The best snacks to eat after midnight

First off I would like to say that if you are trying to lose weight and are an avid scale tracker meaning you religiously weigh yourself every morning the odds are that your weight will look like it has gone up a few pounds so if this is you stay away from the late night snacks. Especially after midnight. I dont personally eat after 7 unless my tummy is growling. And I always try drinking tea first if I do feel hungry. However if this is not you or you have a extremely fast metabolism, you had an early dinner, you forgot to eat all together something along those lines here are some great snacks that will tide you over till morning. 

Tea

 

  • tea
  • nuts or nut butters
  • string cheese
  • warmed almond milk with a dash of cinnamon 
  • Fruit - mainly berries or apples for the low sugar content 
  • Veggies 
  • Cottage cheese

Now if your like me and a sweet tooth craving strikes either fight it or eat dark cacao chocolate! I really love Trader Joes cacao bars that they have at the registers. I usually buy the bars with highest cacao percentage. The higher you go the more bitter tasting the chocolate becomes. I want to mention that Dark Cacao Chocolate is full of antioxidants and is actually really beneficial. 85% is the highest I've ever tried it was bitter but I also added them in with a homemade trail mix of chopped almonds, medajool dates, young coconut and pretzel. 

Trail Mix

If you love ice cream I would suggest freezing a banana then putting it through a food processor. I love adding cacao powder to it for chocolate. And if you want to get fancy melt down coconut oil mix cacao powder in it then drizzle it over your banana ice cream and it turns into a chocolate shell!  One of my personal faves is using frozen berries and blending it in a food processor. It comes out ice cream consistency and totally hits the spot! Theres always a healthier alternative. 

Strawberry Ice Cream

xoxo Alexa Pettengill