20 Foods That Give Your Energy

20 high-energy foods to fuel your day

1. Bananas

These healthy pancakes are dairy- and gluten-free, as well as being low in calories. Made with just three ingredients, they are super-quick to whip up, and the peanut butter makes them sturdy, so they’re easy to flip.

Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

2. Brown rice

Try this healthy hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice. It’s a really simple vegan dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It offers protein-rich tofu and plenty of green vegetables, too.

Hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice

3. Oily fish

Traybakes are the midweek saviour. This vibrant curried salmon dish is full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants – great for maintaining a healthy mind and skin. Serve as is, or add a nutritious grain like brown rice or spelt when you’re extra-hungry.

Not a salmon person? Check out more healthy fish recipes.

Salmon Tray Bake Recipe

4. Sweet potato

Pack more of this versatile and filling veg into mealtimes with this sweet potato and lentil curry. A vibrant low-calorie vegan dinner idea, it’s made with coconut milk and plenty of spices.

Sweet potato and lentil curry

5. Eggs

Jazz your omelette up with plenty of grated courgettes, kale, peas and chilli flakes, then serve alongside cherry tomatoes dressed simply with white wine vinegar.

Omelette Filled with Green Vegetables on a Plate with Tomatoes

6. Coffee

Making great coffee doesn’t require expensive kit or masses of specialist knowledge, but a little advice will ensure you brew a flavourful, aromatic cup every time. Learn how to make the perfect brew at home with our simple guide.

Cold brew coffee

7. Apples

Rethink apples by incorporating them into savoury dishes at mealtimes. Try this spelt and apple salad with crispy nuts and seeds, for instance, as a light lunch or starter.

Spelt and apple salad

8. Oats

Get more oats into your diet by starting your day with our berry and nut butter porridge. It’s also packed with fruit and nuts, making it a hearty and healthy breakfast that’s great after a workout.

Berry porridge with nut butter in two bowls

9. Quinoa

Try our lightly spiced quinoa and chicken tagine. This one-pot recipe is easy to make and low in calories, for a healthy family meal.

Chicken Tagine Recipe With Quinoa

10. Dark chocolate

Replacing cream and egg whites with avocado makes this chocolate mousse recipe naturally light and creamy without the extra sugar! Top with chopped hazelnuts for texture, or cocoa nibs for a little indulgence.

11. Yogurt

Peanut butter is a breakfast staple, and, as this fruity, tangy, crunchy creation proves, its potential goes far beyond simply topping toast. Try this peanut butter and jelly breakfast parfait to start your day.

Peanut Butter Dessert Recipe

12. Hummus

This velvety chickpea dip makes a great addition to any sharing feast. Plus, making your own hummus is easier than you’d think.

Classic Hummus Recipe

13. Lentils

This wholesome spiced squash, spinach and lentil soup not only packs in 18g of plant protein per serving, but it also provides a great source of vitamin A from the butternut squash, and iron from the spinach. Simply leave out the yogurt garnish (or try topping with a dollop of coconut yogurt) to make this vegan.

Spiced squash and lentil soup

14. Avocado

Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so use them in an innovative way in our avocado fusilli pasta. It’s a great way of using up overly ripe avocados, which give the pasta sauce a lovely, silky texture.

Avocado and Spinach Fusilli in Two Bowls

15. Green veggies

This nutrient-rich brassica is a great source of fibre. Put it to work in our recipe for broccoli and peanut soba noodles – it’s really easy to make, and ready in 20 minutes or less. The fresh greens are a great combination with the noodles, while the roasted peanuts add a crunchy texture.

Soba Noodles with Broccoli and Peanuts in a Bowl

16. Nuts

This asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf is a lovely spring dish. Asparagus is officially in season at the end of April, but might be in the shops a bit earlier, depending on the weather.

Asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf

17. Seeds

Pumpkin seed butter makes the perfect vegan toast topper for breakfast. Serve with apple and chia seeds for an energy-boosting brekkie. Add date syrup for sweetness, or leave out for savoury toast toppings.

Pumpkin Seed on Rye Bread

18. Beans

Make comforting beans on toast a bit fancier with this vegetarian low-calorie recipe for two. The best bit? It only takes 20 minutes to make.

Posh beans on toast

19. Beetroot

Feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to go with this vibrant juice recipe, made with just three ingredients.

Two full glasses of beetroot, apple and ginger juice

20. Edamame

Check out this easy, warm salad recipe with black rice, crunchy edamame and juicy prawns. This punchy salad is an easy midweek meal for two, plus it’s low in calories.

Black rice salad recipe with prawns and edamame on a white serving plate

Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.

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