It takes a lot of energy to be a superhero. Fighting crime, serving your community and saving cats from trees require you to fuel up properly. Foods high in complex carbohydrates, protein and fiber can keep you feeling energized long after you’ve eaten. Here are five recipes to help you make the most of super energy foods.
Fuel up by snacking on almonds. Not only do they have healthy unsaturated fats, these nuts are packed with vitamin E, zinc, calcium and folic acid.
Rather than the obvious choice of sugar coated almonds, we like this savory rosemary roasted recipe to satisfy your fix for crunch.
Like almonds, lentils are also dense with protein and very little carbohydrates. Low in fat, lentils give you potassium, iron and phosphorus while regulating your blood sugar.
We love a nice lentil soup or stew for supper. But when you’re looking for a boost of energy on the go, bring some lentil grain-free flatbread with you. Check out this easy recipe on Natural Noshing to make your own.
Despite its reputation as a high-fat vegetable, avocados lower heart disease and support the body’s inflammatory system. With an average of 14 grams of fiber per avocado, it’s a great source of hunger-satisfying energy.
Avocados are great smashed, crushed or guac’d. Taking it up a notch, we like how this popsicle recipe uses the veggie’s creamy texture for a cold treat.
Chock full of antioxidants, blueberries, raspberries and the like can give you a super boost of energy. You’ll have more endurance due to the complex carbohydrates and water found in berries that keep you hydrated longer.
Of course you can top off any sweet dish with a handful of berries. Go outside your comfort zone by making a savory dish like these turkey and blueberry burgers for a delicious twist.
Chia seeds are an outstanding source of energy. These tiny seeds can soak up ten times its weight in water which keeps bodies hydrated and hunger-free longer. Not only do they sustain the body’s electrolytes, they help the body absorb nutrients so you get the maximum energy from your meals.
Start your day right by digging into chia seed bars. Follow this simple recipe by Wellness Mama.