Are you looking for healthy late-night snacks to keep you energized and satisfied? Look no further! This article will provide you with 26 delicious and nutritious snacks that will help you maintain a healthy diet even after the sun goes down. From savory snacks to sweet treats, these snacks are sure to satisfy your late-night cravings without sacrificing your health. So, get ready to indulge in these delicious snacks and keep your healthy eating habits on track!
Late-night snacking can be a slippery slope. It’s easy to grab something unhealthy and indulge in it, but it’s important to maintain healthy eating habits even when you’re snacking late at night. Here are 26 late-night snacks that are both healthy and delicious.
For a savory snack, try roasted chickpeas, hummus and vegetables, or an avocado toast. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can’t go wrong with a bowl of yogurt and berries, a banana with nut butter, or a handful of dark chocolate chips. You can also make your own trail mix with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. For a filling snack, try a bowl of oatmeal with nuts and fruit, or a smoothie with protein powder and frozen fruit.
These healthy late-night snacks are easy to make and will help you maintain a balanced diet. Not only are they nutritious, but they’re also delicious and satisfying. So next time you’re craving a late-night snack, reach for one of these healthy options instead.
1. Fruit and yogurt
I’ve never been a big fan of yogurt, especially those filled with sugar and artificial colorings. Recently though, I needed to buy a container of Greek yogurt for some baking. I decided to add some fresh fruit to the leftovers and have it for an afternoon snack with my boys. We were immediately sold and once you give this recipe a try, plain yogurt will never be the same
2. Hummus and vegetables
This veggie wrap recipe is one of those “recipes” that seems more of tour of assembly rather than an actual recipe. But because it’s become my standard lunch for the past two weeks, I deemed it in need of a share.
Hummus is like doughnuts. You really think you want to make it/them at home, but isn’t it so much easier to buy it/them at the store? Yes. And no. To both. (These baked doughnuts are pretty much a cinch!) Hummus is easy to make at home. But perfecting the smoothest hummus can be tricky.
3. Trail mix
I’ve always been a fan of trail mix. It’s surprisingly filling and satisfying, especially when there are salty and sweet components. You can certainly purchase trail mix from the grocery store (see some of the faves below), but most of the time I prefer to make my own trail mix at home. Honestly, it’s super easy to make and it’s fun to come up with different flavor combinations. Homemade trail mix is usually healthier than the store-bought varieties too… of course it does depend on what you put in your mix. You can make it super healthy or extra decadent
4. Hard-boiled eggs
Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs with our tried and true (easy-peel) method. Boiled eggs are such a versatile ingredient and every cook should have this skill down. You will be a pro in no time, enjoying all of your favorite Boiled Egg Recipes, and let’s not forget Easter Eggs.
5. Greek yogurt with berries
Perfectly soft, creamy and topped with juicy mixed berries, these Greek yogurt mixed berry overnight oats take 5 minutes to throw together the night before and are a perfect morning boost!
6. Peanut butter and banana sandwich
URRGH. If you’ve woken up on a Saturday morning with a rolling stomach, and a banging headache, then you know how essential a good hangover cure can be. Enter the peanut butter and banana sandwich. We know that on those mornings all you wanna do is pass out again but we also know that getting some food in you can be pretty important. We all know how hangovers are caused but we’ve been looking at various different ways of trying to reduce hangovers (without drinking less of course), through the medium of food.
7. Oatmeal with fruit
This easy Overnight Oats Recipe is a healthy and delicious breakfast made with gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, yogurt, and a touch of vanilla. Learn how to make overnight oats and enjoy topped with fresh fruit and crunchy mix-ins!
8. Toast with avocado
Avocado toast is faster and healthier than hitting the drive-thru! It’s a great source of healthy fats and fiber, which will keep you fueled up all day long. This avocado toast recipe isn’t just for breakfast! It makes a great post-workout snack. Add a fried egg or your own favorite toppings (check out my favorites below) for a colorful.
9. Scrambled eggs
Scrambled eggs are one of the little luxuries of everyday life. When I make them, I savor every bite. They’re soft and creamy, rich and flavorful, and they just so happen to cook in under 5 minutes. Seriously, how amazing is that? If you poke around the internet in search of the best scrambled eggs recipe, you’ll find a million sites claiming to have it. Don’t be fooled – when it comes to scrambled eggs, “best” is a matter of personal taste. You can load them up with butter or sour cream, or just keep them simple like me
10. Cottage cheese with fruit
Who can resist such a healthy and satisfying breakfast, or an anytime snack or dessert if you drizzle on a bit of honey? If the parfaits are not eaten in the morning it’s no biggie because they make a fine after-school snack before kids dive into their homework. Give it a try!
11. Yogurt parfait
If you are looking for a quick breakfast idea in the morning or a pick me up snack during the day, this yogurt parfait is seriously The BEST! I am all about easy for breakfast but worth the calories. These yogurt parfaits are low in calories, healthy and delicious! It has all that I need and love in one little cup. They are simple to make and layer so easily. Begin by layering your cup or bowl with your desired yogurt. The best yogurt I love is a rich and creamy yogurt that is usually vanilla flavored. Vanilla yogurt is a sweet and creamy yogurt that is popular for yogurt parfait recipes. Greek Yogurt is also a favorite and has a thicker texture plus protein already in the yogurt.
Popcorn with white chocolate and M&M’s are a quick and easy no-bake dessert perfect for cozying up on the couch for movie night, a fun treat for a birthday party, or part of a bigger dessert table for the holidays. It’s also one of our family’s top game day treats.
13. Veggies and dip
There isn’t a dip that gets easier than this simple yet flavor-packed veggie dip, ready in just 5 minutes. The dip is made with mayo, sour cream, seasonings, and herbs. We love serving this classic dip with our favorite fresh veggies. Make a dip and arrange the vegetables on a platter Charcuterie style and serve
14. Fruit smoothie
i would never leave you hanging, though. In addition to this simple guide, you’ll also find a few recipes you can start off with—and then add in all of the greens, nuts, seeds, milks, juices, yogurts, and protein powders your heart desires. After you finish reading this post, you’ll never need me again. Well, at least not when it comes to making incredible frozen fruit smoothies!
15. Dark chocolate
Chocolate is one of my favorite indulgences. Luckily, dark chocolate is a healthier choice as far as treats go. Like these Chocolate Crunch Cups or these Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. How about an adult beverage to go along with it like this silky-rich Rumchata Hot Chocolate? Yum! Check out all of our Chocolate Recipes for inspiration. Remember friends, dark chocolate has a healthy nutrition profile. the calories in this treat are nutritionally dense with minerals like magnesium and potassium. Great for after a workout because they help your muscles relax. Nice!
16. Roasted chickpeas
I’m here with you today to share my ‘tried and true’ tips for making chickpeas that roast up crispy, crunchy, and delicious! I’ve tested temperatures, times, with oil and without, spices and no spices, and the following is my favorite method for roasting chickpeas. It’s super easy, healthy and you’ll be snacking in no time!
17. Apple with peanut butter
These Apple and Peanut Butter Granola Snacks are far from rocket science cooking. But sometimes we all need a little snack inspiration to help us bust out of ruts. Are you with me? I’m a veggies and hummus, olive oil popcorn or banana blueberry muffin kind of snacker most of the time. These apple and peanut butter snacks were a very welcome change from the usual.
18. Banana with almond butter
Baking has never been a strong suit for me, I honestly can’t stand the thought of having to precisely measure and figure out the science behind making baking recipes work. I still try my best though, because I can’t pass the urge to have sweet treats like these to keep me satisfied. Part of my food philosophy is all about eating what you love, but in moderation
19. Greek yogurt with granola
Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fruit and Granola is a perfectly balanced meal that will start off you and your family’s morning right. This recipe is great for on the go when you are busy and don’t have time to sit at the table to eat. For more breakfasts perfect for back to school, check out this ccollection of back to school breakfast ideas!
20. Kefir with fruit
I really look forward to making one of these ginormous summer fruit salads every year…just like the Thanksgiving turkey, or my collection of holiday cookies, this colorful tradition marks the end of summer like nothing else. I make it just when I’ve got so much fruit I don’t know what to do with myself. There are blueberries left over from a blueberry cake, figs from a fig salad, and all sorts of cherries, berries, and random stone fruit ~ in fact every time I go shopping I come home with more, it doesn’t even begin to fit in the fridge. Time to get serious.
21. Smoothie bowl
This vegan smoothie bowl recipe is inspired by Holly’s favorite smoothie bowl from JuiceLand in Austin. It tastes like a strawberry milkshake and it’s pure, creamy, healthy, heaven in a bowl. We love that smoothie bowls are quick to make and even easier to smother in healthy toppings than regular old smoothies that you’d drink through a straw. Not only do smoothie bowl toppings make things a little more fun, but they also take a slightly-filling smoothie into the actual-meal category
22. Oatcakes with nut butter
Wow. I am so freaking excited to have made these oatcakes! I have such great memories of eating these delicious treats for breakfast back in my university days. I can clearly remember heading down to the Bridge Street Cafe in Sackville, New Brunswick, and grabbing an oatcake and coffee before class. I think I used to even trick myself into thinking these were healthy…they aren’t, but they are so, so delicious!
23. Air-popped popcorn with cinnamon sugar
I recently brought a bag of this popcorn to a quick weekend family reunion and watched as it was demolished in seconds — this Cinnamon Roll Popcorn was wildly popular! It makes a great snack mix to bring to a party. It’s also a great edible holiday gift that anyone would be thrilled to receive!
24. Trail mix with dried fruit
They are perfect for those hunger pangs at 4 pm or to satisfy your on-the-go cravings. My homemade trail mix recipe has super healthy ingredients. So you can munch a handful without guilt. Your kids will love it too. It has no artificial sweeteners. The trail mix ingredients have a mix of nuts, berries and seeds and is bursting with nutrition. You can make this healthy trail mix and store in an airtight jar for 2 weeks though it won’t last that long, I assure you.
25. Fruit salad with honey
This salad comes together so easily. The fruit is drizzled with honey, lemon juice and poppy seeds and it is ready to serve.
26. Yogurt with honey and granola
Yogurt with granola is a perfect, tasty breakfast for everyone. You can easily customize your bowl and create the perfect mix by adding honey, agave, fruit, hemp seeds, and chia seeds — the possibilities are endless! In less than 5 minutes, you’ll have a bowl of healthy, delicious goodness to start your day!
These late-night snacks are a great way to keep healthy eating habits. From protein-packed snacks to low-calorie treats, you can satisfy your cravings without compromising your diet. Enjoy a healthy and delicious snack today!