In a perfect world, busy moms get up before dawn; prepare the family a healthy meal, then run off to work 8-10 hrs pushing paper and projects. At the end o the day, she goes into her secret space, changes in a nano-second into her Super Mommy disguise, flies through the clouds and before her husband arrives home, she has the house cleaned, dinner on the table and the kids picked up from school. But life is not a super hero action movie. Working moms need tools and resources to help them get it all done and there are great tasting foods that can enhance both their performance at work and at play. These are my favorite 5 performance enhancing foods for busy mommies.
Cacao– Antioxidants, iron, magnesium. Make raw chocolate power snacks or sprinkle on a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s also an aphrodisiac.
Avocado – Nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients. Avocado is a key ingredient for guacamole.
Hemp Seeds – Antioxidants, protein, omega 3 and 6, (essential fatty acids). Add to salad, sautéed green beans or choose hemp seed milk for your morning smoothie.
Quinoa – A seed very high in protein, manganese, magnesium and fiber. Cooks up like a grain. Add red pepper, green pepper, green onion with a sprinkle of Herbamare and wrap in romaine lettuce or your favorite large leafy greens. Add some sautéed kale on the side. Delicious!
Blueberries – Packed with antioxidants, vitamin c and fiber. Add to your smoothie or grab a handful as a snack