You know, sometimes I open up bag of carrots and a container of hummus and munch away... sometimes late into the night. I just can't seem to stop myself. It's just so good! Have you never tried veggies and hummus? Try it sometime. It'll change your life.
After Redditor Irish-Godfather asked the online community, "What is a food that tastes so good you'd swear it's bad for you?" people weighed in with their opinions. If you've been looking for late night snacking ideas, you've come to the right place!
OMG. They look like grapes. You eat them like grapes. But each of them is an entire kiwi fruit.
One berry is the equivalent of multiple oranges.
"I swear they're drugs."
Pomegranates, I swear they're drugs. I don't really know the nutritional values too well but they're good as hell.
"It is my new favorite food..."
Frozen blueberries on any cereal is amazing and I can't believe I didn't start doing it earlier. It is my new favorite food, and this is coming from someone who will eat anything put in front of them.
"They have quite a bit of sugar..."
Dates. They have quite a bit of sugar, so too many isn't great, but they're relatively healthy in moderation, and taste delicious. I use them about once a week to flavor smoothies.
"Can't have a good and proper breakfast without them!"
Honestly, just eggs. You can prepare them in a variety of different ways, all of them delicious. Can't have a good and proper breakfast without them!
"It's like a faux..."
Chia seeds soaked in almond milk with a spoonful of cocoa powder and berries ontop. It's like a faux bubble tea.
"People think it's unhealthy..."
Pork rinds. People think it's unhealthy because it's literally fried pig skin, but it is zero carbs and high protein.
"It's become a problem in my house..."
Pineapple. It's become a problem in my house that my parents stopped buying them cause I eat about way more than recommended in one day. The same thing with strawberries, star fruit and blackberries. I have an addiction.
"If you can oven roast those little suckers..."
Veggies when cooked right. I think a lot of people struggle stomaching things like Brussels sprouts because they've only ever had them boiled down to mush.
If you oven roast those little suckers, though? Sweet, nutty, creamy...
Broccoli? Steam it gently so it's cooked but still a nice bright green, toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and some garlic. Or just eat it raw with dip. The brushy texture makes it an amazing vehicle for picking up things like hummus.
Cauliflower? Cut into florets and roast it! Smother in hot sauce and you've got healthy little "wings" that are a great drinking snack...
"They taste so good..."
I recently got in the habit of eating planters mixed nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, hazelnut). They taste so good and I can just eat a whole container in one sitting (like a bag of potato chips) but they're actually pretty healthy.
Strawberries are also good.
"The most versatile ingredient ever..."
The most versatile ingredient ever, packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, and all that good stuff. What can you make out of it? Well, there's hummus and falafel which are pretty much chickpeas and herbs in different ways. You can also throw them in the oven with some seasonings to get crispy chickpeas, or add them to any pasta dish or salad to give it some creaminess and extra taste.
"It goes well with just about anything..."
It goes well with just about anything. I love eating it with the Desi food my mom makes, and coming from someone that doesn't like vegetables on pizza, spinach as a pizza topping is A+.
"When they are well chosen..."
Peaches, melons and watermelons. When they are well chosen, they have such an amazing and flavorful taste, that I could think they are filled with chemicals and added sugar.
"What is not to like?"
Oven roasted tandoori chicken, par boiled roast potatoes and shallots. What is not to like? And totally healthy.
"Where it gets unhealthy..."
A well cooked steak. Start with something like prime rib, or a New York Strip. Trim off any excess fat. I usually season and let sit on a wire rack in the fridge for about a day.
Where it gets unhealthy: Cooking with butter, blue cheese crumbles on top, or eating the entire 16 oz steak because it tastes so good.
Steaks are just protein and fat.
Reminder than everything can be bad in immoderate amounts.
Otherwise, roasted or mashed chestnut. They are naturally sweet and rich in nutrients.
"I use one can..."
Keto crab cakes. I use one can of crab meat, one egg, two tablespoons of almond flour, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, and spices.
Fry it up in butter and top it with a sliced tomato still warm from the sun. Mmm!
"It's so weird..."
Kimchi and/or pickled cabbage (I love pickled cabbage.) It's so weird because where I was brought up eating pickled cabbage and many other pickled things were normal but over here in the UK everyone thinks I'm crazy for enjoying food they find ridiculous.
"It may even help..."
Popcorn, they are high in several nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and best sources of fiber. it may even help with weight loss.
"I'm losing weight..."
Pretty much all fruit and green veggies. I'm losing weight and that stuff keeps me from stuffing my face with candy and chips.
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