I always cook yummy and nutritionally balanced meals, buy organic, and never, ever have anything with hydrogenated oils in our home. My problem is at night I crave snacks, what can I do?
Simple - eat good healthy snacks of a reasonable size at night! Really! We should all eat more reasonable sized portions at our meals and eat more like 5 or 6 times a day. So this nighttime snack will actually be a small “meal.” I eat dinner at about 9 pm almost every day since I teach fitness at night!
It looks as though you understand what a healthy snack is so go ahead and have one! Why worry? Concerned about too many calories? Trying to lose weight? Just watch your portion size and you should be fine. If you are really concerned about taking in too many calories, be sure and journal your total consumption during the day so you know for sure. If you need to adjust, do it by controlling your portion sizes not by cutting out your late night “meal.”
Another thought is to substitute the behavior with something else such as reading, or knitting, or if it is still light out, by taking a walk. However a late “meal/snack” shouldn’t be a problem as long as you aren’t eating junk and not gaining weight!