Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Perfect Any-Time Snacks Ideas

What's one thing that marathon training, pregnancy and breastfeeding all have in common?

Hunger.

During these high-calorie-burning seasons, it's important to allow snacking as necessary and to choose snacks that contain valuable nutrients. Finding a snack that my kids enjoy too is even better!

No matter the time of day, I try to keep a few snacking options on hand in our house or in the diaper bag. Here are a few of our favorites:

3 Perfect Any-Time Snack Ideas

Homemade energy bites are fun for the kids to help make and involve ingredients that are usually already in the cupboard.

Our quick-and-easy recipe includes: 1 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup choco chips, 1/2 cup PB, 1/2 cup coconut flakes and 1/4 cup honey. Roll together and refrigerate extras. That's it! These are on the sweeter side and are best to be consumed in moderation because of that.


Hardboiled eggs are a classic snack and another favorite because we usually have an overabundance of eggs in our house. Personally, I prefer to add a dash of salt to mine.

Mister four-year-old loves hardboiled eggs which makes mom happy because they contain 6 grams of protein per egg!


Perfect Bars are a new favorite snack that I was recently introduced to! These calorie dense bars are packed with up to 17g (5g in minis) of whole food protein (no whey or soy) that keeps me satistfied throughout the day (and night).

Waking up hungry in the middle of the night while pregnant is no joke! The almond butter or peanut butter minis are a nice 100 calorie snack before heading to bed.


While the full-sized bars contain a higher amount of calories, 200-300 depending on the flavor, the quality of the calories is what counts. Because they contains 20+ nutrient-dense superfoods (like kale, apple and spinach), those calories are also providing a convenient source of vitamins and minerals.


Whether I'm snacking on a bar or my kids have snuck one from the diaper bag, the Perfect Bar is the perfect any-time snack! Of course the kids' favorite is the Dark Chocolate Chip & PB flavor and mine is the Almond Butter Mini. Really all of the flavors are delicious!


Perfect Bars are are priced at $1.30 for a Mini and $2.99 for a Full Bar and they are available in more than 12,000 fridges nationwide (though Minis are only available online at PerfectBar.com or in select retailers). To find a store near you, visit: perfectbar.com/where-to-buy.

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Hard boiled eggs and energy bites are my new favorite snacks. I feel like I'm eating all the time these days lol

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