As parents, energy is something we need to keep going along our day. Most of us are always on-the-go, and nourish our bodies with whatever is quick. Even though we might know it's not the best way to feed ourselves, we just don't have time for it. It's tempting to grab that energy drink or that 4th cup of coffee. But of course, preparing ahead of time something that is good for us can benefit us in so many ways.
If we nourish the body with something good, it will thank us by producing the energy we need to continue about our errands. Plus, in the long run, we won't have to pay the price of trashing our insides with the garbage we fed it.
Some of these snacks are so obvious, but living in a world of convenience and instant gratification, we get lazy at times; no judgement, we've all been there. First on this list is the famous couple, apples and peanut butter. If you have a peanut allergy, swap the peanut butter for some pumpkin seed butter, or any other healthy alternative of your choice. Peanut butter has fiber, healthy fats and protein. Apples are filling and they, too, contain fiber. This is a great combo for those who have issues going to the bathroom, too.
Carrots and hummus is another thing to munch on for an extra boost. Both have properties have strengthening your immune system. Not only is this healthy, but tasty. You've heard the saying, "Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?" No, because carrots help with eye health.
Clementines and almonds are easy to take with you, when in a hurry. Like the other snacks mentioned, the contain a nutritious amount of fiber. If your body is 'eliminating' properly, then it will help you keep up that much needed energy.
Dried fruit and nuts are a simple and well known non-perishable mix. This duo will help you feel full. Another goodie is Greek yogurt. If you can try to get your taste buds used to the plain and unsweetened version. Tastes gross? That's okay, we convince ourselves of other things, like, "I don't like to go to work, but I have to." So say, "I don't like plain, unsweetened yogurt, but it's good for me." Now wasn't that easy? You can always have some add-ins, like homemade granola, in the yogurt to make it more tasty and filling. Just give it a try, you won't regret the effort you put towards your health.
Hard-boiled eggs are something you can have on your break. It contains protein, calcium, iron and a whole lot of vitamins. They're easy to make and store in the fridge for the next day.
Not only are these snacks healthy, but they save you from spending cash on the quick, unhealthy stuff. Your body will feel better, because you lessened the junk food intake, and it will be able to give you the energy you need to be productive.