Monday, February 25, 2013
Snacking on the Go With Newton's Cookies
Like many of you, my days are full and leave little time for doing things for myself. Mothers, you know what I am talking about and if you are a working mother you may find that you have even less time. One thing that keeps me focused and on schedule is planning my days the night before.
I make detailed lists of where my family and I need to go and be. Not all days go as planned, but as long as I do what I can to prepare, which includes healthy snacks, then I make it through most days armed and ready. Without healthy snacks, I am prone to making bad food choices. Driving by (fill in the blank with your favorite fast food) might become a temptation which I would rather avoid! When it comes to snacks, I like the convenience of pre-packaged grab and go options. However, I don't limit myself to only pre-packaged snacks. If there is a certain healthy snack I like, take Fig Newtons for example, I toss a few in a snack bag along with a bottle or two of water and out the door I go. Now that Fig Newtons come pre-packed, they are my go-to snack of choice. I'm not one to count every single calorie, but I do like to be aware of what goes in my body and I can feel good about eating Newtons. I like that they are high in fiber, low in fat, and are made with real fruit. Take the Cherry Vanilla Fruit Thins - they contain 8 whole grains per serving. A serving size is 3 cookies which contains 140 calories. Not bad right?
One of my favorite on the go snack is a few Newtons, an apple or orange, and a bottle of water. This has gotten me through many a day until I can have a real meal. It's no secret that I have always been the Fig Newtons lover in our family, but now that new flavors such as baked apple cinnamon are being offered, I have to hide my own stash so that the food bandits don't get them!
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