December 03, 2020

Snacks to Beat an Afternoon Energy Slump

This post is sponsored by DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose. The opinions and text are all mine.

Snacks to beat an afternoon energy slump including ones that are low in sugar, high in fiber and are rich in protein!

Do you get tired in the afternoons after working all morning? I do! I have to push through the tiredness in order to get my work done at that time since that is when my kids are napping or doing quiet time. Around 2 PM, I always get tired and need some caffeine and a snack to give me that boost of energy that I need to get everything done. Today, I want to share some of my favorite snacks to beat an afternoon energy slump.

Snacks to Beat an Afternoon Energy Slump

1. Good Measure Bars

I've been liking these Good Measure bars for an afternoon snack because not only do they taste great, but they don't make your blood sugar spike and then drop which can give you that afternoon slump feeling. I like keeping them in my purse or in my car to grab for a quick snack anytime. 

The Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate bars are great. So much peanut butter flavor and I love the chunks of nuts. Each one has 210 calories, 4 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar. The base ingredients are peanuts and peanut butter which I love.

2. Peanut butter toast

I am totally obsessed with peanut butter, and peanut butter toast is a go-to of mine. It has carbs and protein which helps to keep me full until dinner while giving a little boost of energy.

3. Quest Nutrition Bars

When I'm feeling really hungry and want a big boost of protein, I like these chewy Quest Nutrition bars. They come in so many different dessert-type flavors which is really fun. The chocolate caramel pecan is so good. It has 16 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. They make a great snack because they taste sweet but are very low in sugar. 

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4. Roasted chickpeas

When I want a more filling savory snack, I love chickpeas! All you have to do is drain them, rinse, and dry them with a paper towel, then place on a sheet pan and toss with olive oil. Roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until chickpeas are crispy. Toss with spices of choice. I love these because they are easy and customizable to whatever flavor you want. They are a good source of fiber and protein.

5. A huge apple

Since I work from home, I have access to the kitchen anytime I want it. I have to be careful that I'm not snacking literally all the time- something I'm known to do. I love keeping a huge apple, like a honey crisp, on my cutting board and when I walk by the kitchen and am hungry, I like grabbing a slice. To keep you full for longer, pair it with some peanut butter.

6. Cheese and whole-grain crackers

Extra sharp cheddar cheese is an all-time favorite snack. Pair it with whole-grain cracker for a little more filling snack with some fiber.

7. A cup of tea and a whole-grain muffin

Over the weekend, I love making a batch of muffins or banana bread with white-whole wheat flour and having them with a cup of tea or coffee. The fiber in the whole-wheat flour helps keep your blood sugar stable without having too big of a spike or drop which is what can give you that tired feeling.

What are your favorite afternoon snacks?

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  1. I love Quest Bars. They have so many fantastic flavors.


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