If you’re looking for the Ginocchio family, you might find them pirouetting off to a ballet lesson or jetting to their next travel destination. Staying connected to their culture is part of their family DNA: mom Natasha is originally from Cuba and dad Gino is originally from Peru, so they make time to show their daughters Valeria and Andrea their heritage through their travels. Last year, they got to experience Carnival in Cuba for the first time, which brought their love of dancing and travel together, a huge treat for both the girls!
For a busy family like the Ginocchios, it’s challenging enough to pack a lunch to please everyone when you’re on home turf. But as any parent can tell you, packing kid-friendly meals and snacks when you’re traveling can be a tricky balance. And if your kiddo is a bit picky about what they like to eat? That’s a full-on lunchtime conundrum for many moms and dads.
Valeria is one such picky eater, so the Ginocchios are always on the lookout for food that she’ll be excited to eat but will also give her the nutrition she needs (and have energy for all their favorite activities). And since there’s two little ones in the house to please, it’s double-effective if it’s a snack or lunch that Andrea will also enjoy.
One go-to that’s become a staple for their family: Apple & Eve Organics Apple Juice.
“It gives her exactly what she wants, but it doesn’t have the added sugar,” says Natasha, who will often serve Apple & Eve in a lunch bag or pack juice boxes when they travel. She feels great when she’s able to give Valeria something she looks forward to drinking, with the added promise of 100% organic goodness. As a bonus, Andrea loves apple juice as well, so both girls are happy.
And that’s all part of the give-and-take of parenthood. Between travel, life at home, and two active little girls, the Ginocchios have found a great balance that really works for their family. “It’s a winning combination,” says Natasha. We couldn’t agree more.