You had a great day, all you meals had the perfect balance of Protein, Fats, Carbs and Fibre; it’s way past mid-night and all you can think of is indulging in a late night snack, and can’t seem to resist that feeling. Don’t give in to your cravings and undo the efforts put at the gym and in your diet during the day, for a moment of delight at night. These healthy late-night snack options will make midnight snacking fun and ensure you stay on track with your diet.

1. Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Sure you love French fries when you’re catching up on your favourite TV show’s reruns, but your waistline doesn’t feel the same way about them. Replace fries with baked sweet potato wedges. They’re rich in vitamin A and can enhance calorie burn if you spice them up with some chilli.

low-calorie Late Night Snacks: French fries

Calories: 150 in 100 gm

2. Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper & Curd Dip

Mix hung curd with roasted & crushed garlic, red pepper, a handful of your favourite herbs and season it with a dash of olive oil and salt. Pair it with diced veggies or baked sweet potato chips for a wholesome snack.

creamy curd

Calories: 100 in 100 gm

3. Spicy Stir-Fry Tofu

Paneer manchurian getting monotonous for you? Replace paneer with tofu and try out this delicious stir-fry. Toss tofu in your favourite spicy sauce – be it Korean Hot Sauce or Barbeque Sauce, add some chopped veggies to make it nutritious, and voila you have yourself a delicious healthy snack.

Paneer Manchurian

Calories: 120 in 100 gm

4. Egg & Spinach Whole Wheat Sandwich

Eggs pair extremely well with steamed spinach. Add a bit of grated cheese to make a balanced late-night snack. Way better than the burger you wanted to order.

spinach sandwich

Calories: 250 to 300 per sandwich

5. Lemon & Pepper  Chicken Wings

Marinated in lemon juice with salt & pepper and sautéed quickly, these homemade chicken wings will satisfy your late-night cravings.

homemade chicken wings

Calories: 65 per wing

6. Open Peanut Butter Banana Multigrain Sandwich

Layer a whole-wheat slice of bread with peanut butter and slices of banana, sprinkle some cinnamon and you have a low-cal dessert that’s sure to hit your sweet spot.

low-cal dessert

Calories: 180 calories per slice

7. Apple with Peanut Butter & Raisins

You’ll never eat an apple whole again. Make a tasty treat by slicing apples, and layering it with peanut butter and raisins.

Apple with Peanut Butter

Calories: 150 calories

8. Fruit Yogurt with Seeds

Pour some curd in a muslin cloth to drain out excess water. Place this rich and creamy curd in a bowl, dice in some fresh seasonal fruits and top it with seeds for a healthy and yummy snack.

Fruit Yogurt

Calories: 100 in 100 gm

9. Oatmeal Smoothie

A superfood that’s often had at the start of the day, oatmeal can also make for a healthy midnight snack. Mix it with skimmed curd, chopped fruits and nuts to make it a wholesome nutritious beverage.healthy midnight snack

Calories: 150 in 1 cup

10. Low calorie Hot Chocolate  

If you must have a beverage, forget the milkshakes and lattes. Opt for a mug of steaming hot chocolate made with skimmed milk. Add a dollop of honey instead of sugar for that sweetness.mug of steaming hot chocolate

Calories: 90 in 1 cup

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Written by Kamala Somasundaram

Kamala Somasundaram

Kamala has a master’s degree in Food & Nutrition and more than five years of experience in the hospital and fitness industry. She has also completed a year’s tenure as a lecturer at Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute. Her expertise lies in Maternal & Child Health, Weight Management, Diabetes Management, Sports Nutrition, Diet Planning & General Health. She has been a part of Health Talks in over 15 MNCs in and around Bangalore. Kamala’s goal is to motivate her HealthifyMe clients through their fitness journey and help them achieve their long-awaited health goals.

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