Cravings are a killer. A little bit here, a little bit there can actually wreck a diet in the long run. Before you know it you’re 10 pounds heavier. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t healthy (and tasty) options to munch on in the late night hours.
Here’s 10 we approve.
1. Non Fat Popcorn
The carbs will induce your body to create serotonin, a neurochemical that helps you to relax.
2. Oatmeal with Sliced Banana and Walnuts
This meal is rich in melatonin which helps inspire sleep.
3. Cherry Juice
This is another quick tasty liquid snack full of melatonin.
4. Sesame Seeds
This is a natural source of tryptophan, which we all know puts us to sleep after our Thanksgiving dinner. So let’s keep this in the rotation at night time during these upcoming holidays.
5. Avocado Pudding
Avocado pudding is full of healthy fat and minerals to help ease you into a deep sleep.
6. Greek Yogurt Topped with Berries and Walnuts
Top this with a pinch of cinnamon and it’s almost like eating ice cream.
7. Peanut Butter Protein Balls
This is an all-time favorite snack and they keep you full so you aren’t running back to the fridge. All you need is peanut butter, vanilla protein, almond milk and some chocolate and you can have a great snack.
8. Casein Protein Drink
Casein helps you stay fuller longer because of its ability to break down slow. Find some great mixture and make it a holiday flavor!
9. Grilled Cheese
You may think I am crazy but a few changes will make this a healthy quick snack to make. Whole grain bread, Low fat cheese, and a handful of veggies will help make a healthier snack and a better choice to your diet!
Notice a theme here? It is because of their ability to help you fall asleep with its higher level of melatonin.