Do you find it hard to get your kids to eat healthy?
I admit, mac n cheese and hot dogs are a crowd favorite over here.
And is protein a battle sometimes?
How about fruits and veggies?
My kiddos LOVE fruit and they do pretty good with veggies. But protein is certainly a battle for us! I'm not kidding, my kids don't love chicken — seriously, who doesn’t like CHICKEN?! And if you’re like me, it’s really hard to find healthy, nutrient-dense snacks for the kiddos that contain protein, though, I did share some of our favorite snacks here.
If you follow me on social media, you’ll see that I have been consistently drinking the same superfood shake (Shakeology) for over 4.5 years! I started drinking it when I was just about 6 weeks postpartum with my daughter. It literally tastes better than most milkshakes (with far more nutrients, minerals, and vitamins) and provided me with way more energy despite being a brand new mom. What’s not to love about that?! Ha! Plus, it was a quick & easy meal on-the-go (a necessity as a working mom!)
My kiddos weren’t even talking yet when they would reach for my Shakeology. Then, when they were old enough to talk, they were asking if they could drink my shake!
Of course, I’d let them have a few sips, but I kept wishing there was something made specifically for kids — I had never found anything!
And then I found Daily Sunshine...
Since my kiddos were already in love with my shake, I was ecstatic when I discovered that there was one specifically formulated for kids: Daily Sunshine. Truthfully, I was selfishly happy they have their own because they were always stealing mine. HA!
This shake is packed full of nutrients, equivalent to 1 full serving of fruits & veggies!
Plus, it contains fiber and probiotics to support healthy digestion AND it has 10 grams of protein! Then, to top it all off, it’s also all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, organic, uses pea protein, is soy-free, portable, and delicious!
Daily Sunshine comes in two flavors:
- Chocolate (my favorite of the two)
- And Strawberry Banana
It’s Pediatrician Approved and more importantly, KID Approved. My kids ask for it on a daily basis and even ask me to bring it with us on trips!
And we all know how important protein is!
It’s important for kids and for us as parents! You probably already know this, but protein is the main building block for our bodies. It helps form muscle, produce hormones, strengthen skin and bones, and transport nutrients. It’s recommended that 10-30% of your calories should come from protein. So, what does this mean for your kiddo?
- Children age 1–3 = 13 grams daily
- Children age 4–9 = 19 grams daily
- Children age 9–13 = 34 grams daily
- Girls age 14–18 = 46 grams daily
- Boys age 14–18 = 52 grams daily
Alright, back to the protein shake for kids...
Actually, this shake isn’t just for kids — it’s become one of my go-to snacks, too! I’m always on the hunt for healthy protein snacks and this fills that need, especially while pregnant with twins.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, I am more or less required to have protein with every snack and meal while pregnant. And it gets HARD to find a variety of snacks packed with protein! I’m not supposed to have deli meats (generally an easy snack), and for most of my first trimester, anything except chicken (meat-wise) sounded pretty repulsive.
There are 2 ways I like to make Daily Sunshine:
- First, is the obvious: making it into a shake (like it’s supposed to be made), by blending it with a little milk or water and ice.
- Or I’ll take a scoop of the chocolate powder and mix it with a little water at a time until it turns into more of a brownie batter consistency. I make it like this to dip fruit in (apples or strawberries are my favorite!)
And viola — 10 grams of protein and a delicious dessert-like snack!
My kiddos actually prefer these shakes over fast food milkshakes (I can’t make this stuff up). So, we all can get our daily dose of vitamins, fruits, and veggies in a delicious, healthy way. Protein + nutrition that we all love? I call that a win!
I love giving it to my kids in a portable cup and off we go! No arguments or hassle for a morning meal that’s quick and easy and full of nutrients! I’d say this will be even more critical to have something easy and portable when the twins arrive. I mean, 5 kiddos 5 and under? Yikes!
Try Daily Sunshine
Whether you’re looking for ways to get your kiddos to eat more veggies, more protein, and/or get important probiotics and vitamins, Daily Sunshine is a great option!
And it comes with a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
That means, if your little picky eater doesn’t like it, you can get 100% of your purchase price refunded back to you — zero-hassle!
You’ve got 4 options:
- Chocolate: 1 Month Supply
- Strawberry Banana: 1 Month Supply
- Combo Pack: 12 Individual Packs of Each Flavor
- Sampler: 2 Packets of Each Flavor