School started about a month ago, and I’m happy to say that I didn’t keep Emanuelle home once. Just in case you forgot: when Ema was attending daycare I would keep her home as soon as I heard there were cases of “sickness” at daycare. You can read up on it here: A new routine is starting soon. Aren’t you proud of me? I sure am! Avoiding places were she could potentially get sick was not the way to go. I was mostly doing it because when she would get sick, she’d get very sick. Colds always go directly to her lungs. Which means a nasty cough, so much so that we would need to use pumps to get her better.
Since, I’m determined to make sure both Gabrielle and Emanuelle stay healthy (and I can’t keep them home forever), I make sure they eat healthy throughout the day. That includes packing them a healthy lunch. My daughters’ school has even asked parents to make to sure to pack a healthy snack. The snack is to be identified so that the kids don’t grab a muffin that may be in their lunch box, but rather a healthy snack. I think the idea is great, however in our case, no matter which item my children grab from their lunch as a snack, it’s healthy. And because of that, when are are done making their lunch in the morning, I ask them which item they want as a snack and I identify it as the snack. Their favorite healthy snack is currently slices of yellow watermelon.
When they get back from school I make each of them a ND Shake for Kids. ND Shakes are nutrient-dense shakes formulated to meet unique daily requirements of each member of your family. I’ve made the shakes with milk however, we all prefer them with room temperature water. Of course, the girls LOVE the chocolate one. I like both the vanilla and the chocolate. I usually take my ND Shake for Women around 3:30pm, it’s my afternoon pick me up! I look forward to it every day! I’ve noticed that I have more energy since I started drinking it. Sébastien has noticed the same thing as well. He takes his ND Shake for Men with his breakfast in the morning.
I’m really happy with the healthy direction we are going. We are eating as healthy as possible, exercising as a family, and making sure we all get our daily nutrients. I think we are heading in the right direction to healthy living, wouldn’t you agree?
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