5 Snack Ideas to Beat The Afternoon Crash
Tired of the dreaded mid-afternoon slump? Studies have reported that what you eat affects your energy levels be it during long work hours or tight deadlines in the noon that requires immediate attention. After all, who is watching what they eat if they're against time?
While stress and lack of sleep could be the suspect for afternoon crashes, diet plays an important part too! Food which are high in fat and carbohydrates and taken in a big portion may be the reason why you're already wanting to doze off on your workspace. In fact, are you already dozing off reading this article now?
Snacking can be a great way to combat the slump if taken the right way, this includes foods which are packed with healthy fats, protein and contains complex carbohydrates. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring! Here are some delicious, yet healthy ideas for snacking to beat the midday exhaustion.
1. Yoghurt Cup and Fruits
Yeah we know, you must be thinking "Fruits?! This is boring already!", but how about sprucing it up a little by adding it on top of some delicious greek yoghurt? Greek yoghurt is known for being rich in probiotics and contains a variety of nutrients such as calcium, iodine, protein and vitamin B-12. Not only will you avoid the slump, but you'll be improving your bone health and gut health along with it!
Pair your fruity yoghurt cup with a drizzle of authentic Manuka honey and it'll be the best solution to your sweet tooth cravings you've ever eaten.
2. Protein Smoothies
Protein smoothies are nutritious, delicious and versatile. They are the combination of protein powders and fruits, vegetables or supplements. They can be a wonderful source of energy and excellent in keeping you full and satiated. However, not everyone can stomach the content of protein powders, it's always best if you check out the ingredients and food labels before purchasing the powder of your choice.
Blend and mix them up with fibrous fruit and vegetables and you've got yourself a balanced yet tasty snack!
3. Granola Bowls and Milk
Granola is a common breakfast food usually eaten in the morning with milk or just by itself. Usually sweetened with sugar or honey, they are considered as calorie-dense but rich in nutrition such as protein, fiber and micronutrients.
It is easy for granolas to be assumed as healthy or a great weight-loss food , but these grains can be hidden with added fats and sugars such as chocolate, butter, glucose syrup and more. Enjoy our truly Malaysian inspired Pandan Gula Melaka Granola which contains not only whole, but imported ingredients that will definitely leave you satisfied and energised throughout the day! Pair it with low-fat milk for the best combination of calcium and fiber goodness.
4. Peanut Butter with Whole Wheat Bread
Peanut butter can be a friend or a foe - as long as you check the ingredients! Homemade peanut butter which are low in sugar contains the best source of protein, minerals and vitamins.
Pair them with some whole wheat bread and you've got your source of complex carbohydrates filled with fiber and healthy fats, all enough to keep you full and awake during the afternoon hours.
5. Homemade cookies
Bet you didn't expect cookies to make it to the list! Store-bought cookies are usually high in saturated fats and carbs, leading to sugar spikes and frequent loss of focus. But homemade cookies with the right ingredients such as natural sweeteners, grains and nuts can be beneficial to our energy levels and health, the best of both worlds!
Fancy some homemade cookies but don't have the time to make them at home? Try our Oat Cookies with Chocolate Chips ! We make them fresh and only include premium and whole ingredients. For those with a sweet tooth, its perfect for the afternoon snack boost!
A packed schedule can be tough to manage, and its definitely way tougher when we lose focus. It's important to make sure healthy snacking is implemented in our daily lives not only for productivity boosts, but for our general health as well. We hope the snack ideas we recommended along with our products from Kintry will help you during your next afternoon rush!
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