Late Night Snacks to Lose Weight and Look Younger
You do whatever it takes to stay healthy. You exercise regularly, sleep 7-8 hours at night, watch your diet. But when it comes to snacking in the evening you cannot get right of it; you are looking for a way to find or prepare your own healthy late night snacks.
The last meal of the day, the one usually taken 2 to 3 hours before bed, is very important, especially if you are looking to get rid of unhealthy weight. The rule is simple: eat to your needs for the next activity. And in this case, in the evening, your activity is not going to be extreme during the night’ so eat lightly.
There are certain foods you need to avoid as late night snacks. For instance, you do not need carbs in the evening; carbohydrates will be stored as fat. No need for unhealthy fat intake at that particular time. However, to avoid the food being unbalanced, and because your body needs healthy fats, it is quite normal to have some in your snacks. And the amount must be reasonable: 10 – 15g. Vegetal protein is recommended instead of animal protein.
Before bed, your body has no need for huge or heavy meals which require hours for digestion. However, non-GMO fruits and vegetables are highly recommended. Discover simple tips to create healthy late night snacks.
Healthy Late Night Snacks and Ideas
Below is a list of simple healthy, nutritious, tasty and healthy late night snacks you can prepare. You can easily make, and eat them before you go to bed.
1) Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bar
This snack can contain honey, butter, oats, vegetable protein and your favorite nuts and seeds. It will provide your body about 215 calories, 13 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates and 15 g of fat. Kids love this snack thanks to delicious taste and satiety (feeling of fullness) after consumption. Furthermore, it is composed of healthy ingredients. Prepare each ingredient in advance for best resultts.
Preparation is quick and simple. You need to mix up the nuts and the seeds together. Mix them with the butter and the Honey. Choose your favorite vegetable protein powder, and add texture with a variety of mix-ins.
2) Berries, Nuts crumbled Greek Yogurt
This snack is an immune booster. It will give you a total of 180 calories, 13 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate and 8 grams of healthy fat. Enhance its taste with a little cinnamon and you’ll feel like you are eating a perfect delicious ice cream. If you do not like peanut, you can use hazelnut, almond, or most importantly walnut, which has antiaging and anticancer properties.
This trio is amazing, and kids love it. A recent study has shown that Greek yogurt, nuts and berries boost the Immune System of kids. If you are vegan, it would be even better to add grinded flaxseed or chia seeds.
I would advise you to stay away from flavored yogurts, they contain unhealthy chemicals and sugar. You can buy healthy organic Greek yogurt or make your own using foods that can help boost your immunity.
Add the following ingredients in a Vitamix or any mixer: 2 bananas (very ripe better), 2 tablespoons of raw honey. Mix all of them with 1 full container of unflavored, plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, berries of your choice: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries…
3) Fruit-Honey Salad
This snack is for you if you suffer from insomnia or low sex drive. It is easy to prepare and very beneficial for your immune system and your body in general. All you need are Honey and fruits. For better taste, you can add a pinch of Himalayan salt.
Take all seasonal fruits you love add them in a recipient. Add a few tablespoons of raw and unfiltered honey. I usually use grapes, apples, bananas, strawberries and grapes. But you can add your own favorite fruits and concoct your own salad. Use Raw and unfiltered honey to sweeten your salad. This is not only delicious but also healthy. It also improves sexual; desire, which make it ideal for men with Erectile Dysfunction.
In case you have sleep problem, you can also drink a glass of chamomile tea with raw honey about one hour before going to bed to help you fall asleep.
This is not just one of the healthy late night snacks; this is a good remedy for insomniacs and ED. The raw honey with the fresh fruits greatly improves sleep and sex.
Honey contains glucose, which, by penetrating the blood, release insulin, an important hormone produced by the pancreas which is responsible for many functions in the body, including the utilization of glucose. Your brain converts tryptophan to serotonin. This serotonin is then converted into melatonin which induces sleep.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid contributes in creating serotonin, a neurotransmitter which helps people have healthy sleep and a stable mood, among others.
The sugar content in honey is perfect for your exercise endurance when you wake up in the morning. A few tablespoons of honey at night and you will have enough energy to do all the activities you want during the night and in the morning.
4) Protein Shake
This snack will give you 290 calories, 30 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates and 11 grams of good fats. A protein shake is definitely a good choice of snacks throughout the day, and night is no exception. You can make a milkshake by adding cocoa powder and coconut milk or animal milk if you are not vegan. The taste will be even better!
A simple way to make a night protein shake is to mix a portion of chocolate with whey protein. And then mix the mixture with a large portion of banana, one-half tablespoon of peanut butter or almond oil, a tablespoon of cocoa powder and sugar, and coconut milk.
You don’t like to eat sweet things in the evening or before going to bed? Here is an alternative you may like. If you want a snack with exceptional taste that will delight your plate, then omelette is a good choice for your healthy late night snacks. Eggs contain both healthy fat and protein to fill you up. You can mix and spice omelette at will, and even add more egg whites for protein if necessary.
You will need about two egg whites, 2 whole eggs, a pinch of herb butter, and some Himalayan salt. At the end, you get the following nutrients: 215 Calories, 24g of protein, 2g Carbohydrates, 12g of good fat, plus minerals and vitamins from the eggs.
Beat eggs, water, salt and pepper in a convenient bowl until blended. Put a 6 to 8-inch nonstick omelet pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add oil or butter. And then add the mixture. You can enjoy the omelet with fruits or vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes…