Guiltless Midnight Snacks

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If you are someone who is conscious about calorie count in each bite, having midnight snack can be emotionally torturing. We all know that anything that comes into our body before bedtime will be hard to burn. But if you can’t help but munch something in the middle of the night, here are some of the healthy suggestion you can guiltlessly grab from the fridge:

Cottage Cheese

Low in carbs and high in protein, small portions of low-fat cottage cheese will surely calm the craving. Many fitness instructors also recommend this as a good post-workout snack.

Fruit Sandwiches

Before you even consider the idea of getting two loaves of bread, try slicing some apples or pears and put some peanut butter between two bite-sized cuts.

Cereals

Cereals are rich in fiber that helps your body to digest food easily.  Add some low-fat milk for a satisfied tummy.

Nutri-bars

Something that is readily available, nutri-bar gives you enough nutrition without compromising your fitness goals.

Oatmeal

We need not to mention the health benefits oatmeal has proven to provide. Another fiber-enriched snack, oatmeal can be mixed with strawberry jam, raisins and other favorite tidbits you can find in your kitchen.

Nuts

Next to oatmeal and cereals, nuts are the best source of protein. Not only that, it contains Vitamin E which boosts the immune system and prevents or delays cell damage.

Yogurt

A perfect source of Vitamin C, protein and calcium, yogurt is not just a relief for midnight pining for food. Put some blueberry, cherry or banana to boost its antioxidant power.

Veggies

Cut some cucumber, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower or any other favorites. Apparently, veggies are the healthiest picks for your cravings.

Fruits

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But try mixing some other fruits and you’ll definitely gain tons of health benefits.

Chicken Pieces

Another good source of protein, small pieces of chicken won’t be a bad thing. Just don’t add oils or any sodium-laden ingredients.

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