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High Energy Snacks to Keep You Alert on the Road

There are so many high-energy snacks (and snacks in general) these days. When you walk into the grocery store, you’re bombarded with an entire aisle or more. So how do you choose? One thing you can do is look at the protein content. As the gas in your car, protein keeps your engine going. 

Nuts for Snacking

Do you have a favorite kind of nut? We love almonds. Now, you can get your nut fix by eating peanut butter, trail mix, a high-energy bar, or plain. Not only that, but almonds come in a variety of flavors and styles. There are raw, roasted, spicy, and plain almonds. We like ‘em a little spicy, so we always opt for those. But if you like sweetness, you might like cinnamon-roasted almonds. 

Energy Bars

Luckily, you can see how much protein, sugar, and fat an energy bar has in it just by looking at the packaging. Our favorites are Clif bars and Larabars! Both are made with few ingredients, and it’s easy to avoid soy, dairy, or allergens if you need to, simply by reading the labels. Larabar has a line of bars that are named after pies but doesn’t have a lot of sugar. 

Fresh Fruit

Is there anything better than a piece of fruit that comes in its packaging? For the winter months, bananas and oranges are perfect little snacks. They’re compact and easy to carry and can give you that burst of energy you need when your energy is low. You can easily add almond or peanut butter to them, too. 

Celery and Red Pepper and Hummus

Hummus is such a wonderful flavor, and it has energy in it, too. Add some veggies, and you’ve got a way to scoop it up that adds some vitamins. Many grocery stores carry hummus these days. 

Regularly scheduled maintenance saves you money in the long run. Contact Brown Motor Works today, or stop by our shop at 520 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229. For the best service, schedule an appointment online. We specialize in BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini Cooper vehicles. 

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