Hereâ€™s what works for me â€“ my snacks *must* contain protein in it. If not, Iâ€™m going to just end up cranky and hungry. But if my munchie contains a decent amount of protein (and fat, too), then I feel satisfied for much longer.
Do you know the word â€œhangry?â€ Itâ€™s a combination of hungry and angry. When I sense that Henry is getting hangry, I practically RUN to the fridge for a protein snack. A hangry toddler is a scary thingâ€¦
But, truthfully, a hangry Caitlin is no better!
So when I snack (usually once in the morning, after workouts, in the afternoon and after dinner, which we have pretty early), I always reach for something with protein in it. String cheese and cheese sticks are a big favorite in my household! The SargentoÂ® Natural String Cheese variety has 8 grams of protein per serving â€“ thatâ€™s more protein than a serving of almonds (about 23 almonds) or a hard-boiled egg.
Check out how this favorite snack stacks up against the competition:
Servings sizes: 1 cheese stick, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 ounce of almonds, 1 egg
SargentoÂ® is my favorite brand because of all the different varieties (14 of them!), like Cheddar, Cheddar-Mozzarella, Colby-Jack, Cheddar-Jack, Pepper Jack, and more. I love them because they are portable and fast so I can stay fueled on the go. And I keep them in the bottom drawer of the fridge so Henry can easily grab them, too. The SargentoÂ® Natural Cheese Snacks have up to 8 grams of protein per serving, so they keep you feeling satisfied and definitely not hangry!
One of my #1 healthy living tips is to keep snacks in your gym bag. You should fuel right after hard exercise, and if you leave the gym empty handed, youâ€™ll feel that blood sugar start to crash. So I always try to keep my bag stocked with snacks. Iâ€™ll even throw a cheese stick into my bag as I head out â€“ it survives just fine in my bag for an hour or so! These snacks are great to eat in the locker room or on the way home.
Mom Life = Random toys end up in all your bags.
Whatâ€™s your favorite protein snack? If you need some more ideas, here are some more smart snacking suggestions!
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