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.
Thyroid isn't an excuse I can use. Been tested for other reasons. I just love pasta & cheese too much. haha. Cutting back though due to health.
Personally we don't eat anything after 8pm. We have a snack before 8 but nothing after that.
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.
My guilty pleasure is cheese - but I'm aware that there is a difference between hunger and appetite.. I ought to try to follow the example of the previous commentator.
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.
MMMMM Cheese Doodles! OK! But soooo messy. Can't eat those in bed!! I love the skinny pretzel sticks! All that salt, Tim! We're bad. :)LOL
And, you have to wash your hands if cheese doodles is a favorite. I have friends in Europe that cheese doodles is a favorite go to snack.
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
Ice cream...that's a popular snack! I'm older than you Eric, but I'm afraid I don't remember "Black cow."..Do you ask your wife to MOOOOOve over?? LOL
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!
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.
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!
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.
Elijah, You put a lot of sensible thought into your snacks! Is this why you call yourself the Nature boy?? Sounds like you're all about "healthy!" Nothing wrong with that!! Here's to fresh fruit!
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?
My sentiments precisely!! It's time to go for the gusto....and the extra piece of chocolate cream pie!!
Hi Paula. I used to snack at late hours, but no longer. If I feel the urge, I have a few pieces of melon. It saves on weight gain...I know because I had to learn the hard way, my friend. Happy 4th!
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
Cereal is my favorite bedtime snack. A bowl of cocoa pebbles, Golden Grahams or smacks and I am right back to bed
It just a habit formed and i feel the sneaky aspect of waking up in the middle of the night to snack on something excites the craving the more.
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.
I don't have a microwave either, but I can say that some leftovers taste better cold! LOL
Yes, like pizza and definitely, cold chicken, though I almost never buy pizza, even though I enjoy it now and then. BTW, glad to hear I'm not the only microwave-less person around.
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
Hahaha! I hear you. Cold pizza is basically impossible to resist, no matter the time of day or night!
savy D. Not boring at all !!! I love your commentary, as it is always so uplifting.
sounds like there's a late night snack party going on here! I'm wondering if there's a person anywhere who did not survive through college on cold pizza!
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.
I'm working from home and I work until midnight haha I always have my coffee with biscuits or sometimes donuts.
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!!
aww! That is so sweet of you Paula. Don't worry, I'll surely treat my self with a slice of chocolate cake haha Have a great day!
I feast at night. I try to minimize the damage to drinking organic protein shakes, fruits, vegetables, green pie crisps and almonds.
wba...You certainly aren't doing any damage with all those healthy snacks! In fact, you're probably improving your overall health. Keep snacking!! & sleep well.
Thanks, though sometimes I eat sweets also.
Life is short! Have 2......they're small! We shouldn't be mean to ourselves. Sweets are a real treat!
I try hard to not eat before I go to sleep, but sometimes I fail. I Minh on fruits and even chocolates sometimes. Can't help it :p
by ii3rittles 5 years ago
What is your favorite snack to eat late at night / in the evening?I have been on a kick of eating popcorn from an air popper topped with a mix of organic butter & olive oil with some sea salt. I also enjoy crackers & cheese.
by CZCZCZ 6 years ago
What is the best / healthy snack to eat late at night?It is known eating late at night is not good but if you are really feeling hungry what is a good snack to have that is healthy?
by K Partin 8 years ago
Sometimes after the news sometimes late real late, especially if I'm writing or gaming!
by alqx 7 years ago
I suppose many people do this. Sometimes before I go to sleep I feel a little hungry so I eat a few biscuits or cookies. Is that bad, or will it cause weight gain? Maybe it's because I have higher than normal metabolism?
by GiblinGirl 5 years ago
What do you think goes best with chocolate - mint, caramel, peanut butter, or something else? I love chocolate and peanut butter - Reese's Pieces are my favorite candy.
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
If you could only eat three foods, which would you choose?
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