When you are following a healthy diet plan in order to lose weight, it is important to eat only healthy snacks to fight hunger pangs at night. Binging on unhealthy night time snacks can severely jeopardize your earnest weight loss efforts. Staying up for long hours at night is not something unusual; you may have to finish some pending work at office or you may find it hard to sleep before you finish the book you are currently reading. However, when you are staying up late, you are also likely to experience hunger cravings.
Food cravings post-dinner may be because of many reasons like dehydration, boredom, low sugar or salt levels, lack of proteins etc. To satisfy your cravings at such a time, you must eat healthy snacks and stay as far away from junk foods as possible. When you eat healthy night time snacks, you are easily satisfied and your diet does not suffer a setback. If you are a vegan, you have umpteen green choices that can keep you healthy and satiated
Healthy vegan snack ideas to satiate your late night cravings
Late night snacks do not necessarily have to be high in calories and fattening. You can try the following guilt-free bites for satisfying your late night food cravings:
Frozen fruits: Frozen and fresh fruits are ideal for taking care of your late night food cravings. For instance an apple can satisfy you because it is rich in fibers and has only 130 calories, a banana too is fiber rich and has 110 calories. You can also choose from other fruits like peaches, kiwis, berries and oranges. It is best to eat them in a frozen state; for example adding a scoop of protein powder (whey or soy) with vanilla flavor to a cup of soy milk and blended with frozen banana slices can make for a great night time treat.