As a busy working mom, days can be be a bit crazy trying to balance everything from taking my daughters to volleyball practice, meeting deadlines for my clients, and getting my workout in for the day. If you are a regular reader of my blog or have read the book I co-authored with NFL Future Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gonzalez then you know I also try to get families to eat clean ingredients as much as possible. Clean ingredients are those with no artificial additives or preservatives like sodium nitrate. Here are two of my favorite nitrate free foods that I feed to my own family. Glee Club Sandwich 1. Applegate Deli Meats- in my family we love to eat these deli meats often. Their meats are real, worry-free and convenient. Families can read the Applegate ingredient labels without confusion or worry: no antibiotics, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Applegate deli meats make busy moms feel good about what they are feeding your children. These work great in sandwiches or as a snack with a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge. Check out the Glee Club Sandwich Recipe! 2. Simply Snackin- these gourmet dried meat snacks are delicious and convenient with only 60 calories and packed with 10 grams of protein. Made with high quality ingredients, these are perfect protein snack to keep in your purse or travel bag. My daughter’s volleyball team also loves eating these between games. Disclosure: Product samples were sent to me by Simply Snackin’ and Applegate.