Thursday, June 12, 2014

After Class Snack Ideas for Moms on the Go

You should aim to eat a snack or a meal within 90 minutes of exercise. The sooner the better.

Sometimes this is easier said than done. When class ends many moms are either scooting off with a baby needing a nap or looking for somewhere to sit down and feed baby.  If this sounds familiar, consider packing a snack that you can eat it on the go or while feeding baby.

Here are some yummy ideas that pack well:

  • 1/3 cup of nuts and 1/3 cup of dried fruit (prepare baggies of this mixture after your grocery shop so you can grab a bag when you head out the door in the morning)
  • Apple and cheese slices
  • Low or no sugar added yogurt drink and crackers
If you usually leave class with a sleeping or content baby, take advantage of this opportunity to have a more relaxed meal.  Whether you pack it and bring it along to eat in the community centre or go to a cafe with moms from class, make this your one meal where you get all 4 food groups and a variety of colours.  

Try these meals:

  • Salad Wrap: greens, pecans, grated cheddar, apple slices, 1 tbs of plain yogurt in a whole wheat wrap.
  • Ensalada: Black beans, corn, avocado, baked yam clunks mixed in a dressing of 1 part lemon, 1 part olive oil and plenty of cumin and chilli powder.
  • Salmon pita: mix 1 can of drained salmon, 2 tbs plain yogurt, cooked but cooled green peas, chopped green onion and 1 tsp of black pepper.  Add ¼ -1/3 of mixture to pita with a leaf of lettuce.

Another fun idea is organizing a potluck after class once a month.  Keep it healthy & simple so no one feels overwhelmed.  Keep it fun!

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