5 Healthy Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

avocado-1276875_640Dietitian Julia Vana recommends these snacks as a way to satisfy your hunger while adding minimal calories to your diet.

Avocado with cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is packed with natural protein and fills you up without a lot of calories. It also contains the essential amino acid tryptophan, which calms the nervous system and makes it easier to fall asleep.

Carrot sticks with hummus dip

Baby carrots or carrot sticks with two tablespoons of hummus will leave you feeling full without weighing down your stomach.

Apple slices with peanut butter

Cut an apple into slices and put one or two teaspoons of peanut butter on top. But make sure to use natural peanut butter, she warns.

Greek yogurt with blueberries

Blueberries are low in calories. Greek yogurt is a high-protein snack.

 Whole grain toast with ham

A slice of whole grain toast with two slices of low-fat is low in calories (just 150 in total) and contains 10 g of protein.

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