Get Up and Go!
- Babble.com | Get Up and Go | Mon, Mar 5, 2012 1:16 PM EST | CommentsI'm not good with mornings.
Not that I'm not a morning person. I can get up and be emotionally present and have deep thoughts before 9 am. Before 6 am, even. I like waking up and going out to run. I enjoy a good sunrise. I'm just not good at all the logistics of mornings with my kids and me together having to go places.
Full disclosure: I work from home, so I'm able to focus only on the kids until they're off to school, and then deal with myself. But those years we all had to be totally equipped for the day before leaving the apartment for our 45-minute subway ride to the kids' school followed by another 40 minutes to my office, well, I might still have some trauma from that.
However, I have learned a ton of tips and tricks that, on the 3-4 occasions I've done all of them together in the last five years, have gotten us where we needed to be without leaving me wanting to run away and join the circus. I'm passing them on to you in hopes that you might be smarter than I am and actua...Read More »
- Thu, Mar 1, 2012 12:38 PM EST | CommentsBy Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But knowing that doesn't prevent obstacles to eating breakfast (alarm didn't go off, bad hair day ) from getting in the way on a regular basis. In a perfect world, we'd all have time to sit down each more and eat a leisurely, balanced breakfast but sometimes it's an accomplishment to just get out the door! That's why I thought it might be helpful to create a list of grab-and-go breakfasts that are easy, but also balanced. All these breakfasts follow an easy pattern to keep them nutritionally sound and filling: a serving of protein, a serving of whole grains, a serving of fruit/veggie, and a little fat. No cooking required! Keep this list handy (I printed it out and put it on my fridge) for mornings when you need to get out of the door quickly. More from SELF : 20 Superfoods for Weight Loss Yoga Moves for Flat Abs 38 Antiaging Foods Gwyneth Paltrow's Arm and Ab Workout
- Cookinglight.com | Get Up and Go | Thu, Mar 1, 2012 2:41 PM EST | Comments
100-Calorie Oatmeal ToppingsGet bold at breakfast with these super stir-ins
Life Lived Deliciously
Think beyond brown sugar to kick up the flavor and texture of your bowl. Swirl, sprinkle, or top with any one of these 18 options for less than 100 calories. (Even bacon! It's surprisingly good.)...Read More »
- Epicurious.com | Get Up and Go | Thu, Mar 1, 2012 11:31 AM EST | Commentsby Esther Sung, Epicurious.com
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who has time for a healthy breakfast, especially when mornings are often hectic? Feeding school-age kids a quick and healthy breakfast can be particularly challenging, but it's not impossible. Whether you can pull off a sit-down meal, or need breakfast on the go, we've got quick, healthy, and nutritionally-balanced recipes and tips to ensure everyone in the family is well-fed and ready for the day.
Related: The Epicurious Guide to Easter
Studies show that a meal packed with "brain foods" (those filled with healthy nutrients such as protein, vitamin B, and omega-3) will aid concentration, memory, and brain development, and can lessen mood swings and boost energy levels, too. Breakfast is an excellent opportunity for everyone-school-bound kids and adults heading to the workplace-to take in these foods.
• Plan ahead and get a head start on the next morning's br...Read More »
- Life2pointoh | Get Up and Go | Fri, Mar 2, 2012 9:33 AM EST | Comments
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By Alana Brager, Life2PointOh.com
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? Scary! Luckily, we have tasty ways you can keep that heart of yours pumping longer!
1. Oatmeal contains a certain element of fiber called beta-glucan, which has been shown to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. It also contains a special antioxidant called avenanthramides, which prevents free radicals from attacking good cholesterol and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also helps keep your arteries clear and contains calcium, omega-3's and fiber, which have been proven to stabilize blood sugar. Just skip the instant oats, since they're loaded with hidden sugars and sodium!
2. Salmon is the premiere source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that the human body cannot produce on its own. Omega-3's are known to minimize symptoms of inflammatory diseases and reduce blood pressure. Salmon is very high in protein, low in cholesterol and...Read More »
Super Grain Tip
Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?
More »Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?