These are 10 go to grab and go snacks perfect to keep mom’s energized and ready to go all day long!
Logan is now 3 months old and he’s such a sweet baby. He’s so smiley and happy almost all day long, which I am so grateful for.
I have been able to breastfeed Logan and let me tell you, I feel hungry all the time! Its like I’m still pregnant with how much my body wants to eat – I am still feeding another person after all.
One of the easiest ways for me to get the calories I need each day so that I can keep up my energy to chase around a toddler, and take care of a baby is by eating one or two snacks a day. In between my main meals I’ll eat a couple snacks, and the easiest way for me to do this is with something easy, portable and delicious. Here is a list of 10 of my favorite snacks to eat as a busy mom:
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- Fresh fruit and/or vegetables. Fruit and veggies are a great portable snack. Prepare a bunch at the beginning of the week, by washing them, and chopping, or separating them, so they are ready to go when you need a snack. Its also great to have ranch dressing or hummus to dip with your veggies, or peanut or almond butter for the fruit.
- Trail mix. Nuts are a great source of protein and will help keep you feeling full. Throw in a mixture of things, like dried fruit, chocolate covered candies, yogurt chips, pretzels, etc. for the perfect sweet and salty treat to keep you satisfied and energized.
- Muffins. Muffins are a great treat or snack because you can make them with your favorite ingredients, stuff them full of chopped fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
- Granola Bars and granola bar bites. Granola bars are a great snack to throw in your diaper bag for when you happen to need one, already packaged up to go. Granola bar bites are also a delicious option because you cane make a wide variety of flavor combos and just throw a couple in a small bag and you are ready to go.
- Hard Boiled Eggs. One or two hard boiled eggs, sprinkled with a little salt and pepper are a delicious and filling protein filled snack.
- Lactation Cookies. These cookies are full of ingredients to help increase one’s milk supply, but they’re also delicious, and perfect for when you’re craving something sweet. (They’re totally safe for those not nursing to eat as well).
- Cheese and Crackers. Pre-slice your favorite cheese and keep them in the fridge to eat up with a few crackers when you need a quick snack, especially great with whole grain crackers.
- Greek yogurt. A small bowl or cup of greek yogurt is protein packed and extra tasty when topped with a small handful of granola or fresh fruit!
- A water bottle. Don’t forget to drink about 64 to 80 oz of water a day to make sure you stay hydrated. Thirst can often be mistaken as hunger, so its a good idea to keep water on hand to drink often.
So there you have it, these are 10 of my go to snacks to keep myself satisfied and energized while nursing and all day long. Keep in mind that these snacks are great for any moms who need something quick and on the go, and they’re great for kids and dads too.
**I want to make note that I am not taking any stance on whether breastfeeding is the best option for a mother and baby. I enjoy and have the opportunity to breast feed my son so I take advantage of it. The best option for mother and baby is for the baby to be fed. Period.