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7 Healthy Late Night Snacks

People who stay up late often develop food cravings and end up eating too much of the wrong foods. This is why late night eating causes weight gain.

How do you satisfy your late night cravings without piling on the pounds? The trick is to choose the right snacks that are filling and low in calories. Here are 7 healthy late night snacks that are nutritious and filling…

7 Best Late Night Snacks

1. Vegetable sticks with or without dip

Nutrient rich vegetables can fill you up without throwing off your diet plan. They are high in fiber and low in calories. You can have carrot, cucumber, celery or bell pepper with your favourite nut butter, hummus, guacamole or salsa for a tastier snack.

2. Greek yogurt

When it comes to a filling yet healthy late night snack, Greek yogurt is the ideal choice. It is packed with protein and low in sugar. You can also add some berries, apple or any of your favourite fruits, or even nuts for extra crunchiness.

 3. Protein bars

Low carb protein bars are a healthy alternative to candy bars for satisfying your late night cravings. Make sure you select those that are high in protein and fiber, and low in sugar, to keep you satiated.

4. Fruits

While fruits are great for satisfying sweet cravings, you should avoid those with high sugar content. Some of the good choices include  avocados, blackberries, blueberries, plums, apples and strawberries.

When sugar cravings hit, some people are likely to make poor food choices. It is good practice to prepare a fruit salad and keep it in the fridge so you can have it as a healthy late night snack.

5. Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are good sources of heart healthy fats, minerals, fiber and protein. They curb hunger, which help in supporting weight loss.

Almonds, peanuts and cashews are among the most popular options. Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds also fill the hunger gap while offering a powerful nutrient boost.

6. Egg whites

Egg whites are filling and make a great healthy late night snack. They are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Whether you have them fried, boiled, scrambled or poached, they are fast and easy to prepare.

Eating egg whites need not be boring. Check out these –> 5 Healthy egg white late night snack ideas

7. Cottage cheese

Mix cottage cheese with nuts and berries (or other fruits) for a high protein, healthy late night snack.

 

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One Response to “7 Healthy Late Night Snacks”

  1. Sally says:

    Thanks for your tips on ideal snack food. I think Whey Chocolate bars are such a great invention, especially for snacks. I think this because when you want a snack you are rarely motivated to make a shake with lots of different ingredients – so a snack bar is the ultimate. As for the yogurt, I’m a bit of a Greek Yogurt with Honey fan myself. After just a small amount of this stuff, my sugar cravings seem to just go away. Also real “Greek” yogurt contains more glutathione than normal yogurt, which has cancer fighting properties.

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