Quick Health Breakfasts for Moms on the Go

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – not just for your kids, but also for you! Breakfast is the day that jump starts your metabolism. You are actually less likely to binge on foods that are bad for you later in the day. Women who eat breakfast are 25% less likely to be overweight than women who skip breakfast or who just have coffee for their morning meal.

Thankfully there are all kinds of quick breakfasts that are easy for busy moms to have with their coffee in the morning that are healthy and can help prevent low blood sugar and weight gain.

One of the easiest and healthiest of morning meals is to simply eat cereal with low-fat milk. Sprinkle a bit of frozen milk or chocolate chips in the mix for a healthy treat.

If you have time to make cereal you might also have time to make instant oatmeal. Add skim milk and raisins for a breakfast that is rich in protein, iron and B vitamins.

Smoothies are also an obvious choice. Make with milk, yogurt and fruit. Be sure to add crushed ice to make it extra frothy. If you are trying for weight loss add a little bit of protein powder to the shake.

A quick high protein choice is to eat whole grain toast spread with a nut butter drunk with a glass of low fat milk. A half a bagel with a light spread of peanut butter and cream cheese also works to keep your tummy full during the busy morning hours. Yogurt with berries and low fat granola is also a good idea.
Another fabulous low-fat breakfast choice is to scramble an egg with some salsa in a tortilla. If you are not watching your weight you can also add a bit of cheese.

If you are in a super-hurry grab a handful of nuts and a banana as you go out the door and eat it while you commute or are driving to work. This is a very filling high-energy snack that is also low calorie and healthy. If you do not like sweet things for breakfast then you can also try grabbing a piece of string cheese, turkey or ham and a piece of fruit.

If you really do not have the time for breakfast then start drinking a meal replacement drink from a can or at the very least have a glass of milk. Drinking a glass of milk just as you fly out the door is better than no morning meal at all!

As Good As Taking A Chill Pill

If life has you feeling irritable and edgy there is no need anymore to ask the doctor for a valium. Mother Nature has a pharmacy full of natural cures for nervous tension, worry and other problems.

When people are worried they tend to turn to foods that are high in carbs and sugars. That is when it becomes time to consume some yams. These work as powerful stress-busters. They are high in fiber and full of vitamins that support the nervous system such as Vitamin A and E.

Peanut butter can help you if you feel irritable and exhausted from a lack of good sleep. Peanuts are high in Vitamin B6 which helps regulate blood sugar and stabilize mood. It is best eaten on whole wheat toast so that it breaks down slowly in your body. The reason you want to have it on whole wheat toast is because this type of bread contains complex carbohydrates. This is known as the 'feel-good hormone.' If you want to enhance your mood even more try eating a peanut butter, banana, honey and whole wheat bread sandwich.

If you feel as if you cannot get your body to settle down and relax then drink some chamomile tea. It has been shown especially effective when it comes to suppressing muscle spasms.

Dark chocolate is another stress reliever. Just 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate can lower the stress hormones of cortical and ctecholamines in the body. This helps relieve anxiety.

St. John's Wort is a herb that is sometimes called 'The Break Up Remedy. It is useful for treating mild to severe depression. It can be taken in pill form as a supplement or you can take it as a tea.

If you are having trouble falling asleep then try having a few slices of turkey. Turkey contains tryphotan which helps people doze off. However although it may help people fall asleep it does not necessarily help them stay asleep.

Another herbal tea that can help with anxiety, especially the kind that has you worrying about finances or health, is Passionflower. It is very common and is a well –recognized over the counter sedative.

Valerian root is another common herb used to calm people down and put them right to sleep… You can but it as jukes, tablets, teas, tinctures. It is known as Nature's Valium.

Of course before taking any herb or any food in excess you really do need to consult with your doctor to make sure it will not conflict with any existing health conditions or mediations you are taking.