Why This Busy Mom Loves Splendid Spoon

As a mom of two, and teacher to 30, I'm constantly surrounded by smart, kind, funny kids who completely drain me. I love them all! 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 a lunch during busy mornings, so I spend a silly amount of money on greasy pizza or whatever they're selling in the cafeteria. 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 a lunch period hiding out in the teacher's lounge, where I smelled some home-cooked deliciousness. The other third grade teacher was heating up a bowl of soup; we're both battling oversized classes this year, and she said the one daily routine that keeps her sane is her Splendid Spoon soup bowl. It's a completely plant-based wellness brand that makes ready to eat soups and smoothies designed to give you the nutrients you need to feel amazing. Although they're made from all vegan ingredients and people often lose weight because the soups keep them full longer, Splendid Spoon's not 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. My fellow teacher was eating a Chipotle Black Bean Chili with sweet potatoes & cocoa, which was full of superfoods, or in other words, real grown-up food. When she told me they have a delivery subscription so I could skip grocery shopping with restless kids, I was hooked.

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The morning after getting my first weekly box, a 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, so I could sip it in the car on the way to school.

Later during lunch, I brought papers to grade with me to the teacher's lounge and 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 different options and had a great time trying new things. My favorite turned out to be the Cauliflower Tikka bowl - I love Indian 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 beforehand.

Eating fewer 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 button 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 a hefty 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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