Lauren Egger is a busy mom of five, a former RN and founder of the Healthy Mom Project.
Self-care is essential if you want to be able to tackle the busyness of motherhood! This starts with fueling your body with nutrient-dense foods. These recipes will give you the energy you need to chase down your kids, attend parties and backyard barbecues, and enjoy all the fun summer brings. You won’t regret it!
I found Siete Wraps a few years ago while following Dr. Hyman’s Detox and they are life changing! Not really, but they are SO good and complementary to most diets. They are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and vegan. Lots of wins! The ingredients are almond flour, tapioca flour, water, sea salt and xanthan gum. You can find them in the refrigerated section at Heinen’s near the butter. Surprisingly, they don’t crumble and fall apart like a lot of gluten-free wraps. I whipped this wrap together when I was in a rush one day and it’s now a staple! Lots of nutrient-dense foods and healthy probiotics for your tummy from the fermented kraut.
- 1 Almond-Flour Siete Wrap
- 2 TBSP Tessamae’s Organic Creamy Ranch (Whole 30 approved)
- 1/4 Cup Organic Cherry Tomatoes Halved
- 1/4 Cup Cleveland Kraut Original
- 1-2 Slices of Applegate Smoked Turkey (Nitrate- and Nitrite-Free)
- Sliced Avocado
Place 1-2 slices of turkey on a Siete Wrap. Add Cleveland Kraut, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and drizzle dressing on top. That’s it!
- If you find Siete Wraps on sale, buy more than one package and freeze them until you’re ready to use them.
- You can use leftover chicken instead of sliced turkey.
- If you’re vegan, sub tofu for turkey.
- KID VERSION. Our kids are not huge fans of these wraps. I use Maria & Ricardo’s Organic Tortillas instead. Spread hummus on a wrap and add one slice of turkey and sliced cucumber. Cut them into pinwheels. KID APPROVED!
Some days, I make a HUGE smoothie and sip on it from mid-morning through lunch or use it as my lunch. You want to make sure you have enough protein in your smoothie for a meal replacement and also some healthy fats. Here is one of my go-to smoothies for myself!
- 2 Large Handfuls of Organic Power Greens
- 1 Cup of Frozen Organic Mixed Berry Fruit Blend
- 2 Scoops Vital Protein Collagen (17 grams of protein!)
- 2-3 TBSP Raw Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
- 5 Frozen Chunks of Pineapple
- 1 Cup SO Delicious Unsweeted (or Original) Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup Water
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend and enjoy!
- The pumpkin seeds make smoothies creamy and are basically tasteless!
- You can use fresh fruit instead of frozen. Make sure you add ice for a nice cold smoothie.
- Hemp seeds are a great addition to any smoothie as well.
No matter how many salads I have eaten in my life, I still crave salads on the daily! I think it’s true that you crave what you eat.
- 3/4 Cup Cooked Quinoa
- 1 Cup of Organic Mixed Greens
- 1/2 Avocado, Sliced
- Chopped Veggies (Whatever you have on hand! I like cucumbers and carrots)
- 1/4 Cup of Cleveland Kraut, Classic Caraway or Whiskey Dill
- 1 Hard Boiled Pasture Egg
- 1-2 TBSP Organic Pitted Olives
- Tessamae’s Lemon Garlic, Creamy Ranch or Zesty Ranch are my favorites!
- DIY dressing is Simple: 2-3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 lemon squeezed and a dollop of agave nectar, maple syrup or honey.
- Spread cooked quinoa on your plate. Add mixed greens and top with chopped veggies, avocado, Cleveland Kraut, hard-boiled egg and olives. Drizzle salad dressing on top and enjoy!
- Buy precooked quinoa to save time.
- Boil a dozen eggs and chop veggies in the beginning of the week to save time.