When we find ourselves up late at night, it's common to start feeling a little peckish - even if we ate a good dinner just a few hours ago. Whether we are studying, playing games, or working late into the night, there's nothing like having a little snack to give us a boost.
Sometimes we might even find ourselves waking up in the middle night and making our way to the kitchen in search of a quick snack before we go back to sleep.
The best type of late night snacks are those that require minimal preparation. And if they are ready to eat, that's even better. We also don't want foods that we need a knife or fork to eat, so it's best to have finger-sized portions. Some of the most popular late night snacks are foods like cookies, crisps, and ice cream.
Today we want to know which of these foods make the best late night snacks. Is it better to munch on something sweet or are salty treats more suitable? Who would rather have leftovers and who would prefer to make something simple instead? Choose the best foods from our midnight menu and we'll describe your dream guy!
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with a serious craving for chocolate? Most of us have! And when this happens it's great to open the cupboard and find your favorite treat waiting for you. Is chocolate one of your favorite midnight snacks? Pick or pass.
Cupcakes are the ideal late night snack and here's why: they can be eaten with one hand, usually in a few bites, and they can more than satisfy a sweet-tooth craving. And if one isn't enough, well, we can always go back for more! Pick or pass on cupcakes as a midnight snack.
Milk and cookies:
Many people believe that drinking a glass of milk before bed can help you get a good night's sleep. But we can't just have a glass of milk on its own now, can we? Of course not! We need some cookies to dunk in there too. Pick or pass on milk and cookies.
When we go looking for a midnight snack, we usually aren't in the mood to spend a long time preparing anything. We want to be in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible, so foods that can be grabbed out of the fridge and eaten on the spot, like cheese, are the best choices.
How do you prefer your pretzels? Do you like the small, crunchy ones (perfect for munching in front of the TV) or the big soft ones that we usually find at the mall? And would you consider a pretzel (or a bowl of pretzels) a good midnight snack? Pick or pass on pretzels.
It can be difficult to sleep on warm summer nights and many people find themselves waking up in the middle of the night craving something cool. A glass of water can help us to cool down a little but do you know what's even better? That's right, a big bowl of yummy ice cream!
Anytime is a good time to have some peanut butter! It's ideal for giving us a boost of energy in the morning, great on afternoon sandwiches, and it even makes a good midnight snack. You might like to have it on bread or with biscuits, or maybe even just on its own!
We don't know about anyone else, but when we order chicken nuggets there usually aren't any leftovers! Nuggets are just so morish that one always seems to lead to another and before we know it, they are all finished. But any nuggets that are left over sure would make a great midnight snack!
Let's be honest, there is nothing like going to the kitchen in the middle of the night, opening up the fridge, and finding a plate of leftover pizza just waiting to be eaten. Whether we heat it up or just eat it cold, it's the perfect snack. Pick or pass on pizza.
Now, this midnight snack does require a minor amount of assembly but we think it's worth the effort. If you find yourself peckish at 2 am and you have bread rolls and hot dog sausages, you could whip up a yummy snack in almost no time at all. Pick or pass on hotdogs.
The best kind of late night snack is the type that doesn't take long to prepare. We're talking about the kind of snack that can be eaten right in front of the fridge, like pickles! And if that doesn't feel like quite enough you can always add some cheese and biscuits.
When it comes to late night snacks we usually aren't too concerned about eating healthy. Most of the time we've craving salty or sweet foods and they usually end up being high-calorie snacks. But there are alternatives to these snacks and one of the best is mixed nuts. Pick or pass?
When people make (or buy) roast chicken there are usually some leftovers that go into the fridge. These can be used for sandwiches or salads the following day or they can be nibbled on during the night. Does leftover roast chicken make a good late night snack? Pick or pass.
If we find ourselves craving a snack that is both salty and sweet, we reach for the caramel popcorn. This is perfect for munching on late at night, especially in front of the TV. Sometimes we'll even eat it in bed! Would you eat caramel popcorn as a midnight snack?
Croissants are ideal for breakfast and any time you feel like having a light snack. They can be eaten on their own, or enjoyed with sweet or savory fillings. They are easy to eat with one hand and can be reheated in the microwave, making them perfect for the midnight munchies.
Bananas make an excellent snack at any time of the day or night, and they are a much healthier option than pastries or candy. They are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth craving and can be enjoyed with a glass of milk. Would you have a banana (or two) as a late night snack?
Cereal is generally considered a breakfast food but anyone who has lived alone will tell you that cereal makes a great snack any time of the day or night. While most people enjoy cereal with milk, it can also be eaten straight out of the packet if you're feeling lazy. Pick or pass?
Leaving a box of donuts on the kitchen counter overnight is a bold move, especially if there are a few other people in the house. You might find just an empty box by the time morning comes. Do you think donuts are the perfect midnight treat? Pick or pass on this snack.
There is no better feeling in the world than going to the fridge late at night, opening it up, and finding your favorite snack (and just what you were craving) right there in front of you. For some people that might be pizza, for others maybe cake, and for some of us, it's a tub of pudding.
Everyone has a favorite type of cookie. Some people like plain styles like shortbread, others prefer those with icing or chocolate and some people like cookies that have fruity flavors. Whatever your favorite cookie is you'll probably agree that these make the perfect midnight snack. Pick or pass on cookies.
Did you ever hide food in your room when you were a kid? Most of us did! We knew that snacking late at night was not allowed so we would sneak candies and snacks into our rooms and secretly gobble them up during the night. Snacks like gummies were the best!
Frozen foods are really handy on those nights when you don't feel like cooking. They can just be tossed in the oven or the microwave for a few minutes and before you know it, dinner is ready. Fish fingers are a great choice, and we think they also make a good late night snack. Pick or pass?
Many of us can't start our day without a cup of coffee, but late at night, coffee is the last thing we want to be drinking (unless we want to stay awake that is). If we plan on getting a good night's sleep we might be better off enjoying a cup of tea before we turn out the light.
If we live in a house with other people, we might want to try and keep the noise down when we go looking for a snack late at night. We might also want to keep away from very crispy snacks, like potato chips, that might be too noisy. Pick or pass?
If you're looking for a quick and easy midnight snack and in the mood for something sweet you could always opt for a handful of dried fruit. It's healthier than reaching for a bar of chocolate and yummy too! Would you eat dried fruit as a late night snack? Pick or pass.
According to Wikipedia, licorice is extracted from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra plant which grows in the Middle East, southern Europe, and parts of Asia. Many people enjoy the taste of licorice candies and treats, especially as a late night snack. Does licorice make a good midnight treat? Pick or pass.
Late night snacks don't need to be complicated, in fact, the simpler the better! When it's late in the evening (or even early in the morning) it's best to keep things simple in the kitchen. That's why snacks like buttered toast are so perfect. Pick or pass on toast as a late night snack.
Where would we be without good old instant noodles? They are ideal for students, anyone on a budget, and especially for those who don't have a lot of space to prepare food. They can be eaten any time of the day or night and because they are so quick to prepare they make a great midnight snack too!
What's the best way to enjoy a bag of marshmallows? Do you like having them in your hot chocolate or perhaps roasted on the fire? Or are they best enjoyed as they come? Would you eat this sweet fluffy treat as a late night snack? Pick or pass on marshmallows.
You wake up late at night craving something sweet so you quietly slip out of bed and down to the kitchen. You inspect the fridge first but there's nothing that catches your eye in there so you head over to the freezer. The first item you see is a container of frozen yogurt. Pick or pass?
Hosting a birthday party at home can mean a lot of hard work for the hosts. They have to plan everything, make all the preparations, and, most of the time, clean up after everyone has gone home. But at least if they have some leftover cake, they can enjoy it when they're done!
When it comes to chocolate candies, everyone has their favorite, but we all have to agree that there's something special about M&M'S and it's not just the fact that they don't melt in your pocket. They are ideal as a sweet treat, especially late at night. Pick or pass on M&M'S.
Everyone will agree that grilled cheese is so much more than just a snack - it's comfort food too! It's so easy to prepare that anyone can make it and it only requires bread, cheese, and something to toast with. Would you have a grilled sandwich as a late night snack? Pick or pass.
Hard-boiled eggs are an ideal snack for any time of the day and also great for lunchboxes. They can be added to sandwiches or salads or enjoyed on their own with a little seasoning. Would you eat hard-boiled eggs as a midnight snack? Or would you rather pass on this one?
Carrots are one of the most versatile veggies because they can be eaten raw or cooked and they are easy to freeze. This means that most of the time, we'll find them in the kitchen. Carrot sticks are a healthy snack but would you eat them late at night? Pick or pass.