NOOOO! Eating after 6p (or 7p or 8p) WILL NOT make you fat!
Your body does not know what time it is!
WHAT you eat any time of the day matters more. Especially what you eat when you're winding down and not moving much (late night). You do want to wait at least 2 hours before going to bed for digestion.
Make sure you're eating due to hunger and not boredom or because you're just feeling snacky.
Get in proteins and veggies if super hungry as a meal or in the form of a shake or plain Greek yogurt with a little fruit added.
Stay away from starches at night unless you had a tough workout prior.
My late night dinner (seriously 10:30p) last night consisted of ginormous (freaking huge) seared spicy shrimp, kale and though they look like mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower. Though I'm usually in (or on my way) to bed at 10p, an unexpected meeting lasted long and I was starving because I hadn't eaten since lunch.
It only took 20min including chopping! I didn't go to bed until 1a, so I even got in 3 hours for digestion.
DO NOT starve yourself if you're hungry at night!
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3 years ago, I wouldn't have looked at a beet much less eaten it or it's leaves!
My memories of beets go back to my mom eating pickled beets from a jar and putting them on her salad...YUCK!
A few years ago, I ordered a salad and didn't realize it had roasted beets on it. I was feeling a little adventurous that day, so I took a chance and just ate the salad as is. Oh my gah, it was delicious! That began my friendship with beets.
Since then I've had beets roasted, thinly sliced and baked in a chip form and included them in my smoothies.
Beets alone are fabulous. Here are a few of their benefits:
I cut the tops off and threw them away the first time...tragic.
The second time I bought them, I looked up what I could use the leaves for and was surprised that I could cook and eat them (duh)! They were mild and delicious
Since then, I purchase beets almost more for the leaves than the beets themselves. Considered the healthiest part of the beets, here are some benefits of cooking up the leaves:
Okay, so I've convinced you that these are a healthy addition to your nutrition, but how to do you cook them?
Well, you can roughly chop and saute them in a little olive oil (1/2 TBSP), with onion, garlic, red wine vinegar (or apple cider or balsamic), a little salt and pepper for an easy peasy fix, or you can add them to your salads or green smoothies.
In my picture above I sauteed them with onion and garlic and added them to eggs and a baked potato for a yummy and filling breakfast post workout!
Beet greens aren't bitter like other greens and can be seasoned nicely. Give them a try!