I think it’s safe to say that most of you know by now that I’m a busy woman. Not only do I have my kid’s school and after school activities to manage – but also my part time blogging schedule and on call nursing career. I do so well making sure the kids have all of their gear ready with water bottles and snacks – but I seem to always manage to forget one big important thing: feeding myself.
There has been so many times over the years that I’ve kicked myself for not remembering to eat before I left the house or at the very least remembering to pack a snack. Perhaps the worst times are when I’m working as a nurse because even though I bring a lunch with me, it doesn’t guarantee that I will be able to have the time to sit down and actually eat it. It can get pretty hectic at times and it’s unpredictable. Sometimes it gets so busy that I’ll literally just have a few minutes for a couple of bites of food, so I want to make sure that it’s nutritious enough to keep me going.
I’ve found that these new P3 Portable Protein Packs (which are available at Walmart) are great to have on hand and have just enough in them to tide me over until I can sit down for lunch or dinner. They are really convenient because I don’t have to chop, slice, or pack anything – the cheese, meat and nuts are all packaged and ready to eat!
The P3 Portable Protein Packs come in four different varieties and each have 13-14 grams of protein. They are great for me to have on hand while I’m in the car, at soccer games, at work, and when I’m out running errands.
But seriously, why is it important to have snacks? I know sometimes the hardest thing to do for us as a parent (and people in general!) is to practice what we preach. Well, here are some reasons why you need to snack:
- It keeps you from overeating later on in the evening.
- Snacking balanced foods helps maintain your body’s blood sugar levels.
- Having a nutritious snack will give you the energy your body needs to get through the day.
- Wholesome snacks help provide you with extra vitamins – something most of us don’t get enough of.
How often do you snack, and what do you look for most when choosing something to eat? I’d love to hear your thoughts!