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Looking for ways to have more energy? I’ve been there! My day is filled with chasing around a busy toddler, running a business, working out, and trying to keep up with my social life. I don’t have TIME for fatigue, but that used to rule my life. By being intentional about what I am putting into my body, I have been able to see such an incredible difference in my health, mood, and energy. Here are some foods that will help boost your energy. 

 

Energy-Boosting Foods

  • Oats
  • Fresh fruit
  • Greek yogurt
  • Nuts (almonds and pistachios) and Nut butters (our fav is from Clean Simple Eats)
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Chickpeas / hummus
  • Salmon
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Brown rice
  • Lentils
  • Eggs

Want an easy, healthy, balanced recipe? Check out our BBQ Chicken, complete with sweet potatoes and some delicious steamed veggies. 

Now, let’s take a look at energy- depleting foods. They may not be what you’d expect!

Energy-Depleting Foods

  • Alcohol
  • Cheese
  • Canned foods (if there is BPA in the cans)
  • Processed meats
  • Popcorn
  • Diet soda (due to aspartame reducing serotonin levels)
  • Coffee

I know what you’re thinking… Caffeine is going to deplete my energy? But it feels like it gives me a boost! Well, when you’re in tune with your body, you’ll notice that there is always a crash after the initial boost. Excessive consumption can also increase anxiety, and that isn’t helping your energy either. 

Now, does this mean that you can’t EVER eat these foods? Of course not! It’s all about balance and listening to your body. The first step is awareness of what you are choosing to consume. Once you know how food affects your body, you’re able to make better decisions about what is right for you in your stage of life. 

And of course, if you’re wanting to save even more energy, get some Prepp’d Meals to save on cooking and cleaning time. You’ll never know how you lived without it!

We got this information from Traci Maughan, CEO of Healthy Habits Coaching. You can find her on Instagram @healthyhabitscoaching123, or online at www.healthyhabitscoaching123.com.

Bri

Owner/Chef

Bri began her culinary career by creating authentic Mexican cuisine in a taco truck. Realizing her love of rich authentic food, she began her academic education as a nutritionist, and graduated in Food Sciences. She then became a personal trainer, learning how to create personalized workout and meal plans for each client. This unique combination of real world culinary experience, education, and personal training made Brianne the perfect chef for Prepp’d. She has personally established and prepared each of these recipes, and she is excited to bring her passion to Southeastern Idaho.
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Chris

Owner

Chris discovered his love for creating beautiful meals when he was 14. He loved seeing the joy and satisfaction that his guests got when they tasted his creations. However, after a few years of eating unhealthy, he found himself severely overweight. He knew that he needed to make a change, and worked to create meals that were delicious and nutritious. Chris is very passionate about creating dishes that are incredibly tasty, while also working to fit in your macros. As an entrepreneur, he saw the need for a quick, healthy meal option in Southeastern Idaho. After losing over 80 lbs due to healthy diet changes, he knew that Prepp’d would make a difference for so many families. He is elated to bring his vision to life as Prepp’d provides a convenient, healthy meal option.
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