I know I’m not the only one who experiences life on the run daily.
Let’s be clear: I don’t mean running from the law. Although I’m sure someone out there is currently experiencing that, that is not what I am implying.
I mean running from meetings to class to the hospital to the store to soccer and all over again.
You know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you?
Well this morning I was thinking about all the things that make “on-the-go” so much easier for us in the W clan and I thought I would share some of my favorite things as of late that are helping to keep us going during these busy times.
Designer Whey protein powder.
J and I are in our fourth week of the Insanity workout system and part of the nutrition guide calls for A LOT of protein. We both have experience with multiple different protein powders from our college sports days, but this is my favorite. I like it in vanilla, chocolate or just regular plain. It’s perfect to mix up and take on the go for a mid-afternoon snack… J even made peppermint mocha protein shake the other day with it… perfection.
Perdue Oven Ready Roasters
Have you seen these yet? This my friends, is seriously the best time-saving, efficient meal on the go that I have found yet. I grabbed one of these a few weeks back because I had a coupon and have gone back for more ever since. They come prepared with the seasonings and chicken already in an oven-safe bag. You literally take off the outer bag, cut a slit in the roasting bag, and put it in the oven. The even better thing? You get a large whole chicken for only $7. In this house, a large chicken can last us the week. I also have tried their cornish hens. It fed 4 1/2 (one toddler) of us and we still had left overs. I’m in love with Perdue over this.
Let’s be real. I love most flavors of Luna bars, but when my friend Meghan shared this with me, my protein bar mind was blown. With just over 10 grams of sugar and about 10 grams of protein this bar makes 12 1/2 hour shifts at the hospital so bearable.
For those of you who know me or have been reading up here for awhile, you know that I seriously want to be able to speak French. You might not know, however, that I have a daily 2 1/2 hour round trip commute. I decided this year I would make better use of my time in the car (since NPR goes out of range, unfortunately) and I would try and work on my language skills. If you have iTunes you can download FREE Coffee Break language podcasts and in 15 minutes a day, start using that language. These are great podcasts and seriously help me pass the time in a productive way.
So these are just a few of the things that I have been using to help life on the run to go more smoothly. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave them