Hi! In Day 7 of 30 Days to a Healthier summer you learned a good guideline for your water intake. Day 8 is about adding in healthy snacks to your daily diet.
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DAY 8: Add in Healthy Snacks
We’ve all been there ESPECIALLY with kids and/or busy schedules. It’s mid morning or afternoon, you probably didn’t eat breakfast or a healthy lunch and now you’re “starving” and running short on time.
You need something resembling food and you need it NOW!
But you have nothing with you and you’re on the way to a meeting or the next activity.
So what do you do?
Map out the next 3 to 4 fast food stops along your route to the next destination.
So you stop, spend more than you would buying from the grocery store, eat more calories with less nutrients, and MAY even succumb to the temptation of adding a soft drink to your meal which means more money and sugar!
Sound familiar? It does to me. I find myself in this situation occasionally (mainly when routines change or unexpected errands come up) but FAR less than when I began my journey.
So what can YOU do to prevent this from becoming the norm?
PLAN AHEAD and HAVE HEALTHY SNACKS ON HAND
This helped us so much!
With 3 girls, a husband, running here and there and working out added to that, there’s a LOT of hungry people to feed.
If you know you’re going to out a lot that day, have your snacks portioned out and packed so you can grab and go.
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We use resusable bags like these for school lunches and when we’re out and about:
Buy mainly whole fruits and veggies.
Buy dry snacks in larger quantities vs. pre-packaged to save money.
Keep snacks visible and easy to reach so kids (and YOU) see it.
What are some of your favorite healthy snacks? Let me know if you’re trying something new.
See you for Day 9 of 30 Days to a Healthier Summer.
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