Balance is KeyJune 15, 2017
This post is sponsored by TruMoo. All opinions are mine alone.
Finding balance every day is something I strive for. When the kids get home from school, we have a routine that typically works well for our family. We usually like to do a creative arts & crafts project, fit in some active play together and then enjoy a nutritious snack. One of our favorite snacks recently has been some TruMoo Chocolate Milk paired with fruits & cheese.
Why do we love TruMoo Chocolate Milk? Research shows that chocolate milk is the perfect recovery drink (by restoring fluids lost during exercise). Furthermore, TruMoo has the ideal combination of carbs & protein to encourage muscle growth. As a mom of two young kids, I also appreciate that TruMoo is free of GMO ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, artificial growth hormones, artificial sweeteners, and artificial flavors/colors. It’s simply delicious chocolate milk!
simply delicious chocolate milk
Doing a creative project together is always a lot of fun! Sometimes we like to bring the fun outdoors. We decided to set up a bunch of finger paints and some paper on our patio table.
My little one absolutely loved getting her hands covered in paint.
Here she is busily working on her masterpiece. I believe it’s so important to encourage creativity and imagination in young children.
My older one is absolutely in love with creating artwork. She can draw, color, paint, sketch, etc. all day long. She also really enjoyed the fun experience of getting creative in the open air.
Here is her art creation. I love how she created a fun series of flowers. So stylish and elegant!
After painting, we decided to play a fun round of frisbee. I taught my older daughter the proper way to fling one and she mastered it so quickly. Check out her form and how she directed it right at me!
After painting and running around, it was time for a snack! It’s all about balance after all. I reached for our favorite beverage, TruMoo, which is a balanced beverage that’s perfect for children & adults alike. I love that TruMoo Chocolate milk provides our favorite chocolate flavor in a ready-to-serve recovery drink. So convenient! It’s actually the perfect post-workout replenishment drink that doesn’t require any prep work- I regularly enjoy TruMoo Chocolate Milk after a session at the gym!
Paired with some fresh strawberries and some string cheese, TruMoo makes the perfect way to refuel after play time!
TruMoo Chocolate Milk is made with low-fat white milk and is available at your trusted local dairy.
Both of my kids love the taste of this chocolate milk. I really appreciate that TruMoo Chocolate Milk offers protein, vitamins and minerals in every serving. Want to find TruMoo near you? Use this store locator to find a local retailer.
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Leslie Bonci is the owner of Active Eating Advice, which is an esteemed nutrition consulting company. Throughout her career, she has worked with professional athletes (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Toronto Blue Jays and more) to streamline their nutritional profiles. She also blogs, runs a weekly television segment, and has recorded over 100 videos on sports nutrition for STACK.com. I had the privilege of asking Leslie Bonci a specific question about TruMoo Chocolate Milk and here is what she had to say about finding a balanced snack to enjoy with TruMoo:
TruMoo serves up the class in the glass. Fluid, carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and minerals provide the necessary nutrients for growing bodies in a form that tastes great and kids can serve themselves as well. How about a pairing of a glass of TruMoo and a banana, or TruMoo Smoothie made with vanilla yogurt, TruMoo and some berries, or a slice of whole grain bread with peanut butter and a glass of TruMoo.
Do you also love the great taste of #TruMoo? How do you find balance every day?