Nutrition is a vital aspect of human health and food is necessary to achieve proper nutrition. While people usually eat their meals in the morning, noon, and evening, there are times when they feel hungry and eat certain food choices late at night. As a result, it leads to bloated feeling and fat gain.
In line with this, the following are some meal recipes one can prepare when he feels hungry at midnight.
Egg and Avocado Sandwich
Egg and avocado are two food choices that a person can eat late at night, according to Greatist. Eggs are rich in protein while avocados are excellent sources of dietary fiber, healthy fat, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and C.
According to Martha Stewart’s website, the ingredients for the recipe include a large egg and a large egg white, one-fourth avocado (thinly sliced), a teaspoon of extra-virgin coconut oil, a small scallion (chopped), one whole-wheat English muffin (split and toasted), salt and pepper, and hot sauce (optional).
To prepare, the egg and the egg white are beat together and the resulting mixture is seasoned with salt and pepper. Then, oil is heated over medium heat in a small nonstick skillet. After that, the scallion is cooked for one minute until softened. Next, the eggs are added and cooked for one to two minutes until almost set. The edges of the egg mixture are folded in to form a patty of about the size of an English muffin. They are cooked for about 20 seconds more until set. Once done, the egg is placed on the bottom half of the English muffin and is seasoned with salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Finally, the egg muffin is layered with avocado and the other half of muffin.
Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry
Vegetables contain less fat, so they qualify for a meal recipe that one can eat late at night. Aside from vitamins and minerals, vegetables are rich in antioxidants that help the body get rid of harmful substances. According to Epicurious he ingredients for this recipe include four cups of chopped mixed summer vegetables like cherry tomatoes, radishes, celery, carrots, squash, zucchini, chiles, eggplant, and bell pepper; two cups cooked brown rice, wheat berries, or farro; two tablespoons sesame seeds; seven tablespoons vegetable oil (divided), one garlic clove; one and a half-inch piece ginger (peeled and sliced); half cup thinly sliced scallions (divided), three cups mixed tender herbs like celery leaves, tarragon, cilantro, mint, and basil; salt; and pepper.
To prepare, the garlic, ginger, scallions, and herbs are combined in a mini-processor. Then, oil, vinegar, and half cup of water are added and processed until a coarse puree forms. Then, the resulting herb mixture is transferred to a bowl and the sesame seeds are stirred. After that, the mixture is seasoned with salt and pepper. Once done, a tablespoon of oil is heated in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until oil begins to smoke. Next, the wheat berries and remaining one-fourth cup of scallions are added. They are stir-friend until the wheat berries are golden brown in color and mildly crunchy. Then, salt and pepper are added to taste and the wheat berries are divided among bowls. After that, the the remaining two tablespoons of oil are added t the skillet. Then, the vegetables are seasoned with salt and pepper and are stir-fried for four minutes until their color brightens. The remaining cup of herbs are added and tossed to combine and the vegetables are divided over wheat berries. Finally, the dish is drizzled with the herb sauce.
High Protein Cake Batter
According to Live Strong, everyone loves cake batter, due to its rich and creamy consistency. While the original version has high glucose content, which promote fat production at rest, cake batter recipes also have high-protein incarnations. The ingredients for the recipe include one and a half scoops of vanilla protein powder, three tablespoons of heavy cream, and a teaspoon of pumpkin slice.
To prepare, the protein powder, heavy cream, and pumpkin spice are put in a bowl and mixed with a fork until well-combined. Then, one to two tablespoons of water are added as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Any spice or flavor can also be added, depending on one’s preference.
Overall, midnight snacks or meals are eaten by some people when they feel hungry at night, in addition to dinner. The aforementioned meals contain more nutrients than snacks like junk food; thus, they prevent bloating and becoming fat.