Eat a healthy afternoon snack to power you through your day.
To beat an afternoon energy slump, try one of our healthy, protein-rich snack recipes. A recent study from the University of Cambridge in England found that while glucose (sugar) blocks certain neurons that help you feel awake, the amino acids in protein prevent that from happening. If you eat some carbs at lunch, a protein-rich afternoon snack may help keep you from feeling sleepy. Protein also will help you feel fuller longer and tide you over until dinner. Try these new ideas for healthy recipes to energize your afternoon.