Simple Meals That Boost Your Energy

While most weary workers coming back from an extended shift may look to caffeine-loaded energy drinks and sugar-drenched “energy” bars, there are healthier alternatives. These alternatives will not only boost your energy, but also impact your health in a good way in instead of slowly killing you.

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Whether you’re looking for a quick energy fix or another addition to your keto diet, here are seven simple meals you can whip up at virtually any time and any place. Don’t know what a keto diet is? Well, you should, because it’s the best diet out there! Check out for more information.

A Superfood Salad

This salad incorporates a little more than your standard tomato and lettuce combination. Included in it are a variety of energy boosting ingredients, including almonds and spinach. This provides a great combination of contrasting textures and tastes that come together and make a super healthy energy boosting dish. Add carrots, olives, lettuce and your favorite cheese to top it off.

Chicken Liver Pate

Liver pate is an extremely versatile food that can be combined with essentially anything. Chicken liver itself is filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that’ll make any healthy eater proud. For a carb-free surface to paste them on, consider cucumber or cheese slices for an extra health and energy boost.

Baked Turkey Meatballs

This low-carb delight is the perfect combination of meat and veggies, all squeezed into one bite-sized package. A few tablespoons of spices, some grated zucchini, tomato paste, hot sauce and a pinch of pepper and some garlic along with a few other ingredients and you’re ready to go.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Easy to prepare ahead of time, this protein packed snack will keep you full long enough to last until your next meal time. Made with guacamole and bacon, these are a perfect grab food for on the go.

Apple and Quinoa

This unlikely combination makes for a wonderful earthy dish with plenty of health benefits, along with that much needed natural energy. Slice up some red apples into a bowl of quinoa (preferred as you see fit) and top it off with some crushed almonds for extra crunch.

Curry Pecan Nuts

For a unique explosion of savory taste and texture, check out this convenient, bite-sized snack. A few teaspoons of flavor derived from red pepper flakes, onion powder, cilantro, sea salt and of course, curry powder and you’re sorted. Instructions on preparation can be found here.

Spinach and Pear Salad

Lastly, another salad with Popeye’s go-to ingredient. This time we’re spicing it up with a chopped pear, two tablespoons of lemon juice, four cups of spinach, some feta crumbles and chopped walnuts. Add olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar dressing for extra flavor. It’s a little more elaborate than the other dishes, but your stomach will thank you for it.

Still hungry and tired? What are you waiting for? All the listed ingredients are fairly inexpensive and can be found in most stores, making these meals the definition of convenience.