Stop Midday Hunger! Try These Energy Boosting Foods

It’s the middle of the day, you’re sitting at your desk, and before you know it your head is rolling down, eyes are closed, mouth slightly open, and a tiny snore escapes your nose. It’s that midday energy zap.  What if we told you can put down that cup of coffee and try some new go-to pick-me-ups when you hit that afternoon lull.  There are scientifically proven energy boosting foods that you need to start stashing in your desk so your boss doesn’t catch you sleeping on the job.


Cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, and Brazil nuts are a great go-to when your eyes defy you and refuse to stay open. The first three are filled with protein and contain magnesium, which converts sugar into energy. Pistachios are a combination of protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats that will provide all-day energy. Brazil nuts include selenium, a mineral that is a natural mood booster.

Peanut Butter

You may be thinking there are a ton of calories in peanut butter, but the protein, fiber, and healthy fats outweigh the calories and will ward off hunger. The hungrier you are, the less energy you will have. Try all natural peanut butter if you are cutting calories and sugar. Or plop a spoonful on top of some crunchy apple slices!

Greek Yogurt

This versatile food can be eaten as breakfast or a snack. Greek yogurt has twice the amount of protein than regular yogurt and will satisfy all your hunger needs.


Bananas are full of fiber, potassium, and vitamin B to promote energy and muscle function. Not to mention, bananas go great with peanut butter and in Greek yogurt!


This mixture of garbanzo beans, lemon juice, tahini, and olive oil is basically nature’s gift to energy boosting foods. Loaded with fiber and protein, hummus will help to stabilize blood sugar, end hunger, and give you that much-needed boost of energy. Try it with veggies or as a replacement for mayo on your sandwich.

If your energy levels are running low, then these five energy boosting foods are confirmed to keep you awake and alert. Now that you know what to eat, learn what not to drink!

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