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  • Writer's pictureAbby Calabrese

Fueling Your Busy Life as a Working Mom

Being a working mom is an incredible juggling act. Between your career, family responsibilities, household tasks, and self-care — eating healthy is often the first thing that falls by the wayside. But fueling your body properly gives you the energy to handle everything on your plate. Here are some nutrition strategies and snacks ideas to help you stay on track.

Meal Prep is Key

Cooking just one or two extra portions when you make dinner allows you to easily grab meals and snacks for work. Soup, quinoa salads, and veggies that can be eaten hot or cold are great options. On Sundays, spend an hour chopping veggies so you have grab bag of roasted sweet potatoes, peppers, broccoli to toss into meals.

Stock Up on Portable Snacks

Always have some quick, easy options on hand to curb hunger between meals.

Here are some ideas:

  • Fruit like apples, oranges, bananas that require no prep

  • Hard boiled eggs

  • String cheese

  • Yogurt

  • Veggie sticks with hummus or nut butter for dipping

  • Protein bars (watch for excessive sugar)

  • Nut/seed mixes like trail mix (again, check the nutrition label)

  • Homemade energy bites

  • Oatmeal packets or overnight oats in mason jars (my fave!)

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water throughout the day helps curb appetite and boosts mental focus. Infuse water with fresh fruit or cucumber slices for extra flavor. Herbal tea is also hydrating and relaxing when you need an afternoon pick me up.

Listen to Your Body

Don’t get so busy you skip meals. Plan lunch breaks even if short. Being famished leads to poor food choices and being HANGRY. Keep healthy options in your bag or desk for emergencies.

Small changes make a difference in feeling your best.

You've got this!

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