Go to Late Night Snack
I'm pretty much an insomniac and have a horrible habit of eating late at night. I notice that I tend to go towards the same items and always have in some instances. Because of this, I try not to have those things around the house much. Unfortunately, then I sometimes do the worst...like twenty minutes ago, making a tomato and cheese sandwich at 4am.
When I lived with my parents, there was always some leftover chicken cutlets in the fridge. I'd usually grab one and put some mayo on it.
Nowadays it's usually:
Cheese (usually with some sliced tomato or wrapped in lettuce)
Hummus and crackers or veggies
Potato Chips (only if I'm out and on my way home)
And if I have leftover cutlets, they are still my go to LNS
What are some of your choices?
My late night snacking usually begins because I did not eat a proper dinner. Around 9 or 10 after the kids go to bed, I'll start a vicious cycle of sweet then salty, Peanut M&Ms then cheese curls. Cookies then cheese sticks. And like you said I try not to keep these things in the house. Your snack list is a lot healthier than mine!!
"My late night snacking usually begins because I did not eat a proper dinner."
Same here. A dissatisfying dinner inevitably results in me rummaging through the pantry and the ice box around 9:30 or so. And if I find whole milk, a good hunk of sharp cheddar, and some saltines, I'm in instant Xanadu.
Curty wurty pops peaches and cream are my usual pick of poison. Also fun pops. Oreo double stuff. I am usually a savory snacker but late nights bring out the sweety beast in me. And a dissatisfying dinner never prompts my attack. Having junk around and no one to dissuade me does. :-)
I am pretty diciplined about eating, so I hadnt had a late night snack in YEARS....but about six months ago, my neighbors were having a party so I couldnt sleep; I got out of bed and made a pot of Kraft mac and cheese...ate most if not all of it.
That was so fun and so satisfiying!
I managed not to make it a habit, but last night, after watching Master Chef - I was absolutely STARVING...so I broke out some cheddar cheese and saltless saltines....mmmm...then I broke out some Dominican Coconut Cream, which comes in a block like butter...when refrigerated, it has the texture of a sandier butter...Holy God is it delicious...so I munched on that ...Definitely a very naughty late light snack.!
Half an English muffin (Thomas's Sourdough), toasted very crisp. Butter. Laura Scudder chunky peanut butter. Sprinkle of kosher salt. Wash it down with a big glass of milk.