5 Plant-Based Snacks to Boost Energy & Fight the Mid-day Slump

5 Plant-Based Snacks to Boost Energy & Fight the Mid-day Slump

We've all experienced itthe dreaded mid-day slump. Low energy. Low motivation. The type of food you eat plays an important role in your energy-level day-to-day. 

These 5 plant-based recipes make great snacks to boost your energy and fight the mid-day slump. You'll be surprised how quick they are to make too. By making simple diet changes like this, you'll experience more energy, a better mood, and reduced levels of anxiety and stress through the day.

1. Banana Blueberry Bar

Banana Blueberry Bar Forks Over Knives

(Source: Forks Over Knives, Plant-Based Katie

These fruit bars make a perfect snack. With natural sugars and healthy starches you'll get the midday energy boost you need without the dreaded crash. 

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2. Tropical Greens Delight

Tropical Greens Delight

(Source: Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian)

This smoothie is loaded with tropical fruits and is a perfect midday treat to boost your energy and fuel your body with nutrient-dense ingredients. 

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3. Oil-Free Hummus and Veggies

Oil-Free Hummus Forks Over Knives

(Source: Forks Over Knives, Rip Esselstyn)

Skip the added oils found in most store-bought hummus, and make this simple 6-ingredient recipe of oil-free hummus. Enjoy with a side of your favorite veggies! 

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4. Hearty Nachos

hearty nachos julieanna hever

(Source: Julieanna Hever, The Plant-Based Dietitian)

Who doesn’t love a dish of loaded nachos? This recipe is a meal in and of itself and it is dietitian/mom-approved and family-tested for optimal deliciousness. You can prepare them nachos-style, or serve them like a multi-layer dip, with baked tortilla chips on the side. 

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5. Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Bites Forks Over Knives

(Source: Forks Over Knives, Dan Buettner)

You'll be amazed at how easy this 4-ingredient recipe is to make. Rolled steamed sweet potatoes topped with ground nuts and cinnamon.

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