I know why the fridge has a light: to aid and abet my midnight snacking. If you're a midnight fridge raider, too, chances are, you're also wondering what you can munch on without wrecking your diet in the wee hours. Here are a few of my faves.
1. Cherry Tomatoes
A quick handful of these tasty little tomatoes contains about 25 calories (5 for each tomato) and they're loaded with all sorts of good-for-you vitamins, like C and A. They'll satisfy your craving for something savory.
2. Greek Yoghurt
If you want something sweet and creamy, grab the Greek (yoghurt). A little container only has 100 calories, and it's got lots of protein, so you'll feel full for the rest of the night.
3. Pretzel Rods
They're made of exactly the same thing, so why are pretzel rods better for midnight snacking than the little twists? Who knows. They'll help with a salt or crunch craving.
There's nothing sweeter than a handful of fresh blueberries, so they'll make a marvelous midnight snack. They come in at only 85 calories per heaping handful, so you won't wreck your diet with this snack.
5. Green Beans
If you've only ever had cooked green beans, you're missing out! They make an excellent snack when eaten raw, and there are only 31 tiny calories in a snack-sized serving. Crunch!
6. Dark Chocolate
Sometimes you just have to splurge, and dark chocolate's a guilt-free way to treat yourself, even when it's past your bedtime. One small square, melting on your tongue, only contains 150 calories, and it's so satisfying!
I know this sounds weird, but milk can be a snack, too! It's more filling than water, and if since it's not loaded with sugar or caffeine, like juice, coffee, or tea, you can have a glass without sacrificing sleep for the next few hours.
What are your other go-to healthy(ish) midnight snacks? (I also like almonds, but... you know... only so much room on my list...) Do tell!