As a mom of two, I'm constantly surrounded by my smart, kind, funny kids who completely drain me. I love them! But I've been getting run down a lot. The bags under my eyes won't budge and my pants are not fitting as well as they used to. I don't have time to make myself lunch during busy mornings, so I spend a silly amount of money on greasy pizza. Most mornings I bribe my kids to get dressed with frozen waffles for breakfast, which means my breakfast without fail is the last few leftover bites eaten quickly over the sink.
After one especially long morning, I spent all lunch smelling some home-cooked deliciousness. One of my colleagues, Sam, was heating up a bowl of noodles with fresh vegetables in what smelt like a tangy sauce. She told me the one daily routine that keeps her sane is her Splendid Spoon bowls of noodles, soups, or grains full of vegetables.
Splendid Spoon is a completely plant-based wellness brand that makes ready-to-eat soups, grain bowls, noodles bowls, and smoothies designed to give you the nutrients you need to feel refreshed and restored. They're made from all vegan ingredients and the meals are very filling, so they're great for losing weight. Splendid Spoon isn't like other pre-made meals because they use whole foods and are packed with nutrients. The recipes are unique to different cultures; no unseasoned chicken with broccoli here.
Sam was eating a bowl of Tangy Ginger Noodles with Carrots & Bell Peppers, which was full of superfoods, or in other words, real grown-up food. When she told me they have a delivery subscription and I could skip grocery shopping with restless kids, I was hooked.
I opted for the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + 1 Day Reset Plan. So when my first weekly box arrived it had 5 smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 noodle bowls along with my light soups for my reset. You don't have to do the reset day with the light soups so instead, I decided to have them as snacks throughout the week.
The first morning after getting my first weekly box l tried the Raspberry Cacao Smoothie filled with hidden wholesome ingredients like organic cashew butter, beet juice, and rosewater, was calling my name. Instead of eating the kids' leftovers, I finally had a grown-up breakfast that was just for me. Splendid Spoon smoothies come pre-blended and ready to grab on the way out the door.
Later during lunch, I heated up my Red Beet Buddha Bowl with quinoa. It was so tasty, it put me in such a good mood for the rest of the day. If I'd ordered 5 of the same bowl for the rest of the week, I would have been content, but I ordered a mix of soups, grain bowls, and of course the noodles for those days I was craving extra carbs. My favorite turned out to be the Green Curry Noodles with Broccoli and Lemongrass - I love Thai food, but the kids don't like it, and I hadn't had it in sooo long. I try and get my kids to eat everything, but they're picky and don't complain about chicken tenders, so it's a common dinner staple. Now, at least I don't feel as bad indulging in a honey-mustard-dipped tender myself, knowing I had a healthy breakfast and lunch and dinner all week.
Eating healthier carbs and more of the whole, nutritious ingredients in Splendid Spoon has given me more energy and patience to deal with all the kids in my life. Plus, it's always nice when your skinny jeans zip up a little easier.
Cold and flu season is well underway, and I know my extra helpings of turmeric, ginger, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and plenty of other immunity boosters are going to help me guard against germs. This year I've got the heftiest workload, but it feels a little more manageable when I treat my body right with plant-based foods. I've been in a food rut for a while and trying Splendid Spoon has definitely shaken up my spirit in the best way.
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