Did you ever imagine adult life would be this busy??
We could easily compare who’s busier, but that would take time and frankly I just don’t have any extra to spare. If you’re not too busy, I whine more about that HERE.
It doesn’t help that I’ve never been great at time management. Did you see my grade school report card post?
Spoiler alert…I got an Improvement Needed in “Makes Good Use of Time.”
Now that I’m a parent of busy kids this impediment has only gotten worse. My kids have full schedules—rep sports and lessons and classes every day. It’s capital B busy.
I’m not complaining (out loud). I happily accept my duty as a parent to deliver my children to these things. Since I work from home I’m also in charge of starting dinner most nights. And most nights I do. But some days (you know the ones) I throw my arms in the air and wail, “I don’t wanna!”
That’s when I’m temptated to veer into the nearest drive-thru. Never underestimate the allure of french fries wafting into hangy nostrils. I try to remain strong because as great as it smells, I know McFried food isn’t the best choice.
When I’m not busy (this calm reprieve is ‘unicorn rare’, but it happens) I make my own chilis and soups from scratch. Paired with a loaf of bread and maybe a simple tossed salad, my family eats it right up.
Yesterday we were running late for my daughter’s dance class so I heated up some Happy Planet Soup for a quick lunch. The company sent some samples to try and I’m Happy (planet) to say they are REALLY GOOD.
My daughter loved the Chicken Pot Pie soup. Tasty AND a great way to get veggies into the picky girl child.
The Thai Chicken and Chicken Pot Pie soups are made with certified organic, free-range, grain-fed chickens raised on local farms in the Kawartha Lakes region in Ontario. This aligns perfectly with feeding philosophy of the 3/4 of our family who are Flexitarian/Vegan-ish. Yes, that IS a real thing.
There are lots of vegetarian choices for my son—his favourites are the Tomato & Grilled Cheese and the Fraser Valley (shout out to my homeland) Mushroom & Mascarpone soups. These are also Gluten Free. Not a game changer for my crew specifically, but since my son’s BFF is GF, it’s good to have some on hand for when he comes over.
I was familiar with Happy Planet juices so I wasn’t surprised that my family would enjoy the soups too.
Bottom line, having a few soup pouches in my fridge (they freeze well too) makes a busy life, easier.
I’m glad to have a quick and healthy meal option for extra busy days and a healthy tasty break from boring school lunch sandwiches.
When you’re next level busy, having some ready-made soups available will make you feel like a Souper Star. See what I did there?
Not only are these soups delicious, nourishing, and convenient meal solutions (just heat and enjoy), they’re made with fresh, premium, natural and certified organic ingredients and contain NO preservatives, artificial ingredients, colourings or anything you can’t pronounce.
Bonus: This B.C. girl—born and bred—loves that Happy Planet products are proudly Canadian & made in small kettle batches in BC & Ontario.
*This is a sponsored post brought to you by Happy Planet. The opinions are based on my own yummy experience.