(BPT) - With summertime upon us and kids out of school, moms are heading into one of the busiest times of year. When summer schedules get hectic, it’s more important than ever for moms to take time for themselves and keep up their energy.
One easy way for moms to stay on top of their game while on the go this summer is with quick, healthy snacks that fit right into your busy schedule and keep you energized wherever the day takes you. Del Monte(R) Fruit & Oats(TM), the first ready-to-eat wholesome oatmeal with a full serving (1/2 cup per USDA nutrient data) of fruit, can help you do just that.
Start your day strong
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but too often gets skipped due to busy morning routines. When you’re trying to pack lunches, get everyone ready and out the door in time for summer camp drop-offs in the mornings, feeding yourself can be an afterthought.
A fast, convenient solution when you only have minutes to spare is a ready-to-eat item such as Fruit & Oats, a 2019 Product of the Year winner for the Breakfast Category (Survey of 40,000 people by Kantar TNS), which requires no preparation and is packed with 100% whole grain oats and chunks of orchard-ripe fruit to ensure you put your best foot forward for the day. Enjoy hot or cold to get a jump start on your morning and ensure you never leave the house ‘hangry’ ahead of an activity-filled day.
Don’t skip meals
When you are balancing drop-off, lessons and playdates, plus trying to squeeze in your own workout or errands, lunch is the first meal to go. If you’ve found yourself skipping the meal entirely, leading to low energy, or reaching for your kids’ snacks to tide you over, you aren’t alone.
Toss wholesome, ready-to-eat snacks into your bag before you leave the house and you’ll be thanking yourself later when you have a midday snack that you can eat anywhere. Even better, Fruit & Oats’ 20 grams of hearty, slow-cooked whole grain oats and 400mg of Omega-3 fatty acids will satisfy you and give you a boost of energy to keep you going for the rest of the day.
Keep healthy snacks at the ready
In between your main meals it’s important to keep your energy at an optimum level throughout the day, and eating healthy snacks may help accomplish just that. Additionally, eating wholesome snacks throughout the day can help you avoid overeating or unhealthy snacking.
Whether for breakfast, lunch or in-between, quick, healthy snack options keep you on your A-game when your family needs you most this summer. Convenient grab-and-go snacks mean you have more time for yourself and everything else you need to accomplish in a day.
Find Del Monte Fruit & Oats in the Fruit Cup(R) snack aisle in the delicious flavors of Apple Cinnamon, Peach Cinnamon Spice and Pear Maple. And, keep your eye out for two new flavors, Blueberry Apple and Strawberry Apple, hitting shelves this week.