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10 Nourishing Snacks to Enjoy After Midnight

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By Scott

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1. Tart cherries

Treat yourself to Montmorency cherries or their juice for late-night snacks. They reduce inflammation and may prevent arthritis and heart disease.

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2. Banana with almond butter

A spoonful (16 g) of unsweetened almond butter and a small banana make a pleasant 190-calorie snack that may help you sleep.

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3. Kiwi

Vitamin C-rich kiwis are light and filling. Two peeled kiwis have 84 calories. They contain natural serotonin, which relaxes and curbs appetite.

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4. Protein smoothie

Milk-based smoothies contain protein for muscle repair and tryptophan for sleep-promoting brain chemicals.

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5. Goji berries

Goji berries, an antioxidant-rich snack, may help you sleep. These delectable dried berries have 139.6 calories per 40 g.

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6. Crackers and cheese

Cheese protein and cracker carbs stabilize blood sugar and brain chemicals that promote sleep. 

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7. Hot cereal

Most cooked whole grains can be topped with milk or other ingredients for a healthful late-night snack. 

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8. Trail mix

Walnuts and dried cranberries in trail mixes promote sleep. One-fourth-cup (38-g) servings average 173 calories, depending on mix.

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9. Yogurt

Yogurt's protein content curbs hunger. Calcium, which improves sleep, is abundant. One 6-oz (170-g) container of plain, nonfat yogurt has 104 calories.

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10. Whole grain wrap

At 140 calories, a medium whole grain tortilla makes a nutritious late-night snack. Add healthy toppings like hummus and leftover chicken breast and enjoy.

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