How This Busy Mom Stays Fueled Throughout the Day

Even with a toddler, it's possible to save time on meal prep AND serve healthy meals

How This Mom of a Toddler Stays Fueled Throughout the Day

#YMCCommunity member Randa Derkson shares her tips on how she spends a lot of time chasing her toddler around all day, but still manages to save time on meal prep and eat a healthy diet.

Randa Derkson

The Bewitchin Kitchen

I like to believe that I’m a health conscious person. I understand what’s good for me vs. what’s not and I do my best to live my life as healthy as possible (and lead my son into the same lifestyle by example).

Because I’m a mom to a two-year-old boy, I need to keep my body fuelled and ready to go. I can’t tell you how many times a day I run after him, whether it’s playing “chase” or scrubbing marker off my kitchen cabinets. I never realized just how exhausting little ones could be until my son became mobile.

I keep my body fuelled by eating five to six meals a day with a balance of carbs, healthy fats, and a lot of protein.

I don’t have a lot of time to cook extravagant healthy meals, so ensuring that I can grab a snack or lunch that is quick and easy is also really important to me.

Here are some tips on how I am able to save time AND chose healthy options daily...

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Visit your local Loblaws store to make adding protein to your family's diet super easy! Maple Leaf products like Country Naturals Turkey Burgers, Chicken Pepperettes, and Protinis are all smart ways to help fuel your busy days.

Then visit our 'Learn How To Power Through Your Day' page for tips on adding exercise to your day, feeding your family on-the-go, and recipes that will help fuel you.

Randa is a work-at-home mom who resides in Northern, British Columbia. When she's not chasing her four-year-old son and scrubbing crayons off the wall, she's blogging over at The Bewitchin' Kitchen. She loves to cook, travel, has a passion for health and wellness and enjoys to sit on the patio during the summer with a glass of riesling.