5 Great Mid-Afternoon Energy Snacks

5 Great Mid-Afternoon Energy Snacks


Caffeine and sugar can give you a temporary energy spike during your mid-afternoon lull, but the crash that follows can leave you feeling even more tired than before. Next time you’re feeling that midday energy dip, try these energy boosting foods rather than pouring yourself another cup of coffee or reaching for a candy bar.


Almonds have been called a super food and are one  of the most nutrient-rich nuts. They are full of vitamin E and magnesium and contain lots of protein to help you sustain energy throughout the day. A serving of almonds contains as much protein as many meats and also provides potassium and iron, which are essential in maintaining energy levels.

Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt contains more protein than regular yogurt and has less lactose and carbohydrates. The lower sugar content helps you avoid blood sugar spikes and mixing in fruit and berries can boost its benefit.


Berries are high-fibre foods that release sugar into your bloodstream more slowly, so you won’t have peaks and crashes.


Popcorn is high in fiber and carbohydrates, but is low in calories (as long as it is not smothered in butter!).  It contains B vitamins that help you convert food into energy and its fiber helps maintain steady blood sugar.


Soybeans are high in nutrients, particularly B-vitamins, copper and phosphorous. One cup of edamame has 17 g protein, 8 g fiber and 15 g  carbs.