Q&A with Minted Method on Food, Fashion and Family
This style maven and busy entrepreneur brings the cool factor to Momhood
As a mom-on-the-go, Sasha Johnson is not only a busy #ladyboss, running a hip online baby boutique — MintedMethod.com, she is also a wife and mom to a little toddler, who’s just as busy as his mompreneur. Sasha shares how she balances her worlds, and incorporates healthy eating with her family.
What inspired you to launch your hip, online baby boutique – Minted Method?
I was first inspired when my son was less than a month old. The whole time I was pregnant I was having a hard time finding modern and stylish clothing for kids in the US. Other countries like Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands had some great brands. I wanted to make these more accessible to US customers, and with my previous job experience at Nordstrom Corporate Buying Office I knew I could start my own shop.
As a busy career mom, what are you tips to a healthy work/life balance?
I think finding that routine is key. Family time needs to be family time. With social media and emails it can be hard to unplug, but I like to put my phone on the charger in another room when I want to spend some time with my family. This may mean I am up working late into the night, but I overall feel like that is worth it to make sure I make time for the important things.
Mealtime can be tricky with kids, how do you encourage healthy eating with your little one?
It can be very tricky! I started by getting a cookbook for making your own healthy baby food and he ate almost everything, and then when it was time for solids I would give him what I was eating. This helped me to eat healthy also. Kids will still be kids and some days he doesn’t want what I’m having, but for the most part Eli eats what I am eating!
What are your favorite things to cook for your family and why?
Right after having our baby we were struggling with cooking as it wasn’t very easy when both parents are tired, so we signed up for a healthy dinner cooking kit service. This taught my husband and I how to cook well and how many healthy options are out there. Some of our go-to dishes are:
- Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef, Quinoa, and Monterey Jack Cheese
- Fish Tacos with Grapefruit, Avocado, and Cabbage Slaw
- Pan-Seared Chicken with Yukon Potatoes, Green Beans, and Creamy Dill Sauce
- Steak Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Rosemary-Garlic Vinaigrette
What is you and your son’s favorite Evergreens salad and why?
My favorite is the El Sombrero add extra Jalapenos and Grilled Chicken. I love this salad so much. I love spicy food and it’s great to have a yummy salad that is also spicy. Eli likes the Kale Caesar, no Jalapenos, add Grilled Chicken or El Sombrero, no Jalapenos, add Grilled Chicken! I’m excited to let him try The Super Bowl next, he’s a big fan of Quinoa.