Bedtime Snacks That Will Not Spike Blood Sugar

Avocado with Cottage Cheese First up is avocado with cottage cheese. O'Brien confirms that this combination provides a nice balance of fat and protein proving it's an excellent before-bed choice.

Almonds Women's Health recommends keeping almonds on hand. Almonds (including almond butter) contain fat, fiber, protein, magnesium, and tryptophan, which naturally decrease cortisol and regulate blood sugar. Lower cortisol levels help you fall asleep sooner.

Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella "Cherry tomatoes have low amounts of carbohydrates, plus [they] provide minerals and vitamins," says O'Brien. Protein from mozzarella slices prevents sleep-related blood sugar spikes and crashes.

Chia Pudding Chia pudding is a great source of protein and omega-3s. "You can sweeten it with some vanilla essence and a small amount of berries for taste," O'Brien says.

Eggs Women's Health says eggs include B6, melatonin, tryptophan, and blood-sugar-balancing protein. Their combined efforts encourage a good sleep.

Berry Greek Yogurt Fresh berries lend sweetness to Greek yogurt, a protein-packed bedtime snack. "Berries are one of the lowest Glycemic Index fruits (meaning they will not spike your blood sugar high)," says O'Brien.

Vegetable Stick Hummus Hummus is a wonderful protein and fiber source that goes well with carrot sticks, cucumber slices, celery, and more.

Oatmeal Those who enjoy breakfast should try oatmeal. Oats contain calcium and magnesium, which help you sleep and control your blood sugar.