Healthy Snacks: Late-Night Edition

Check out these healthy snack ideas for sweet and savory late-night snack ideas that are healthy, but still satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings

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Ever gotten hungry at 10 pm and searched the house for something sweet to hit the spot? Late-night cravings for sweets can be formidable for even the strongest willpower. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Lots of healthy snack options are available to satisfy your need for sweets while also delivering the nutritional value you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Natural sweeteners like honey and stevia make great replacements for other forms of sugar you may be trying to avoid.

When your favorite go-to goodies are currently out of stock, many healthy late-night snack options can be made ahead of time or ordered and delivered to your door should your hunger pangs demand satisfaction. We have some great ideas for some of the best healthy snacks to satisfy your late-night cravings. Also, check out our list of snack mix recipes for more ideas. You can make some of the sweet treats in this post at home. Or if you’re looking for some healthy snacks to buy, you can just order it and have it delivered wherever you are. We won’t judge.

Baked Apple Chips

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 2 hours

Baked apple chips on a plate
Source: Southern Living

These DIY apple chips are sweeter than you might expect. Your mouth will be watering with joy at your first taste. You’ll just want to make these ahead of time. But with just two ingredients—apples and cinnamon—this recipe is about as quick and easy as it gets. 

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Georgia-Style Boiled Peanuts

Prep time: 3 minutes

Boil time: 18 hours

Georgia-Style Boiled Peanuts in a bowl
Source: Southern Living

Check out the how-to video.

On the savory side, this traditional Southern treat will take a bit longer to get that slow boil done, so make these ahead of time. But they’ll be worth the wait. Pair these with something sweet and you’ve got a stellar late-night snack.

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  • Salt
  • Peanuts in the shell

Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to make food. Combining the superfood powers of dark chocolate (good for your heart, brain and other parts) and almonds (protein, nutrients), dark chocolate-covered almonds are perfect for satisfying your late-night sweet tooth snack cravings without going overboard on empty calorie intake. We recommend Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Cocoa Almonds or Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds.

A bag of Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds
A bag of Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Cocoa Almonds

Non-Dairy Panna Cotta with Strawberry Balsamic Compote

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

Non-Dairy Panna Cotta with Strawberry Balsamic Compote
Source: Nom Nom Paleo

Because this needs time to chill (just like you!), this is one to make the day before or over the weekend for the week ahead. But this recipe is a fine non-dairy dessert that’s sure to satisfy your late-night sweet tooth.

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Raw Caramel Apple Nachos

Total time: 10 minutes

Raw caramel apple nachos on a plate
Source: Nutrition Stripped

Maybe nachos sound good, but you’re still craving something sweet. This recipe for caramel apple nachos is almost too simple. But that’s part of what makes it great (along with the taste, of course). Here is the caramel apple nacho recipe and the raw caramel recipe. Top with your favorite nuts, seeds and seasonings. Try peanuts, pistachios, cinnamon, nutmeg, sunflower seeds or whatever pleases your palate.

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Cinnamon Toast Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

Total time: 10 minutes

Cinnamon toast peanut butter and jelly sandwich halves stacked on a plate
Source: two peas & their pod

Behold, the Cinnamon Toast PB&J. Whole grain bread or gluten-free bread and your favorite peanut butter make for a delicious treat. Natural peanut butters tend to be the healthier options with less added sugar. Is that not the most incredible peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’ve ever seen? 

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Honey-Roasted Chickpeas

Prep: 1 hour

Cook: 40 minutes

Honey-roasted chickpeas on a pan
Source: Inspired Taste

Here’s another great treat to satisfy your midnight sweet tooth and eat healthy at the same time. It’s also one to make ahead of time so it’s always there when the late-night craving strikes. Add a little salt to this for great sweet and savory flavor.

According to WebMD, here are some of the health benefits of chickpeas:

  • High in soluble fiber
  • High in protein
  • Can help control blood sugar
  • Can help lower cholesterol (LDL, the “bad cholesterol”)
  • May lower your cancer risk
  • “Chickpeas have choline, a nutrient that helps make important chemicals for memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system activity.”

Honey is a great sweetener, but it has also been proven to have antibacterial properties.

Get the recipe here, or skip the prep-and-bake process and get your honey-roasted chickpeas delivered.

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Pita Chips and Hummus

Hummus brings the protein and fiber to keep you feeling full longer. Pita chips are the traditional choice for scooping up your hummus, but you can use fresh veggies or any variety of multigrain chips.

Hope Organic Hummus, Original Recipe
A bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips, Simply Naked

Avocado Toast

Total time: 5 minutes

Variety is the spice of life. Try these four variations of superfood avocado toast and see which one(s) hit the spot to satisfy your hankering for a healthy late-night snack!

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Hard-Boiled Eggs

Total time: 15 minutes

Hard-boiled eggs
Source: Simply Recipes, Photographer: Elise Bauer

Hard-boiled eggs are easy once you know how to make them. They keep well in the fridge and they’re full of protein, which helps keep you feeling satisfied for longer before you get hungry again. 

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If you enjoyed this list, there’s plenty more where that came from! Whatever you’re craving, remember to check out the snacks available from Gopuff beyond what we’ve shared in this post.

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