As a busy mom, you might find it hard to eat foods that support your fitness plans especially when you find yourself eating the leftover food or snacks from the kids and THAT is considered a good meal on some busy days. But it is important to eat foods that support your fitness especially if you want to see results. Good sources of protein are essential to a diet in order to see real results to your exercise routine. Here are a few convenient sources of protein you can take on the go:
1) Turkey slices – Though I really don’t like to eat processed foods…. I make an exception for this just for the convenience aspect. Eating close to the earth is always the best way to go but not always possible. You can get turkey slices without preservatives and other additives though. You just have to read the package and ingredients. Packages with the least amount of ingredients are usually the way to go. Turkey slices are good source of protein and are low in calories. I like to just take a few in a snack baggy and go.
2) Peanut Butter – I always suggest getting the natural kind (it tastes better) without any added salt, sugar or oils. And just because it says natural on the label, doesn’t mean you don’t need to read the label. Those pesky food companies can fool you. I love peanut butter. Jif now has Jif to Go, which is really convenient because it comes in little containers which helps with portion control as well.
3) Boiled Eggs – I love these. It is so easy and healthy when you are on the go. You can boil them the night before and put them in the fridge or boil them in the morning while getting the kids ready for school. They are simple and good to support your muscle build. Just put them in a baggy and go. Good for those who are sticking to a good clean diet just try to take away from the yolk (full of cholesterol)…
4) Protein Shakes – I love protein shakes for breakfast especially when I have no time for breakfast. My favorite is SunWarrior protein powder. Its hypoallergenic so it is good for those who have a lot of food sensitivities. It won’t leave you bloated at all. I like to throw some frozen fruit and some stevia in a blender real fast and pour. Then I am good to go.
5) Nuts – I love nuts too! My favorites are almonds, cashews and pistachios. It is best to get the raw and organic nuts. I tend to buy the shelled almonds, raw cashews and roasted and unsalted pistachios because I am not balling. If you are on a budget go for the dry roasted and unsalted versions. Make sure your read the labels on the nuts too. They can be deceiving as well.
I hope someone can find these tips helpful and make incorporating good protein into his or her diet a little easier.