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For many years, I was a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I was the over-achiever in school. The straight A student, student body president, voted “most likely to succeed.” You know the type. In my career, I employed the same principles. Work hard, finish first, answer emails on vacation – whatever it took to get that “employee of the month” plaque on the wall. When things wouldn’t go as planned, the result was pure devastation.
Like every parent, I started out with the best intentions. And I can honestly say, things started out pretty perfect. I was able to breastfeed my babies, gave them healthy baby foods, pack the ultimate diaper bag and leave the house looking like a fairly functional person. That didn’t last long. My dream of kids that would go to bed on time, keep a clean room at all times, and not run me completely ragged had pretty much faded away by the time we entered the toddler phase. Before long, I’d become the mom that fought the kids to sleep, stepped on Legos on a daily basis and was happy to call the iPad our babysitter. Even the best laid plans would go awry each and every time and I’d gone from the perfectionist mom to the hot-mess mom seemingly overnight.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced with parenting is getting my family to eat and enjoy more nutritious meals and snacks. And what a challenge that has been! While my husband and I eat pretty clean, there are days where it’s literally a fight to pry my kids away from the junk foods. I’d tried the obvious idea of just never buying that stuff or keeping it in our house, but all that meant was that my kids would choose to either starve or sneak in some candy they’d gotten that day in school. The latter I hadn’t figured out until I discovered a host of wrappers and cookie crumbs buried in their messy room. A perfectionist’s nightmare…
“Great things come from a series of small things brought together.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
This has become one of my favorite quotes as of late because it has been my entire approach when it comes to changing my family’s eating habits. We start by introducing organic varieties to their favorite foods, cooking more plant-based meals, and introducing healthier snacks that still taste great.
Our latest introduction is the new Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative. It has similar nutrition to dairy yogurt- 5g of protein, live and active cultures – and is made from real plant-based ingredients. We’ve fallen in love with the strawberry and vanilla varieties, but it comes in several creamy delicious flavors. It’s dairy/lactose free for sensitive tummies and contains no artificial colors or flavors. Did I mention it tastes great? Whether for a light breakfast choice or tasty snack throughout the day, Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is an easy and intuitive choice for a delicious and nutritious option for my family.
Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative was super easy to find it in the natural/organic section of my local grocery store. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, be sure to download this coupon to save some money…because I’m all about eating healthy on a budget!
So are we a perfect family when it comes to our healthy eating habits. No? But progress is perfection in my book and we’re definitely making progress! Small steps right?