5 Late Night Snack Ideas to Curb Shredding Season Cravings!
We have all been there, smack dab in the middle of a shredding diet and night time rolls around and you have intense cravings a few hours before bedtime.
Don’t worry, this is completely normal and in this article I’m going to navigate you to satisfying your cravings (no matter how decadent and sweet they are) – so you can fill up that sweet tooth and stay on track by not indulging in a major calorie surplus.
Late night cravings are so incredibly common when you are on a shredding diet, and with the right approach you don’t have to break your diet or even go over your total calories for the day!
Rule Number 1 – If you have been having consistent intense cravings at night, give yourself a little wiggle room at night and try to eat less calories during the morning and afternoon.
I find that when I’m focused on my work in the morning and afternoon I’m a lot less likely to have intense cravings as I’m just too busy.
The easiest thing to do is push back your 1st meal of the day and try to eat a lot of veggies and high fiber foods throughout the afternoon.
Let’s say your total shredding diet calories are at 2,300 for the day.
By 8 PM if you have only consumed 1,600 calories you are giving yourself more than enough wiggle room to enjoy a delicious snack/meal in moderation! Now you can eat a late night snack and not even go over your daily calories!
Let’s go over my favorite late night craving snack ideas to curb shredding season cravings, give you something sweet to eat, and also pack you full of protein, fiber, and nutrients!
5 Late Night Snack Ideas to Curb Cravings
Yes, Oatmeal can be a sweet and decadent late night cravings stopper! Here are my 2 favorite dessert oatmeal recipes. You won’t believe how sweet these taste. I actually recommend “steel cut oats” for these recipes as something with the consistency makes it more “dessert like” than with regular oatmeal.
Idea number 1: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Banana Oats
1/3 Cup Steel Cut Oats, 5 tbsp. dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa), 1.5 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 sliced banana
You have no idea how rich and decadent this recipe is! You will satisfy the deepest sugar cravings and peanut butter cup cravings with this recipe!
Idea Number 2: Coconut Almond Butter Crunch
1/3 Cup Steel Cut Oats, 1 Scoop coconut ice Cream 1Up Nutrition Whey, 2 tbsp. almond butter
This recipe works with pretty much any 1up Nutrition whey protein flavor. If you want another variation try combining the Banana Caramel swirl with some sugar-free syrup and a sliced banana!
- Fitness Model Milkshake
Who doesn’t love a Milkshake, especially in the middle of shredding season? This is what I call the “fitness model milkshake” as its high in protein and is well under 400 total calories!
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- 12 Ounces No Sugar Added Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Ice Cubes
- ½ Cup Halo Top Ice Cream (Any Flavor, mix it up and get creative)
(If you don’t have Halo Top Ice cream try using 5 tbsp. of Cool Whip!)
- Peanut Butter and Honey Celery Sticks
Since the first 2 recipes take some preparation I wanted to give you a few really quick snack ideas that you can simply grab and go straight from your fridge and pantry!
This recipe is really delicious and allows you to satisfy your sugar and peanut craving at the same time.
Its pretty hard to over-eat on this snack but just in case make sure you don’t eat more than 3 tbsp. of peanut butter so you can keep the total calories under 400.
Spread delicious peanut butter on a celery stalk and drizzle some honey over it. This one is so simple and really clean at the same time!
- Carrots with Guacamole
Another quick recipe, grab some carrot sticks out of the fridge and dip them in some fresh guacamole. If you crave chips and dip late at night this is an awesome replacement!
I had this the other night with my wife and we couldn’t believe how crunchy and delicious it was!
- Greek Yoghurt with Blueberry + Honey
The last snack idea on this list is another simple one but will help you satisfy your dairy and sweet tooth craving. Grab some creamy fat free Greek Yoghurt out of your fridge and top it with some wild blueberries and drizzled honey.
You can also add some high protein granola or sliced almonds for some delicious crunch along with your sweetness.
The macros on this are really friendly and you can pack in a lot of honey and granola and still keep this total snack under 400 total calories.
If you enjoy baking “high protein desserts” I have a ton of extra recipes you can find on this link right here.
I wanted to keep these recipes really convenient that you could whip up in 5 minutes or less!
Be on the look out for more cravings killers in the upcoming articles
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