• Tracey Clelland

Healthy Snacks for Busy Mums

Updated: Nov 8, 2018

Sugar is an exhausted mum’s worst enemy!

Whether you’re struggling with a newborn, trying to keep up with a toddler, flat out with school runs and / or juggling work with parenting…Reaching for a healthy snack will keep you going without the 3pm fatigue and can help stop you craving sugar. Sugar is an exhausted mum’s worst enemy! It not only makes you hyper for a short while it can also make you feel even more super shattered and cranky than you were feeling previously.

I’ve found I feel much better if I make sure I have a healthy snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon, as this means I’m less likely to grab something sugary when I’m famished.

Healthy Snacks for Tired Mums

· Tub of plain almonds – alkaline the blood

· Tub of walnuts – wonderful for the brain but don’t eat too many high in the good fats.

· Handful of sunflower seeds

· Homemade trail mix full of nuts & seeds

· An avocado – drizzled in balsamic vinegar

· Tub of berries e.g. raspberries, blackberries

· An apple, pear or peach

· A good handful of cherries

· Green smoothies – full of spinach, chard, broccoli etc

· Guacamole

· Vegetable strips cut up night before for dips

· Add chia seed to your smoothie super healthy

· Hard boiled eggs

· Carry a water bottle – very easy to mistake thirst for hunger …

· Edamame beans – edamame beans freeze well & can eat raw, they are full of protein & fibre and you can also get them in snack form

To provide the best level of care, I continually update my knowledge and understanding by taking part in professional development courses as well as researching the latest clinical updates in the natural health sector.

Mango Chia and Lime Smoothie serves 1

This is a pretty nice way to start the day. The chia seeds are a good plant source of calcium and a great source of protein to kickstart the brain. They are also wonderful for helping to balance our blood sugar

250ml coconut water chilled

1 frozen mango cheek

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp flaxseed oil

1 tsp grated lime zest

Method: combine all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve in a tall glass.

Variations; use any type of milk instead for coconut milk

Add 1 tsp coconut oil or flaxseed oil

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