From the moment you wake up, you put others ahead of yourself. You make sure people are fed, dressed, and prepared for the day. You have little hands latching onto you, co-workers asking things of you, and a hungry husband. Who are you? You, are a mom.
Life is extremely busy, and fuelling your body while on-the-go can be stressful and seem unrealistic. The idea of having to prepare complex snacks to grab may be the last thing you feel like doing, but let me remind you that your health is the most important thing. Without our health, we are nothing.
Here are some snack ideas that you can store in your car, at your desk, or in your purse. Keep yourself full, and you are less likely to overeat at your next meal!
P R O T E I N B A R S
Protein bars are an excellent way to get more protein in during the day & are both filling and satisfying. My go-to’s are Vega (chocolate peanut butter), Quest (double chocolate chunk), and Simply bars (apple cinnamon). They have a long shelf life because they are individually packaged!
T R A I L M I X
I make my own trail mix and keep it in a Ziploc bag. Trail mix is a great snack because it is quick and you can eat it by the handful. The nuts & seeds give me an extra boost of energy during the day and keep me feeling alert.
R I C E C A K E S
I love their satisfying crunch. I buy the organic whole grain rice cakes from my local supermarket. They aren’t high in nutrients or calories but they do make an easy snack.
O A T M E A L P A C K S
I try and keep natural oatmeal / or quick oats at my office in case I am running late in the morning and don’t have time to eat an adequate breakfast. High in fibre, oats are super satisfying and keep you full for a long period of time. They don’t require anything (technically) other than hot water. I usually keep cinnamon at the office because I put it on a ton of my foods.
R O A S T E D C H I C K P E A S
I purchase mine from a local health food store. They have a few different flavours so I always keep a couple packs at work.
W H O L E G R A I N C R A C K E R S
I love the Mary’s Gone Crackers that are available in almost every health food section at any grocery store. They are delicious, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and whole grain.
N U T B U T T E R
You can either keep a small jar or individual packets of all-natural nut butter at work. You can eat it with a spoon or smear it on crackers or a rice cake.
G R A N O L A
I eat granola all the time; whether it’s an addition to my yogurt or smoothie bowls, or just something to snack on. I usually make my own granola so I know exactly what is going into it.
D R I E D E D A M A M E
Low in fat & sugar, edamame contains protein, fibre, amino acids, and healthy carbohydrates. They are also high in nutrients and minerals so they make a very healthy snack or addition to salads.
K A L E C H I P S
One of my absolute favourites! Baking Kale retains its nutritional content and using olive oil provides your body with healthy fats. Kale chips are a low-cal snack that are high in vitamin C, K, and other nutrients.
Lindsay is a health and fitness enthusiast and is passionate about helping others transform their lives. After having children, she found it difficult to use the traditional methods to get fit again, so she has created an online health and fitness community to support like minded men and women and using methods that work for the busy family.
Lindsay believes that it’s not only our physical bodies that need to be fit, but as well as our heart and minds and she incorporates these into her coaching approach.