6 Snacks To Fight An Afternoon Slump

by in Healthy Tips, November 6, 2013

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Scarfing down sugar-filled candy and over-salted snacks will leave you feeling sluggish–not to mention guilty. To beat an afternoon crash the healthy way, try these six foods.

Peanut Butter
Grab a spoonful of satisfying peanut butter. The combo of protein, healthy fat and fiber will provide slow-burning fuel that will keep you energized until dinner.

Find out more facts about this snack-time favorite.

Hummus
Creamy, flavorful and full of heart-healthy fat! Enjoy the hunger-fighting snack with veggies or whole-grain crackers or pretzels for dunking.

Make your own hummus.

Greek Yogurt
With more protein than traditional yogurt, Greek-style will boost energy without spiking your blood sugar.

See the results of this strawberry Greek yogurt taste test.

Hard-Boiled Egg
Eggs have protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fats all in one little package. Grab one or two midday to perk up tired muscles.

More info about eggs.

Almonds
Crunchy, nutritious, and easy to munch on the go. Enjoy almonds mixed with dried fruit like raisins, cranberries or apricots to help satisfy your sweet tooth.

Read why it’s smart to be nuts about almonds.

Popcorn
Get whole-grain goodness plus fiber from this classic crunchy snack.

Make homemade popcorn in the microwave.

Tell Us: What’s your go-to afternoon snack?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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Comments (4)

  1. CVeraS says:

    I love shredded Parmesan cheese right out of the bag or spoonfuls of it baked into crackers on parchment paper. There are recipes for this on the web site. Also shredded mozzarella with a slice of pepperoni microwaved onto saltines or triscuits are good.

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  3. Carole says:

    I like fat free cottage cheese, canned (in water) diced peaches and a dash of cinnamon. It's satisfying and just sweet enough.

  4. […] Scarfing down sugar-filled candy and over-salted snacks will leave you feeling sluggish–not to mention guilty. To beat an afternoon crash the healthy way, try these six foods. Peanut Butter Grab a spoonful of satisfying peanut butter. The combo of protein, healthy fat and fiber will provide slow-burning fuel that will keep you energized until dinner.Read more » […]

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