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5 (Caffeine-Free) Snacks To Fight Fatigue

First Posted: 06/27/11 09:10 AM ET   Updated: 08/27/11 06:12 AM ET

If you're fighting the urge to nap on your desk after lunch, then maybe that midday cup of coffee just isn't cutting it. Stave off the afternoon slump by swapping your caffeine for one of these five light, low-cal bites. They'll fight fatigue and keep you going between meals.

1/2 Cup Sliced Banana (Or A Small Apple) With 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
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Midday snacks should contain about 100 calories or 15 grams of carbohydrates. The natural sweetness in fruit takes longer to metabolize than the processed sugars you'll find in candy. And the protein in peanut butter provides a long-lasting form of energy.

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