Fight Fatigue: Energy-Boosting Meal Plan

Get a boost of energy with simple tweaks to what you eat. We continue our fight fatigue series with a look at mom’s meal plan.

Dr. Hans Jenkins, a family practice physician at MountainStar Primary Care in Ogden, has the dos and don’ts for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Bad: Sugary cereals or sugary muffins/bagels
Good: Eggs, Unsweetened Greek yogurt with berries, Low carb protein bar, Low carb protein shake with spinach or kale and berries, low fat Cottage cheese with peaches. Hydration, Hydration, hydration!

Bad: Pastas w/o healthy sauces (white sauces) or Chic-fil-a
Good: grilled chicken salad with low carb dressing. Low fat cheese wrapped in unprocessed lunch meats and lettuce, Tuna on fresh baby spinach.

Bad: Potato Chips or Chocolate
Good: Dark chocolate chips (frozen), coconut flakes, almonds, peanuts, frozen or dried berries (unsweetened), sun flower seeds, air popped corn with natural butter, beef or chicken Jerky without MSG

Bad: Pizza or Casserole
Good: chicken with broccoli and squash, meat marinara sauce over spaghetti squash, Quinoa Casserole, acorn squash with lamb and kale.

MountainStar Primary Care is part of MountainStar Healthcare. MountainStar Healthcare is not bigger; just better. They are large enough to provide sophisticated procedures and leading-edge technologies, and small enough to preserve the human compassion in healing, one patient at a time. Their hospitals and outpatient centers deliver high-quality, cost-effective patient care – when and where it’s needed.

MountainStar Healthcare is the Utah-based headquarters of the HCA Mountain Division. It was established in January 2006 to centralize operations and management for six hospitals in Utah and two hospitals in Idaho. In 2008, the division expanded to include Alaska Regional Hospital. For more information, visit

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