Bedtime Snacks You Don’t Have to Feel Guilty About

It doesn’t take a nutritionist to recognize that your midnight forays to the fridge are a bad idea. There’s a school of thought that believes that all food consumed after 8 p.m. promotes weight gain. We’ll have you know that that, is in fact, baseless. There’s no science that proves that claim. As long as you stay within your daily caloric intake limit, you’ll be fine.

Though it may not affect the number on your bathroom scale per se, eating right before bed can still negatively impact your sleep and make you feel bloated. But fret not our hungry, night dwelling friend. Healthversed has got you covered. Today, we’re going to provide you with a few guilt-free nighttime munchies that won’t give you nightmares. Let’s go!

Unsalted Almonds

Not only is the extra salt bad for you, it’s completely unnecessary. People love roasted almonds for a number of reasons. They’re delicious, filling, healthy, and delicious. Yeah, we know we said delicious twice. Almonds are that good.

Pro tip: heat your oven to 350⁰, mix raw, unsalted almonds with a few tablespoons of smoked paprika, place them on a baking sheet, and bake them for 10 to 15 minutes. Trust us, smoked paprika is better than salt. They’re also very easy to overeat, so it’s important to always be mindful of your portion sizes.

alejandro dans neergaard / Shutterstock
1 of 5