We all love being moms! And we adore our children! Let's be real for a minute and acknowledge that we get super busy and maybe forget to take care of ourselves sometimes. If Mama don't take care of herself, ain't nobody happy!!! Can I get an AMEN??
Today I want to feature three lunch ideas for a typical busy day, that give me a boost of energy, keep me full for several hours, prevent the afternoon headache, and keep me in a good mood for my family.
THE KEY IS PROTEIN!!
So let's find a way to work it into our lunches, people!
Loaded Sweet Potatoes
A very delightful recipe from www.budgetbytes.com, that is loaded with yummy and nutritious ingredients. Your source of protein here would be the walnuts and cheese. You can find the recipe here: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/03/loaded-sweet-potatoes/
I've made it several times and never been disappointed!
The Loaded Salad
Last and kind of well...least, a big salad, loaded with lots of protein-filled ingredients. I'll be real again and say that it's always a chore for me to eat a salad. But it can be a quick and filling lunch if you make it that way.
Ingredients to add for protein:
Cheese (of course, can I make anything without cheese??)
Garbanzo beans (Chick peas)
Bacon (real, not bits)
Something I love to do around lunchtime is to pour the dregs of my morning coffee over ice and add milk. Again, nothing original or unique...just another energy boost thought.
Moms, dear friends, I just want to say, keep doing what you're doing! You are an awesome mother! You are the only person in the world perfectly equipped to be the mommy to your children. God made you that way. I truly believe that. And I salute you, The Army of the Banana Republic (my name for my peers...moms of young children). Haha! Love to all! And happy lunchtime!