15 Best Healthy Late-Night Snacks, According to a NutritionistMay 27 2022
By Alyssa Jung
When hunger hits at midnight, allow these high-protein foods to satisfy you (and help you fall asleep).
We’ve all experienced it — you’re about to call it a night (maybe you’ve even already crawled into bed!) when your stomach enters the conversation with a loud rumbling and grumbling that’s definitely saying, “feed me!” Now what? Maybe you’ve heard warnings that pre-bed snacking will mess with your sleep or cause you to gain unwanted weight, or perhaps you’re all aboard the bedtime snack train but aren’t quite sure what to eat.
First things first: snacking before bed is perfectly fine, says Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., an NYC-based registered dietitian, author of Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked), and host of the podcast, On the Side with Jackie London. In fact, it’s pretty natural. “It’s totally normal to feel hungry at different times of day or night when you’ve gone a few hours without food or water,” London says.