Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quick Energy Snacks

Fresh fruit is wonderful for a snack, but do you always have it available at all times?

If you are a working person on the job, or a student at school, you may find fresh fruit difficult to carry with you.

When I was a teen age girl, there were times during the month, when I felt extremely weak and so very tired. Many times I was almost in a faint.

I am a fair skinned person, and my complexion was always pale after a very debilitating problem when I was about 12. Too many silver fillings caused my liver to rebel and my skin turned brilliant yellow. After about 3 weeks I was better and able to return to school but continued to be weak.

My mother decided that she would wrap up a handful of raisins and add them to my sack lunch. Usually I saved the raisins until mid afternoon just before my long walk home. That snack was what saved many a day, and the infusion of iron gave me added strength.

Later in life, we met a woman who kept a supply of almonds on hand. Each day she would snack on a handful of these delicious nuts.

A trip to Cost-Co provided us with a large bag of these valuable almonds. A zip-lock bag in the glove compartment of our car would offer enough nuts fresh and handy if we felt the need for a quick snack. The balance was stored in our refrigerator for easy reach.

If you have school age children, you may want to consider purchasing the small mini snack zip lock bags. They are just large enough to contain a handful of almonds and raisins, so your child can easily carry it in their purse or back pack. In the late afternoon they can retrieve their precious snack and enjoy a quick fix of energy.

Your child will especially need this snack if they have after school sports or other after school activities.

As Christians, there are times when our faith seems to wobble and be weak. Perhaps it is time for a quick snack on the Word of God.

Carrying around a big Bible may not be the thing you want to do, but you can carry small index cards with your favorite scripture verses printed on them. Here are a few good ones!

Always practice Gratitude: Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Feeling afraid, worried, or depressed? Take a look at:
2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Are you anxious? Hebrews 13:5 Be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.

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1 comment:

  1. yours is my new favorite blog for many reasons.

    first, my grandmother was an ordained methodist
    minister.

    second, i have to keep healthy snacks to nibble
    during the day.

    third, your wisdom is met with an adorable vim
    and vigor that i find enchanting.

    yippee!

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