on late night snacking.

Let's be honest:: We all have those moments where we get the late-night munchies. We don't want our hardcore workout from earlier in the day to be erased, but our dinner just couldn't last us through the evening. Maybe you're up late cuddling in front of the tv, or maybe you're finding your stomach growling in the library in the wee hours of the morning. I'm hoping other students and night owls can relate when I say that its almost impossible to stop eating at a decent time- especially if you're still in a dorm room. I mean gracious, your food is stored inches from your bed. Bad decisions just waiting to happen, am I right? But instead of reaching down into the oh-so-tempting huge bag of chips, try a few healthier options below::

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1. Naked Juice. Take a couple drinks of one of these babies and it fills you right up! They are packed with vitamins & nutrients, without all of the added sugars or preservatives. Its the perfect boost to keep you moving during a late night of studying.
2. Almonds. A small handful of raw almonds is great for late nights. About 15 almonds equals roughly 100 calories, so you won't feel guilty when you get the munchies!
3. Multigrain Crackers. For a saltier snack, eat a few multigrain crackers. Spread a little humus or cheese on them, or eat with a slice or two of lunch meat. Takes care of the hunger pains right away.

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4. Popcorn. There is such a thing as 100 calorie popcorn! Okay, so its not the same thing as movie theater popcorn drowned in butter. But it really isn't that bad if you give it a chance, and its still perfect for salty cravings.
5. Greek Yogurt. Its low in fat, low in sugar, and packed with protein. For more flavor, drizzle a little honey or add in some fresh fruit. Its very filling and super yummy.
6. Peanut Butter Toast. Need some energy food? Spread a thin layer of natural peanut butter on whole wheat toast. Add a couple banana slices if you're feeling extra fancy and you're good to go!
7. Hot Chocolate. So maybe this isn't the healthiest thing in the world. But its warm and filling, and takes care of any late night sweet-tooth cravings. (Dark chocolate can be good for that as well!)
I hope you found this to be a little helpful. These are my go-to late night snacks, so they are definitely recommended! Do you all have other favorites for healthy late night snacking options? I'd love to hear about them! Happy Monday. xo