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Meals to Boost Your Work-Week

Dec 21, 2015, 13:41 PM by Kathleen Kontos

Between the hectic holiday rush and keeping up with your regular day-to-day, it can be hard to make sure you are eating the right way. This time of year can leave everyone feeling a little sluggish, and that can lead to dragging workdays and a lack of production. Here are a few energy boosting meals and snacks ideas to keep you productive at work:

Breakfast:

Breakfast is an important part of starting the day off right. Eating a protein-rich breakfast fills you up and keeps you full longer. Kick-start your healthy day by trying a few of these quick breakfasts on the go:

  • Greek Yogurt with Fruit
  • Bagel with Avocado Slices
  • Peanut Butter and Toast
  • Oatmeal with Chopped Nuts
  • Breakfast Smoothie with Milk or Yogurt

Lunch:

It can be tempting to go out for fast food or hit the vending machine for your lunch break. While this might fill you up for a bit, these foods will send you crashing as your work day goes by. Keep it light and packed with vitamins and nutrients that will boost your energy throughout the day.  Here are a few lunches that will keep you full and energized during your workday:

  • Grilled Zucchini Sandwiches with Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • Vegetable Hummus Wrap
  • Hearty vegetable soup
  • Quinoa Salad
  • Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwich with greens

Dinner:

After coming home from work the last thing you want to do is to make a huge mess in the kitchen, but there are perks to a home cooked meal after a long stressful day. Energy boosted dinners are perfect to keep you from snacking all night causing you to be more sluggish when the next day starts. Try a few of these home-cooked meals that will keep you full all night: 

  • Simple Chicken Casserole  
  • Pork Enchiladas
  • Fish Tacos
  • White Chicken Chili

Snacks:

If you find yourself needing a snack between meals don’t be tempted by the office vending machine or that leftover birthday cake. Veggies and hummus, almonds, or even popcorn can keep the munchies away. 

With so many great options out there, it has never been easier to mix up your meals and still get all the energy and nutrients you need. What is something you eat to keep your energy high while still being nutritious?

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