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healthy LATE night cravings....?

What do you whip up late at night when you have a hankering for a little something?
'and are prone to guilt related to potato chip snacking etc...

often I go for whole wheat toast with peanut or almond butter and banana.... maybe a hemp seed sprinkle.... or popcorn which seems guilt free but then i drown it in butter and salt...

what about you guys?

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  1. This should be a nice short thread ... I sometimes keep cottage cheese in the fridge for midnight snacking purposes, but I can't say I've ever had a cottage cheese CRAVING per se.

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    1. re: foiegras

      Hummus and/or tabbouleh. Veggie sticks to go with.

      I almost always have some left over dal or sabzi (veggie side) in the fridge. Perfect for snack attacks, along with plain yogurt (always in fridge).

      Tasty and healthy. Good for late nights or any other time.

    2. I always have a salsa craving after dinner- I try to get my fill by dipping carrot sticks or celery sticks in it as opposed to the dangerous chips :-)

      1. I go with low-fat microwave popcorn. It fills the munchy-crunchy need without being very damaging to my overall calorie intake.

        1. popcorn too, I keep both: kettle 98% fat free and the lit butter 98% fat free just to change it up, but if I'm in the mood for guilt Ijust add butter, parm, etc. to it too.

          I love cottage cheese with ground flax and agave nector

          and lite yogurt: fiber one key lime, or vanilla or blueberry - very desserty like!!!!

          1. i'm so boring, but generally leftover steamed or roasted veggies - broccoli, cauliflower, green beans... or raw grape tomatoes.

            i went through a phase as well where i liked a couple of bites of dehydrated, chewy almond butter and some sliced honeydew or the awesome plums i fell in love with last season.

            long ago, when i could still have whey, i enjoyed a protein shake or protein pudding at night.

            1. I sometimes like to do a bit of peanutbutter mixed with honey on toast (so it melts in), or a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

              1. - I used to be able to munch on Mann's sugar snap peas like chips... but I had my fill over the summer
                - toast with pb & sometimes honey, or cracker & pb sandwiches,
                - veggies & dip...which is usually hummus or tzatziki,
                - plain yogurt & fruit, or if I'm short on fruit, honey(partial to Astro 2% Balkan style when I can't get Liberte)
                - I also like Lesser Evil's popcorn too... although it's also hard to find outside of Calgary

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                1. re: maplesugar

                  Hey Maple Sugar...

                  So what's is so wonderful about Lesser Evil's Popcorn? I haven't even heard of it before... where do you get it from?

                  1. re: CookieGal

                    If you're still in YYC both Community & Amaranth carry it For me its perfect for sweet/salty cravings...When they first came out the package & the cheeky name attracted me (smart marketing people heh) Havent tried their new krinkle sticks but love the popcorn.

                    http://www.lesserevil.com/category/ou... (click on an image for the nutrition panel)

                    1. re: maplesugar

                      Ahh yes,
                      I am still in YYC.. for a about 8 weeks.. and I was picturing a brand of popcorn kernels! I don't normally buy popped popcorn, but i think we agree on many taste fronts so I will give them a try! Cheers

                2. I used to cut strips of supermarket mozzarella, spear them on an old-fashioned three-tine cooking fork and dip them in mayonnaise. Now that I have become more conscious of my nutritional needs, I dip them in peanut butter.

                  Ahhh, virtue!

                  1. Melba toast with wasabi topped with Chinese pork floss.

                    1. Not TOO healthy, but not TOO bad (I tell myself), peanut butter in celery or on Wasa. A good sour pickle...

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                      1. re: MacTAC

                        mmm ya pb+banana is sooo very good!

                      2. I cut a banana in half, lengthwise, smear in some peanut butter, and drizzle in a little honey. PB sandwich without the bread.

                        Matzo cracker, a little Laughing Cow spreadable cheese wedge, and some Red Pepper Jelly (I like the Stonewall Kitchens brand) for a pretty filling snack when I'm craving carbs but it stays under 200 calories.