6 Snacks To Fight An Afternoon Slump

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Scarfing down sugar-filled candy and over-salted snacks will leave you feeling sluggish--not to mention guilty. To beat an afternoon crash the healthy way, try these six foods.

Peanut Butter

Grab a spoonful of satisfying peanut butter. The combo of protein, healthy fat and fiber will provide slow-burning fuel that will keep you energized until dinner.


Creamy, flavorful and full of heart-healthy fat! Enjoy the hunger-fighting snack with veggies or whole-grain crackers or pretzels for dunking.

Greek Yogurt

With more protein than traditional yogurt, Greek-style will boost energy without spiking your blood sugar.

See the results of this strawberry Greek yogurt taste test.

Hard-Boiled Egg

Eggs have protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fats all in one little package. Grab one or two midday to perk up tired muscles.


Crunchy, nutritious, and easy to munch on the go. Enjoy almonds mixed with dried fruit like raisins, cranberries or apricots to help satisfy your sweet tooth.

Read why it's smart to be nuts about almonds .

Get whole-grain goodness plus fiber from this classic crunchy snack.

Tell Us: What's your go-to afternoon snack?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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