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Healthy Pantry Picks + Smoothie Staples

So, here’s the thing: I love discovering healthy yummy snacks and food items in general! It’s a serious passion of mine, much to my husband’s dismay 😉

Trying to eat healthy and feed my kids nutritional food has come natural to me. Yet, the food world can be overwhelming, with so many opinions and ideas being thrown at us. Yes, ideally, I would love for our family to be eating a whole food plant-based diet, with a small amount of organic grass-fed protein thrown into the mix. In addition, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to stick to minimally processed items!? But it’s not always so practical, so I do the best I can! I love to incorporate nutrients anywhere that’s possible (smoothies are an awesome way to do that) and I aim to bring healthier snack options to our family. 

So, I want to help you guys out, and make bringing some heathy options into your home more attainable.

I’m going to include 3 links (one for Amazon and one for Thrive Market, and one to my favorite place to by smoothie powders) of my handpicked lists of favorite healthy food items and some of my smoothie staples. There is some overlap on the lists, I know that not everyone wants to use Thrive Market and I wanted this to be useful for everyone! There are some items only available on Thrive and some only on Amazon, so check them both out! (this is my favorite place to get my protein powder, superfood powder and shroom mix they are awesome!

I’m also going to leave you with an awesome nutrient dense flexible smoothie recipe that kids love!  

Outrageous chocolate smoothie 

  • Milk of your choice (I use plant based)
  • A couple scoops of Amazing Grass chocolate super food powder (included in my favorites list)
  • Banana 
  • Frozen berries
  • Ice 

What’s amazing about this recipe is that its super flexible! Add any fruit or veggie you enjoy, adjust amounts to accommodate how many mouths you’re feeding, and you’re good to go. You can’t go wrong! 

My kids are pretty picky about their smoothies and always detect when I try to sneak greens in. That’s why I love this powder, it has so many great things in it (so I don’t have to add greens) and the kids love it. In their words it tastes like a milkshake. Now, I call that a win!



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Noah has cooked in a variety of kitchens and has studied many different cuisines, but his favorite meals to prepare are the ones that make his guests smile. Be it Thai, Italian, Caribbean or Latin, there is always a fun surprise waiting for you at meal time. Noah welcomes special requests and guests in his kitchen! Just stop by and say hi.

Yocheved Sidof is a social entrepreneur, psycho-mystical depth work facilitator, writer, educator, speaker, and activist. After a decade as a filmmaker and photographer, she founded Lamplighters Yeshivah, a grassroots, internationally acclaimed, progressive Chassidic Montessori school. Yocheved builds communities with healing at the center. Most recently, she founded Ohm’ek, an intentional collective focusing on meditation, embodied mysticism, and micro-retreats.

A lifelong learner, she’s completed extensive training in adaptive leadership, therapeutic coaching, and systemic change. She is currently in a two-year intensive training with Thomas Hubl, studying psycho-somatic-mystical models of healing personal, collective, and ancestral trauma. She also writes, consults, works 1:1 with clients, facilitates group transformational work, and regularly teaches Jewish spiritual studies.

Yocheved sits on boards supporting innovations in mental health awareness and self-transformation. She has studied Jewish mysticism and meditation extensively, including with Rav Katz since 2018, completing Elevation Teacher Training and sitting on his advisory board for over a year.

Yocheved, her husband, and five children live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Come say “Hi!” if you’re in the neighborhood.