6 Healthy Snacks for Busy Moms
On the road or Busy Mom???
The task of eating healthy most of the time can seem daunting for busy parents and professionals on the go. And making time to eat 3-4 times a day takes hours out of your day so make it stupid simple if you can.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can stay on top of your nutrition plan without feeling overwhelmed by healthy eating. Instead of drowning in time-consuming, restrictive meal plans, follow the Nutrition concepts we use at KMF throughout the day.
For busy people like us, having a few small meals and healthy snacks will be the perfect amount of food. It carries you through the day, letting you maintain focus and energy.
If you find yourself needing an extra boost or feel the oncoming late afternoon slump, try these healthy snacks to keep you on track and feeling great.
6 Healthy Snacks for Busy Mom’s
Quick, easy to digest, and delicious. This should be a go-to snack for any hard-working person. (and no eating fruit is not the cause of our obesity epidemic)
An apple, orange, grapefruit, or handful of berries. That will be the perfect amount to fuel your metabolic fire during the day. Dip in a little nut butter or plain Greek yogurt for a protein boost.
2. Trail Mix
I’m a huge fan of trail mix because of its convenience and nutrient density. A handful can carry you for hours. Yes, just a handful.
But, most store-bought trail mixes are loaded with extra oils, sugar, and other garbage. Instead of eating these low-quality mixes, make your own or find one with minimal additives.
Look for bags that only contain nuts, dried fruit, and maybe some seeds or shredded coconut. I like the Central Roast brand in the organic aisle of the supermarket. None of those with oils, sugar, M&Ms or chocolate-covered nonsense.
3. Raw, Organic Nuts
The simple snack. Almonds, walnuts, cashews, Macadamia or brazil nuts, etc. Keep some of these in your car or bag and you’ve always got quality protein, fiber, and healthy fat to grab on the go.
Just make sure you limit yourself to a small handful. It’s too easy to whack back an entire bag and completely overdo it on calories.
4. Protein Energy Bars
It’s tough to find protein bars that aren’t riddled with extra sugar and syrups. And most companies turn protein bars into hormone disruptors by loading them up with cheap processed soy protein.
Instead of grabbing your typical soy protein candy bar, grab one that has good whey or plant-based protein and little processed ingredients. One, Perfect bar, Vega, Luna or Lara bars are my top picks.
Or you can easily make your own in 5 minutes by mixing up some oats with water, protein powder, and nut butter, roll in crushed nuts or coconut, chill in the fridge.
5. Canned Fish or Tuna / Salmon in a pack
Come on now, don’t screw up your face just yet. Let’s eat like fit healthy adults, but add some big flavor. One of the best things you can eat out of a can, I like smoked oysters or sardines topped with a little spicy mustard, or albacore tuna salad mixed with a little mayo, bell pepper, chopped green onion, or boneless skinless wild salmon. Some of the best sources of protein and omega 3 fats on the planet and super portable and ready to
6. Beef Jerky
If you just need some extra protein and are tired of having shakes, check out some locally made beef jerky or pepperoni stick or slices. Store-bought stuff should only be a last resort if you are stuck in a gas station and need to make the best choice.
But here’s something to remember, don’t give your body fuel from a gas station, only your car ok 😉 ha ha ha
There you have it, use these awesome snack ideas we use at KMF every single day and rotate these into your plan!!
Never again will you feel the stress of staying on top of your diet when your day gets out of control.