Are you a Late-night Snacker?Maybe you ate dinner early or you stayed up late and now you’re hungry again. If yes, not to worry…..grab a healthy low-calorie late-night snacks that will actually help you suppress your hunger pangs without making you fat. The best late-night snacks are easy to digest — carbs are good, but not too much fiber, protein, or fat — so you don’t lie awake from feeling too full.
Complex carbohydrates like whole-grain breads are great because they release serotonin when digested, which helps calm you down. And adding a little protein will keep you full until breakfast. also drinking a big glass of water or a cup of hot tea (decaf), to help you feel full and hydrated.
1] Instead of: Chips
If you’re craving something salty and savory, don’t dig into a bag of fattening potato chips. Instead, make a batch of stove-top popcorn — it only takes a few minutes and is much better for you to eat! Once popped, sprinkle any of your favorite low-calorie toppings on top; a dash of chili pepper flakes or dried spices adds lots of flavor without extra calories, and sprinkling parmesan cheese on top helps satisfy buttery cravings without resorting to the high-fat, high-calorie dairy product.
2] Instead of: Cookies
Craving something sweet? These dark chocolate and coconut almond treats are a
3] Instead of: Too Many Cookies
What’s better than cookie dough?Healthier cookie dough balls with almond flour and chocolate, of course. If you normally crave something sweet at night, make these beforehand and store in the fridge.
4] Instead of: Ice Cream
Sometimes you need ice cream,top a bowl of Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, or stir in frozen berries to make a semi-frozen treat or, keep a few yogurt containers in your freezer. At night, thaw for a few minutes and add a drizzle of chocolate, fruit, or other toppings for a quick and easy fro-yo snack.
5] Instead of: Cheese Quesadilla
Quesadillas are an easy late-night snack to make, opt for this healthier pita quesadilla ; it’s made with hummus and pita bread instead of cheese and tortilla, and add veggies. Make the hummus and bell peppers ahead of time so your late-night prep only takes a few minutes.