Our lives are so busy, it can be difficult to eat nutritious wholesome foods. Even when you make healthy meals, sometimes temptation hits and we go off plan. The problem is the dreaded afternoon slump. When you’re working hard, sometimes dinner is much too far away from lunch. You start getting tired and hungry in the afternoon, making work impossible. To silence your loud and complaining stomach, you buy a candy bar or snack on chips.
It’s a great idea to pack nutritious snacks so you don’t feel tempted to buy something unhealthy. When looking for healthy snacks to keep you energized, steer clear of prepackaged foods. While they may only be 100-calories, they are missing nutrients that will keep you invigorated for the afternoon. So, the next time you experience an afternoon slump, try reaching for one of these 10 snacks to turbo-charge your energy!
Dried fruit is a natural candy substitute. Dried apples are chewy and slightly sour, giving a great gummy ring replacement. Dried cherries are delicious and taste almost too naughty to be good for you. Dried figs are a filling snack packed with natural sugars to keep you awake through the dull parts of the day.
When buying dried fruit, look for sugar free varieties. This just means they have no added sugar but still contain their natural fruit sugars.