5 Healthy Snack Ideas to Boost Your Energy

Choosing the right snacks prevents the peaks and valleys in energy. If you let yourself get too hungry between meals, your blood sugar falls, and you get lethargic. And you may overeat at mealtimes. So, keep your blood sugar and energy level steady during the day by smart snacking.

Combine complex carbohydrates with a protein and/or fat for lasting energy. The protein and fat slow the breakdown of sugar into the blood, preventing fatigue. Snacks also can prevent overeating at mealtimes.

These healthy snack ideas can offer the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to satisfy your hunger as well as boost your energy:

1. Yogurt parfait
Top ¼ cup nonfat yogurt with ½ cup whole grain cereal and ½ cup fresh strawberries. Simple yet perfect!!

2. Profruit shake
Blend 1 scoop of your favorite whey protein flavor with ½ cup ice, and 1 cup frozen berries for a sweet energy boost.

3. Classic fruit cup
Simply combine 1 cup berries, melon, banana, and oranges. Voila!!

4. Eggs and toast
Try 1 or 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 slice of whole-wheat toast to satisfy your heartier appetite.

5. Veggie omelet
Combine 2 whole eggs shaken with 1 teaspoon of water cooked with 1 cup sautéed seasonal veggies. Yumm…

Simple but such a quick fix to shoo away the fatigue ^_^

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