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Late Night Snacking

Late night eating is usually a recipe for disaster. Or is it just in our house? Last night was no exception. We should have just gone to bed, but we didn’t.

My husband was getting hungry and was having trouble finding a snack that sounded good to him. After a little debate, (because we do have foods he likes) it turns out he’s right, there are not a lot of snacks that Matt likes in the house.

This led to an 10pm plate of waffles and an 11pm bowl of ramen noodles.

I don’t even know where to start.

Massive amounts of sodium, fat, carbs (just to name a few)….and all right before bed. My jaw is still on the ground.

But it’s so easy to point the finger, isn’t it? Let’s see…I ate waffles with him. Not exactly a snack bursting with nutrients. In fact it’s mostly carbs with some empty calories on top.

…Pointer finger not feeling quite as pointy…

And before that I had a bowl of oatmeal. Oh and some bran flakes. And if we’re being completely honest, 2 squares of dark chocolate. Whoops. While they might be slightly more¬†nutritious¬† choices than Matt’s bowl of ramen, it’s not the point. That’s an awful lot of carbs that I am not going to use before going to bed.

…Pointer finger has left the building…

So after all that said, it’s my mission to get some healthy snacks in the house. I don’t care if I have to buy them, or make them from scratch, I will find healthy snacks that my husband will eat. And I will have more willpower!

Do you have snacking disasters? How do you overcome them?

Nikki Stenson

I am a wife to my husband, Matt and a Mom to my son, Micah. I live a simple life and eat a lot of oatmeal.

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