Poems of Motherhood

Years ago I purchased a book named¬†Discovering Motherhood. It is a compilation of essays, poems, etc. written by mothers. I remember reading it cover to cover and absorbing every word and every feeling for these women spoke to my heart. I am not someone who reads a lot of poetry but the poems in this book are so lovely and all about being a mother. I wanted to share one with you…

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Pregnant Moms

Pregnant moms are always looking for healthy snack ideas. The San Antonio Bradley Teachers are hoping that we can help with some simple and easy to make snacks. The Bradley Method follows a diet introduced by Dr. Brewer. We recommend a minimum of 75 grams of protein per day which can be hard to achieve for some busy moms. The snacks that we are sharing contain good amounts of protein as well as other components of a healthy diet.

Whole grains, protein, fiber and healthy fats are all essential parts that make up a healthy diet. The following snacks are packed with yummy goodness!

Start with Whole Grain English Muffins which include 8 grams of whole grain per serving. They are low in fat and an excellent source of fiber. Toast the English muffin and then top with some stellar ingredients!

Whole Grain English Muffin #1

Top with…

Peanut Butter (8 grams of protein in 2 T.)

Sliced bananapeanut butter english muffin

Raisins

 

Whole Grain English Muffin #2

Top with…

Strawberries

Yogurt (5 grams of protein in a 6 oz serving)

A drizzle of honey

 

Whole Grain English Muffin #3

Top with…

Mashed avocado

Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans (12 grams of protein in 1 cup!!)

Dabble of carrot shreds

A few pieces of greens