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What kind of lunch can give me more energy?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

The best combination of foods to give you more energy at lunch is protein and carbohydrate. Protein foods help keep you feeling full longer and carbohydrate is our immediate source of energy. A sandwich with a lean protein source, low fat cheese and crackers, cottage cheese and fruit, a veggie burrito with beans, or a salad with a lean protein and a muffin are all examples of carbohydrate and protein combinations. You will also want to make sure you are getting enough calories to have energy from your lunch meal.

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