Healthy Late Night Snacks
If you’ve tried to diet in the past, you’ve probably had someone warn you about the risks of eating late at night.
But unless your only options are chips and ice cream, there’s really nothing wrong with snacking before bed. In fact, recent weight loss studies have shown no big difference at all. In some cases, it seems that eating a healthy late night snack can actually keep your metabolism boosted while you sleep, improving your overall fat burning potential.
So if you want to satisfy your late night cravings without sabotaging your diet, check out these healthy late night snacking options. These are my top 10 picks, and each one has at least one ingredient that will give your metabolism a boost and help you burn off some extra calories and fat!
10 Healthy Late Night Snacks (that won’t ruin your diet!)
1. Chocolate Protein Bar – Need a chocolate fix before bed? Then at least get some added protein and fiber while you’re at it. A low-fat, high protein bar like these Vega Sport Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars can be a satisfying late night option. The added bonus with these bars is that with 6 grams of fiber which will slow absorption and reduce the change that they will be stored as fat.
2. Carrots & Hummus – Hummus is a fantastic, healthy source of protein to support lean muscle growth while you sleep. The carrots will also give you an extra nutritional boost before bed. Substitute the carrots with celery or cucumber to change it up.
3. Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt is a fantastic snack for either weight loss or weight training. It’s extremely high in protein (higher than traditional yogurt), and the low-fat and fat-free options are still extremely satisfying. Top with some fresh blueberries or these Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds for some extra omega-3s!