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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quick protein snacks

Often, we forget to eat or we snack on empty junk food. In our busy lives and our ADD/ADHD it is difficult enough just getting through the day let alone meeting our basic needs. I have found some quick protein snacks can go a long way to helping me focus clearly. Here are some ideas of quick protein snacks.

  1. Spoonful of peanut butter
  2. Handful of peanuts, nuts, and/or mixture of both
  3. Cheese and crackers
  4. A slice of lunch meat
  5. Humus and crackers or pita bread
  6. Canned tuna, salmon, or any other fish and crackers
  7. Chicken spread and crackers
  8. String cheese, cheese sticks, or a chunk of cheese
  9. Glass of milk or chocolate milk
  10. Hard boiled eggs
  11. Canned chicken
  12. Cottage cheese, I like to eat this with crackers
  13. Can of baked beans or chili beans microwaved
  14. In a bind, peanut M&M's, Snickers, or protein bars
  15. Trail mix
  16. Yogurt, so I've heard
I recommend getting some wheat thins or whole grain crackers, but in a pinch any crackers might work. I like to get crackers that have some kick to them. Most of these snack ideas can be done on any budget and require little effort. I haven't tried some of the dairy ones like a glass of milk or yogurt to allergies, but there is enough variety here to choose from. All of these ideas take little planning and can give you enough protein to help you sustain focus even when your life is hectic. 

I am not saying that this replaces treatment in any manner, nor am I implying that ADD/ADHD is caused by diet. These are merely meant as strategies to help make better, but not necessarily perfect, snack choices.

1 comment:

  1. I needed a reminder list. Thanks Sarah. Hugs Marr