Has it really been six weeks? We’ve learned so much working with Made to Matter, Handpicked by Target™ products and tackled some gaps in our quest for feeding our family in a healthy way. For our last day of the challenge, we got together (ALL of us, in person! Yay for Jenna being back in town!) to chat about our successes and reward ourselves for a job well done. We’ve each shared our thoughts and also, we whipped up a few healthy smoothies for the occasion, so read on for the recipes!
“Last night at about 10:00 p.m., I had just gotten my kids bathed and in bed. The whole day felt like a tornado. Most days do. But, as I sit here thinking about the events of the day I can pat myself on for doing one thing right, feeding my kids three wholesome meals. Alright, maybe two wholesome ones, a mediocre one, and a whole lot of healthy snacks. Our snacking will never die.
These new quick and healthy breakfast options that we have introduced have really jump-started our goal of eating more meals at home, and less in the car. You know what else? My car has stayed cleaner, too.”
“It’s been really fun working with Target these last few weeks! I love food and any chance I have to eat it, share it, learn about it is really exciting for me. I’ve found myself learning that frozen food isn’t ALL bad and there really are brands dedicated to having good and healthy food that is also easy to make! That’s been crucial to me as I’ve found my summer life is more on-the-go than I anticipated! With the help of Made to Matter, Handpicked by Target™ I’ve had healthy snacks on hand to combat ravenous post-swimming hunger and late night firework watching. I’ve spent way less time pouring over intense meals and more time feeding my kids quick andwhole foods so we can run out the door for more summer fun!”
“For me, this challenge has been all about trading in my easy unhealthy snacks for healthier options. Having things right there in my bag versus opting for a drive-thru has not only saved me money, but I have seen the benefits in my kids and my mood and energy. Some of the organic options are more expensive than what I was used to paying, but when I factored in how much I spent on food in restaurants I was actually saving money! On top of that, I’ve recently discovered the Cartwheel app for Target so I’m saving money on a lot these things with that, too!”
And now for our tasty healthy smoothies!
2 cups of Vitacoco Coconut Water – pineapple flavored
1 cup of spinach
Blend and add ice or yogurt for a slushie or more smooth consistency, respectively, and honey to taste.
Triple Berry Smoothie:
2 cups of Vitacoco Pure Coconut Water – Orange Flavored
Blend and add ice for a slushie or yogurt for a smooth consistency. Add honey for sweetness if needed.
1/2 cup of fresh mango
2 cups of Vitacoco Coconut Water – orange or mango flavored
Also we ate this whole box. So good!