7 Low-Calorie Late-Night Snacks That Won't Ruin Your Waistline
Step away from the potato chips, people
Maybe you’re a night owl. Maybe you just can’t sleep. Whatever the reason, late-night snacking shouldn’t sabotage your waistline. Here, seven light and healthy nighttime eats that you can enjoy minus the guilt.
Instead of a Bagel, Eat Avocado Toast
This good-for-you snack is filling and delicious, as long as you make it with whole-grain bread.
Instead of Chips, Eat Popcorn
It’s healthier than a bowl of pasta for dinner, so it totally qualifies as the perfect late-night snack.
Instead of Ice Cream, Eat a Greek Yogurt
This high-protein snack has a similar consistency but will actually fill you up. Add fresh fruit (like blueberries and strawberries) to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Instead of Pizza, Eat String Cheese
It may be processed, but one stick has just 80 calories—and contains a whopping eight grams of protein. Huzzah!
Instead of Granola, Eat a Bowl of Cereal
Cheerios FTW. With milk, this calcium-rich snack is filling and good for you, too. Just be sure toavoid the sugar-loaded kind. (We’re looking at you, Cinnamon Toast Crunch.)
Instead of a Muffin, Eat a Banana with Peanut Butter
You’ll get a hearty dose of potassium, and just two tablespoons of peanut butter will keep you full through the night.
Instead of a Turkey Sandwich, Eat a Hard-Boiled Egg
If you’re going to go to all that effort to make a turkey sandwich, you might as well take 12 minutes to hard-boil a protein-packed egg. (Or you could make a few ahead of time so that yourfridge is stocked when late-night cravings strike.)