Guilt-Free Evening Snacks for Every Pantry
Whether you’ve just finished your eight-to-five and you need to refuel or you’ve been working out consistently and want to treat yourself, you need a late-night snack that hits the spot without being full of empty calories or the next-day guilt-trip.
Did you know at least one quarter of Americans eat some type of fast food every day? It’s no secret that fast food is quick and convenient. However, fast-food evening snacks won’t satisfy your body the same way a nutritious treat full of super ingredients will.
According to Mayo Clinic, the human body takes six to eight hours to digest food, so the digestive process continues throughout the night when you snack into the evening hours. That’s why the ingredients in your evening snacks matter.
But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are five guilt-free evening snacks that deserve a permanent place in your pantry.
Made Good Granola Minis
Made Good’s slogan is “Trust in something good,” and that’s exactly what we’re doing. The company’s granola mini bite-sized balls are full of fruits and vegetables like mixed berries, spinach, broccoli, carrots, and more. It’s definitely a good evening snack you can trust in.
They’re a great way to fill up on vitamins, too, as every bite contains vitamins A, C, D, and E, among other essential nutrients. But the best part is the taste: These crunchy little bundles of sweetness taste refreshing and fruity — perfect for your evening snacks.
Outstanding Puffs & Rinds
Our plant-based Outstanding Puffs and Pig Out Pigless Pork Rinds are packed full of addictively delicious flavors the whole family will love. Both our puffs and rinds come in several different savory flavors made entirely of vegetarian ingredients and make for healthy and filling evening snacks.
Our pork rinds contain 25 grams of protein, which is the equivalent to a beef burger protein count. Our snack-sized puffs, on the other hand, contain 21 grams of plant protein, hold the perfect blend of spices, and will help increase your vitamin intake.
If you’re in the mood for a saltier food, then Harvest Snaps snack crisps are the treat for you. Some might classify them as a healthy substitute for potato chips. Harvest Snaps are made primarily of snap peas, and they come in several different flavors, including lightly salted, tomato basil, black pepper, and caesar.
Harvest Snaps have a 3-1 carb to protein ratio, too, which is great for both post-workout recovery and evening snacks. Additionally, the calorie-count is just 130 calories per serving no matter what flavor you choose. You can find this chip substitute at almost any local grocery store.
Dark Chocolate Superseed Nuggets
For some reason, chocolate always sounds even more appealing as a late-night snack, but milk chocolate before bed isn’t the best practice. Dark chocolate full of antioxidants is a great idea, though. Innofoods Dark Chocolate Nuggets are organic chocolate treats rich in superseeds like pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds.
Not to mention, these nuggets contain almonds, which can improve blood sugar control. With just 120 calories in every serving, this superseed treat will not disappoint you in your pursuit to find some new, healthier evening snacks.
Wholly Guacamole Cups
Avocados are rich in vitamins, fiber, and flavor. They can be eaten solo, in salads, or with veggies. Despite how yummy avocados are, though, the thought of preparing an avocado dish at night isn’t appealing when you’re wanting to eat something quick and easy. The solution: Wholly Guacamole Cups.
These gluten-free, non-GMO guacamole cups contain completely natural ingredients and do not have any added preservatives. Next time you’re scanning the grocery store aisles to stock up on evening snacks, be sure to grab some guacamole cups.
If you’re in the market for healthy evening snacks in contrast to potato chips and cookies, check out our online store for our healthy Pig Out Pigless Pork Rings or Outstanding Puffs.