3 Steps To A Healthy Snack Time for Busy Moms
This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few weekends ago, my friend Lauren and her husband came into town with their new baby. I was quickly reminded of the constant feedings a newborn brings and how many snacks you have to eat as a new nursing mom. Over the course of the weekend, we ended up talking about snack ideas, because when you are completely busy, you find yourself grabbing whatever is in the pantry – good or bad. I can’t tell you how many times mom friends have asked what I eat for a snack – it’s just natural to wind up eating on the go kid snacks with your kids instead of choosing healthy options! Typically, our “snack time” revolves around our kids and so do the types of food. But over the course of the past two years, I have put a system in place to make sure I’m having a healthy snack time too. I need snacks like FAGE Total Split Cups that are quick, easy to grab and healthy, so I have energy to get through the day! Here are my 3 Steps To A Healthy Snack Time for Busy Moms:
The absolute first thing you have to do to ensure a healthy snack time is to prepare. I do this by ordering our groceries online each week. By ordering online, I have a set plan for our week and don’t just wander in the grocery store and pick random things. I have a set plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time each week. Plus, by ordering online, I not only save money from being efficient, but I also save so much time and energy not having to haul my kids in the store with me. Also, by having a plan, it will eliminate those daily fast food stops for snacks or forgotten lunches. Each week, make a plan and stick to it!
Make Healthy Choices
Another key aspect to a healthy snack time for busy moms is making healthy choices. By planning ahead, you have a choice. You can choose nutritional snack options like FAGE Total Split Cups instead of running through a drive-thru. FAGE Total Split Cups have 11 grams of sugar (fruit varieties), the plain yogurt is made with only milk and live active yogurt cultures and has a very distinctive rich, creamy taste that is so delicious. They are also packed with protein and Non-GMO Project Verified. They are so satisfying for a quick and easy on-the-go snack option – plus, the fruit toppings are delicious!
Keep Them Accessible
The final challenge I have run up against at snack time is accessibility. A lot of times, I find that because we are so busy, plans change and we end up in the car – on the go. To combat our ever-changing schedule, I typically have a section in our fridge and pantry that have quick snack options that I can grab as we race out of the house. For instance, every time I pick up the kids from school, I know that they will be begging for a snack as soon as I get them in the car which typically leads to me getting hungry as well. So, I can easily grab a snack for each us to take in the car so that it is ready for them when I pick them up.
Essentially, I have found in order to make healthy choices, I have to prepare, prepare, prepare and make sure our options are accessible. This leads to nutritional options like FAGE yogurt and a happy mama. What are some ways you eat healthy during the day despite your busy lifestyle?