The dreaded late night snack cravings…

Hello Everyone,

Since I wrote my post on how addictive and difficult sugar is on us, I’ve been asked a few times to recommend some snacks people can have to fill in for that sweet tooth, late at nigh,t snack craving. I decided to write a separate post to recommend a few things and for others to share since sugar is possibly the toughest addiction to give up!

Those late night snack cravings!
Those late night snack cravings!

As for cravings… I was kinda lucky since I didn’t have a big sweet tooth before this experience (my weakness is chips and tortilla chips.. which I don’t really eat any more either). Here are a few suggestions to hopefully help you out:

  • Organic popcorn with Earth Balance Organic Spread (my butter, since butter is just animal fat).
  • Fruit (should satisfy the sweetness, check the Glycemic Index to keep “natural sugars” to a minimum also)
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Almond butter on toast
  • Veggies dipped in hummus (home-made or one with no preservatives)
  • Whatever else I can find in the fridge (leftovers, etc).
  • For drinks, my “treat” is sparkling water with lemon and ice (I’ve stopped drinking wine, another really tough one for me).
  • Sorbet made in Vitamix (Frozen peach or mango blended in a blender).

If anyone else has any good, healthy snack alternatives, please feel free to share in the comments section, I’m sure those dealing with any cravings would greatly appreciate it, thanks!

Lots of love,

Adrian

6 thoughts on “The dreaded late night snack cravings…

  1. Thanks Tyler, I got the idea from a good friend 😉

    I think we mentioned before that this is all important but it’s not good to get so into it that you become obsessed or stressed. If you have a bad night here or there I don’t think it will affect you as much if you are living “clean” from sugar and fat already. Good luck!

  2. One of my favorite after dinner snacks are majool dates (you can find 2lb boxes of them at most grocerry stores), they satsify the sugar as well as the crab cravings. Sometimes I have them with pecans. Here is a recipe for an anytime snack you may like to try out:

    Raw Balls

    Chocolate Cherry Raw Balls

    – 1/4 cup chopped majool dates
    – 1/4 cup dried cranberries (or cherries)
    – 2-3 tablespoons organic coconut (optional)
    – 1/3 cup whole pecans or almonds (almonds should be soaked overnight and re-dried)
    – 1-2 tablespoons of cacao nibs or carob chips (mini dark chocolate chips could be used if you want non-vegan)
    – 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
    – 1 tablespoon of chia or poppy seeds
    – 1/3 of a vanilla bean (or a splash of organic vanilla extract)
    – little sea salt

    Place the dates and other dried fruit in a food processor. Pulse until processed to a paste. Transfer paste to a medium bowl (don’t clean processor).

    Add the nuts, seeds, nibs, cacao, vanilla, and salt to the processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the nuts, along with the vanilla and salt, to the bowl with the fruit paste. Use your fingers to knead the nuts into the paste until very well combined.

    Roll into bite-sized balls and store in the fridge

    Apple – Cinnamon Raw Balls

    – 1/4 cup chopped dates (roughly chopped whole dates, not pre-chopped)
    – 1/4 cup dried apple rings
    – 1/3 cup whole almonds or pecans
    – 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    – 1/3 vanilla bean
    – pinch of sea salt
    – juice of one lemon and little bit of rind from it as well (or 1/4 tsp organic lemon extract)

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