When you're home from a full day of school, you just want to pass out on your bed and then grab a coffee or a chocolate bar when you wake up from your nap. Though you do get a jolt from the caffeine or the sugar rush, you'll soon find yourself crashing not long after. Be prepared with snacks that are high in fiber, good carbs, and lean protein to give you that much-needed energy boost in the afternoon. Check out these recipes to get you started.
A mix of nuts and dried fruit satisfies your craving for anything sweet or salty plus it also helps make you feel full even if you eat less.
Almond and Peanut Granola Bars
These bars are easy to make ahead and store in air-tight containers for later snacking. The best thing about these? They're all-natural!
Japanese Store Kani and Edamame Salad with Miso-Soy Dressing
This salad is filling but the dressing is light enough so you don't feel like going into a food coma after polishing off a bowl.
Fusilli with Watercress Pesto and Grilled Rosemary Prawns
Want something heavy? Skip the creamy sauce and go with pesto and grilled prawns for your pasta.
Organic Turkey Sandwich
You'll love the extra crunch this sandwich gets from the nuts, fruit, and veggies!
Which one are you going to prepare this afternoon?