Angela Bekkala of Happy Fit Mama is constantly running, mostly after her two twin children, but also out on the road to build her confidence as a runner. This charismatic mama lives near the Boston Marathon line in New Hampshire with her family where they run, walk, laugh and play together.
As the official yogurt sponsor of the Boston Marathon, we think the connection between healthy food and healthy families is an important one. To help celebrate that connection we’ve selected several inspirational bloggers – who happen to be moms that run – to participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon as members of Team Stonyfield. We couldn’t be more excited to be represented by such remarkable women who share our passion and mission.
Do you type things like, “guilt-free”, “healthy office snacks”, or “dessert from paradise that will make everything worth it” into Google?…..Ya, us neither…..not. We love delicious things, and what makes delicious things better is when they aren’t totally horrible for you.
Our fearless co-founder, Gary Hirshberg, took some time from his busy schedule to sit down and update us on what he’s been up to lately in the fight for GMO labeling. Stonyfield Mairead conducted the interview.
When headed back to school, kids want the coolest of cool for their learning gear, including their lunch. There is no doubt we want to indulge in their cool back to school approach, but let’s make it healthy! Healthy is cool, right?
When talking about the switch from sunscreen to scarves and how some people are so opposed to accepting the change, our Communications Director at Stonyfield wisely stated, “It’s neither summer, nor fall… it’s tomato season!”
When I was little my mom would make “Spice Cake”. Spice cake was delicious, sweet and finished with a hint of cinnamon. It wasn’t until age 13 that I tried Zucchini bread and realized it tasted the same as Spice Cake. With this discovery I actually applauded my mother for her sneakiness, while my brothers groaned in anger over her mischievous pseudonym for Zucchini bread.
Running in 85º weather with humidity is not easy – especially when you are trying to focus on breathing normally in the muggy temperatures and not on your exercise. That’s why I’ve been following these tips on working out in the summer, not just running, and how to get it done.
I consider myself an adult (for all intents and purposes) but when I see or hear the ice cream man coming down the street, or passing me on the road, I – Scream – Ice – Cream. The grocery store popsicles just aren’t the same thing – but I found a trick. Homemade Popsicles! It really is the easiest and simplest way for a guilt-free treat with instant gratification.
Summer means fresh, flavorful foods and when making a salad, you want to be sure to add lots of wonderful ingredients. To help us make delicious salads, we paired up with Bob’s Red Mill and asked our bloggers create tasty concoctions.
Oh, summertime. The beautiful time of year when things are bright, colorful and blooming – including gardens! Most areas with farms have Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) programs (including Stonyfield’s CSA program with Middle Branch Farm in NH) that allow you to invest in local farms so you can get produce during the summer and early fall.