While late-night eating may not be as bad for your waistline as you think, that doesn’t mean that all snacks are created equal. The best late-night snacks are easy to digest — carbs are good but not too much fiber, protein, or fat — so you don’t lie awake from feeling too full. But if your late-night eating includes buttery grilled cheese, ice cream, or gobs of peanut butter, here are a few healthier options for you. Make these low-calorie options ahead of time for quick snacking when the mood strikes!
- Plain yogurt – Greek yogurt or Cottage cheese
- Veggie dips with hummus or Greek yogurt
- Whole grains crackers
- Tablespoon of nuts butter with veggies or low-sugar fruits
- One handful of raw nuts
“It’s a snack, not a meal—so keep it under 200 calories, and make sure it has some healthy carbs from sources like fruit or plain yogurt, along with some protein,”
“Carbs can assist with sleep, while eating protein before bed helps you maintain muscle mass, which is key if you’re trying to lose weight.”