My Favorite MS-Friendly Snacks
- by Andrea L.
- January 01, 2018
Andrea L. is a paid Advocate for Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
It’s taken me a while, but I’ve learned a few things on my relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) journey. After living with RRMS for 24 years, I’ve learned not to dwell on what I can’t do, but instead focus on what I can do. I had no control over being diagnosed with RRMS, but I can control how I live with it and maintain a positive outlook.
Once I had that “lightbulb moment” many years ago, I decided to take a proactive approach to living well with RRMS. I decided to pay closer attention to what I ate and how I exercised, and soon that strategy made me feel better.
I figured out pretty quickly that, for me, protein was an important part of my balanced diet. To make sure I got enough protein every day, peanut butter became my friend. I’ve always loved it since I was a kid, but now I love it even more. Here are two of my go-to snacks:
Peanut Butter Trail Mix
I found my favorite energy snack a few years ago during an MS Walk. It’s easy, portable and everyone loves it. You simply dip a plastic spoon into a jar of peanut butter and roll it in trail mix. Brilliant, right? If you want to mix it up, try these easy peanut butter balls with chocolate chips and oats.
Peanut Butter Cookies
When I want to spend time in the kitchen with my daughter, peanut butter comes through for me again. We make homemade peanut butter cookies using a tried-and-true recipe from one of my favorite food bloggers. The dough makes enough for two batches, so I freeze half of the dough so that on those days when I’m not feeling 100 percent we can still make homemade cookies with very little effort.
I guess you could say peanut butter is my chicken soup. It’s comforting and always provides the protein I need. Let me know your favorite MS-friendly snacks in the comments below.
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