I AM IN AWE OF THE MANY INCREDIBLE MUMS OUT THERE, DOING A FAB JOB OF RUNNING THEIR OWN SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES WHILST SIMULTANEOUSLY HOLDING DOWN THE FORT AT HOME. I’M FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE ‘MET’ MANY OF THESE LADIES ONLINE AND CAN’T WAIT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME NEW FACES AND THEIR AWESOME ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVOURS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED AND HAVE YOUR BUSINESS FEATURED, PLEASE SAY HELLO! MELISSA@THEBESTNEST.CO.NZ
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Today we meet a gorgeous blonde Mum-duo who are super passionate about whole foods and making them convenient and accessible to even the most time poor amongst us. Lucy & Cushla are Limon & Coco, and are totally dedicated to whipping up clean, lean snacks so you don’t have to.
These fabulous Mum’s just exude positivity and though I’m pretty sure they would fit right into the ‘selling ice to eskimos’ category, their range of clean snacks is both incredibly moreish and incredibly nourishing.
Lucy is a mother of two and a personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. Her holistic approach to health and fitness means nutrition and maintaining healthy eating habits are two of the cornerstones in any client’s potential lifestyle change.
Cushla began her own healthy eating journey to aid in her recovery from illness. She describes the rush-rush habits that we as mums are all so guilty of perpetuating, and credits following the 80/20 rule with maintaining a happy, healthy diet for herself and her family.
1. You’re obviously both really busy Mums outside of Limon & Coco. How are you managing the daily juggle of business and family commitments?
It’s very tough at times but we are both totally committed to our business and our future plans. At this stage we don’t feel it is affecting our family life but we are both blessed to have wonderful supportive families to help us on our journey.
It’s all about time management and prioritizing the important things, communication and great team work is key for us.
2. You both seemed to have ‘arrived’ at Limon & Coco via quite different routes! How do your differences work together to make your brand what it is?
We met through our love of health and fitness. Our paths met when Cushla needed a personal trainer and found Lucy, and the rest as they say is history.
Lucy is a real people person and loves nothing more than motivating her clients. Cushla has a hold on all the technical stuff. Together though, we love creating different healthy snacks. Both bring different skills to the business which put together make a fantastic combination.
3. There are SO many conflicting messages around what to and what not to eat, how do you two navigate this when deciding what ingredients to include in your amazing products?
This is really easy for us as we only use Whole foods, nothing processed and as near its natural state as possible.
4. If you could give other Mum’s three pieces of advice to help them make some healthful changes in their diet what would they be?
Eat more whole unprocessed foods…..Drink water….lots of water…! Sleep…give your body time to rest and recover.
5. What’s ahead for Limon & Coco?
Oh! so much… We have a lot of plans for the future which will be revealed when the times are right. At this stage we are just concentrating on growing our brand and helping others with easy healthy eating options.