15 Snack Foods That Fill You Up Without Making You Gain Weight

We’ve all experienced late-night cravings. It usually hits just as you’re ready to go to bed; you don’t want to go to sleep with a growling stomach, but chowing down on chips and preserved snacks doesn’t seem like a great option either. So, what do you do? It’s simple. Choose a healthy snack that you won’t feel guilty about eating. In case you’re craving something a little more satisfying than an apple or granola bar, here are seven tasty recipes that make for delicious late-night snacks.

1. Low-Fat Peanut Butter Raisin Spread

Homemade peanut spread

Homemade peanut spread | iStock.com

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you. While all-natural peanut butter is good for you, it can still cause you to exceed your daily caloric intake if you consume too much of it. Instead, try PopSugar’s recipe for a low-fat peanut butter raisin spread. Keep in mind, since there is peanut butter in it, it’s by no means a low-calorie or low-fat food. But it has less calories than regular peanut butter, making it a satisfying late-night snack that is perfect by itself, or on a cracker. It yields 1¾ cup of spread.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter

Directions: In a small saucepan, add the raisins, applesauce, and cinnamon and bring ingredients to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the mixture to a food processor. Add the peanut butter and pulse until smooth. Pair with crackers, bread, or fruit, and enjoy.

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