7 Bedtime Snacks That Actually Boost Your Metabolism

1 slice whole-grain toast + 2 tablespoons hummus

 "Toast isn't just for breakfast," "Hummus contains B-vitamin-rich chickpeas. The B vitamins assist your body process carbs, proteins, and fats and utilize dietary energy."

6 ounces (¾ cup) 2% cottage cheese + ½ cup pitted tart cherries

"Eating protein before bed may assist muscles heal and develop. Thole-Summers believes eating 30 grams of protein 60 minutes before bed improves muscle quality, metabolism, and health.

1 banana + 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter

You want quick digestion when nibbling before bed, and bananas contain largely fast-digesting carbohydrates. They also include magnesium, which reduces tension and promotes sleep.

½ cup pomegranate juice + 15 almonds

By now, you've probably determined the time after which coffee will keep you buzzing all night long. If you're sensitive to caffeine, maybe you steer clear of green tea at night as well.

¼ cup crunchy chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a healthy alternative to chips and crackers, which are empty calories. Fun tastes like Salted Caramel and Korean BBQ make Saffron Road variations great.

6 ounces (¾ cup) plain Greek yogurt + ½ cup blueberries

"Having a healthy, low-calorie snack before bed can help regulate blood sugar levels that, for some, drop through the night and leave you waking up hangry in the morning," Thole-Summers says.

¾ cup whole-grain bran cereal + ½ cup milk or nondairy substitute

If you have achy legs, cramps, or trouble relaxing, calcium, magnesium, and potassium (found in dairy, enriched grain products, and leafy greens) may help.