Having trouble sustaining your energy level throughout the day? Try tweaking your diet! We recommend foods that deliver steady, long-lasting energy.
Sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates and in vitamins A and C. All of that nutrition, plus complex carbs, will give you the sustained energy you need. Looking for a new way to enjoy your sweet potatoes? Check out our Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Style and Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash recipes.
Brown rice. As a side dish or the foundation for a delicious meal, brown rice is packed with manganese, a mineral that helps produce energy from protein and carbs. Try our Black Bean and Brown Rice Salad or our Slow Cooker Brown Rice Pudding for a delicious dish.
Honey. There is absolutely no need to turn to energy drinks if you have honey. Honey is a natural sweetener that acts as a time-released energy fuel during exercise and can even help replenish post-workout muscles. For a blast of energy and a touch of something sweet, try our Slow Cooker Cinnamon & Honey Nuts recipe.
Apple, Orange, and Banana. Because apples, oranges, and bananas are comprised of natural sugars and fiber, they are perfect choices to keep you fueled throughout the entire day. Looking to take your fruit to the next level? Try our Baked Apple Chips or our Slow Cooker Honey Bananas.
Spinach. Spinach serves as an excellent source of iron, a key component of energy production in our body. Make spinach the center of your next meal by trying our Slow Cooker Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata.
Almonds. This small nut packs a big energy punch. Almonds contain high amounts of protein, manganese, copper, and riboflavin, and are the perfect snack to carry on-the-go. Add them to your morning oatmeal by trying our Slow Cooker Almond Blast Oatmeal recipe.
Eggs. Eggs contain a complete form of protein. Whether scrambled, poached, or hard-boiled, eggs can be enjoyed in a large variety of ways. Try our Chocolate Oatmeal with Egg Whites for a new twist on an old favorite, or stay classic with our Deviled Eggs recipe.
Yogurt. With its dose of calcium and magnesium, yogurt is the perfect energizing snack choice or breakfast option. Looking for a new way to enjoy your yogurt? Check out our Skinny Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip or our Skinny Fruit and Yogurt Salad.
If you find yourself feeling exhausted and tired midday, turn to energy foods like almonds, sweet potatoes, yogurt, and fruit to give yourself the pick-me-up you need.
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