DoctorMom Posted March 4, 2014 Share Posted March 4, 2014 Hello, I'm a 32 yo mom of three (2 y/o, 6 month, 6 month) about to start my first Whole30 on March 17. I'm writing to ask about ideas for balanced snacks/mini-meals. I could eat Larabars or handfuls of cashews all day, but it seems that I'm really supposed to make my meals match the model (protein, veggie, fat) and not sure how to do that while working full-time. I'm doing the Whole 30 in an effort to clean up my family's diet (replacing our unhealthy carbs with healthy plant-based carbs) and to gain control of the sugar cravings. I wouldn't hate it if I lost 5-10 lbs, too! I'm currently breastfeeding my 6 month-old twins. They have started some solids, but have never had formula. I'm not totally opposed to supplementing with formula now that they are past 6 months, but would obviously like to avoid it if possible. I exercise about 5 times a week (2-3 crossfit, 2-3 cardio - running, swimming, or stationary biking) and I work full time as a physician. Walking around the clinic it's pretty easy to throw down a protein or larabar, but pulling out a tupperware with a fork, or prying open a can of sardines before going in to see a patient is more frowned upon. One idea I had is to pack some tupperware with the balanced mini-meal (fat, protein, veggie) with my breast pump and eat a mini-meal while pumping using my hands-free pumping bra. The timing would line up, since I should probably be eating and pumping about every 3 hours while at work. Anyhow, I'd appreciate any thoughts on fast, easy, mini meals to eat while on the go. I'm finding this takes a tremendous about of planning and forethought, between the several meals a day, and protein+fat before workout, protein after workout, but no short-cuts allowed (i.e. rack of Slimfast in the trunk of my car, etc). Wish me luck and if you're starting March 17 and want to be accountability buddies, let me know! Thanks, Delnora Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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