Nutritionist-Approved Snacks You Can Eat Before Bed
Craving a treat before calling it a night? Try these healthy options from Energy Balls
, a new book by nutritionist Christal Sczebel.
Photo: Christal Sczebel
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The Breakfast-y Bedtime Bite
If you're a granola fan, you'll love these fruity, nutty delights. Their base is a combination of dried fruits (dates and dried cranberries), nuts (cashews) and coconut, plus some vanilla protein powder. Pulse those ingredients in the food processor until they're the consistency of damp sand, then add a spoonful of almond milk and whiz again until the mixture is sticky enough to roll into balls. The magnesium- and antioxidant-rich balls are just sweet enough, and each one is only 100 calories.
Cashews and dates are high in magnesium, which may help encourage a deeper, more restful sleep
Get the recipe: Cashew, Cranberry and Coconut Balls