Late-Night Snacks that Won't Haunt Your Dreams
Sometimes the urge for late-night snacks is hard to resist. If you’ve eaten well all day but you’re still feeling hungry before bedtime, it’s best to round off the evening with a healthy and tasty snack. There’s no need to ignore the craving or feel scared of fulfilling your hunger.
These savory and sweet snack picks are delicious, low-calorie, and protein-rich. What’s more, these delicious snacks are easy to prepare, so you’ll feel satisfied and ready to hit the hay in no time.
From popcorn to meatless pork rinds, we’ve compiled a list of healthy late-night snacks that will satisfy both your hunger and your taste buds! Read on to discover your new, midnight munchie-fighting pantry staples.
The Best Healthy Late-night Snacks
Popcorn is more than just a delicious movie treat! As long as you don’t smother it in salted caramel, popcorn is low in calories, high in fiber, and incredibly versatile. Popping your popcorn on the stovetop gives you greater control over what’s going into your late-night snack. Because it’s high in fiber, popcorn is also known for keeping hunger pangs at bay.
Will you go for a sweet treat and drizzle your popcorn with dark chocolate, or add barbecue seasoning for a quick, savory snack?
Apple, Peanut Butter, & Cinnamon
Apples combine beautifully with peanut butter and cinnamon for a guilt-free dessert that you can whip up in a flash. Cut your juicy apple into thin slices and use them as mini spoons for the peanut butter.
Medium-sized apples contain around 95 calories and are considered an excellent food to aid weight loss. They’re more filling than unhealthy snacks (like a chocolate bar), so they’ll keep you fuller, longer.
Meanwhile, a generous spoonful of peanut butter is bursting with plant-based protein and healthy, unsaturated fats — so you’ll certainly feel satiated! A sprinkle of cinnamon on top gives this snack an extra special hint of spicy sweetness.
Protein-Rich Unsalted Nuts: Pistachios & Almonds
Nuts are a great late-night snack, but try to buy a raw, unsalted version whenever possible. Roasted nuts are generally salted, spiking your sodium, and have fewer vitamins. Pistachios are lower in fat than other nuts (like macadamia nuts and pecans), and they can lower your chances of cardiovascular disease. These handy green nuts are also full of potassium and fiber.
Top tip: If you’re struggling to get into a pistachio that seems welded shut, poke another pistachio shell into the crack and use that to lever it open.
Almonds are also popular nuts that are great for late-night snacking. Naturally sweet and tasty, almonds are rich in magnesium, which helps to reduce the risk of diabetes. They’re also full of antioxidants and known to lower cholesterol.
Why not add some dried fruit to your unsalted nuts to create your very own trail mix? It’s already personalized to your taste and it’s also free of unhealthy additives.
Yogurt & Berries
Craving ice cream? Opt for some low-fat Greek yogurt. You can top it with blueberries, raspberries, or whatever other fruit you have in the fridge. Cherries in particular contain lots of melatonin, which helps you fall asleep. Perfect for some healthy late-night munching!
Craving sauce? Drizzle some protein-rich almond butter onto your bowl of goodness. It’ll boost your protein, add delicious flavor, and even help regulate your blood sugar.
Late-night Snacks at Outstanding Foods
Of course, we’d love to throw some of our healthy, guilt-free snacks into the ring — they taste amazing day and night! All of our snacks are packed with protein, plant-based, gluten-free, and late-night friendly.
Addictively Delicious™ (with 21g of plant protein in every pack), our Outstanding Puffs are a great alternative to traditional late-night snacks. They’re available in five delicious flavors, including White Chedda, Pizza Partay, and Chill Ranch. What’s more, Outstanding Puffs are fortified with 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
Pig Out Pigless Pork Rinds™
Our Pigless Pork Rinds are baked, not fried, and boast 67% less saturated fat than traditional rinds. Choose from Original, Hella Hot, Texas BBQ, or Nacho Cheese flavors. Pigless Pork Rinds taste just like the meaty originals, but they won’t leave you feeling overstuffed late at night.
Late-Night Snacks Can Be Good for You
As you can see, there are plenty of options for late-night snacks that won’t affect your waistline so long as you choose them carefully and stay mindful of your portion sizes. Even better, these snacks have the nutritional benefits you need to stay healthy.
Make sure you bookmark this article as inspiration for your next grocery trip. If you have healthy snacks on hand, then you’ll be less likely to cave to ice cream the next time you get struck by late-night munchies! Wondering where to find our snacks? You can find us in stores near you, or you can shop online for our full range of delicious, plant-based snacks.