The 6 Right Snacks to Eat at 11 a.m.
Oh no, another hour or more to go before lunch? Relax, there's an easy food fix for every midmorning mood.
When You Need to Buck Up...
If you've fallen into a groggy pre-lunch slump, this is the time to eat a small protein snack, advises Wurtman. To heighten alertness she recommends low-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, string-cheese sticks or milk (perhaps in your industrial-strength latte). Avoid fat, she says, or you'll feel even fuzzier.
How much: One serving size
Extra perk: The extra calcium helps to prevent osteoporosis, reduce PMS symptoms and improve heart health. The calcium in just one 8-ounce serving of plain low-fat yogurt (about 415 mg) takes you almost halfway to the recommended daily allowance of 1,000 milligrams.