Moms are often last when it comes to, well everything! It key for us to be on top of everything, and health is a part of that priority. As a part of a focus on a healthy lifestyle, we roundup some of our favorite health and wellness projects to keep you focused, energized and ready for all the ups and downs in your day.
1. Home Cooking: I am a huge fan of healthy home cooking and one of my favorite things to cook is soup! I recently discovered the best book for the soup lover with THE SOUPMAKER'S KITCHEN: How to Save Your Scraps, Prepare a Stock, and Craft the Perfect Pot of Soup. Written by celebrated cookbook author and chef Aliza Green, this beautiful book is great for moms who want to learn how to make healthy soups as it includes a guide to making soups, broths, potages, minestra, minestrone, bisques, and borscht. Some recipes for health and wellness that I am excited to try include the Provencal Soupe au Pistou with Savoy Cabbage, White Beans, and Leeks and the Wild Salmon Chowder with Sweet Corn & Gold Potatoes.
2. HelloFresh: There are those times when home cooking can be challenging but that doesn't mean you have to go the fast food route. Our favorite new delivery system, Hello Fresh is a great way to discover amazing recipes as fresh ingredients get delivered right to your door! I can't think of anything better than having help with grocery shopping and the system from HelloFresh where you can choose a Classic Box or a Veggie Box that comes complete with every single ingredient you need to make a meal. On top of that you also get colorful and step-by-step recipes to guide you along the way in your cooking. I recently tried this out and I loved the convenience of having the food come right to my door as well as some new and creative options to make dinner fun and healthy for everyone. Some of the delicious recipes that you can make include the Butterbean Avocado Salad, Sesame Crusted Tofu, Chana Masala Chickpea Curry, Seared Steak and much more.
3. Carrington Farm's Flax Chia Blend and Flax Hemp: I like to start my day with a spinach and berry smoothie. My kids have also come to love these smoothies (even with the spinach) and I also love to add in flax seeds and chia from Carrington Farms. A 100% organic, non-genetically modified organic product, these ready-to-eat Organic Milled Flax Blends are loaded with Omega 3's, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, while having the added benefit of hormone balancing phytoestrogens called lignans, all of which help promote a healthy lifestyle and boosted metabolism. Some of our favorites are the Flax Chia blend that combines Organic Milled Flax Seeds with Chia Seeds and theOrganic Flax Hemp Blend that combines organic milled flax and hemp provides energy and vitality, strengthens the immune system, supports cardiovascular health and contributes to an overall healthy metabolism.
4. STAMBAs Daily Superfood Blend: Called the "Superfood for "Super Parents!," STAMBA is a blended vitamin that contains rainforest berries and fruits, freshwater greens, Cacao, medicinal mushrooms, adaptogenic roots, and therapeutic spices. I love it because it provides a busy mom (like me) with a powerhouse of vitamins to help me feel nourished and energized. This includes a blend that detoxifies, strengthen the immune system as well as offer moms a source of Omega 3s, phytonutrients, antioxidants and beta glucans for greater wellness, vitality and stamina. Additionally, STAMBA is certified organic, with all ingredients quality tested and encapsulated in an FDA, and GMP certified facility in Long Island, NY.
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