Is Late Night Snacking Bad For Us?

It's a scene many of us are familiar with:

3 Min Read
A healthy late night snack

It’s late; you’re watching your favorite show or working on a project, and your stomach grumbles. It’s easy to reach for chips or sugary treats; these might not be the best choices for your health or sleep quality. But there is a healthier solution: high-protein snacks, however, can satisfy those late-night cravings while fueling your body with essential nutrients.

Why High-Protein?

Protein is crucial in building and repairing tissues, producing enzymes and hormones, and supporting overall growth and development. When consumed as a late-night snack, protein can help stabilize blood sugar levels and provide a sustained energy source, preventing those pesky night-time awakenings due to hunger.

Here are some of the top high-protein snacks:

Greek Yogurt with Berries:

A combination of creamy yogurt and antioxidant-rich berries. Opt for plain, unsweetened yogurt to reduce sugar intake.

Almond Butter on Whole Grain Toast:

This gives you a balance of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. My grandfather loved his late-night snack of peanut butter on toast.

Cottage Cheese with Pineapple or Melon:

Everyone is on the cottage cheese craze, so I am sure you have some in the fridge. The sweet and savory combination is delicious and packed with protein.

Hard-Boiled Eggs:

Simple, portable, and protein-rich. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt or paprika for added flavor. Make a dozen or so, they are also great for breakfast.

Protein Smoothie:

Blend together your favorite protein powder, almond milk, and a handful of spinach or kale for a nutrient boost.

Tuna Salad on Whole Grain Crackers:

Tuna in water and mix with a dab of Greek yogurt instead of mayo for a healthier twist, add some chopped celery or carrots.


These young soybeans are both tasty and protein-packed. I buy them pre-cooked and salted or steam them at home.

Late-night snacks don’t have to be a guilty indulgence. By choosing high-protein options, you’re satisfying your hunger and nourishing your body. Remember to listen to your body’s signals and eat in moderation. Sleep well!

Share This Article
New Release
New Release

"Hello, Franklin!"

Hello Franklin, the newest children's book from Kim Nicholson, is on a mission to help children understand the importance of insects and the natural world.