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The perfect snack sandwich for hungry and busy moms

I always find that days when I’m most busy and/or kids are a handful are the days I don’t eat well. My body needs fast energy so I reach for a sugary snack. Not good at all because that’s the beginning of the downward spiral of bad eating for a day. Yesterday was one of those where I had not slept well the night before (jetlage still) Noah is teething and not happy so he screams (oh boy how loud he can be) Bella was hyper and said no to everything so I ended up playing every game imaginable. All this while I try to clean, cook breakfast, lunch and dinner and trying to work at the same time.

At  9 am was getting hungry and tired so instead this time I took a few minutes ( 5) to make a proper snack that would last me a while for all princess games I had to participate in. It’s such simple whole grain bread with avocado and veggies yet so tasty. This snack does not mess with my blood sugar so I do not crave sugar or have sugar crash later. It also makes my temper more even to help me stay calm during the endless “look at me mommy, can you, can I, NOOOOO, waaahaaaa etc”. Well you get the picture right?

1 slice whole wheat or whole grain bread
1/8 cup avocado, mashed
1 tbs salsa
1 slice bell pepper
Sprouts

Mix salsa and avocado and spread on bread. Arrange bell pepper and sprouts on top.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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