7 Healthy Things You Can Eat Like a Thief in the Night

August 2, 2022

Even though we’re out here experiencing heavy rain, there’s a global consensus that we need summer bodies. But haven’t you spent most of the year eating like a thief? It’s okay, me too. These seven foods will take away that guilt of eating at 2 a.m. and allow us to pretend we’re on the summer body journey too.

Cabbage fufu

You know that 2 a.m. eba has to stop right? But cabbage fufu is a compromise. It looks like swallow, smells like swallow, and most importantly, has much lower calories than swallow, so you eat your way through without thinking too much about your waistline. 

Oil-free okra soup

Something has to go with cabbage fufu, and it can’t involve soups cooked with lots of palm oil like banga or egusi. And okra is one soup you can cook without the extra calories from oil.  

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Watermelon barbeque steak

Now hold on a second. Do you know many calories are in chicken skins alone? Almost 100 for just one tiny piece and you haven’t even gotten into the meat. Think of watermelon barbeque as a distant cousin of Tofu that’s meant to mimic the texture and smell of meat. 

Pepper soup

It’s basically water, spice and some boiled meat or fish. No oil is needed and no frying is involved, so pepper soup is great, tasty addition in pretending you’re part of the fitfam crew.

Carrot pancake

It’s pancakes made from vegetables. So technically, it’s healthy. You need to confuse the calories. 

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Cucumber noodles

It sounds crazy but is it really? Rather than eating hungry man-size noodles and adding one chopped carrot to deceive yourself, cucumber noodles are clearly the healthier version. 

Popcorn

One cup of popcorn without salt, sugar or sweeteners is like 31 calories, so a bucket of it won’t kill you.

If you really want to eat and confuse the calories so they can’t affect you, read: 8 Practical Ways to Reduce the Calories in Your Food Before Eating It

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