I keep telling Bo about my beach goals. I know what you’re thinking “OMG, summer’s almost here, gotta get into that bikini!!! Sorry, not quite – at least not for me. I’ve got long term goals, 5 months, and then 10 months, away from now. Eating smart, not hard, is my recipe (along with some fun gym time).
Five months from now I’m taking the kids on vacation by myself because Bo can’t take the vacation time this year… because… 10 months from now we’re planning on using that extra vacation time to go on a 10 year anniversary vacation.
So beach goals for me means getting in the kind of shape that lets me keep up with the kids at Disney next November… and then laying by the pool sipping every tropical drink they offer next March (did I mention that second vacation will be KID FREE!).
Working quick and healthy lunches into my day seems to be the hardest thing is the world for me. I can get everything the kids need, but I never want to “waste the time” on myself. This is not smart, but it’s the truth. That’s why I was so excited about the new Eat Smart Shake Ups.
They have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and are already available in three flavours, Avocado Ranch, Tropical Lime, and Raspberry Acai (my favourite!). As if that wasn’t amazing enough, they packaging has a lockable lid and a fork included, so it’s ready to eat straight from the store (hello awesome lunch idea I was searching for!). I’ll show you exactly how it works in just a minute.
Eat Smart is one of those few companies truly committed to our health, and that’s really important to me right now. Bo was diagnosed with diabetes about a year ago, and having more healthy side options on our dinner table at night is a must, but having the time to make them myself every night just isn’t feasible.
Every Eat Smart salad kit is a blend of six or more superfoods, as if that wasn’t good enough though – now you can keep your eye out for the “No Artificial: Colors, Flavors, or Preservatives” Label currently on the Sweet Kale, Strawberry Harvest (my favorite), and Sunflower Kale salad. They make it super easy for me to get something on the table that I can have faith and confidence in.
Eat Smart is the first company to commit to having no artifical colours, flavours, or preservatives in any of their products. Over 90% already are, and everything will by the end of 2018.
Seriously! Every Eat Smart product you buy will be free from high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hydrogenated fats, as well as artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners by the end of next year. This means so much to me, because reading nutrition labels has become second nature since Bo’s diagnoses, and it makes me feel a lot better knowing that I’m not pumping the kids full of sugars and sweeteners that aren’t necessary.
Now, ready to see how I spend my afternoons? I walk to the fridge and take out an Eat Smart Shake Ups.
I take the wrapper and lid off, and this is what you’ve got: your salad blend, toppings, dressing, and a fork.
Sprinkle on the toppings and drizzle on the dressing. This is the Raspberry Acai kit, so I’ve got vegetables and dried fruits with a variety of seeds and a tangy raspberry acai dressing. Pop the lip on, then give it a good shake.
Thanks it! Take the lid off, stick a fork in it, and you’re done (I couldn’t resist). In less than a minute you’ve got a super healthy lunch or snack to dig into!
This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.