Being Brickner : Better-For-You Foods for the Busy Mom

Monday, February 29, 2016

Better-For-You Foods for the Busy Mom

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I don't talk about this much on the blog, but it's actually something that's really important to me & I am all about eating nutritious foods and staying active.  Full disclosure, I was a cheerleader and pretty fit in high school, and then went to college and gained the freshman 25 (maybe over that?).  I weighed more in college than I did the day I gave birth to either of my babies.  Ridiculous.

These days, I am much more conscious of what goes into my body.  I know what is good for me, what keeps me full, and most importantly, what is quick enough to make so that it's actually realistic while juggling two kids.  I wish I could say I still exercise, but those days (at least for now) are long gone.  I had the bright idea to take the girls to the day care at the gym while I got on the elllyptical a couple months back & long story short, I made it eight minutes until the lady came to get me down because Avalon was over it.  So even though I obviously am on my feet all the time anyways (also because of those two little ones!), I choose to focus on eating well for the most part and so far, this has worked to keep my weight at a place that I feel comfortable and good about myself.

  Here are foods that I have found are my go-to's, that I not only like but that are QUICK & easy.  You can click on this link to download a PDF file so that you can print this & have it as a fun reminder! 



Eating well for breakfast & lunch is usually pretty easy for me, most of the foods I like tend to be low in calories and nutritious anyways.  Dinner is definitely out biggest struggle, I try to avoid carbs at night for the most part but obviously still want my husband and the girls to be able to enjoy them, so it can be a challenge to find something for all of us without cooking ten meals.  It's hard enough to just make one. ;)  Some of our favorites lately have been turkey burgers, white chicken chili, or anything that incorporates avocado.  Sometimes I will make chicken & rice for them and then substitute the rice with quinoa for myself.

As for snacks, I recently found a new favorite, Dove® Chocolate Fruit & Nut.  I have a major sweet tooth, so this is such a great option for a mid-afternoon pick me up.  I've tried Dove® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almond, Dove® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond, and Dove® Dark Chocolate Blueberries.  All three are delicious!


You can find these at Walmart stores, look for a special in-store display or you can find them on the candy aisle.


If you have any better-for-you meal or snack ideas, please share below!  And don't forget to check out the Dove® Chocolate Fruit & Nut options at your local Walmart.  HAPPY Monday! XO

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10 comments:

  1. Yum, chocolate and fruit, such a great snack!

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  2. We love the dove fruit and chocolate snacks too... The raspberry was my favorite :). And I too find it easier to eat healthier at breakfast and lunch. I definitely find it harder to eat healthy though when Noah just wants chicken nuggets ;). And for some reason I can't picture you chubby, even in college!

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  3. Helpful because I am always looking for good lunch ideas, especially! And this pregnancy has me craving sweets so a healthy twist is much appreciated. ;)

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  4. I'm pretty good the whole day until dinner then I just want all the potatoes. I love Dove chocolate, these look delicious.

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  5. Cannot wait to print that out and stick it on my fridge I definitely need quick and easy healthy options because I have no time to be preparing for hours on end!

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  6. I love looking for healthier choices. Thanks for sharing this sweet lady!

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  7. Great choices, mama! And those look delicious! XOXO

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  8. YUM. Fruit and chocolate...win win.

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