“Before I got married, I only focused on working hard and didn’t have time to take care of my body, so I ate very casually. Now that I am a mum, I am willing to spend my time cooking because I want to give them the best and healthiest diet.” That mentality is shared by many parents who fill their stomach casually while they carefully select food for their children. As long as the food is nutritious and delicious, they will not hesitate to pay more.
Skye is a confident and career-driven woman while she shows her gentle and caring sides at home. She often makes breakfast for her children, sends them to school and chats with them. “I enjoy preparing breakfast for them as breakfast marks the beginning of the day. When you eat well, you will have full energy for the whole day.” Sometimes Skye makes millet porridge and homemade fruit yoghurt and bakes bread from scratch. “Although store-bought bread is soft and delicious, there are a lot of additives during production. I use simple and natural ingredients while baking bread. Califia Farms almond milk can be used instead of milk, which satisfies the demand for health and nutrition at the same time.” Skye thinks that it is difficult to control the nutrition of lunch or dinner when dining outside, so it is important to have a good homemade breakfast. Generally, Skye adds different fruits, sesame powder, Common Good seeds, nuts etc. to the yoghurt. “Colourful food attracts children to eat more”, Skye described.
“I like to have a large glass of smoothie with different fruits and vegetables for breakfast”, Skye said. “I started this habit after my second child was born. Smoothie with extra superfoods such as kale powder, acai powder and other energy supplements is good for health. The most obvious difference is that my body was not as bloated during the pregnancy as I was with the first child. My second child is healthier and the hair is thicker!” She laughed that it must be the effects of black sesame.
Skye believes that the best food education is to lead by example. “We do care about our children’s diet, but not deprive them of the right to snack. Every time I eat, I will explain to them. For example goji berries are beneficial for eyesight while lotus root is nutritious,” described Skye. “Over time, children have formed a habit – every time when they pick up any food product, they ask similar questions like is this healthy or which one is nutritious.” Buying snacks in the store is an ideal opportunity for education. “They need to have a look at the ingredients and food labels before buying chocolate and candy, so that they choose some healthy snacks. Like the Vegan Rob’s puffs have become my children’s favourite because their ingredients are natural and healthy such as cauliflower, brussel sprout, and asparagus.” Skye laughed and said that her two sons even know where to go and find healthy snacks. “They said that with snacks bought in Green Common, you can eat and don’t have to ask mommy!”