3 Ways to Be a Healthier Family

I’ve partnered with Green Giant, Optimum Nutrition, vitafusion and L’il Critters as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

How to be a Healthier Family

It’s always easier to hit our health/fitness goals when you work with a partner. But what about when you work together as a family to become healthier? My husband and I are working together to hit our health and fitness goals in 2020, but we also want our kids to be healthier in 2020, not for weight loss purposes but in order to grow healthy and strong bodies. 

How to be a Healthier Family

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How to be a Healthier Family

Swap Veggies for Starches 


My daughter is 4 and at that age where she’s suddenly super picky and HATES trying veggies. Veggies that she used to love, suddenly are “gross”. So, I’m extremely thankful for Green Giant Cauliflower Hashbrown that are every toddler parents DREAM! Green Giant Veggie Hashbrowns give you the same hearty taste and crunchy bite of hashbrowns you (and your little one’s) love, with one full serving of cauliflower in each serving. Both my daughter and 6 month old absolutely loves Green Giant Hashbrowns and has zero clue just how healthy they are for them. Green Giant Veggie Hashbrowns has not only been a great swap for my daughter, but it’s also great for my husband and I. It’s been a much needed and tasty swap for us during breakfast but it’s also a delicious snack! Green Giant Veggie Hash Browns are additionally free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, making this a wise and healthy choice. 

How to be a Healthier Family

Take Your Vitamins

Taking our vitamins has been apart of my personal routine as long as I can remember. vitafusion and L’il Critters Gummy Vitamins are the perfect and easy way to get much needed vitamins for my family. My daughter and husband can use some convincing when it comes to taking their vitamins. I’ve been using vitafusion Gummy Vitamins for myself and husband for years and recently added L’il Critters to my daughters morning routine. 

vitafusion is the #1 Gummy Vitamin brand for men and women. It gives adults a delicious and nutritious way to be nutritious, vitafusion is the only gummy vitamin brand with “clinically proven absorption” and has an award winning taste!*

L’il Critters is an excellent and fun way to give our little ones the vitamins they need with a great taste in a fun gummy bear shape. My daughter even calls these her “morning vitamin gummy bears”. L’il Critters is the only gummy vitamin brand with “doctor tested proven nutrient absorption”. L’il Critters is also made with all the good things and nothing extra – no artificial sweeteners or flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, synthetic dyes, or gluten or dairy!

How to be a Healthier Family

Get Moving

The only way to lose weight and tone up is to burn more calories than you eat. While my kids do not need to lose weight, I think it’s extremely important for them to be active. I grew up playing sports, playing outside and running my energy off – so when this cold Massachusetts weather allows it, I think it’s extremely important for us to get moving together as a family. During the warmer months my husband and I will run while Madison rides her scooter or bike and push the baby in the stroller. We love getting outside and just playing with our kids. It is so important for us to show our kids that movement and sports is FUN. 

It’s also extremely important to me to show my kids how important it is to take care of our bodies. I’m passionate about my health and fitness but it took me becoming a mother to get this way. Having two kids at home, makes it hard for me to work out at my house – so I joined a gym with childcare. This way I’m able to take a class or get in a run on the treadmill while my kid’s are in childcare. It’s so important to make our health a priority and this is one way I’m able to do it. 

One of our favorite ways to add protein into our diet – either as a breakfast substitute or post workout fuel – is by making protein smoothies with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. Gold Standard Whey contains 24 grams of protein and is easy to mix with just a spoon. Personally, I like adding half a frozen banana, some almond milk and blending mine to make a nice little smoothie. Whey Protein Isolate is the primary source in Gold Standard Whey, so much of the carbs and fat are isolated out or removed. Gold Standard Whey contains only 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and less than 2 grams of sugar! This is an excellent protein for those on a low carb/low sugar diet. It’s also gluten free!

I also love using Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy before my workouts. I have a 6 month old at home who does NOT like to sleep, so I need that extra pep of energy to help me get through my workouts. It comes in a Fruit Fusion flavor that is easily mixed with water. Just make sure to drink it 15 to 30 minutes before your workout for maximum energy effects. 

The best part is you can find Optimum Nutrition products, Green Giant Veggie Hashbrown’s, vitafusion Adult Gummy vitamins and L’il Critters Vitamins all at your local Walmart! 


*For Vitamins C & D3 in products that contain those nutrients

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