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Allergies, Sports and Protein

Allergies, Sports and Protein

Posted by Theresa Marie Green on 12th Mar 2020

U15 athletics have brought on a new challenge for our family. If you know us, we’re always up for a challenge.Ha! I learned long time ago to never say never! Remember when you were pregnant and you said that you weren’t going to let your child watch tv? Ha! And then you were pregnant with your second child and you plopped your first born in front of the tv, while cherishing those few minutes of quiet or stillness.  A few years later you make the promise to yourself and family that you aren’t going to overbook athletics. I’ve tried over the years to limit my kids to one athletic commitment per season, which has turned out to be soccer, soccer and more soccer. Yes, our kids also bike, snowboard, surf, skate and skim on their weekends off. Fast forward to high school. We were going to skip high school sports since we have had a good experience with travel soccer. And the level of play and coaching has been superior. It’s important to me to try to teach my kids to say no and not overbook themselves. But over the past two weeks, I’ve been reminded how important a role high school athletics play in their lives. My son is in his second week of high school soccer while managing his travel team too.  And he’s texting me from school asking to mountain bike after soccer practice.

As a vegetarian, runner and crossfit athlete, I understand the importance of protein. I’m loading up our bikes and thinking, I need to get protein in my boy. And I want to find a healthy and quick source! He has always been a finicky eater. It’s not uncommon amongst kids with food allergies. I’m also a Mompreneur trying to keep my business flowing while running my kids from one sport to the next. And keeping myself healthy and fit. It’s not easy to find protein shakes or bars that are safe for people with peanut allergies.  And that’s when it came to me. Whip up your protein bites. In less than 10 minutes, I whipped up a batch of no bake protein bites. See below for recipe.

In addition, I grabbed some O’WYN drinks and Fuel for Fire smoothies.

We would love to hear what sources of protein you have found? And what allergens you are avoiding.