Healthy Snacks

5 Quick Munchie Makeovers

Late-night snacking doesn't have to be a bad thing—as long as you make the right choices

Feeding Cravings the Healthy Way

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If you put in serious gym, bike, or run time during the day, there's a good chance you'll find yourself raiding the refrigerator at night as your metabolism continues to rev. There's nothing wrong with nighttime noshing, says sports dietitian Cassie Dimmick, RD, CSSD, as long as you're truly hungry and not just eating out of habit. Stick to healthy snacks that are 300 calories or less, says Dimmick, and make sure to budget them as­ part of your recommended daily calories. Most important, reach for whole, minimally processed foods. (Related: Give your diet a real-food makeover) "Smart choices can curb cravings and provide vital nutrients to support training," she says. Try these savvy snack swaps.

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