Balance is Key - Engineer Mommy
Jun 152017
 

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.

Balance is Key

Balance is Key


My little one absolutely loved getting her hands covered in paint.
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


Here she is busily working on her masterpiece. I believe it’s so important to encourage creativity and imagination in young children.
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


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.
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


Here is her art creation. I love how she created a fun series of flowers. So stylish and elegant!
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


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!
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


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!
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


Paired with some fresh strawberries and some string cheese, TruMoo makes the perfect way to refuel after play time!
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


TruMoo Chocolate Milk is made with low-fat white milk and is available at your trusted local dairy.
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


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.
Balance is Key

Balance is Key


Want to learn more about TruMoo Chocolate Milk and potentially win some prizes? Join the one-hour Twitter party on June 22 at 1 p.m. ET. There will be five giveaways ($50 gift cards + TruMoo product coupons), so you could win big! To join the chat with registered dietitian Leslie Bonci (@lesliebonci), simply use the hashtag #TruMoo. Also, be sure to follow @theMotherhood, @TMChatHost and @CooperMunroe! RSVP for the party by clicking here.

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?







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 June 15, 2017  Posted by

19 Responses to “Balance is Key”

  1. My kids love TrueMoo and you’re absolutely correct it’s all about balance. Never thought of adding TrueMoo to our smoothies so thanks for the suggestion we’ll have to try that.

  2. Balance is one of those things. I gave up on awhile ago. Now I embrace the juggle and accept that life will be crazy!

  3. I think TruMoo is a great healthier option for all of us! My nephew loves chocolate milk, so I’ll have to share some with him.

  4. TrueMoo is my favorite chocolate milk. I usually buy the low fat option and we drink it so quickly. It’s such a great treat.

  5. I have to admit I’ve not heard of TruMoo before, but I am going to have to look out for it, it does sound like a delicious way to refuel and I bet it is delicious with strawberries.

  6. I never really had much of an afternoon routine because I worked all the time when my kiddo had breaks or after school. He went to after school care and they had that routine. But we do love TruMoo milk! It’s a great drink for those weekend afternoons :)

  7. Balance is key, that’s for sure. My daughter LOVES her chocolate Tru Moo.

  8. My Son loves TruMoo Chocolate Milk. It can be so hard to find balance. I work from home and set an alarm to remind me when it is time to quit for the day.

  9. TruMoo was my son’s favorite kind of chocolate milk. Actually, it’s still the only kind he will drink, and he’s 20.

  10. I haven’t tried TruMoo. It’s great that it can replenish the lost fluids and electrolytes.

  11. I haven’t tried trumoo milk yet. I used to love chocolate milk growing up.

  12. The TruMoo Chocolate milk is something we all love. I love the idea of finger painting with the kids and than have a little snack. Fruit and cheeses make a great snack along with the treat of TruMoo chocolate milk. I love it has no GMO too. Thanks for sharing the information.

  13. Finger painting is so cool. I loved it as a child. It was also my kids’ favorite activity when they were young. I am happy that the summer is here. Time for kids to be kids!

  14. My daughter only drinks chocolate milk. :) I really like that TruMoo Chocolate Milk offers protein, vitamins and minerals in every serving.

  15. I love this post, crafts and arts is a big part of our activity too. We buy Trumoo milk once in a while and the kids seems to like it.

  16. My kids love chocolate milk. Haven’t had this brand yet though, will have to pick some up.

  17. I don’t think they have this one in Canada. It looks tasty though. I am sure my kids would LOVE it. Chocolate milk is such a hit always.

  18. Finger painting, fresh fruit and chocolate milk will definitely make any kid happy! I will have to try that with my granddaughter. She loves finger painting activities too.

  19. I love when kids are able to get a tad bit messy and get creative. Also kids love milk but they love chocolate milk is always best for flavor!

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