Many of us suffer from late night pangs of hunger. Reaching for the easy option of potato chips or chocolate can keep us up at night, and means we miss out on the opportunity to put some good nutrients into our bodies.
Here are 4 light late night snacks that will satisfy your cravings while giving you a boost of nutrients.
Avocado With Cottage Cheese
This satisfying and tasty snack is packed full of nutrients. Cottage cheese is rich in protein and contains the essential amino acid tryptophan that calms your nervous system, making it easier to relax and fall asleep. The avocado also has good quality fatty acids that lower cholesterol.
Carrot Sticks With Hummus
This refreshing snack will fill you up and is packed full of high-quality protein, fiber and valuable fatty acids.
Plain Greek Yogurt and Blueberries
This sweet combination is high in protein and antioxidants that help support your body’s immune system and keeps it supplied with nutrients overnight. The combination of sweet and savory is delicious.
Apple Slices and Peanut Butter
A simple but effective late night snack is slices of apple with a dollop of natural peanut butter on top. The combination is surprisingly complementary and gives you a big boost of protein, fiber and vitamins.