My husband, being a farmer, is constantly snacking throughout the day to keep his energy up for all the labour-intensive work he does on the farm each day. Most of the time, his snacks include bread, bread, and more bread. Toast, sandwiches…lots of carbs to keep him going. He also happens to have a sweet tooth (which is why I don’t bake my specialty cheesecakes or desserts unless it’s a special occasion or someone’s birthday). When Hubby learned of PROTINIS™, he thought they would be something he’d like to try.
Though I know that keeping fueled is important for farmers who are working in the fields all day, I also know that the types of snacks one eats throughout the day can contribute to the oh-so-lovely muffin top. I suggested to Hubby that he try more protein-rich snacks instead of just having bread with butter or toast with cheese. I know old habits die hard, but something has got to change.
Those of you who are regular readers of the blog will know that we live on a farm and grow most of our food. Though we eat mostly food from our gardens and our farm, we also buy food from the supermarkets just like everyone else. Hubby likes to have things to eat that are quick and easy for the times that he’s in and out of the house or in the field or on the tractor (and when I’m not home to cook!).
According to a Harris Decima survey, more than half (52 per cent) of Canadians snack at least twice a day, 71 per cent are seeking healthier snacking options and 85 per cent of Canadians prefer a snack that leaves them feeling fuller, longer. We have attached an Infographic with some more facts about Canadian snacking habits.
Sue Mah, registered dietitian and nutrition expert, explains why complete protein is important:
“Complete protein contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs and cannot produce on its own,” Some examples of foods with complete protein are milk, eggs, fish, meat and poultry, like the oven-roasted chicken bites in PROTINIS™. This type of protein helps slow down the digestion of food, keeping you feeling fuller, longer, and protein snacking can support physical activity and weight management goals by building and repairing muscles and tissues.”
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