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What are Good Nighttime Snacks?

What are Good Nighttime Snacks?

Mar 11, 2024

Nightfood Team

Finding the right nighttime snack can be a delicate balance.

On one hand, you want something satisfying that can satisfy both your hunger and cravings. On the other hand, many of us work hard to make healthy choices throughout the day and don't want to let 8 minutes of mayhem undo an entire day of hard work and discipline.

Factor in the reality that our nutritional choices impact sleep quality, and choosing the best snack before bed can get a little tricky.

Fear not...there's plenty of expert consensus about what are good nighttime snacks.

When snacking in that hour or two before bed, you should aim for something under 250 calories, mostly complex carbs, and make sure they contain a fair amount of fiber and protein (these will help with satiety and glycemic impact, which will help with sleep quality).


If you don't have any Nightfood cookies on hand, some other good choices might include a small bowl of whole-grain cereal with milk, a piece of whole-grain toast with almond butter, or a small serving of yogurt with fruit. These options provide a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, helping to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the night.

Additionally, incorporating foods that contain tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes relaxation and sleep, can be beneficial. Think about snacks like a small handful of nuts, a slice of turkey, or a banana, which all contain tryptophan and can support a restful night's sleep.

Remember, moderation is key when it comes to nighttime snacking. Keep portions small to avoid feeling too full or uncomfortable before bed. By choosing wisely, you can enjoy a satisfying bedtime snack that supports both your hunger and your sleep quality.