At night I often crave crunchy and fatty foods…
I already ate dinner, and I’m not starving…unless I’m really up way too late, and should have been in bed by now.
There are 3 possible reasons we crave salty, crunchy fatty foods, and I can help you figure it out, and eat to avoid them with this simple roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe.
WHY YOU CRAVE CRUNCHY, SALTY, FATTY FOODS:
- You might not be eating enough mineral-rich foods. Salty cravings often indicate a lack of trace elements and minerals in your diet, which the body tries to get through eating more salt.
- You might not be eating enough healthy fats, which your body actually needs to feed your brain, and build enough hormones for mood balancing
- We often crave crunchy foods as a way to release pent up aggression, anger, and frustration. When we are suffering from “good girl syndrome,” or trying to be nice and pleasant all the time, we don’t have a way to let our true emotions out. Crunching and destroying something like potato chips and roasted nuts is an easy, tasty way to get that static out of your system…
But all those salty, crunchy, fatty foods aren’t necessarily your friend at 11 o’clock at night. They cause nighttime digestive upset, and stop us from feeling our best.
Try this for 1 week:
Include healthy, crunchy, fatty, lightly salted foods with your dinner every night.
This roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is easy, tasty, and gives you the satisfaction you’re looking for:
ROASTED BABY BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
2-3 cups baby sprouts, or large sprouts trimmed of tough outer leaves
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 400F.
Toss the sprouts, oil, and salt, and spread evenly on a lined cookie sheet.
Roast in oven for 10 minutes, turn the cookie sheet so the sprouts cook evenly, and cook for another 2-5 minutes until sprouts begin to brown slightly.
This natural crunch, with mineral rich sea salt and sprouts, will give your body and taste the sensation you desire.
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