4 Late-Night Snacking Options for those Troubling Period Cravings

Periods: Every girl’s worst time of the month. I know when my period begins, I start beginning to crave every kind of food – sweet, salty and even some healthy options. Every time I know my period is about to begin, I stock up on my favourite treats for the week ahead. Here is my list for those late-night, chilling in bed and watching Netflix cravings.

Sweets

Sweets are my go-to period craving snacks. I personally prefer chocolates to candy, as chocolate provides a more satisfying appeal. There is nothing like ripping apart a Caramilk chocolate bar and watching the caramel ooze out. If you are craving a sweet and tangy treat, I suggest Real Sour Strips by Dare. They are a bit on the expensive side, but they are delicious!

Salty

CHIPS! I am not sure about you, but I love to munch on chips, especially if it is mid-way through my period. My go-to chips are Ms. Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Salt and Vinegar. First of all, Ms. Vickie’s is local (always support local). Ms. Vickie’s saw their debut at the 14th annual Alliston Potato Festival in 1987 and being from Barrie those chips were all the rage and still are! They provide that crunchy and salty satisfaction that you cannot get from any other kettle-cooked chip brand. And trust me, from working at Sobeys, I have had the opportunity to try them all!

Ice Cream

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” If this is still not your motto when you are on your period then you are doing something wrong. I did not try my ice cream of choice until I was in my fourth year of university, and boy was that a mistake. Everyone knows of Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream; well my go-to Ben and Jerry’s flavours are the Half Baked or the Tonight Dough. I chose these two as my period satisfaction ice creams because of the gobs of cookie dough and fudge brownie that they offer. Every time I bite into these tubs of ice-cream while watching Netflix, I think to myself, “ahh, I can die happy now”.

Healthy Options

After eating all that junk food, I feel kind of bad about myself so I attempt to make up for it with healthier options. My first go-to healthy alternative is oranges. First, oranges are cheap, they are huge, and they last a long time in the fridge. Secondly, oranges are high in vitamin C and calcium, which helps fight off PMS symptoms like cramps, aches and pains. If oranges are not for you, try yogurt. Many women, either before or after their period, get yeast infections. Yogurt is a probiotic that is rich in good bacteria that helps fights yeast infections. Plus, you can add fruit, nuts and cinnamon to your yogurt. These are also great foods to eat when on your period, as they help reduce menstrual cramps and other symptoms.

Overall, I hope you refer to these snacks the next time your period is upon you!