If you’ve got those nighttime munchies you’ll be excited to read about the very best snacks for late night snacking. My job here on this earth is to make eating healthy easy for you. I want to make healthy eating your reality so I know that nighttime snacking is a really big problem for a lot of people and I really want to help you find some solutions that work for you. Today I’m offering three of the best lean approved, super low calorie, healthy nighttime snacks that will not destroy your progress with your weight loss.
Alright so let’s get right into it late night snack number one is going to be a cup of hot tea with a tablespoon of nut butter. You can use any type of nyt butter, it could be peanut butter, macadamia nut butter, or Brazil nut butter. It doesn’t matter the nutrition information is relatively similar for all of them and by adding this to your late night hot tea you’re adding about 100 calories about 9 grams of fat and about 3 grams of protein maybe 4 grams of carbs so it is not going to blow your days worth of numbers. It’s relatively low, but you do want to be careful about the portion size because two of these are getting 200 calories, three are 300 calories so it can really add up fast so stop yourself at 1 tablespoon, but it’s really going to help solve that craving for creamy or salty foods. Plus the hot tea is very soothing and it’s going to help you get a good night’s sleep. I really recommend you go with an herbal tea some of my favorites are like the peppermint or you can try chamomile tea. it’s one of my all time favorites. Have a cup of hot tea almost every night before bed. It really helps me after dinner making me feel full, satisfied and at ease. Now if you don’t feel like this snack is enough to fill you up I want you to add one green apple. So about one medium apple is going to add about another 100 calories another 25 grams of carbs, but still in general it’s a relatively low calorie snack. You want to keep all your nighttime snacks definitely under 200 calories. one tablespoon of nut butter and one apple is going to be right around there and I know you’re going to love it.
Alright moving on to snack option number two. if your craving is for something salty is spicy and crunchy this is your great go to very low calorie option. Now since we consider salsa and veggies to be free foods this is pretty much a 0 calorie snack. I’ve got some celery slices here and then I sliced up some zucchini you can eat raw zucchini and use it as chips to dip into the salsa. It’s actually very delicious so don’t judge until you try it, but if you don’t like zucchini try other green watery vegetables. Cucumbers is one of my all time favorites but I love these zucchini chips. Celery is just so cleansing for you it’s a great detox food if you eat this at night you’re going to wake up feeling slimmer. This is a snack you can totally go to town with. You can eat an unlimited portion of raw veggies and salsa.
Snack number three is going to be a protein shake with water, ice, and whey protein. it’s as simple as that you don’t have to add anything else to your protein shake than water and ice and it still comes out creamy and delicious. This is a great snack for you especially if your workout has just been done late at night and you need that protein to refuel. It’s a great snack because it’s high in protein, it’s essentially 0 carbs and 0 fat so it’s the easiest way possible to get that extra boost of protein without adding anything else. Simply use your blender and throw in the ice and then the water and put the protein powder in last. Put that lid on and go. Now if you put enough ice in there you can make it almost like an ice cream consistency. It’s chunky and you can eat it with a spoon. That’s what I used to love to do and then to add a little bit extra fat blasting power you can use a little bit of cinnamon, which has been known to help control your insulin levels and really assist with weight loss. Cinnamon is an amazing spice and you should include it as often as possible. So put a little dash of cinnamon in your night time smoothie and blend it up. it tastes like a vanilla, cinnamon, cupcake and it’s nothing but protein in there. By including this as your nighttime snack you’re adding about 100 calories about 25 grams of protein and nothing else.
Alright so there you go we have our hot tea with nut butter, maybe the apple combo and then we have our very low calorie veggie and salsa and then our protein cinnamon shake. Those are the best of the three healthy eating night time snacks. if you just try all of these snacks and alternate them one night after the next you’re going to feel slimmer. Give them a try it let me know how it goes.