Superfoods, Better Moods

5 Energy-Boosting Snacks

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1/2 cup sliced banana (or a small apple) with 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Midday snacks should contain about 100 calories or 15 grams of carbohydrates. The natural sweetness in fruit takes longer to metabolize than the processed sugars you'll find in candy. And the protein in peanut butter provides a long-lasting form of energy.

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