Hungry for something GOOD? Join Zinc Nutrition founder, nutritionist Lisa (Johnson) Kara as she schools me - and you - on what to eat for a GOOD late night snack.

A Very Nutty #GoodnightSnack

Check out Lisa from Zinc Nutrition's borderline NSFW but definitely safe (and delicious) for consumption #goodnightsnack - Lemon Cashew Balls


Oh nuts!


Remember: Organic is best!
2 cups raw cashews
1/2 cup coconut butter
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed (more to taste)
1/8 cup coconut flour or almond flour
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp raw honey
Pinch sea salt
Option: add cacao nibs or cinnamon to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl
  2. Gently mix
  3. Pour and scrape into food processor
  4. Process until the mixture sticks together
  5. Hand roll into bite-sized balls
  6. Store in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  7. Have a ball with this #goodnightsnack

Can't find a great on-the-go or late-night snack to satisfy your hunger for something good? Try this recipe on for size. NOTE: Cinnamon & corny jokes, optional. 

Get Fat Before Bed.

At the risk of sounding Mean Girls, this late night snack is actually filled with healthy fat that is GOOD for you.

Counterintuitive? Yea. But GoodnightSnack Resident Nutritionist Lisa Kara of Zinc Nutrition says healthy fat is actually a great late night snack. So get you some fat with these back wrapped avocado, ready in just 15 minutes. 

Save Your Tendons! Get the OXO Avocado Slicer, Featured on This Episode of GoodnightSnack, from this <-- Amazon Link!




  1. Preheat oven to 375.  
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.  
  3. Stretch bacon strips so they become a thin “rope.”  
  4. Cut in half and set aside.
  5. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, remove the skin, cut into slices (use the OXO Slicer!).  
  6. Wrap each slice in one piece of stretched bacon.  
  7. Place bacon wrapped avocado slices on lined baking sheet.  
  8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until bacon is crunchy.  Cool and enjoy!

1 Medium, Ripe Organic Avocado
6 Strips Organic, Full-Fat Bacon

How to Punk Your Family with Healthy Punkin Pie

Tastes so good they'll never know it's good for them. 



1 Can Organic Unsweetened Pumpkin
2 Scoops Vital Proteins Gelatin
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
2 Tbsp Organic Grade A All Natural Maple Syrup
1 - 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
NOTE: Double this recipe for more than 4 people or if you want to fill a 9" pie pan.

Happy Thanksgiving!



  1. Lightly grease a standard 9x5 bread pan (or 9" round pie pan) with coconut oil, set aside
  2. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, blend with a whisk or hand held blender until well incorporated
  3. Pour batter into bread pan or round Refrigerate for at least one hour until firm
  4. Serve with all natural whipped coconut cream* and a few shakes of cinnamon
    *coconut cream - simply whip full fat coconut cream with a hand mixer until you reach a consistency of whipped cream

Satisfying Tonights Hunger for Something Good is Lisa (Johnson) Kara from Zinc Nutrition's  Cherry Niiice Cream recipe. Ice cream is one of the most common late night cravings which is why Lisa created this. 
What makes it nice (and thus good)?: its made with 3 simple ingredients that calm your body instead of traditional ice cream treats that cause digestive problems and blood sugar disorder.  Ewwwwwwww.
Plus the main ingredient is cherries which are a good source of melatonin so it promotes a good night sleep and makes a perfect late night snack.  

1 cup frozen cherries
2 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

Blend all ingredients in a mini food processor until it reaches the consistency of soft serve
Top with coconut, nuts, berries, cocoa nibs, get creative! Share your toppings with us on FACEBOOK


Good Night Snack Ep 2: Apple Rounds 2 Ways

Lisa (Johnson) Kara from Zinc Nutrition stops by to give us TWO ways to satisfy that late night craving for something good. Apple rounds (healthier than rice cakes) served savory and sweet. Watch and share your toppings with us on Facebook - Lisa may just let you know if you passed the Zinc Nutrition Test for Good. 

NOTE: Nobody was harmed in the taping of this episode.

This recipe is great because it does’t require any cooking time or fancy shmancy tools.  And it’s great for kids, they love to get their little paws dirty and add their own toppings.  
You can get creative with toppings, but here's tonight's recipe:

Cut apple sideways into round disks, remove seeds
Top half with avocado + dash of sea salt
Top half with nut butter + cocoa nibs

Savory Ingredients:
1 large organic apple
1/2 Avocado, mashed
pinch of sea salt
Sweet Ingredients:
1 large organic apple
1 Tbsp nut butter
1/2 tsp Cocoa Nibs

1st Ever #GoodNightSnack - Paper Bag Popcorn

Lisa (Johnson) Kara, LNP, founder of Zinc Nutrition stops by to share the GOOD way to late night Snack. Tonight's #GoodNightSnack? Paper Bag Popcorn. For Real. Watch the video above, see the recipe below,  and try out Paper Bag Popcorn. When you do, share how you topped it off by posting a photo to Instagram and tagging @jasondaleykennedy & @zincnutrition with #goodnightsnack #paperpagpopcorn. And tune in next week for a new GoodNightSnack. 

Paper Bag Popcorn - Recipe

3 Tbsp organic whole grain corn
1 paper lunch bag
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch Sea Salt

Put 3 Tbsp kernels into a small paper lunch bag
Fold over twice
Lay on side in microwave
1.5 - 2.5 minutes (until there is a 5 second pause between pops)
Remove, open bag, poor olive oil and sea salt in, close the bag and shake up to evenly
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