Some days need more horsepower than others. When things get a little faster than usual, you’re going to need some good grab-and-go food to keep you up and running!

If you were around for last week’s post, we went into a couple of quick tips for portioning a nice, filling meal without that bloated feeling after. Today, we’re continuing along that line with food that gives you more energy per serving than most.

Sure, variety is the spice of life but there are days where you couldn’t really sit down to make yourself a nice, healthy snack and/or packed lunch. This is especially true for young professionals who constantly live their lives on-the-go.

Whether you’re off to that next meeting, or crunching away at a week-long agency pitch, you’re going to need a little boost without taking you away from the action!

Punching above your weight class

Since you’re looking at snackables and quick lunches, you might want to consider food that packs more nutrients per gram. When your food punches above its weight class, you have a fighting chance of getting through most intense work days.

Carbohydrates are converted to energy the fastest, but you have to be careful to not completely load yourself with the stuff. Fat also carries a lot of energy, but it takes more effort to break this down for use. Proteins are mostly used to build and repair muscle.

As long as you have your macros in check, you’re free to do practically anything.

Hitting hard and hitting fast

Eggs, brown rice, bananas, apples, and almonds are often found to have high yields in the energy stakes. Slip a couple of these in throughout your day, and you should have enough to tide you over. Personally, we’re fans of a good old-fashioned PB&J.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a popular staple among students and athletes since they give you a fairly good mix of carbs, sugar, fat, and protein in a pinch. It’s convenient, energy-packed, and you could easily get away with these if your macros are in order.

Try these out if you’re keen on bringing a bit of that action home:


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