It's almost time for the kiddos to head back to school, so we rounded up the best advice from the most seasoned mommy bloggers out there to help you crush the end-of-summer rush.
07Prepare for busy daysPrepare for busy days"Smoothie popsicles made before bed = healthy dessert for breakfast. An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 PoundsGet the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it. Peanut butter and apple quesadilla: 8" whole-wheat tortilla + 1 Tbsp peanut butter + 1 sliced apple2. Apricot ricotta breakfast sundae: 1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese + pinch nutmeg + ? tsp agave nectar + 4 chopped apricots3.
Lemon pasta with salmon and asparagus: 2 oz grilled salmon + 2 oz whole-wheat penne, cooked and tossed with + 1 Tbsp olive oil + 2 Tbsp lemon juice + 1 clove garlic, sliced + 1 cup chopped asparagus + 1 Tbsp fresh basil31.
Mexican burrito bowl: ? cup* brown rice, cooked + ? cup pinto beans + ? cup grilled vegetables cooked with 2 spritzes of olive oil cooking spray + ? cup shredded lettuce + ? cup corn salsa + ? cup guacamole32. Strawberry French toast: 1 slice whole-wheat bread dipped in 1 beaten egg and cooked in 1 tsp butter + 1 cup sliced strawberries5. Follow this easy plan for a month and enjoy real food (not just rice cakes and cottage cheese), your favorite treats, even a glass of wine. 1 cup toasted oat cereal + 1 cup 1% milk or soy milk + 2 Tbsp tart dried cherries + 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts6.
Egg sandwich: 1 whole-wheat English muffin + 1 egg fried in 1 tsp olive oil + 1 oz Canadian bacon (about 2 slices) + 1-2 slices tomato7.
Just mix and match one breakfast, lunch and dinner plus two treats for six days of the week. Pasta salad: 2 oz* whole-wheat penne pasta, cooked, then cooled and refrigerated + 5 halved cherry tomatoes + 1 oz part-skim mozzarella, diced + ? diced yellow pepper + 2 Tbsp Italian vinaigrette dressing + 2 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped22. Huevos rancheros: 6" corn tortilla + 3 egg whites fried in 1 tsp olive oil + ? cup black beans + ? cup fresh salsa + ? cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt10.
Pasta with cannellini and feta: 2 oz whole-wheat pasta, cooked + ? cup cannellini beans + 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes + 2 tsp olive oil + 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil + 1 Tbsp crumbled feta37.
Sunflower pear waffle: 1 whole-grain frozen waffle + 1 Tbsp sunflower butter (tastes like sunflower seeds—loaded with protein) or any nut butter + 1 sliced pear11.
Smoked salmon roll-up: 8" whole-wheat tortilla + 1 Tbsp whipped cream cheese + 1? oz smoked salmon + 1 sliced scallion13. Couscous with chickpeas: ? cup* whole-wheat couscous, cooked + ? cup chickpeas + ? cup diced tomato + ? cup diced cucumber + 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil + 2 Tbsp crumbled feta26. 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt blended with 1 cup frozen peaches + ? cup calcium-fortified orange juice + ? banana + 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + pinch nutmeg14.
Pasta with chicken and spinach: 2 oz whole-wheat pasta (or mix 1 oz whole-wheat pasta with 1 oz regular), cooked + ? cup shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast + 1 cup baby spinach + 1 clove garlic, sliced and sauteed in 1 Tbsp olive oil + 1 Tbsp Parmesan42.
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