If we had to pick the biggest food trend to emerge on TikTok in recent months, “girl dinner” would definitely take the cake. This buzzy term refers to a low-maintenance late-night meal that doesn’t require special preparation, and our three tips will help you make it extra healthy.
Ditch Unhealthy Snacks
The main idea behind “girl dinner” is that you get to enjoy your favorite snacks without feeling guilty, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should eat a whole chocolate bar or a bag of chips. Sugary, greasy, and salty snacks won’t do you any good late in the evening.
Don’t Cut Down on Calories
Despite being pretty relatable, several TikTok users noticed “girl dinner” is pretty close to entering the territory of promoting restrictive eating. Many of the viral videos connected to this trend are very low-calorie, but that’s not the point of “girl dinner” and you should still try to keep your meal to approximately 500 calories.
It’s very important to strike the right balance when picking the ingredients for your “girl dinner” plate. Fruits, veggies, cheese, and crackers are some of the most popular options, but you can also try adding some protein to the mix through eggs and hummus and healthy fats through avocado and nuts.