Regret is on the menu, and I ordered it last weekend. Why did I order a wrap that is stuffed with tater tots? What normal person needs 3 extra sides of ranch? (I’ll always love you, Conrad’s). I swear these jeans were baggier on me last year. And climbing up stairs didn’t used to make me hyperventilate.
Drunk eats, I’m blaming you. It’s time I shaped up to find some late night snacks that won’t add to my already unhealthy lifestyle.
Raspberries in Greek Yogurt
First on the menu? Conquering that sweet tooth that springs up after one too many gin and tonics.
Raspberries dipped in greek yogurt are reminiscent of that creamy dessert you order when your parents come to town. This one is cheap and probably already in your fridge. Add honey and cinnamon if you prefer (and are capable) to make the dish even better.
If that’s not enough to satisfy drunk you, try these other healthy greek yogurt concoctions. HINT- There’s a brownie batter swap that will rock your world.
Pretzels Dipped in Everything
Pretzels are really not that bad for you, especially if you buy whole-grained. They’re a lot better than that bag of chips you reach for post-bar. Salt cravers can veer toward mustard for their dipping while fans of all things savory can hit up peanut butter. Runner Up: Hummus (Especially since Huffington Post told us it’s so good for us).
In the morning, you can add frozen fruits to a smoothie (recipe here), and at night, you can close your eyes really tight and pretend it’s ice cream. Raspberries may be the clear winner on this one, but I wouldn’t kick frozen bananas and grapes out of bed either.
Popcorn with a Makeover
Air-popped popcorn is healthiest, but if a microwave is your only option, reach for the box with no butter.
Some additions that drunk you will love include chocolate chips, trail mix, or garlic salt and rosemary. Sprinkling some grated cheese of any variation on top is also a beautiful way to amp up popcorn, but adds to your calorie count – so be careful. For more ideas, check out what’s poppin’ with these other popcorn recipes.
These beautiful newborns are bananas dipped in chocolate, dark if you’re feeling fancy (and healthy). Found in the frozen section and also in my heart, you’ll love this grab-and-go snack, liquor in your system or not.
For a DIY version to make when the hangover (finally) ends, look here.
If you’ve had one too many drinks, I don’t recommend this recipe as it involves turning on your oven (and remembering to turn it off). If you are capable, pour a bag of kale on a cookie sheet, toss in olive oil and salt, bake at 350℉ for 10-12 minutes. You won’t wake up racked with guilt after this drunk snacking.
Celery in Greek Yogurt Dip
The celery is going to conquer that urge to crunch on some chips. When you’re looking around for some dip, reach for a tub of greek yogurt. Whether it’s ranch seasoning or french onion, mix it in there instead of the usual sour cream. All the flavor, without the calories. Or treat yo self with this guilty pleasure Parmesan dip, just make sure someone is there to stop you when you try finish it in one sitting.
And remember folks, everything in moderation.
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