Will you be ready when that mid-afternoon slump hits? Just back away from the cookies and hit up one of these winners for a guaranteed energy boost that won't leave you crashing back down into a non-productive food coma.
1) Tomato with feta and olive oil
Bonus boost: Olive oil. This healthy fat is great for skin, too.
(via Women's Health)
Bonus boost: Add a sprinkle of parmesan and pepper for some serious flavor along with your fiber.
3) Fresh berries
Bonus boost: Fiber and antioxidants for the win!
4) Carrots and hummus
Bonus boost: Get one serving of veggies + lean, plant-based protein.
5) The one minute antipasto plate
Bonus boost: Calcium is the name of the game.
(via Real Simple)
6) Cucumbers and cream cheese
Bonus boost: Cucumbers make an awesome guilt-free vessel.
(via Made by a Princess)
7) Banana and almond butter
Bonus boost: Potassium + protein = you won't be hungry again in 15 minutes.
8) Hard boiled egg
Bonus boost: Serious protein with natural self-contained storage system for easy on -the-go snacking.
9) Dark chocolate
Bonus boost: Antioxidants, flavonols, and it's just awesome.
10) Cottage cheese + your fave fruit
Bonus boost: B-complex vitamins, healthy fats and fiber.