Do you ever get hungry for a midnight snack before bed but don’t want to eat junk food? Well, there are many healthy snacks you can have before bed that won’t hurt your physique or set back your goals. It is much better to snack on something healthy, instead of chips, before bed. These snacks can be small and affordable while satisfying your cravings late at night.
So, here are 5-midnight snacks that will satisfy your cravings.
Hummus and Veggies
There is no preparation needed for this snack. It is simply hummus and any veggie of your choice. Common pairings with hummus are cucumbers, carrots, and sweet peppers. These are all healthy selections and hummus is a very healthy dip that will add flavour to your veggies.
Low Fat Greek Yogurt & Fruit
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. The calcium in Greek yogurt can in fact help you sleep better and longer. Fruit is an ideal solution if you are craving sugar. However, it is best not to indulge in too much fruit due to the sugar you are intaking before bed.
Oatmeal is a great nighttime snack as it provides many sleep benefits. Not only is it delicious, but it helps your brain produce melatonin, which makes you tired. Your cravings will be satisfied and you will fall asleep easily if you choose oatmeal as a healthy midnight snack.
Healthy midnight snacks may already be in your home, like eggs! These are easy to make and can last a few days. Hard-boiled eggs will help your late-night craving as they are filling and protein-rich. Eggs are essential in almost any fridge, so you might not even have to go out and buy them!
Add a bit of cheese, fruit, or avocado, and you have a nice, crunchy and healthy midnight snack. Rice cakes are great if you are really in a snacking mood as they have a satisfying crunch. They are light and will ensure you are no longer hungry before bed.
If you have any questions or concerns, stop by, call, or email your Herbal One centre and our qualified counsellors will be happy to give you tips and some great ideas that will help reach your weight loss goals.
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