Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Best Bed Time Snacks

We have all experienced inability to have a restful night's sleep especially after a heavy meal.  Eating a huge meal before going to bed  is not healthy because the food just "sits" in your stomach while your body slows down as it goes into sleep mode.   To achieve a deep and restful sleep try having earlier dinners no later than 7:30  and if  you get a little hungry before bed time have a light snack such as:

  • Few whole grain crackers with string cheese
  • Granola and yogurt
  • Handful of raw nuts ( cashews, almonds...etc.)
  • Fruit smoothie with protein powder
  • Almond butter on apple slices or on whole grain bread
  • Rice cakes with honey drizzled on top

As you can see these snacks are light but nutritious, thus allowing  quick digestion and  also preventing you from waking up with hunger in the middle of the night.  Use the list above as a guideline and go ahead and create your own healthy snacks.

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