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Get More Energy: 40 Recipes That’ll Give You the Boost You Need

Feeling sluggish or sleepy? Try these recipes, which feature nutrients that'll rev up your energy naturally.

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Your low energy levels might not be due to less-than-stellar sleep. Often, feeling run down, sluggish and just plain slow overall is linked to your diet. When energy is depleted, you might be missing out on key nutrients that your body needs to keep you properly fueled, focused and, well, awake. Try these recipes if you’re in need of an energy boost – they’ll have you covered from breakfast to snack time to dinner.

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Breakfast recipes for increased energy

Classic Eggs Benedict with Lemon Basil Hollandaise

The Best Way to Give Your Brain a Boost? Sip on This Blueberry Smoothie

Fried Egg & Greens

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie Bowl

Cornmeal Pancakes with Black Bean Salsa & Cilantro Yogurt

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Southwestern-Style Black Bean Burritos

Yogurt Parfait

Peanut Butter Maple Banana Muffins

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Energy-boosting lunch and dinner recipes

Need an Energy Boost? This Mediterranean Baked Salmon Will Deliver

Buffalo Blue Cheese Club

Pappardelle with Spiced Meat Sauce

Zucchini Lasagna with Cashew Cheese Pesto

Asian Beef & Mango Salad with Cashews

Salmon Burgers With Sweet Potato Fries

Garlic Herb Zucchini Noodles with Lobster

Turkey & Farro Zucchini Boats

Easiest, Quickest Sirloin Beef Wraps

Egg Salad Lettuce Cups & Dill Roasted Potatoes

Indian Red Lentils with Rice & Hard-Boiled Eggs

Spanakopita-Inspired Chicken Quesadillas

New-Fashioned Chicken Alfredo

Chipotle Chicken Burgers with Ginger Lime Aioli & Cucumber Salad

Coconut Chicken 
Corn Chowder

Kale Salad with Sweet Potato & Sausage

Herbed Skirt 
Steak Tacos 
with Beet & Fresno 
Chile Salsa

Coconut Shrimp Stir-Fry

Hearty Mushroom Beef Bowls

Biryani-Style Chicken Kamut

Za’atar Roasted Salmon with Warm Quinoa Salad & Yogurt Sauce

Ginger Chicken Fajitas 
with Cashew Sour Cream

Tuna & White Bean Salad

Chicken Paillards with Porcini, Red Wine & Butter Sauce

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Extra recipes for added energy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Roasted Chickpeas

Raw Energy Bites for a Naturally Sweet Treat

Raspberry Lime Squares

Tropical Energy Bites

Rye ’n’ Oat Soda Energy Bread

Easy Energy: Date & Cashew 
Protein Balls