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Dump the Mom Frump: Add These 10 Foods to Your Diet

By Nichole |

dump the mom frump, healthy foods for moms, healthy foods for busy momsTell me if your day looks at all like mine did yesterday…

In a rush to get my daughter off to preschool, I ate a handful of Cheerios straight from the box.

I came home and was starving, so I ate one of the cupcakes we made the day before.

By the time I fed the kids lunch and tucked them in for naps, I was too unmotivated to make lunch, so I ate the leftover bits of my son’s quesadilla.

Then, I was ravenous at dinner and ate more than I should have.

It’s no wonder that I’m tired, irritable, and frumpy.

Does this sound familiar?

Part of my Dump the Mom Frump plan is to eat better.

I’m not fooling myself into thinking that I’ll find the time to prepare 3 perfect meals for myself each day, but I’ve chosen 10 nutritious foods that can be easily worked into my day with just a bit of planning.

These foods that pack a nutritional punch and should have me feeling more energized.

Here they are…

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Dump the Mom Frump: Add These 10 Foods to your Diet


Almonds are full of iron and monounsaturated fatty acids, which will help to keep your blood vessels healthy. Either eat a handful or try them in a green salad.
Click here for the recipe for a great Mixed Greens Salad.

Also in this Dump the Mom Frump series, don’t miss these posts:

Dump the Mom Frump: Try These Stylish Clothes That Are Still Comfortable
Dump the Mom Frump: Try These 11 Simple Beauty Products
Dump the Mom Frump: Read…And Don’t Read

You can also find Nichole over at in these small moments and on Facebook and Twitter too!

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About Nichole



Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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5 thoughts on “Dump the Mom Frump: Add These 10 Foods to Your Diet

  1. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation says:

    All super fabulous eating recommendations! Thanks for linking to my lasagna!

  2. Jessica says:

    Kale is good for juicing!

  3. Sherri says:

    I think I almost just drooled…baked eggs IN avocados? Yum…

  4. Rachel Adams says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! My go to lunch for the past week was carrots dipped in hummus. Yummy!

  5. Francine says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips and recipes! I just did a blog post about trying to eat better so this is great timing for me :)

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