Who said that eating before going to bed is bad? Well, actually, it depends on what you eat. I don’t know about you but I usually grab a bite before hitting the sack. I guess this is because I am usually up till past midnight and my tummy just can’t help but rumble in the depths of the night.
Did you know that eating the wrong food before going to bed can keep you from sleeping? Maybe that’s why I have trouble sleeping sometimes…Well, nutrition expert Joy Bauer gives us some tips on how to snack late at night:
Bedtime Snacks for Adults
–6-8 oz container of non-fat, flavored yogurt topped with 2 tablespoons low-fat granola cereal
–Sliced apple with 1-2 teaspoons natural peanut butter
–3 cups low-fat popcorn – sprinkled with optional 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Bedtime Snacks for Teens
–One cup healthy cereal with skim milk
–Low-fat granola bar
–Scoop of vanilla or strawberry low-fat ice cream
Bedtime Snacks for Children
–1/2 cup low-fat vanilla pudding
–1/2 banana with 1-2 teaspoons peanut butter
–One cup skim milk with a bunch of grapes (or other fruit)
The choices do not look so bad, huh? I personally like the apple with peanut butter a lot. In fact, they are staples in my pantry. It seems that these suggestions are being taken seriously by other bloggers – why don’t you too?
Originally posted on February 26, 2008 @ 12:53 pm