How many times have you heard to “not eat after 7pm” to lose weight? This is a totally unrealistic statement to live by for the rest of your life. So, when late night hunger pangs strike, instead of fighting them and torturing yourself, try grabbing one of these 5 healthy snacks. They are not only low in calories but taste amazing
1. Avocado toast with cottage cheese
– Cottage cheese is packed with natural protein and fills you up without a lot of calories. A high-protein diet has been shown to lead to weight loss. Cottage cheese also contains the essential amino acid tryptophan. This calms the nervous system and makes it easier to fall asleep. Tip: If you add a little avocado to your cottage cheese, you provide your body with high-quality fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fats are good for your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
2. Carrot sticks with hummus dip
– Baby carrots or carrot sticks with two tablespoons of hummus – this healthy snack is ideal for weight loss. Valuable fatty acids, high-quality protein and fiber leave you feeling full without weighing down your stomach.
3. Apple slices with peanut butter
– If you get hungry before bedtime, cut an apple into slices and put one or two teaspoons of peanut butter on top. Simple but delicious! Just make sure to use natural peanut butter.
Check the products you use are natural, organic and not full of extra additives, high fructose corn syrup etc.
4. Greek yogurt with blueberries
– Did you know that blueberries are a very nutrient-rich fruit? They contain plenty of antioxidants, which have a positive effect on your immune system. They are also low in calories. Together with Greek yogurt they make for a high-protein, low-calorie snack that keeps your body supplied with nutrients overnight.
– Eggs are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of snacks, depending on how much time and effort you want to put in. For example, keep some hard-boiled eggs on hand in your refrigerator for a quick snack or to turn them into egg salad as a spread for crackers. There are also many grain-free, scrambled-egg muffin recipes online. These tasty treats can often be frozen and reheated at a later point in a muffin pan or your microwave. One large egg has just 72 calories and supplies 6 grams of hunger-satisfying protein.