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Have a healthy Mother’s Day

Have a healthy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is about pampering all of the hardworking mothers in the world. After countless months of working, paying bills, and cleaning after the kids, moms deserve a day that is all about them. Here are a few tips on how to have a happy and healthy Mother’s Day this year.  

Have a healthy Mother's Day - Breakfast in bedBreakfast in bed
All moms love having breakfast in bed. This Mother’s Day, cook up something that is not only delicious but also healthy. “Kale and Feta Egg Bake” is an easy recipe that all moms are sure to love.

Ingredients:
5 ounces chopped kale leaves
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 ½ cup of crumbled feta
1 cup of diced cherry tomatoes
8 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the oil in a pan and add kale. Stir for about 2 minutes, or until the kale has wilted. In a greased casserole dish, add the kale, feta, and tomatoes. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add salt and pepper. Pour the eggs over the kale mixture, and stir to ensure that everything is evenly distributed. Bake for 35 minutes or until the egg mixture has set. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Have a healthy Mother's Day - Family WalkFamily walk
Rather than sitting inside all day and watching television, go outside and take a walk as a family. You can walk around the neighborhood, visit a park, or take a stroll on the beach. According to the American Heart Association, walking can lower your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Even if it’s a short walk, spending quality time outside with your family is sure to spark interesting conversation, and keep your heart healthy!

Have a healthy Mother's Day - YogaPractice yoga!
Whether you’re a full-blown Yogi, or you’ve never stepped foot on a yoga mat, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to relax and practice yoga. Moms can spend time at a yoga center alone, or the whole family can join in and try it out. Yoga allows you to stretch, meditate, and practice breathing. Not only is it a fun activity, but according to the American Heart Association, it also helps lower blood pressure and can help prevent heart disease.

Have a healthy Mother's Day - Homemade DinnerHomemade dinner
Although some restaurants provide great service, if you want a truly healthy meal this Mother’s Day, skip the hefty bill and have dinner at home. Most restaurants use deep fryers, frozen vegetables, and large amounts of salt. Cooking your Mother’s Day meal at home will ensure that the ingredients are fresh and healthy. Cooking at home is also a fun way to spend time with your loved ones.



Dark chocolate

Dessert just might be the best part of any holiday. But trying to stay healthy when picking out a delicious dessert can be tough. This Mother’s Day, skip the cake and opt for a piece of dark chocolate. Try mixing dark chocolate with a handful of fresh fruit or nuts for a flavorful and healthy dessert. Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is packed with antioxidants, fiber, and potassium.

Keep track of your health this Mother’s Day by using QardioArm to track your blood pressure from home, at work, or while on a walk with your family. You can also check if all the healthy eating has paid off by using QardioBase to set your goals and track your progress.

Post contributed by Natalie Cassidy: An avid health and fitness enthusiast. Natalie enjoys creating new healthy recipes and hitting the gym as often as possible. She believes that a healthy lifestyle leads to a happy lifestyle.

Last updated: October 4, 2018

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