Don’t feel guilty if you get a craving for a late-night snack. We all do. Just don’t give in to the temptation of junk food snacks. Here is a selection of delicious healthy late-night snacks to choose from when you hear your stomach rumbling.
1. Whole-Grain Crackers
Whole-grain crackers make a very healthy late-night snack, as they contain protein and can go a long way in helping you feel full. You can have them with hummus, low-fat cheese or a slice of lean meat.
2. Cereal with Low-Fat Milk
Cereal contains fiber, which will keep you full until morning, while low-fat milk will provide you with calcium, vitamin D and protein. For a truly healthy late-night snack, choose cereal that is high in protein and low in sugar, like raisin bran.
3. Whole-Wheat Sandwich
A whole-wheat sandwich with turkey filling also makes a great choice for a late-night snack. Turkey is a lean meat, which can give you a feeling of fullness without making your calory intake soar. To make it more savory, you can add some lettuce, tomatoes or a slice of low-fat cheese.
4. Greek Yogurt with Fruit
Low in carbs and rich in protein, Greek yogurt is a very healthy late-night snack option. Spice it up with fresh fruit, which is a great source of vitamins and antioxidants
5. Cheese Quesadilla
Sprinkle some grated low-fat cheese (high in protein) between two high-fiber tortillas, then crisp both sides on an indoor grill, and you’ve got yourself a healthy midnight snack.
6. Banana on Toast
The perfect healthy late-night snack option, a banana-on-toast combo contains complex carbohydrates which encourage the release of melatonin, helping you relax and have a good night sleep.
7. Low-Fat Cottage Cheese with Fruit
Low-fat cottage cheese is yet another low-carb, protein-rich food which, combined with some slices of fresh fruit, makes a very healthy late-night snack.
8. Blueberry Smoothie
A fruit smoothie is a delicious healthy late-night snack option. Use low-fat milk or yogurt as your base and add a liquid yogurt like kefir, to aid digestion.
Fresh fruit is always a healthy snack, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. You can treat yourself to a tasty and nutritious berry bowl or a bowl of pineapple.
Popcorn may not be the healthiest snack when soaked in butter and salt. However, with the right seasoning (try cayenne pepper), it is an easily digestible, low-cal snack that will quench your late-night cravings.