If you're fond of midnight snacking, you might as well use it to get quality sleep and help your body recharge for a new day. Delicious sleep-inducing snacks will surely help you get some zzz's in no time and have sweet dreams while at it.
According to experts, honey contains natural sugar that raises insulin and allows tryptophan to enter the brain more easily, helping one get sleepy easier. If you're not keen on eating a spoonful of honey before going to bed, you might want to try this Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod.
"Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip-this healthy three-ingredient dip only takes five minutes to make and is always a hit!"
Aside from honey, sleep-inducing tryptophan can also be found in dairy products including milk. If a glass of milk is not enough to curb your hunger at night, this Tapioca Pudding from Simply Recipes will surely do the trick. Make this recipe extra healthy by substituting Stevia for regular sugar.
"One of our favorite desserts growing up! This tapioca pudding recipe uses small pearl tapioca, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla."
Another good source of tryptophan is chickpeas. And though snacking on a bowl of plain chickpeas may not sound that appetizing, a bowl of good hummus is a different story. The Wholesome Dish has a recipe called Simple Hummus Without Tahini. The best part? It only takes 5 minutes to make!
"This simple hummus without tahini takes 5 minutes to prepare, uses common ingredients, and is so much cheaper than the packaged stuff."
If you're trying to stay away from preservatives and additives, use dried chickpeas instead of canned chickpeas. Just be sure to soak them in water overnight before using.
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