5 Different Healthy Midnight Snacks

Snack is that part of our daily meal that all of us love to have ranging from Choco Chip cookies , Muffins , patties to a nice little cup of Cappuccino or some Ice tea. Snacks can be consumed in the form of short eats when one feels hungry. Most of the youngsters tend to be Night owls and love their snack late in the night and believe in the phrase “If we are not allowed to have Midnight Snacks. Why Is there a light in the Fridge.” Some might even go up till the extent of grabbing Dr Pepper Soda late in the night which is not a healthy sign. It is ok to cheat with high calorie sweets or junk food but it should be in adequate quantities. Here are certain varieties of Snack that prove to be healthy at the same time mouth watering in the middle of the night

1. For the One’s staying up late

  • STEAMED PORK OR TOFU BUNS-Autumn Olive Farms roast pork, pickled carrots and cucumbers, cilantro, hoisin barbecue
  • VEGAN "CALAMARI-hearts of palm, peppadews red onion, chipotle, lemon vinaigrette, garlic toum
  • LETTUCE WRAPS-Chicken, beef or wild mushrooms & tofu, vermicelli, noodles, pickled carrots & cucumber, cilantro, peanuts, trio of sauces.

2. For the Tiny Toddlers

  • Yogurt- Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and children love it dressed up. To add taste and nutritional value, whip up a yogurt parfait with berries and granola or make a homemade fruity yogurt pop that beats sugary store-bought frozen treats any day.
  • Whole Grain Cereal rich in Vitamins , Calcium and fiber comprising of a bowl of whole grain cereal with milk and fruit.
  • Healthier Baked Breads ranging from Banana bread , Zucchini Muffins and carrot bars. One could even try some Healthy jam or yam muffins.

3. For the One’s with a Sweet Tooth

  • Banana Split Sundaes- A perfect combination of fruit along with a favorite flavor of ice cream seasoned with nuts or almonds and berries.
  • Chewy Caramel Apple Cookies
  • Frozen Vanilla Custard- Ice cream and sorbets are a convenient go for any kind of dessert. Custard can be used as the base by adding some healthy ingredients like dates, raisins and walnuts.
  • Mixed Berries with Orange Mascarpone Cream- Summertime indulgence can be seen with berries and stone fruits. Any combination of berries work out with a slice of nectarine.

4. For the Vegans:

  • Almonds and Goji Berries- The best natural fruit and nut combo It has just the right amount of sweetness and is high in antioxidants, vitamins and fats. For a quick snack any time of day grab about 10 almonds and 10 goji berries mix and relish them together.
  • Sliced Fruits with Cashew Cream- This could prove to be a yummy snack with a Slice of apple, pear or any other fruit into thin pieces and take quick dips of Cashew cream.
  • Celery with Almond Butter and Chopped Dates- Kids will love this tasty treat. Some alternatives if Chopped dates are not available would be Raisins, Cranberries. In place of Almond Butter one could even try Tahini, peanut or Cashew butter
  • Nut Butter Stuffed Dates- This makes a great snack and also prove to be a great dessert.
  • Fruit Smoothies- With a fruit of your choice.

5. For the Meat Lovers:

  • Meatball Noodles Soup
  • Beet Quinoa Slider Recipe- Slider is a nothing but a small sandwich or a burger. This is a healthy burger recipe that is rich in protein from the quinoa and the tofu. They sit pretty in some entertaining party menus or while watching a good game of cricket.
  • Sweet and Sour Sticky Oven Baked Chicken Wings.
  • Baked Thai Chicken in Peanut Sauce.
  • Turkey Sandwich Skewers with Rand Sauce.
  • Chicken Pot Pie Cup Cakes.
  • Sichuan Wontons.

Building a Healthy Routine:

  1. It is optimal to leave a three hour gap between dinner and sleep.
  2. It is recommended to have early dinner, preferably light and healthy food with less amount of fat and protein during the evening meal.
  3. If one was to eat out the previous night, it is advisable to have a light breakfast next day.
  4. It is good to have a 45 minute gap post any meal before drinking water.

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