There is nothing better than settling in after a long day of work with your favorite show and delicious snacks. Let’s make the switch and bring out some healthy late night snacks instead of your Doritos and ice cream.
The truth is, that sometimes snacking while binge-watching your must-see episodes can actually lead to overeating.
Why does this happen? It’s because you’re focused on the tube rather than what you are consuming and how much of it you are shoving in your mouth. This doesn’t mean, however, that you should stop enjoying your late-night snacks while relaxing in front of your favorite show.
It means quite the opposite really. There are several healthy light night snacks that you can eat while relaxing after a long day.
Healthy Late Night Snacks For Watching TV
It can be really difficult to resist the temptation to munch while watching television. It feels like the two activities were made for each other.
If you are going to indulge in some after-dinner snacks while binging your favorite show, you need to make smart and healthy choices. Choices that will allow you to snack without the guilt.
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Raw Vegetables and Dip
A large plate full of raw and fresh veggies can make such a healthy snack because they provide a satisfying crunch coupled with lots of nutritional benefits. Raw vegetables while perfectly fine on their own, are even better coupled with a healthy dip.
Hummus, salad dressing, or even a lighter dip like Tzatziki sauce is a great way to enjoy raw veggies.
Air Popped Popcorn
Believe it or not but popcorn is a healthy snack because it is high in fiber and low in calories.
This is only true though if you don’t drown it in lots of butter.
Air-popped popcorn is a fantastic crunchy and healthy snack to consume while watching TV and popping your own allows you to control how much butter and salt you add to it.
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Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
If it is your sweet tooth that you are looking to satisfy, strawberries dipped in dark chocolate is just the ticket.
High quality dark chocolate is good for you. It is packed with minerals and antioxidants and is much lower in sugar than it’s other chocolate counterparts.
Dip your strawberries in melted dark chocolate and then allow them to set before snacking. These are a sweet treat that you can snack away on without the worry.
Don’t limit yourself to just strawberries either. Apple, bananas, grapes, oranges. They all taste great with some melted chocolate. Let them harden or eat it fondue style.
Remember to keep it in portion, too much of a good thing can turn into a problem.
PS: If you’re more of a peanut butter person, try these protein peanut butter cups.
You don’t just have to eat salsa with fatty chips, in fact, it is really delicious with raw vegetables or even homemade veggie chips.
Make your own vegetable chips by slicing up beets, sweet potatoes, or zucchini. Make sure that you slice them thin and then coat them lightly with oil and bake at 400 until crisp. Allow your veggie chips to cool and then enjoy them with this delicious air fryer salsa.
Walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pecans, and more are packed full of fiber, protein, and essential fats.
In fact, pistachios are one of my favorite healthy late night snacks. They’re fantastic because you have to work at them with opening the shells so it gives your body time to see if it’s even hungry.
These benefits make them a fantastic option for snacking while you watch television.
Especially if you want a crunchy and delicious snack without the guilt.
1 serving of nuts = 1/4 cup.
Roasted chickpeas are a yummy and crunchy snack, perfect for watching television. Not only do they taste delicious but they are actually really good for you. Chickpeas are packed full of fiber, iron and protein making them a snack you can feel good about eating.
Speaking of chickpeas, you have to try this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. It’s one of my favorites.
If you are trying to make healthier choices, that doesn’t mean that you have to forgo delicious late night snacks while you are watching TV.
Simply make sure that you make healthier choices and stick to them. Happy snacking!