As the work day stretches into the afternoon, you’re struck with a familiar heavy feeling. Your mind starts fogging, your eyes get heavy… it feels like time for a midday nap! However, if you’re like most of us, you can’t oblige that workday weariness, and must forge ahead with a splash of cold water to the face and an afternoon coffee.
Well, what if that weren’t the case? What if there were some quick energy foods that you could either eat between meals when the doldrums hit, or even eat at mealtimes to prevent them altogether? You may have done your own searching for healthy foods that give you energy all day, but there’s another that you should know about: hummus
Hummus has already won praise and recognition as a true superfood, due to its high nutrient content and healthy ingredients. In addition, the diversity of hummus flavors and its myriad uses make it a prime ingredient for many creative quick energy foods.
Hummus Nutrition for Quick Energy Foods
If you’re wondering why hummus is one of the best foods that give you energy all day, just take a quick look at its ingredients! This classic dip contains only healthy, energy boosting foods: chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and spices! Each one of these foods is healthy in its own right… but when combined, these ingredients pack quite a nutrient punch in each 1-ounce serving:
- 2 grams of muscle building protein
- 6 grams of complex carbs
- 4.5 grams of heart healthy fats
- Significant amounts of vitamins and minerals (manganese, copper, sodium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C and B6, folate, thiamin, and others)
As you can see, hummus is super nutritious in its own right—but when you combine it with healthy veggies and protein sources, you can make tons of energy boosting foods to supercharge your day.
Ready for some recipes?
Hummus Recipes: Healthy Foods that Give You Energy!
The recipes below are just a sampling of the creative and delicious quick energy foods you can find at our HOPE Kitchen and Instagram foodie community. Whether you’re looking for meal or snack ideas, you can depend on HOPE Hummus to bring you the best recipes, using the highest quality hummus on your market shelves
Want some energy boosting foods you can quickly and easily take to work? This mason jar delight combines Thai Curry hummus, red cabbage, carrot, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, cashew, and sauce ingredients for a smorgasbord of raw foods that give you energy all day.
Savory oat recipes are represent a relatively new approach to creating healthy foods that give you energy. Start your day right with this combo of rolled oats, pico, Spicy Avocado hummus, black beans, avocado, green onion, and cilantro. Or if you’re looking for a different flavor to start your day, try out Roasted Beet + Goat Cheese Savory Oats or Spicy Veggie Savory Oats!
If you’re a meal prepper, you’ll definitely be adding this dashing bowl to your list of quick energy foods. Homemade falafel, tahini dressing made with Original Recipe hummus, and a medley of veggies are simple to pack in some Tupperwares and save till your next mealtime.
Sometimes you don’t have time to plan ahead. When you’re in a rush to snack on some healthy foods that give you energy, try this smashing combo of Buffalo Bleu hummus and Barnana Acapulco Lime plantain chips. Quick and easy, no prep—just buy and eat!
Like we said, there are plenty more recipes where those came from. When you want easy and energy boosting foods, start with a container of HOPE Hummus. Certified USDA Organic, containing only extra virgin olive oil, and high pressure processed, HOPE is the perfect way to jumpstart your day.