What do you gobble or nibble as a "Midnight Snack?" It's time for bed, but you're HUNGRY!
We've all been told it's just not wise to eat before bed. Bummer! We can't stop the desire for something to eat! What do you eat just before bed (or maybe in the middle of the night??) Tell the truth!! LOL
If it's bedtime or middle of the night and I am THAT hungry I am also too tired to prepare much or to cook. I eat whatever is most convenient, whatever that may be at the time. A snack out of a box...gasp...So bad for me. Crackers. Veggies.....now there's a good choice. Or when I was in college, I used to make tomato, cheese, and onion quesadillas. Quick and easy. And weird. But I eat weird things sometimes. My favorite fruit/veggie snack is a tomato or cherry tomatoes. Mmmmmm....now I want a salad!
Eating late at night is not a good idea...no sense trying to make it healthy! Just grab a snack in a box or bag and double the damage! Ho-Ho's, twinkies,Lucky Charms (YUK!)challenge yourself not to barf!!
Well...I was thinking more along the lines of cereal...But.... LOL. I don't eat Twinkies. They don't even rot away. Had a teacher leave one out, cut in half, on a shelf for over a year. Never even molded.
Quesedillas, delicious! When I worked at night, my midnight supper consisted of a small hamburger patty and some steamed mixed veggies, no other snack. I weighed about 105-110 then, but that was BT (before thyroid). I've gained a few lbs. since then.
I fail to understand why people are so against the notion that humans evolved from apes. Except for our advanced mental capabilities, the human is very much like the ape. Anyone who has ever observed the monkeys fondling themselves at the zoo can't help but make the connection.
I often think of this because one of my favorite midnight snacks is the banana. I always keep bananas on hand. I eat them throughout the day and into the wee hours of the morning. I also enjoy unsalted almonds and pistachios for a midnight snack. Occasionally I'll have something "evil" like stuffed jalapenos, cheese sticks, pumpkin pie, or cheesecake. But since I ride a bicycle approx. 20 miles every week I keep my weight in check regardless of my diet.
Gosh Ronnie....That ape looks like a guy I dated in the '60's....but then, in the '60's I guess we all looked like that! Bananas & nuts are good...the evil stuff sounds like the food nightmares are made of!! LOL
Well, that just goes to show you that some guys have all the luck no matter what they look like. If he was a hippie he most likely didn't have a lot of money either, which makes his popularity even more impressive.
U must have grown up in the same era I did~being told ALL PLEASURE will cause guilt!Psst~we were lied to!There's a difference between hunger & appetite??Wow,I'm in big trouble! Don't follow Ronnie!Look at him! He's all hairy!!
I keep about 3 selections of chips around. Cheese doodles is a favorite, bar-b-q Fritos, and pretzel sticks. Funny . . . I also like them because they are fun to eat. I'm good with a little more than a handful. I always have a large canister of trail nut mix. The one I have now is cashews, almonds, and cranberry.
With cancer my children cleaned out my kitchen. And I have bad munchies at night. Cherries, Blackberries, Blueberries and Apple and Mango. I am so boring. My youngest daughter told me if I eat my organic sherbet in the carton instead of in a bowl I was bound for disaster. Why not chocolate fudge ice cream with root beer as a black cow. or is that to old for people to remember - A&W
I don't often get up feeling hungry but if I had the grandchildren here it would be midnight feast with crisps, chocolate and some kind of crunchy cereal! It's such fun and gives me lots of brownie points! What a great question, Paula!
Hi Ann, glad you liked my question.I searched as long as I could to see if it's ever been asked.Probably, but I didn't find it! What fun to have the grandkids sleep over! We get to be kids too!! Peace, Grandma!
I found these vegan cookies that are high fiber, hight protein, low sugar, no eggs, no dairy, no GMOs, no artificial ingredients, etc. AND they actually taste good! I have a big one for breakfast, and a half one for 10pm snack. No hunger after that, and they have even helped my blood sugar to be normal again. I have cut my insulin doses down to a quarter or less than I used to have to take. My favorite is the chocolate chip coconut cookie! Absolutely delicious. They are called Lenny and Larry's Complete Cookie and you can order them online. Do a google search. These are the most fabulous meal replacement food I have ever had.
Hey Lela, thanks for the awesome info on a great cookie! I never met a cookie I didn't love. Something "healthy" that also tastes good! Now that's a premium find, my friend! Chomp away! ....Mmmmmm Yum!
I'm a lazy snacker, especially late at night. I'll either have a piece of 21-grain bread with peanut butter and honey on it, or Duke's mayonnaise. If I'm feeling particularly lazy, I'll grab a couple of slices of Swiss cheese and head back to bed. And yes, I eat it in bed!
When my dang DOG wakes me up to go out at 3 a.m...it's HIS fault!! While he's outside, of course I'm gonna stick my head in the fridge. I grab whatever I grab, half asleep! Swiss cheese sound OK with me, GF!!
What I prefer as a late night snack is fresh seasonal fruit or nuts that doesn't cause one to feel tired when they wake up in the morning. Eating an unprocessed single food type doesn't work the body hard in digesting it so although asleep the body gets the rest it needs in a short time.
That sounds scrumptious, Elijah. I wish I could eat those. I have a variety of food allergies, mainly fruits and vegetables, and have to be very careful of them. I love bananas, but I've mostly given them up because of the reaction.
Thanks, fpherj48, I was named NatureBoy by others for living close to ecology, my teacher, is why. MizBejabbers, Grow your own organic foods and most allergies will dissipate, allergies are not usually to food but chemicals and GMOs.
That's a fallacy perpetuated by health food nuts, Elijah. I wish it were true. Our family are genetically predisposed to allergies to dairy, glutens, chlorophyl, etc. Even organic fruits and veggies can make us very ill. Thank god for peanut butter.
MizB, You're an exception. As a walking nomad and eating fresh from its growing and drinking water I saw other animals drank from revealed fresh eating and groundwater drinking is healthiest. Look within, there's an alternative to be found.
People who take nightly medication frequently have to take it with food. I have to take medication at bedtime so I snack without guilt. My nightly snack is peanut butter on gluten-free multigrain bread. I love peanut butter and I used to eat a full-sized peanut butter sandwich, sometimes with a little honey or red plum jelly on it, but gluten-free bread is heavier than wheat bread so I make it open-faced. Sometimes I substitute a chocolate almond butter for variety, but it is sugary and probably higher calorie.
MzB...There ya go! Another rational excuse to eat...medication with food! Thanks, I'll add that to my collection. So far I have over a dozen legitimate excuses to eat when we really shouldn't! LOL! Hey, we've earned the right....right?
Genna...Hmmm learning the hard way, huh? I hear you loud & clear. Get back to me immediately if you ever discover how we can learn the E-Z way! I've been waiting my whole life for that!! LOL...Melon sounds good to me!
That's when I'm the hungriest, so I get it! I asked my doctor the same question. Although I was hoping she would say, "have a hunk of cheese," her response was much more calorie-friendly. She told me that the best choice would be to have a half cup of berries whether strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. I love berries, and sometimes they hit the spot being high in fiber and water content and low in sugar. But she gave me another option which can be a lot more filling: a half cup of plain, Greek yogurt. Either of those choices is likely to calm the hunger pangs without upsetting my tummy in the middle of the night. I hope it works for you!
Guru....Thanks about a HALF CUP to your Dr!! What are we suppose to do with a half cup of anything?? Pour it in our ear? Sure, the berries are a good idea...as long as we can mix them in the pancake batter!!! LOL. Good luck with the Yogurt! My hunger pangs just got worse!! LOL
Most times, I talk to myself into eating a mandarin orange or some yogurt. Surprisingly, the mandarins do the job pretty well. But if I'm really, really hungry, I'll have a slice of bread with butter and jam, or even some cold chicken if I have any in the fridge. I've chosen not to buy a microwave, so that saves me from warming up leftovers from dinner & stuffing myself senseless. (Although that's not why I don't have a microwave or a toaster.) This is a fun question, Paula, but my answer is kinda boring. I almost didn't answer for that reason. Lol.
Oh, I totally agree that it is a good method for eating better.Although that isn't my reason for not having one either. Mmmmm....now I want a cold margherita pizza. I can taste it, but I don't have one. LOL
Paula, I love nuts, almonds, peanuts, walnuts, corn nuts, beer nuts and pecans. Mostly it is roasted unsalted almonds. Corn nuts, Chipper can hear when I open the bag and he comes running begging for them. Beer nuts, made me sick last time I had them, or maybe I just ate to many. These are my snacks if I snack at all.
I general recommend all nuts be raw, cooked vegetation & nuts don't digest preventing the nutrients from being ingested. Anymore I suggest all our foods be "fresh picked" raw for better digesting, no dairy or flesh maybe eggs for ecological livin
I love nuts too, Shy, always have. Can't say I like them unsalted, even though I know they're healthier! Certain things I simply can't eat w/o salt...like eggs, for instance.My favorite nuts are walnuts, pecans & hazelnuts! Great snack.
I'm usually up very late and I eat...a lot...but luckily have a high metabolism. My weakness is chips; the weirder flavors like vinegar and dill pickle. Also nuts of all kind, granola bars, tons of raw produce, hummus, rice crackers, and anything left over from dinner.
It's just not fair that some people can eat & eat anything they like and remain so slender! LOL One of my sons is that way & his metabolism sure wasn't inherited from me! I like rice crackers smothered in peanut butter!
fpherj, that's why doctors must seek a better understanding of what and how to treat individuals, a "silver bullet" approach doesn't work. If we were living ecologically we would not need medicine we would be led to what the body need instinctively.
Arleen....Bless your heart! A hungry working Mom can eat anything she chooses! Working until Midnight to support your children entitles you to any delicious snack, including a big slice of chocolate cake or apple pie....with ice cream!!
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