This is a Sponsored Post in association with Organix. All opinions are my own.
Its no surprise to you that we spend a lot of time in Leisure Centres – The level of exercise that my girls do (in particular Millie who swims 6 days per week, often twice a day) can be very intense.
Research suggests that to replace the energy spent on heavy exercise, the athlete needs to eat within 15-30 minutes of stopping. In reality, they should be eating before even getting showered and changed. I’m talking hard exercise here, not just playing around in the pool but stamina session, a high impact gym class and the likes.
Now there’s one certainty about my girls going swimming – That they will be STARVING when they come out. Violet in particular, starts hyperventilating if we have to walk past the vending machine. To be honest though, we seldom use them – I have no desire to stuff my children full of high fat crisps, fizzy drinks and sugary chocolate bars and pay twice the price as in the supermarkets for the privilege.
I’m pleased to be working with Organix as they launch their new range of snack bars for older kids, Punk’d. You may be familiar with Organix as a brand for toddler snacks – My girls have moved on from that age range now but definitely fit into the older children range. More snacks aimed at children 5+ are planned but for now individually wrapped oaty cereal bars can be bought from Ocado and Amazon at RRP of £2 for 6 x 23g.
Also great for mid training session (obviously not when an athlete is in the pool!) – Millie does loads of land training and needs something that can be eaten quickly with no mess. Soft and chewy and available in 2 flavours – Strawberry and Vanilla & Cocoa and Orange. These are no bland flavours, you can definitely distinguish the individual ingredients.
We also have at least a 1.5 hour journey after every synchro session so have to have a constant supply of snacks available. Other ideas for healthy yet cost-effective snacks for on the go are:
- Tubs of Raisins
- Chopped Apples
- Tuna Pots
- Slices of Melon
- Dried Mango
- Cheese chunks
- Small tins of fruit (in juice rather than syrup)
- Tubs of Rice Pudding
All of these are fine to be out of the fridge when training is taking place and can be easily transported in a training bag.
We have many more training sessions ahead of us over the next few months so I am looking forward to bringing you more ideas for healthy snacks on the move.