I have a friend / colleague at work who has a positive energy about herself. She always has interesting stories to tell – a person thats a real pick-me up in the middle of stressful days.
One afternoon, I saw her in the hall and she looked really down — I knew something was wrong since this was unusual for her.
“Whats up?” I asked her, “Why do you look so tired? Did you get enough sleep last night?”
“Nagina, I dont know what the hell is wrong. After lunch I felt like taking a nap, and I needed some energy to keep going. I grabbed one of those yummy looking cupcakes from the cupcake truck downstairs.
Im so tired . . .And I feel a little sick. I think it must have been the cupcake.”
Oh yes honey, it most definitely was.
After indulging in a delicious, sugary snack, my friend felt tired instead of energized. She struggled through the rest of the day, not being able to finish as much work as she had hoped. Eating unhealthy, sugary or high-carb snacks can result in a quick rush of energy followed by tiredness, depression or hunger again soon after.
Avoid the Afternoon Crash with Masala Mixed Nuts (VIDEO and RECIPE!)
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Masala Mixed Nuts
- 2 cup mixed nuts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (¼ teaspoon for less heat)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons chaat masala (alternative: 2 teaspoons lemon pepper)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Drizzle olive oil over nuts in a mixing bowl.
- Mix all spices in a small, separate bowl.
- Pour spices over nuts and mix well together well with your hands or a spatula.
- Transfer to baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
- Take out from oven and cool for 2 minutes.
- Pack in a Ziploc bag and take with you when you're on the go.