How To Stop Mindless Snacking

How To Stop Mindless Snacking

It's a few hours before bedtime and you're standing in front of the fridge thinking you'd like something to nibble...and something can usually mean too many calories, perhaps something sugary that causes your blood sugar to spike making you want to eat more. Here's some food for thought:

But if you really want to snack here are some healthy late-night snacks.

These snacks will leave you feeling full but, according to Angela Lemond, R.D.N., of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, won't do bad things like spike you blood sugar, incite cravings or pack on the pounds.

1. one medium banana & one tablespoon almond butter
2. one medium apple & one ounce of low-fat cheese
3. a quarter cup of black beans & a small corn tortilla
4. one cup of blueberries & six to eight ounces of plain, non-fat yogurt
5. one cup of carrots stick & three tablespoons of hummus