Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Late Night Cravings? SOLVED!

Every once in a while (or for some of us, it's every weekday), we're up late and feel the need to eat something, and it's just too hard to say no. Well, fortunately, we don't always have to withhold ourselves from those late night munchies. According to a short article from Women's Health, the expert advice is to eat something that won't spike blood sugar, make you more hungry, or be too calorie rich.
Sorry Jimmy, that just won't do
The best snacks are kept to about 100 calories, with no more than 15 grams of sugar, and about 3 grams of fiber. It's also good to wash it all down with a little water (flavored slightly with either lemon juice or another splash of fruit juice flavor- it helps curb the cravings).

Some suggestions are:
  • One cut up fruit in a 1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • A cup of berries in that same 1/2 cup of yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa and about 10-12 corn chips (low-sodium is better)
  •  6-8 carrot or celery sticks with hummus
  • Tzatziki and cucumber anyone?
  • Avoid breads, crackers, and high fat cheese
  • Get to know mascarpone as an option