One of the more common workday woes in becoming so past tired that actual sleep is imminent. Obviously, for most people, curling up at your desk and taking a nice little nap isn't really a feasible option. So what do you do? You need an energy boost to get you through the remainder of the day, but any more coffee and you'll start actually noticeably shaking. Luckily, there are plenty of snacks that'll help you stay awake and fight off a dip in energy at any time of the day.
With your energy back up where it should be, you'll be ready to conquer the rest of your day, whether that includes endless meetings, a middle school soccer game, a seriously intense workout class, or just finding the energy to eat dinner and tidy up before bed. Registered dietitian Lisa Moskovitz told Greatist that your best bets are snacks that are low in sugar and saturated fat — so hitting the vending machine probably isn't a great idea. Likewise, Tamara Melton, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics told Greatist that lean, high-protein options mean longer-lasting energy, so you won't crash again shortly after snacking. These 14 ideas will help you snack smarter and power you through your day.