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10 Energy-Packed Snacks To Get You Through The Day


By Vicki Little

After getting the kids ready and off to school, then rushing to work or wherever you need to be, you may find that you’re not just starving, but tired as well. It’s no surprise that the two happen in tandem, since neglecting to fuel your body in the morning is bound to make you feel sluggish before lunchtime even hits. You can avoid energy slumps with snacks that are high in protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates — all of which have some role in perking you up while satisfying your stomach for long periods of time. Try waking up with these energy-packed snacks:

1. Veggies with hummus dip: High in protein, good carbs, and fiber.

2. Almonds: High in good fats, fiber and omega-3’s. Be careful not to eat too many, though, because they are high in calories, too.

3. Bananas: High in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber.

4. Pistachios: High in antioxidants, healthy fats, and fiber.

5. Oatmeal: Contains soluble fiber, which helps maintain blood-sugar levels.

6. Popcorn: If you choose to air pop or find a low-fat microwave popcorn, it will be high in fiber and low in calories.

7. Whole-grain crackers and turkey: Contains protein, vitamin B, fiber, and tyrosine, an amino acid that fights fatigue.

8. Tuna salad: High in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

9. Peanut Butter and celery: High in healthy fats and protein.

10. Yogurt and granola: High in good carbs, fiber, and protein.

 What is your favorite energy pick-me-up?


Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two young kids.  A Colorado native, she is the Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Aurora and Downtown Denver. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, reading, camping, or enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.

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