Our Top 10 Bedtime Snacks

Ever find yourself craving ‘a little something’ after dinner or before bed, but fear derailing a day of healthy eating habits? Try one of these 10 well-portioned, yet satisfying and nutritious snack combos to round out the day of eating well.

FRO-YO BERRY BARK

yogurt bark with granola and blueberries on top

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Line a 15-inch by 10-inch baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Spread the vanilla Greek yogurt onto baking sheet. Top with fresh blueberries and granola. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  3. Remove from the freezer and let it stand for 5 minutes. Remove wax paper and break the bark into pieces.

 

EVERYTHING BAGEL CUCUMBER BITES

cucumber slices topped with cottage cheese and everything bagel seasoning

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Slice a medium cucumber into 3/4 – 1 inch thick rounds. Scoop out the seeds and a bit of the pulp leaving the sides and bottom intact.
  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of low-fat cottage cheese into each cucumber round. Sprinkle them with everything bagel seasoning blend and garnish off with crushed pita chips.

 

FRESH BANANA PUDDING DIP

bowl of banana pudding dip with graham crackers and cinnamon sticks

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, mash a small, ripe banana with a fork and stir in the vanilla Greek yogurt until blended well.
  2. Add a dash of cinnamon and pair with graham or animal crackers for dipping.

 

RICOTTA, BERRY & PISTACHIO PARFAIT

ricotta cheese in a bowl topped with granola and raspberries

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Using a whisk or beaters, whip ricotta cheese until loosened slightly and creamy. Stir in 1/2 tablespoon of raw honey.
  2. Spoon ricotta into a small bowl and layer with fresh raspberries and pistachios. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of raw honey.

 

CHIVE & TOMATO COTTAGE CHEESE CRACKERS

crackers topped with cottage cheese and tomatoes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, stir cottage cheese with chives and black pepper.
  2. Spoon over crackers and top with 5 halved cherry tomatoes.

 

COCOA YOGURT STRAWBERRY SMASH SANDWICH

two chocolate graham crackers with Greek yogurt and strawberries in between

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. On a plate, spread 1 sheet of chocolate graham crackers with vanilla Greek yogurt.
  2. In a small bowl, mash 3 medium-sized strawberries with a fork and spread onto graham cracker.
  3. Top with a second sheet of graham crackers.

 

AGED CHEDDAR CHEESE DATES

dates with tiny slices of cheese stuffed inside on a wooden cheese board

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Cut the cheese into 1 inch wide by 1/2 inch thick pieces.
  2. Slice a small opening into the pitted, medjool dates and fill each with a piece of aged cheddar cheese and 2 almonds.

 

MINI PIZZA

mini pizzas in a cast iron skillet

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain English muffin
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  • Split a whole-grain English muffin in half and spread it with 1/4 cup pizza sauce.
  • Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and a pinch of dried oregano and crushed red pepper.
  • Broil 5-10 minutes until the English muffin is crisp and the cheese has melted.

 

SPICY CHEESY CHOCOLATE

pieces of very dark chocolate topped with dried apricots and cheese

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Chili dark chocolate bar
  • 1 ounce Brie
  • Dried Apricot

Preparation

  1. Cut chili dark chocolate bar into 4, 1/4 ounce squares.
  2. Stack each chocolate square with 1/4 ounce piece of Brie and a dried apricot.

 

TASTY PEAR-ING

a pear sliced in half and topped with almonds and blue cheese

Serves: 1

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Slice a fresh pear in half and gently scoop out the core, expanding the opening to about 1 1/2 inches.
  2. Spoon 2 teaspoons of crumbled blue cheese into opening and garnish with 2 teaspoons of sliced, toasted almonds and a drizzle off raw honey.

 

Find more snack ideas in our appetizer recipes or check out some great breakfast ideas.

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