In our busy lives, sometimes it feels like the thing we need most is enough energy to get everything done. That can be really hard to attain, but one way to help boost our energy levels is through our diet. The right combination of food will give us lots of energy, and avoiding certain foods can help us avoid feeling sluggish. Here are a few meals you can eat early in the day that will give you a long energy boost.
A bagel or sandwich with grilled halloumi cheese and homemade jam or fresh fruit and some greens is a great way to start your day. Homemade jam has a lot of real fruit in it (as opposed to a storebought jar with lots of sugar and additives), but it’s even better to eat fresh fruit instead.
Jam has lots of extra sugar which could lead you toward a sugar crash, while fresh fruit will release sugar in your body more slowly for longer energy. The carbs from the bagel will leave you full for hours and the protein from the light halloumi will give you energy and nourishment without slowing you down.
Grilled Chicken and Greens
Because it is light and nutritious, a salad with leafy greens, chicken, and vegetables makes a great meal for any time of day. Since there are precious few carbs, you can avoid sluggishness while chicken is a great lean protein for lots of energy. Leafy greens, too, are rich in nutrients that can give you both energy and general health.
Baked Avocado With Egg
Eggs and avocado are two titans of sustained energy. Egg protein is digested more easily than that of many other foods and will help regulate your blood sugar as well. Meanwhile, the healthy fats and fiber in avocado release energy more slowly than a sugary alternative, so again your energy levels will be sustained. Baking the egg in the avocado will eliminate the need for bread, so you don’t need to worry about eating something that will make you more sluggish. However, if you’re someone who needs grain to feel full, try this awesome meal as avocado toast instead.