Are you unable to resist the urge to gobble up unhealthy snacks in the middle of the night? If yes, read this article to avail of some satisfactory compensation.

Healthy Night Snacks

For many of us, the wheels of life are set into motion at night. This triggers a concurrent motion in our digestive tracts albeit much less. Suppose you are obstructed by insomnia or casually resist bedtime to prolong an activity, it won’t be easy to resist gigantic hunger pangs. So you simply succumb to the raging temptation and perhaps, grab the closest packet of potato chips or the chocolate bar in your drawer. Boredom (although the main) is not the only reason why we munch away during late night hours.  Dehydration, low salt levels or low sugar levels, or early dinners are other causes. 

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”- is a proverb used too frequently. But do we really pursue it? Alas! Lifestyles have changed, and one of the many alterations is ‘doing late nights’ or ‘pulling all nighters’. Nevertheless, that doesn’t alter our metabolism. At night, our nutrient uptake in the skeletal muscles decreases and the potential for fat storage rises. The obvious remedy would be to starve until we ‘break the fast’. Except in cases like completing work deadlines and exam revision, controlling appetite impedes progress. Hence, in order to gratify your hunger pangs and to avoid deterioration of your health, here are a few healthy night snack ideas.

Healthy Late Night Snacks

  • Drink lots of water and redeem yourself from dehydration and possibly inhibiting your urge to eat.
  • Binge on fruits like apple and pineapple slices which are easily digestible.
  • Thwart your hunger by nibbling on almonds and dry raisins. You can’t deny it- they are healthy!
  • Protein is irrefutably the best component for late night snacks. Try mixing chopped red tomatoes with zucchini, low-fat cottage cheese and a final touch of salsa. Divine!
  • Indulge in a steaming glass of hot chocolate or add some honey and walnuts to 7-grain porridge and make it your warm comforting snack!
  • Watermelon wedges seasoned with a little salt and pepper might just do the trick!
  • Vegetable sticks with low-fat ranch dressing would make for a crunchy and refreshing midnight snack.
  • You could alternatively spread some low-fat cream cheese on a whole grain cracker and top it with smoked salmon.
  • Popping non-buttered popcorn into your mouth while you catch a late night movie will curb incessant tummy growls.
  • Sugar-free Jell-O, sugar-free ice pops, or single 100-calorie snack packs are relatively good options for healthy midnight snacks.
  • Avoid stocking your fridge and kitchen cabinets with unhealthy foodstuffs.


Hummus With Pita Bread

  • 15 oz Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)
  • ¼ cup Hahini (Sesame seed paste)
  • 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed Lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 cloves minced with Garlic
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp ground Cumin
  • ¼ cup finely minced parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • Pita Bread
  • Place the beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt in a blender and blend until pureed.
  • Add some water to relive thickness
  • Remove to bowl and mix in parsley and sesame seed oil.  
  • Roll in the mixture into your pita bread.
  • Remember that all the Items should be refrigerated. 

Devilled Curried Eggs

  • 8 large hard-boiled Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely snipped Spring Onions
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Peel the eggs and cut them into two equal halves (lengthwise).
  • Remove the yolks and place them in a tiny bowl.
  • Mash the yolks until smooth and add the mayonnaise.
  • Mix to obtain a rich smooth paste.
  • Mix in the spring onions, curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon the mixture into the egg halves.
  • Devour! 

Bumps On A Log

  • 1 Celery (rib washed and ends trimmed)
  • 2 tbsp creamy or chunky Peanut Butter
  • 10 or more raisins (chocolate coated preferred)
  • ¼ tsp Margarine
  • Cut the celery stalk into 2" to 3" lengths.
  • Lighten the Peanut Butter by mixing some Margarine into it.
  • Spread the peanut butter on the celery stalks.
  • Dot it with the raisins.

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