One thing I love about being home with my kids is the opportunity it gives me for facilitating their creative dreams and nourishing possibility. My mom was the same way with my brother and I and, like her, I try to say "yes" more than "no". I want my kids to have happy memories of our simple home life so I try to give them lots of time to use their imaginations and have beautiful adventures---right here at home!
Six year old Avalon has always loved to help me in the kitchen. Her curious nature leads her to pull up a stool and peek into the mixing bowl when I'm baking---and she always wants to know what's for dinner and whether she can help prepare it. When we bought this container of Nesquik last week, she knew it was something she'd be able to mix up easily on her own.
I have happy memories of my mom serving us Nesquik at breakfast time. It was always a special thing when she'd purchase it on grocery day and surprise us in the morning. It made breakfast time fun! With 45% less sugar than the leading syrup brand and no artificial colors or flavors, I like to surprise my kids with it too.
Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Powder is a nutritious beverage mix that contains 7 essential vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Iron. When you mix it with lowfat milk, you're giving your kids 8g of protein per 8oz. serving. In fact, research shows that lowfat chocolate milk may contain the perfect 3:1 ratio of carbs and protein that help restore and refuel your kids' tired muscles. That's why it's also great to serve after school or sports practice.
Making breakfast fun can be super simple. There's no need to spend a lot of extra money---you can be creative with the things you're already serving. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the center of a piece of buttered bread and then cook them, butter side down, in a pan. Crack an egg into the center of the bread and it will cook right onto the bread. You can serve the center with peanut butter and raisins.
When Avalon gets creative in the kitchen, she likes to wear her homemaking uniform. I have an assortment of aprons for my girls to wear while they're cooking, but Avalon is the only one who also has a hat! She made one of my childhood favorites, ants on a log.
Many thanks to Nestle for sponsoring today's story and reminding me of some of my fun times as a kid. You can find a lot more creative ideas on Nestle's Pinterest page. Check it out!
How will you inspire creativity in your home this week? Let me know in the comments below!