Happy Mother’s Day! A day to celebrate all the amazing moms out there. Of course you deserve so much more than 1 day. You are the glue to your family, you are the support system, and usually the full time cook for everyone. This weekend you should not be cooking, preparing, or grocery shopping. Make sure to share this post with your family so that you wake up on Mother’s Day to a delicious spread like this one!
Sometimes healthy eating means a bounty of food. Yes, sometimes it means care-free enjoyment. Sometimes it means sit back, relax, and just eat. Living a healthy lifestyle is living an 80%/20% balanced eating lifestyle. This means that 80% of the time you are eating more real whole, nutrient dense, portioned, more health benefitting foods. The 20% is for you to enjoy. This 20% is about enjoying the foods you don’t eat often, on a regular basis, or provide less nutrition than your usual meals. These are not “cheat” days, “bad” days, “unhealthy” days. 20% of your diet is allowed to be flexible. That is because your body has a reserve of the 80% of all the real whole nutrition it has been given 80% of the time.
Tips for busy Moms:
-Tell your family exactly what you want this weekend. Share with them what you want to eat and what you want to do.
-Sit back and relax. I know this can be hard when you are the control center for your family and everyone comes to you for EVERYTHING! But give yourself permission to sit back and relax. Let everyone treat you.
-Sleep in. You deserve some rest. You need to rejuvenate, rest, and allow your body to recover. Your body truly needs this to be at its 110% that you give to your family.
-Enjoy all the things! Don’t think twice about what you are eating, thinking its unhealthy. Life is about balance!
Health Tips for Moms:
-Stay hydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water. So many moms reach out to me and say they feel sluggish, headaches, and irregular bowel movements. This is usually due to a lack of water. We are made up of 75% water and when you are busy running around, many times you forget to drink water. Staying hydrated will allow your body to reduce stress, better absorb nutrients, increase energy, and reduce miscued hunger signals.
-Eat balanced meals. Making sure your meals are complete and balanced is something I see a lot of mommas struggle with. Eating a banana on the go for the entire day is not a meal. Make sure you have proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates at your meals to ensure that your energy levels are where they should be, you won’t overeat at meals later in the day, control your hormones, and maintain controlled blood sugar levels.
Mother’s Day Breakfast Spread
- 1 Grape fruit -halved and cut
- 1 pint Fresh Strawberries
- 1 cup Green Grapes
- 2 Kiwi peeled and sliced
- 1/2 Cantaloupe sliced
- 4 Hard Boiled Eggs halved
- 1 cup Fresh Cherries
- 1 cup Granola
Additional Breakfast Spread Items
- Smoked Salmon
- Gluten Free Bagels
- To prepare the fruit board. Assemble all the fruit, granola, and eggs on to a large cutting board. Start with adding the fruit in the center and working your way out. You can add any fruit in any place. It is meant to be your own creation and how you best like it. Adding the grapefruit in the center is a helpful tip to work out and around the board with. Serve and enjoy!