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A Berry Sweet and Filling Breakfast

In Fitness, Mom Appetit on April 16, 2013 at 11:29 pm

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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but as busy moms it’s still tough to squeeze it in.  But remember it will give you the energy you need to accomplish all the things you have to get done during the day, as well as give your baby many of the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong! Take advantage of new seasons and the new varieties of fresh fruits that come with them.

Did you know that berries are full of nutrients and antioxidants?  I am a true lover of blueberries, after all it is consider “super food” by doctors and nutritionist. I know what you’re thinking though, “I just don’t have time!” That’s why our BerrySweet parfait is so great for busy moms. It can be made the night before so when you wake up in the morning it’s all ready for you to eat.  Or, you can eat it is as a snack in between meals like I do 🙂

BerrySweet Parfait Layers

  • Almond Cranberry Granola
  • Greek Yogurt (Nonfat plain), mixed with blueberries
  • Almond Cranberry Granola
  • Strawberries
  • Greek Yogurt (Nonfat plain)

Enjoy!

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Mom Appetit – Green Goodness Breakfast

In Fitness, Mom Appetit on April 10, 2013 at 1:02 am

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If you are always on the go like me, trust me, this easy green smoothie recipe will be your best friend during hectic mornings!  It’s a great source of nutrients with low calories. Great for getting back into shape after giving birth! Plus with all the iron in the Spinach, it can help you avoid Anemia, a common pregnancy issue that leads to fatigue and hair loss.  I didn’t think I would like spinach until getting diagnosed with Iron deficiency Anemia during my second pregnancy. But then it became a life saver.

What you’ll need:

2 Cups of baby spinach

1 Green apple

1 Pear

1 Cup of water

* Add a banana for an energy boost or a couple of strawberries to add natural sweetness to this healthy, easy-to-make smoothie.

It’s always fun to experiment with fresh green drinks.  There are so many recipes out there and we want to share some of our favorites so check often for more healthy recipes!  And if you have a recipe you’d like to share with us, send us an email at Karen@mychicbump.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Happy Wednesday!

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Mom Appetit – What’s for Lunch?

In Fitness, Mom Appetit on April 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

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During pregnancy you’re in charge of getting nutrients for two people, but that doesn’t mean you need to EAT for two. It’s hard to stay balanced when you have a hungry baby causing cravings and playing with your body. But healthy eating is never more important than when you’re pregnant and immediately afterwards. Your baby, whether still in the oven, or beginning to nurse relies on you for their diet. That means to be careful that the extra calories you consume come from nutritious foods that contribute to your overall health and the health of your baby. Plus, eating right helps repair your body which has been through the ringer over the past 9 months. Check out this light, healthy lunch that both you and your babies will love!

The Avocado-Tuna Salad

1 Avocado

1 Tomatoe

1 Small can of Tuna

1/2 Cup of corn

Salt

Pepper

Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E- an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintain overall health; plus its delicious.  Add some Tuna to your salad to get that rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Papaya- Strawberry Paradise

1/2 Of a small papaya

1/2 Lime

6-10 Strawberries

1/2 Cup of water

1 tablespoon of sugar or splenda

This delicious juice is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth plus it’s healthy too! You can use a juicer or just a regular blender.  Papayas are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamins.  It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients, not to mention papaya works magic on strengthening the immune system preventing the recurrent colds and flu.  FYI: Lime helps with digestion and skincare!

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