It happens to everyone. Suddenly your head feels tight, your stomach feels hollow and you realize you are way too hungry to function. All you can think of is that you want to close your eyes, put your head down and take a nap. So, you drag yourself into the kitchen to find…. something. Healthy eating goes out the window, I NEED FOOD! Ahhh, the good old mid-afternoon slump.
But hey, “I ate breakfast and lunch” you think to yourself, “why am I so hungry?” Could it be a crash from your morning latte? Did you sleep well for the last few nights or even weeks? Are you snacking on highly processed foods or ones high in sugar? All of which can attribute to the afternoon slump.
Besides hitting the outside aisle of Trader Joe’s, try these eight powerhouses for an extra afternoon bombshell.
Oatmeal is one of the easiest and most delicious meals ever. Oatmeal contains a healthy type of carbs that are a great source of energy. They help metabolize the energy in your body by providing nutrients like vitamin B, thiamine, folate and niacin. Oatmeal is personalized energy! You can throw in whatever ingredients you like. To enjoy a warm bowl of delicious oatmeal, try this recipe:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup unsweetened milk, your choice
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 banana
Combine everything (except for the banana) together in two mason jars.
In the morning, top each jar with bananas slices and sliced almonds!
Eggs can provide 30% of the protein your body requires and help strengthen and build your muscles. You can use eggs however you like. You can make an omelet, scramble them up, or simply hard-boil them.
Yogurt may be an easy thing to snack on, but it also provides your body with an incredible amount of energy. It’s milk, lactose, and low sugar levels are responsible for the energy, and the protein helps slow food digestion so you can store the energy for a longer period of time.
This Mediterranean dish is made from various herbs, spices, and chickpeas. It also contains olive oil, lemon juice, and sesame seed paste. These ingredients provide the nutrients and healthy carbs needed to help our bodies produce energy. They also contain healthy fats and protein, which means that you will be able to store that energy for a longer period of time.
Bananas not only provide your body with energy but also help in storing it. They make a perfect snack before you head to the gym.
Strawberries contain natural fructose, which gives you a quick yet sustainable boost of energy. You eat them raw or add them to your oatmeal, acai bowls or smoothies.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells. Spinach contains nitrates that are responsible for improving the efficiency of mitochondria, helping provide energy to your cells.
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