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Good Things to Eat If You’re Hungry Before Bed!

Peanut butter sandwiches with banana, candied cranberries and healthy granola on gray background viewed from above

Are you a midnight snacker, like me?  Well, this could help you avoid some of the guilt:  Someone asked a bunch of nutritionists to name the best foods to eat if you’re hungry before bed.



I was kind of hoping that Oreo cookies would make the list . . . it did not.  But some of these options aren’t bad.  Here are their top five . . .



1.  Walnuts.  They’re filling and full of nutrients.  They might also help you go to sleep because they’re loaded with melatonin.



2.  Chocolate -covered nuts.  They’re okay too, but it has to be dark chocolate.  And don’t eat too many.  There’s caffeine in dark chocolate.



3.  A banana.  It’s another one that might help you sleep.  Potassium is a natural muscle relaxant, and there’s also a little tryptophan in there.



4.  Greek yogurt with berries and almonds.  It helps you sleep by keeping your blood sugar balanced.  There’s protein in the yogurt . . . carbs in the berries . . . and fat in the almonds.  Those three things together are good.



5.  Peanut butter . . . but on a rice cake.  And it has to be “natural” peanut butter, not loaded with extra sugar.  So, a big spoonful of Jif isn’t the same.

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