If you’re up late studying for a test or looking for something to nibble on when you’re catching with your favorite show on Netflix, it’s easy to be tempted to go for potato chips or a sugary treat. Instead of being tempted by these fatty foods, try to munch on one of these health, easy snacks. A good night time snack is around 200 calories with complex carbs and protein; keep that in mind too!
Apple and Peanut Butter
This healthy combination is quick and easy to prepare. You can also try this out with peanut butter and other fruit combinations. Banana and peanut butter is another fan favorite.
Cereal and Milk
When we say cereal, we don’t just mean any cereal. Try to avoid the sugary cereals like Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes. Opt for a cereal that’s full of fiber and pair it with skim milk and slices of fruit.
Any vegetable makes a great, healthy late night snack, especially carrots, celery, or cucumbers. These all pair nicely with ranch, but choose low fat ranch instead to knock down your calorie and fat count.
You may be skeptical about this one, but cheese in moderation makes a very healthy late night snack. Try string cheese or small baby bell cheeses and pairing it with fruit makes a great combination as well.
Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is the latest yogurt craze. These little cups back a ton of protein, probiotics, and calcium and can also be great post-workout snacks. Add some granola and fruit too.
These salty little snacks not only taste great, but pack tons of health benefits into their tiny shell. Some of these benefits include improving heart health and digestion, and helping with weight management.
Eggs are one of the most versatile, easy, and healthy snacks to eat and prepare. You can prepare them in whatever manner you prefer, from hard boiled to sunny side up, and they can be paired with almost anything. A healthy, popular combination is scrambled eggs and avocado on wheat toast.
Baked Kale Chips
This easy to eat snack is great for a healthy treat on the go. Kale is not only low in calories, but also high in fiber and has zero fat. That makes these crispy snacks a much healthier option than potato chips.
Cottage cheese is a creamy treat that allows for a lot of snack-customization. Pairing well with almost any kind of fruit, it also helps with weight loss, supplying protein, and containing healthy fats.