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 Dessert That'll Have You Dreaming of the Beach
You could have a slice of key lime pie or a coconut cake before bed—but we're willing to bet that you'll have a more restful night's sleep if you opt instead for one of these fiber- and vitamin-rich yet still tropical-inspired snacks. They start with almond meal (or ground almonds), coconut flour, shredded coconut, maple syrup, lime juice, almond milk and lime zest. Then you add chopped dates until you've got a mixture you can form into balls. Roll them in more shredded coconut and lime zest, and enjoy a zesty, low-calorie treat.
Vitamin C (which is found in limes) can lower your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and blood pressure, if you are feeling anxious
Get the recipe: Lime and Coconut Balls