that’s going to make you feel better and help keep you healthy. ⁣



Right now I’m enjoying all the newborn snuggles and recovering from my first c-section delivery. I’m focusing on my nutrition and 🤱🏼 and will start the workouts again after I’ve been cleared from the 👨🏼‍⚕️! ⁣

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Tell me about you!! What are some things we have in common? ⁣

I’d love to hear from you – what kind of content would be beneficial for you??

Lactation Bites

These yummy no-bake lactation bites are perfect for a nursing mom or anyone who needs a healthy, hearty, handy boost of energy!

I always use the same base for my Energy Bites – so you can personalize these however you would like, or mix it up each time! In order to boost the milk production though, I added in some Brewer’s Yeast!

Oatmeal, brewer’s yeast, and healthy fats like nut butter and flaxseed can help increase a mother’s milk supply! These little balls are packed with all of these ingredients so they are a great quick grab at any time of day or night to snack on and boost that milk supply.

They’re full of my favorite flavors – safe and healthy for anyone to eat, because my boys are also obsessed with these and ask for them often! I usually double the recipe since they go quickly in our house.

My favorite kind of nut butter to use! Found at Costco – made with mixed nuts, and not loaded with sugar like other Peanut Butters! Check the label for the sugar content in whatever peanut butter you are using – the fewer ingredients the better when it comes to nut butters!

Serves: 18-20 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup Chia Seeds
  • 3 TBS Brewer’s Yeast
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy!
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  5. **You can substitute almost anything for any of the ingredients to work around food allergies, special diets, etc. Soybutter, almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter, etc all works in place of peanut butter. You can use creamed or liquid honey, or agave nectar or even maltitol syrup in place of the honey. If you do not like or cannot eat coconut try some type of crushed cereal, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, granola, cocoa powder…the possibilities are really endless. If you cannot find ground flaxseed you can buy it whole and grind it yourself in a coffee grinder or magic bullet or you can substitute any other dry ingredient in it’s place. Yes, the mini chocolate chips can be regular sized or carob or you can use raisins, cranberries, goji berries, or crushed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, whatev) of some kind.

Little Readers

I wish I was a natural reader – meaning that I just absolutely loved to read and could blow through books. Unfortunately that isn’t the case for me – but with practicing the discipline of reading for 15-20 minutes each day I have been able to build my finished book list!

With a degree in elementary education I am fortunate to have learned how to teach kids how to read, and some tips and tricks for making it fun! Now that I have children of my own, my desire is to try to teach them to love to read. I know that learning to read they will be able to learn about different interest that they have, and that will help them in life as they grow. Even if they don’t love it – I am going to force them to do it, just like my mom did to me ;).

For younger kids just learning…

A great way to help your kids with learning the alphabet and reading… using letters – (these are made out of fabric but you can also print letters or make cutouts) – for each letter.

There are lots of activities you can do with this – here are a couple 💡 you can use!

• Beginner Games •

⭐️ use them as flash cards to learn the alphabet

⭐️ spread the letters around the floor and have them find and bring the letter you call out back to you

⭐️ line them up alphabetically on the floor

• More Advanced •

⭐️ spread the letters out randomly and call out a letter sound – they find the letter(s) that makes that sound and bring it back to you

⭐️ have them spell out words you give them by sounding out the letters and putting it together – ex. Cat, dog

There are great apps that I use for learning the alphabet too – but I try not to use them too much. Search the app store and you will have a ton to chose from – many are free!

I wish I could say I was consistent with this daily – but I am not. I am working on it though!

Any apps or books that you love to use for your kids??

Getting in that H2o

Water, water, water! Drink it! There are many many many great benefits to drinking water for your entire body. Some of those include…

  • General pain and inflammation in muscles and joints
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Weight loss
  • Water retention
  • Skin problems, including acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • Gastrointestinal issues

From the fitness aspect I can tell you that you should be drinking water all day long! It keeps you hydrated after a good workout, and helps flush your system faster. A lot of time people, myself included, mistake thirst for hunger and snack instead of drink. So next time you feel that snack craving coming on, reach for a cup of water instead and see how you feel!

Some of my favorite ways to get a little carbonated bubble kick without loading up on sugar and other terrible ingredients found in soda – is to drink these sparkling waters.

BEWARE though – make sure that you check the nutrition label on the back!! Many of these are sweetened with aspartame or other artificial sweeteners that are a big no no when it comes to your health!

The only ingredients that you want is natural flavors in your sparkling water cans!

Water is even more important for mama and baby!

Which flavor is your favorite??

Storing Your Fresh Fruits

Do you sometimes wonder 🤔….What is the best way to store your fruits and veggies?!

💥 here ya go! 💥

Apples 🍎 – countertop for 7 days, then fridge

Melon 🍈 – let Ripen at room temperature …refrigerating can cause antioxidants to break down

Sweet potato 🍠- cool, dry, dark location

Carrots 🥕 – refrigerated

Zucchini – tightly wrapped plastic bag in the fridge

Asparagus – wash and put in fridge standing upright in glass of water

Citrus 🍊- countertop

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What’s your favorites to keep in the house?

Prepping Your Fruits and Veggies

After grabbing your fresh produce from the grocery store – the best way to make sure that it gets eaten and not wasted, it to get it ready to grab and go!

Let them soak in a white vinegar and water mix, then rise and let dry completely before putting away. IF you are following my awesome balanced macros portion nutrition plan, you can portion out servings for the weeks so they are ready to eat!

The best way to stay on track with your nutrition is to push out the bad with the good! Have these kinds of foods readily available so when you get hungry you can reach for one of these out of the fridge instead of something processed from the pantry. Fill up more on your veggies and fruit, drink water, and you will be feeling better in no time!

💪🏼 Workout TIP 💥

You don’t need much space to get in a great workout! But wherever that space may be, I highly recommend…

⭐️ having a mirror ⭐️

Not so you can take the classic “I did my workout” 🤳🏼 like this one 😜… but because they are

👉🏼 GREAT for checking your form constantly throughout the workout!

Guess what, if your form is off – so will your results be. Form is CRUCIAL when you are lifting, doing HIIT, or stretching.

If you’re taking the time to workout, don’t you want to get the most out of it? Duh.

This one is super cheap from Walmart (I don’t currently live next to a Target 😭) and it moves easily if you want it to.

Do you already use a mirror for workouts?

And because I know you’re dying to know… the baby girl bump and I DID crush our workout today 😉 – now I’ll be resting and trying to parent the other 2 from the couch while I catch my breath 😂

Fill that sweets craving…

When your 🧠 “thinks” its needs the sweets, my favorite thing to eat is this!

Plain greek yogurt drizzled with honey and fresh berries! 

✨ sugar is crazy in yogurts if you’re not careful! Read the label. Go for the plain 2% and sweeten it yourself with honey. A lot of the other options… you might as well be eating dessert. Don’t get tricked by things that appear like the healthier choice! ✨ 

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I no longer crave ice cream – and if I’m gonna eat it I’m super picky about the brand. I mean, once you’ve seen ice cream left out all night and it’s not completely melted in the morning… it makes you kinda wanna 🤢 and wonder what science experiment that is that people are eating.

The Inside Scoop!

Have you ever googled nutrition info? Tried to count your own macros? Looked on Pinterest for recipes? Wondered what the best way to balance your nutrition was? Followed the latest diet craze? 🙋🏼🙋🏼

Instead of trying to figure it all out on your own, why not invest in yourself and give yourself the freedom, change and life-long success you deserve? 🤷🏼‍♀️

I’m officially CERTIFIED to coach you through this 👩🏼‍🏫

🚫No Starving
🚫No Eliminating food groups
🚫No magic pills or wraps

Structure WITH Freedom🙌🏻🙌🏻

❤️Food Balance
❤️Real Foods
❤️Beat Sugar addiction for good
❤️ Find out the reason behind emotional eating 
❤️Goal Specific plans- not just one approach
❤️Life-Long changes – no yo-yo diets
❤️Finding your deep reason WHY you want to lose the weight.

❤️We’re going to take a much deeper dive into the “how” and “why” the color coded, portion control system works with this new revamped version of one of our most popular programs and eating plan!

💙We’re going to dive into the 3 principals that the program is based on, talk about the 3 different paths you can follow based on your goals & where you’re at in your journey right now. We’re taking on FOOD & SUGAR ADDICTION, emotional eating AND how to use the containers to help your kids eat healthy(this is NOT a weight loss formula for kids, this is healthy eating for kids).

All of it in one place, all of it designed to help you learn to eat healthy without feeling deprived. The color coded containers have already helped millions of people lose weight & keep it off! PLUS there is a video for what to do if you are PREGNANT, or NURSING 👋🏼 – this is my plan now and after baby!

Are you a runner? 
Are you a Gym member? 
Cross Fit?

Do you think the only way to lose weight is by consuming no carbs??? I need ALL the carbs this pregnancy – so this has been helpful!

This can be done even if you don’t do our workout programs whether you don’t want to workout, or you have your own workout plan, this still fits in your life!

✔️Step-by-Step videos
✔️Strategies to help reduce sugar consumption and to get the ENTIRE family eating right
✔️Over 300 recipes and 75 healthy lunch ideas for kids!
✔️A brand new cookbook online and in your hands.

Listen to my teammate Lauren!

These are just a few of the features 😉

Oh, and if you’ve done and /or heard of those amazing 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts…..yep, those are getting revamped too! And this time, it will be in live stream! And yep, I’m most definitely kicking off an exclusive group with it 📲

Im mentoring 10 ladies through this right now and some spots are spoken for already!!! Send me a message – I look forward to chatting with you!

Expecting Mamas Leg Workout

Building Legs Muscles To Support Your Body Through Pregnancy and Labor

This workout can be done pregnant or not! Modify According…

If you are Pregnant – be sure to move slowly, as pregnancy loosens up your joints and you don’t want to cause any injury. Use lighter weights and drop to no weights when you need to!

Not Pregnant – Get the most out of these moves by lifting HEAVIER weights. The legs are your biggest muscle group so you want to challenge them!

Do each Move for 3 sets of 10 reps each (each leg for lunges)