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Confessions of a Late Night Snacker: 8 Better Alternatives to Common Snack Cravings

By Devan McGuinness |

I have a confession — I am a habitual late-night snacker. I know how bad that is and it’s made even worse because I don’t reach for something smart like an apple — it’s always something on the ‘unhealthy list’. I have always enjoyed something extra to eat after dinner while I am hanging out watching tv or reading a book. It wouldn’t be so bad if I limited myself to something small or healthy but that’s rarely the way I go.

I figured out the reason I reach for the snacks just before bed is because I am the worst at making sure I eat. It’s bad really — I don’t usually eat until dinner time so it’s no wonder I am still hungry. Working from home, taking care of three kids — sometimes I forget about me. It’s so bad for me and I am doing some changes now to make sure I get this back on track.

The first thing I am changing — making better late-night snack choices. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips or a handful of cookies I am reaching for the healthier (& still satisfying) alternatives.

Click through for 8 common (unhealthy) late-night snacks and their 8 healthier alternatives:

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8 Healthy Late-Night Snacks


There are days where a lady just has to have chocolate. My favorite is anything that pairs chocolate and peanuts.
The problem: To much sugar and empty calories.
What's Better?: If you MUST have chocolate, choose dark chocolate & the darker the better. Choosing chocolate with at least70% cacao contains less sugar and more antioxidants.
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:: What is your favorite late night snack? ::

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About Devan McGuinness


Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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