We all know that late night snacks can undermine your weight loss efforts, but going to bed hungry isn’t a good solution either. So next time you have a late night food craving reach for one of these healthy snacks instead of some junk food and fill your belly guilt free.
Best Snacks For Late At Night
1. Greek yoghurt
Regular yoghurt isn’t particularly good for you and flavoured yoghurt is often packed full of sugar but plain Greek yoghurt is low on calories, low on sugar and full of protein. Add a little bit of fruit to make this snack more delicious.
2. Dark chocolate
The darker, the better. And the great thing about chocolate is that you can wean yourself off milk chocolate by starting with just 15 percent dark.
3. Frozen blueberries
Fresh is always best, but frozen berries are fantastic for convenience. Also, you might not want them to be too frozen—you can really hurt your teeth on frozen food—but after a few minutes of thaw these will be absolutely delicious. A cup full will fill you up with tons of nutrients.
Thanks to their high concentration of magnesium and potassium bananas are actually excellent muscle relaxers. They’re also loaded up with carbs which will help you stay full on less and even be sleepier.
Now let’s be clear: the popcorn you get at the theater or in a microwavable bag is not what you want to be eating. That popcorn is loaded down with butter and we all know about the negative impact of eating a lot of butter.
Instead, you should opt for air-popped popcorn(an air popper is quite affordable and you can get one small enough to be easily stashed) and season it with garlic salt, chili pepper flakes or Parmesan cheese. You can try any seasoning you want—popcorn takes well to almost anything.
Hummus is a great source of protein. If you’re craving something crunchy try dipping carrots or celery into the hummus.
Avocado really is a miraculous fruit, full of healthy fats, protein, potassium and an incredible amount of vitamins. Try eating a few slices of avocado or scoops of guacamole with some whole wheat crackers to really fill up.
8. Cheese and crackers
Whole wheat crackers with thin slices of cheese will give you a big nutrition boost and taste delicious to boot. You can also choose low fat cheese instead of regular cheese if you’re trying to lose weight quickly.
Late night snacks don’t have to destroy your weight loss efforts if you always choose the right snacks and stick to small portions. If you’re the type who often has late night food cravings stock your cupboards and fridge up with these snacks to replace the junk food you would normally reach for. After a while you won’t even think about the junk food anymore.