Even though we ate well throughout the day, made sure we got enough protein to keep full, sometimes we get those late night cravings for something sweet, savory, spicy; you name it! Instead of driving yourself crazy thinking about a tasty snack, or even worse, waiting too long then over indulging in something unhealthy, have these snacks on hand!
Pretzels and Honey Mustard (1 serving and 1 tablespoon)
If you like to dip, this is the snack for you. Crunch with the pretzels (good sub for potato or corn chips) and mustard as the tangy dip (better than a cream based one), you’ll get the satisfaction you were looking for in a midnight snack. All this for only 120 cals – get dippin!
Cottage Cheese and Pineapple (1/2 cup of each)
Feeling like something creamy and sweet? Half a cup of pineapple and half a cup of cottage cheese make for a whole cup of yummy goodness! The texture of the cottage cheese with the sweet pineapple will send your taste buds wild – more of a treat than just a snack, it’s only 120 cals as well!
Rice Cake and Peanut Butter (PB – 1 tablespoon)
Whomever said rice cakes are “so 80’s” is so wrong. Pick up a bag to have at home, and when you’re feeling snacky, get one out with a tablespoon of PB; sweet, crunchy, salty – all in one. With less calories and carbs than bread, rice cakes are SO in; especially with this snack at only 125 calories. The PB will give you enough protein to be full as well.
Broccoli and Hummus (1 stalk broccoli, 2 tablespoon hummus)
At only 110 calories, there will be no guilt here with a broc and hummus late nighter. Broccoli gives you the nutrition and crunch, while hummus is creamy, savory, and fulfills its dipping duties. Try different flavors of hummus (keep in mind the calorie change if any) to switch it up.
Single Serving Low Fat or Greek yogurt
Talk about a sweet snack. Already separated into its own single serving container (to avoid over indulging), yogurt takes care of that ice cream or sweet treat craving. Get out a spoon, relax, and enjoy the whole thing for 90-100 calories. Try the low fat kind or go Greek!
Deli Ham and Cream Cheese (3 slices and 2 tablespoons)
Mr. Salty can pay you a visit anytime; especially in the evening! Try deli ham with some cream cheese to keep the cravings for other salty foods at bay. Imagine how better you will feel knowing you snacked smart and didn’t go out to get potato chips or French fries for that salty fix. Enjoy the two for only 120 calories!
String Cheese and Apples (1 light cheese and 1 cup sliced apples)
We’ve all heard of this healthy snack before – an oldie but a goodie! Sweet, crunchy from the apples, and salty from the cheese – you can’t go wrong. Pick any type of apple you like and get slicing. Fibrous apples will fill you up so there is no need for a refill. Only 115 calories!
Chips and Salsa (one serving whole grain tortilla chip, 2 tablespoons salsa)
Yes, you read this right: chips and salsa! Again, another dip to the rescue. Arrange your chip serving around a dish of salsa, and you have a fancy quick snack to fulfill those cravings. At only 150 guilt-free calories, you’ll fall asleep easily.
Now that you are prepped and loaded with plenty of snack ammo, you are now ready to indulge in your late night cravings. Low cal and guilt free – get snacking!