Our summer is chock full of vacations, summer camps, sports and more. I’m pretty confident it’s going to be one of our best summers yet! I also know that with busy schedules come tired family members which can sometimes make for cranky kids and parents! One of our family’s biggest challenges is meal time battles. I want my kids to eat healthy but I want to keep my sanity in tact too. I have three secret weapons for keeping them totally taken care of:
POWER SMOOTHIES: Spinach is met with zero resistance when it’s blended with ice, fruit, milk and yogurt. Daily veggies? Check! A peaceful meal? Check! Sometimes I make the smoothies with breakfast. Sometimes we have them to cool off on hot afternoons and sometimes I serve them with dinner. They’re never turned down. For added protein I use greek yogurt and peanut butter. Sometimes I use PB2 Powdered Peanut butter which has less fat and even comes in a peanut butter chocolate variety that is delicious! Serving these smoothies gives my kids the nutrients they need without any complaints.
THIEVES ESSENTIAL OIL: Another way that I make sure my family is totally taken care of is by using essential oils. Thieves is my favorite for immune system support and staying healthy! When we are extra busy we tend to get run down and more susceptible to feeling under the weather. Thieves helps keep our immune system running strong and healthy. Plus, it smells great! I just dilute it with coconut oil and keep it handy in a roller bottle for everyday use!
LISTERINE MOUTHWASH: Each product in the Listerine Total Care Mouthwash offers six unique benefits in a single bottle to make it easy to achieve good oral health:
- Helps prevent cavities
- Restores enamel
- Strengthens teeth
- Kills bad breath germs
- Cleans the whole mouth
- Freshens breath
I love that one product does all of this without having to put any thought into it. Just swish daily to cover all your bases! Listerine also offers up to 7x greater fluoride uptake compared to the ACT brand and makes teeth 50% stronger than brushing with a fluoride toothpaste alone according to lab studies.
Walgreens has a wide range of wellness products for one stop shopping to make sure your family is totally taken care of this summer, including Listerine products. Don’t forget the Band-Aids and sunscreen, too!
How are YOU making sure your family is totally taken care of this summer? I’d love to hear your tips and advice!
“I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL- PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”