15 Snacks to Boost Energy and Productivity*

 
Hey guys!
 
 
Hope you’re all having a good week! I’ve just finished my internship at Student & Graduate Publishing, so I’m now looking for journalism courses and jobs! I haven’t had much luck so far, but fingers cross I’ll get something soon!
 
 
So today’s post will be all about snacks! It is not only main meals that help fuel your brain – snacks can also make you more alert and increase productivity throughout the day. However, rather than munching on a packet of crisps or a bar of chocolate, which both contain hundreds of calories, it’s best to stick to natural foods, such as raw chocolate, fruit and seeds. These all have minimal additional ingredients and are full of iron, protein, magnesium and antioxidants. Thy are perfect for boosting your energy levels, and you’ll feel less hungry later in the day. GoToMeeting has come up with a really handy infographic that shows some healthy snack alternatives:
 

Snacks to help boost your energy and productivity

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I personally love some of the snacks on this list. Smoothies have become my go-to drink in the mornings, and I try to eat as much fruit as I can – my favourites includes mango, strawberry, raspberry and pineapple. Hummus makes a really tasty dip for sliced veg and crackers – I normally have hummus with carrots, cucumber and tomatoes. Yummy! I don’t really eat quinoa or seeds, but I intend to incorporate them more into my diet.
 
 
Disclamer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own.
 
 
What are your favourite snacks?
 
 
Hasta luego!
 
 
Serena  

 

9 Comment

  1. Lynne says: Reply

    This is just fantastic. I always start to dip in winter time and healthy pick up ideas are just what I needed. Thank you x

  2. Love smoothies and fruit is always a good snack to get energy and all important nutrients 🙂

  3. Sam B says: Reply

    I'm trail mix queen!! lol, I always make a great mix to keep for random snacking moments. Great list

  4. Just added to my Tailwind queue for Pinterest! This is exactly what I need now, with bugs just around the corner.

  5. Absolutely love this especially with winter coming up. Need to look after the body more than ever

  6. I haven't used hemp seeds ever and guess I need to learn how to include these in more snacks.

  7. So many great snacks here! I love making kale chips at home!

  8. A great list. All of them have one thing in common. They all provide some of the essential vitamins (and antioxidants) and minerals. For as long as what we eat can provide a healthy amount of nutrients daily, then we should be good. As always, always take foods in moderation. While snacks contain nutrients, it also comes with unhealthy ingredients (when taken in large amounts).

  9. I love this list!!! I have most of these already but I majorly crave junk food haha I am being pretty good now though!!

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