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This semester is one of the busiest we’ve ever had.
With Jake and I going to class several times a week, Jake’s work schedule, our two little kiddos, Easton going to preschool, and all the other day to day things that keep us busy it seems like we’re always running around doing something (when we’re not studying).
On our busiest days, mornings are a little like this:
7:30 AM – Wake up with Lincoln, feed him, then lay in bed until 8
8:00 AM – Get up and ready for class
8:30 AM – Wake up Easton (who might already be up, depending on what time he went to sleep), get him dressed, make his lunch for school
9:00 AM – Drop Easton off at preschool
9:30 AM – Go to school
10:30 AM – Jake drops Lincoln off with his grandma
11:00 AM – Jake has class
12:30 – Pick Lincoln up from grandma’s house
12:45 – Pick Easton up from preschool
And that’s only the mornings- I have class two nights a week and Jake is in school every day but Thursday. Plus we each have online classes and I have to do 45 observation hours over the next 15 weeks.
Life is crazy.
Because we’re so busy it’s important to me that I prioritize feeding Easton a nutrient rich and delicious diet.
I’m not saying we don’t do plenty of mac and cheese or chicken nuggets, we do, but including nutritious things into what he eats (as well as what I eat) on a day to day basis is crucial to promote a balanced lifestyle!
One of Easton’s favorite ways to fuel up before a busy day is with milk! In our home, we go through milk like it’s going out of style.
I like to have milk on hand because of how easy it is to use. Easton enjoys drinking it straight, but I can also throw it into a recipe to make it more filling and add nutrients. On a busy morning I might make a smoothie before we head out of the house! One of our favorite smoothie recipes is:
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup milk
and I throw in a pinch of sugar to taste!
It’s an easy and delicious tasting smoothie that’s filled with lots of good stuff so I know we’re getting good fuel in our bodies.
Milk is good for growing bodies, like Easton’s, because it has the nutrients that he needs like calcium, potassium, Vitamin D and Vitamin A. Plus, milk is a complete protein, which means that Easton is getting the good things he needs to give him energy for the day ahead.
I also want to point out that even though milk is a protein, you do need to drink a full serving to get the benefits of the nutrient milk contains. This means that for every 8 oz glass of milk, milk has 8 grams of protein.
Another great thing about milk is that it’s inexpensive, meaning that it works on our college student budget. We don’t have to wonder if we’ll be able to afford it- we can! It costs anywhere from $2-3 at our local grocery store meaning it’s very affordable.
Milk is a natural source of high- quality protein and has 9 essential proteins per each 8oz glass serving, making it a great choice for any family.
What if you could give your kids a nutrient-rich, delicious, farm fresh beverage with natural protein and no sugar added – all for about a quarter per serving? Surprise – it’s something that’s likely already in your fridge – white milk!
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We love milk! We know it’s got all the good stuff and will help Easton get the nutrients he needs.