3 am ideas for Midnight Cravings

midnight cravings

Have you ever decided to go to bed early, thinking that today is the day I fix my sleep schedule but your tummy just wouldn’t have it? Even if you do manage to toss your phone aside and go on a social media hiatus, there are just days (or rather nights) when those midnight cravings just won't let you sleep. What usually follows are midnight fridge raids and chomping through leftovers from the day before. Well, we are here to tell you that you don’t need to satisfy those hunger pangs with whatever you get your hands on. Here are some ideas for a perfect midnight snack:

Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich

Peanut butter includes an amino acid called tryptophan, which is metabolized in the brain to melatonin, which induces drowsiness. Bread and Jam are carbohydrates that are a requirement to make tryptophan more available to the brain. As a result, peanut butter and jam sandwich is a great late night snack, one that is easy to make, tastes great, and is actually healthy! Try National’s huge array of jam flavors to add that extra punch to your PB & J sandwich.


Popcorn is a terrific midnight munchie since you can eat quite a bit of it without adding a lot to your daily calorie count. An amazing thing about the snack is that 3 cups of air-popped popcorn contain fewer than 100 calories and around 4 grams of fiber, which will satisfy your appetite. To reduce calories, skip the butter, replacing it with dried spices or heart-healthy fats like olive oil for an added flavor punch and you are good to go.

Fried Bread Pizza

Sometimes healthy low-calorie food is just not the thing you’re looking for in the middle of the night. This easy-to-make delicacy is for those instances. Get yourself some chicken pieces from any leftover food you might have and marinate in either National Chicken Tikka Masala or National Achar Gosht Masala depending on the flavor you prefer. Procure some bread slices and layer them with National Chilli Garlic Sauce and marinated chicken.

Cut the bread slices in your desired shape and throw in a couple of fresh vegetables. Sliced capsicum, onions, and tomatoes ought to do the trick. Coat the lower side of your pizza slices in egg before throwing them into a wok of hot oil. As soon as the pizza turns golden-brown, you’d have the most delicious fried bread pizza on your hands. Carefully extract the pizza slices and devour them with a side of National Crushed Pickle or National Garlic Mayo. This delish easy-to-make snack would be enough to calm the pangs in your stomach.

Chatpate Boiled Potatoes

Potatoes are easily one of the commonest favorite vegetables due to their versatility, taste, and easy-to-cook options. They can be used to create full-fledged meals or light delicious snacks to satisfy sudden hunger pangs. Once you cook them in the simple method mentioned here, you’ll find yourself facing trouble making them any other way. Just toss a few potatoes into a pot of water over a flame and leave it for a while.

Once they have boiled, chop them up into little pieces and sprinkle a combination of National Chat Masala and National Garam Masala. Season it further with a bit of National Salt, lemon, and pepper before mixing it well. You now have a delicious snack on your hand that you’ll hog down in a jiffy!


Although you may identify oatmeal with the early morning hours, it also offers several nightly advantages. For one, oats are a complex food that breaks down slowly, preventing blood sugar surges that might disrupt sleep. And you’re not alone if you consider a warm bowl of oats comfy.

According to research, carbohydrates really cooperate with your brain to produce serotonin, which relaxes you and allows your body to create melatonin for a comfortable night’s sleep. If you are feeling a little adventurous you may top your oatmeal with one of National’s many jams for that extra bit of flavor!

Scrambled Egg Sandwich

If you happen to be someone who can enjoy breakfast whenever scramble up an egg and serve it inside a sandwich for a late snack. Throw in a couple of fresh vegetables to add a bit of that nice crunchy feel. Any mix of cucumber slices, raw carrots, peppers, celery, broccoli, zucchini, and tomatoes would be enough to calm the pangs in your stomach. Season the sandwich with National’s Real Mayo or National’s Garlic Mayo to enhance the flavor.

The proteins in the egg and the carbohydrates in the toast work together to promote the creation of sleep-inducing hormones in the body while the vegetables provide that extra kick. Season the egg with a bit of National Black Pepper Powder to take the taste up a notch.­

Berries, veggies, eggs, oats, and plain yogurt are all whole, barely processed foods that make quick, pleasant, and nutritious midnight snacks. Many of these meals include sleep-promoting substances such as tryptophan, magnesium, serotonin, melatonin, and calcium. It is essential to keep nutritious snacks that you love, available at all times at your place. You’ll be less inclined to hurry to the local convenience shop to buy junk food or visit the nearest drive-through at a fast-food restaurant for an unhealthy, fatty meal every time your midnight cravings strike.