Reasons to Indulge in Late Night Snacking

Late night snacking is often the result of a craving. Some people crave sweet, and others savory - but almost never are late night cravings for something healthy! While we may not need those extra calories, the thought of a late night treat is sometimes just too good to refuse. So here are some fun and positive takeaways on late night snacking:

It’s a Great Way to Clean Out Your Fridge

New Year, New Fridge! Bringing out the leftovers encourages creativity in the kitchen. Taking one dish and transforming it into something new and exciting is a fun and rewarding challenge. You might surprise yourself, while also making room in the fridge for the next meal.

*Pro-tip: When you hire a catering company to come to your home, be sure to ask the Chef while he’s onsite for some ideas about what to do with all the leftovers you’ll surely find in your refrigerator the next day!

Cravings Can Be Driven By A Need

Sometimes our body tells us we need to eat a particular food because it is deficient in certain nutrients. Listening to our body and attending to its needs can help us have a well-rounded diet that ensures we are getting all our necessary vitamins and minerals. When indulging in a late night snack, consider why you may be craving what you’re craving and try including some protein and/or fiber with that tempting fat or carb in order to sneak in some important whole food nutriments. This will encourage better digestion and overall food absorption, both of which will ensure a better night’s sleep.

An Opportunity to Spend Time with Others

Food brings people together, and with the busyness of life, especially during the holidays, we don’t always get to spend enough quality time with those we love. Spring is a great time to re-group, slow down, and enjoy the people around us.

Surprise your family with an impromptu game of charades and bedtime charcuterie. Or host a weekend event with your besties. If a party is too difficult to organize after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, simply call your caterer to help you put something together and invite your friends and family over for a fun and informal late-night hors d’oeuvres and cocktail party to play games or simply enjoy good conversation about eachothers holidays and plans and goals for the new year.

If you’re going to indulge anyway (no judgement here!) you may as well treat yourself with friends and feel good about it! What’s your favorite late-night indulgence?

Dena Hayes-Mucha