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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.) 

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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.) 

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