As I write this post, it is 11:37 at night, and I have a giant smoothie in my hand. An Immune Booster Smoothie to be exact.
I am definitely a late night snacker. I get home from work around 11:00, and can’t help but want something. I know that lots of people think it’s bad to eat late at night. I’m not saying it is always the best choice, but I don’t like going to bed HANGRY (hungry/angry… bad combo). When I’m hungry, I eat.
Sometimes I want something more substantial, and sometimes a smoothie or a piece of fruit will suffice. Regardless, I always look for something that will be healthy and easy for my body to absorb and process.
Here are some of my favorite late night snacks :)
Roasted Butternut Squash and String Beans
- Butternut Squash
- String Beans
- Garlic powder, salt, pepper
Slice butternut squash thin. Place string beans and squash on a baking sheet (spray with cooking spray). Spray the top of veggies with cooking spray and sprinkle with spices. Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes.
I like to dip them in a little catsup.. they remind me of “fries”.
Kale Chips are always awesome! Low in calories and totally guilt free :)
- Fruit of choice (Strawberries, banana, black berries, raspberries etc) sliced
- 1/4 cup cereal of choice (I use an organic quinoa blend)
- 1 cup milk of choice (I like coconut milk!)
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and ENJOY!
I love this because you don’t get a huge carb load from cereal (the amount in this is about 1/4 a serving). I love cereal…and again, this is guilt free :)
Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- Brussels sprouts cut in half
- 1 TBS parmesan cheese
- garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl, drizzle oil over sprouts. Use your hands to evenly distribute it! Add in cheese and garlic powder. Place on baking sheet and cook at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes.
These are awesome because they are high in fiber, low in fat, and have a nice cheesy flavor. Brussels sprouts are no longer the veggie your mom forced you to eat… these are delish!
Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bowl
- 1/2 cup 0%fat greek Yogurt (or one small container)
- 1 TBS coco powder
- 1 TBS rainbow sprinkles (common you know you love em’)
- 1/2 Frozen Banana (or raw) sliced
- frozen blueberries (or raw) sliced
- 2 stevia packets
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and ENJOY!!!
I love this because it is fast to make. Literally it takes 5 minutes. Sometimes (always) I crave chocolate at night. This is a great guilt free (I love that term) way to enjoy a chocolaty desert! The protein in yogurt keeps you satisfied, and the frozen fruit adds a nice chill to the bowl (almost like ice cream).
What are your favorite late night snacks??
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