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Inspired by @Nisfit's card about binge eating, I wanted to share a list of healthy foods that you can turn to as a pre-bed time snack rather than raiding the fridge for unhealthy alternatives. These snacks are not only healthy at any time of the day, but also can help you feel sleepier and wake up feeling refreshed! 1. String Cheese One serving of this snack contains filling protein and fat, so you feel satiated—and it only packs about 80 calories. Cheese also packs the amino acid tryptophan, which may help make you drowsy 2. Bowl of Cereal Don't go for the sugary stuff - that will only wake you up. Go for the complex-carb kind like whole grain cereals and a little bit of milk to help you sleep. 3.Non-fat Greek Yogurt In one serving of yogurt, you get the relaxing powers of tryptophan from the dairy, and satisfying protein. Plus, yogurt can help calm your stomach, so you're less likely to wake up with heartburn or indigestion! 4. Apples and Peanut Butter Apples have lots of fiber and a satisfying crunch. "The protein in the peanut or almond butter also fills you up without feeling heavy in your stomach. 5. Baby Carrots Super-nutritious with lots of crunch, these little orange guys will fill you up long enough so you doze off1 6. Bananas Bananas are loaded with satiating fiber and relaxing tryptophan (like what you find in dairy) so you will be lulled to sleep.
no actually eating banana at night will increase your weight oats will be a very good replacement
@peppermintt Hahahahaa that happened to me a couple weeks ago. I can't lie. I can down bowls of Special K like nobody's business.
@danidee I always go for a (two) little bowl(s) of Special K too!
I love having a little bowl of Special K and unsweetened soy milk when I'm having the late night munchies. It's like my equivalent of a bowl of ice cream.
Rather than apples and peanut butter, sometimes I just take a spoonful of peanut butter to bed with me :)
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