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I hate being hungry during late at night and I have been snacking on granola bars but they end up keeping me awake then I would struggle to go back to sleep.<br><br>
What are snacks (healthy only) that you would eat that are filling enough and does not keep you awake? I want something that I can keep in my bedroom rather than going downstairs to look in the refrigerator.
 

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nuts! a small handful of macadamia nuts go a long way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I guess the lasagna I ate at 3am last night doesn't count a something you can keep beside you "just in case", but it did put me back sleep quickly.
 

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I've been going for a Larabar and a banana since the second tri. I can usually go right back to sleep after. Maybe the granola bars have too much sugar?
 

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I've been doing apple slices. They don't seem like they are that filling, but I can pop a couple slices in my mouth and fall back to sleep pretty quickly. Last pregnancy I did crackers, but I hated how heavy they were and how they got stuck in my teeth. This time around its apples, they're light, fresh and surprisingly filling.
 

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I usually have a small bowl of low sugar cereal with milk. I think it actually helps to get out of bed to eat. I'm usually able to get back to sleep after.
 

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Yup! Handful of raw almonds does the trick for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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calcium or protein rich foods have a calming/sedative affect that aid in sleep (hence the warm milk tradition before bed) so cheese sticks, yogurt and nuts are all great.
 

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Handful of raw almonds or cereal with milk usually does the trick.
 

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Thanks for the helpful tips!<br><br>
I'd definitely avoid cereal with milk before going to bed b/c I usually have the urge to RUN to bathroom to vomit!<br><br>
I wish I've got a small refrigerator tucked away in my bedroom so I'd be able to snack on cheese sticks and etc.<br><br>
I'm going to shop for nuts later on today.
 

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Yes, I think the granola bars have too much sugar. Maybe I should make my own granola bar. I'm sure there are plenty of delish sugar free recipes out there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess the lasagna I ate at 3am last night doesn't count a something you can keep beside you "just in case", but it did put me back sleep quickly.</div>
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For some reason, this pregnancy, my stomach is more fussier than previous 2 pregnancy. My stomach gets upset easily with lots of tomato sauces. I love Italian food! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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I was warned sternly against cereal for the same reason as the granola bars: the moderate to high glycemic index carbs are similar (they hit fast, and retreat fast, which among other things leaves you feeling hungry).<br><br>
Protein and fat are your friends. Kashi Chewy bars are lower in carbohydrates with more protein and fat. Ezekiel bread has protein and fiber, and is low glycemic index.<br><br>
And yeah you totally can't go wrong with the healthier nuts (raw, or at least dry roasted, salt OK but not MSG, anything but peanuts which don't have as healthy a fat in them). I liked raw almond butter by the spoonful because brushing my teeth right after eating nuts was a pain.<br><br>
I was advised to get more calories during the day but still always got hungry in the night. Whole milk (Horizon Organic, with vegetarian DHA added) was my best friend.<br><br>
Goodness I need to go eat something before I sleep!
 
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