6 Smart Late-Night Snacks

Apr 22 2016
The next time those late-night snack cravings hit, make sure you have the right foods on hand! Product picks (plus an easy recipe!) for all your snacking needs ahead...

Enlightened The-Good-For-You Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Ice Cream

1/2 cup: 100 calories, 3g total fat (2g sat fat), 80mg sodium, 18g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 7g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Anyone prone to digging into an ice cream container late at night needs to have light options around, and Enlightened makes some of the best ones out there. The new scoopable pints come in several great flavors, but the Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch is by far our favorite. Bonus? All that fiber and protein makes it more filling than your average scoop! Find it at Sprouts, Hy-Vee, and ShopRite locations. If it's not yet sold near you (or if you can't be trusted to measure out a single serving), grab the more readily available ice cream bars.

Popchips Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Ridges

One 0.8-oz bag (17 chips): 100 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 170mg sodium, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Something about cheddar & sour cream chips gives us a 90s flashback. (Anyone else?) So if you need a serving of crunchy, salty nostalgia after dark, these popped-not-fried chips are the way to go. The new wavy ridges give 'em an even better texture! And if C&SC isn't your flavor, try the Tangy Barbeque, Chili Cheese, or Salted ones. For now, find these at Walmart; come June, they'll be everywhere -- just in time for summer snack attacks.

Opadipity Strawberry Delight Greek Yogurt Dip by Litehouse

2 tbsp.: 60 calories, 1.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 10mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 9g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Want to dress up some fresh fruit to make it seem more decadent? You need this dip! It's super tasty as a topping or a dip for apple slices or whole strawberries. There are other flavors, but we like this one the best. (Who says we can't play favorites?) Find it in the fridge section.

Emerald Dill Pickle Cashew 100 Calorie Packs

1 package: 100 calories, 8g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 60mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

At one time or another, most of us have sat down next to a bowl or can of nuts, started to snack, and then realized in shock that we'd eaten the whole enormous thing. Spare yourself; single-serving bags are the answer. And fun flavors like this are great for satisfying junk-food cravings. We're talking pickle-flavored cashews, people! Also check out the other yummy varieties: Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper, Sriracha, and Jalapeño.

Peas of Mind Veggie Wedgies

2 oz.: 70 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 50 - 80mg sodium, 15 - 16g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

Don't give in to that late-night drive-thru window! Veggie fries are easier to acquire than you think, and they don't require any slicing on your part. Keep a bag or two of these veggie fries in your freezer, and you'll be minutes away from a healthy French fry fix. NICE. (And don't let the name fool you: There are apple fries in the Veggie Wedgies lineup!) Of course, if you'd rather DIY, we've got recipes...

Terrific Taco Popcorn

Entire recipe (about 5 cups): 156 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat fat), 454mg sodium, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Popcorn is a pretty classic snack, and we always keep bags of the 94% fat-free stuff in our pantry in case of snacking emergencies. But if you're willing to put in a tiny bit more effort, you can have a super-delicious treat that serves up Taco-Bell-level flavor satisfaction. And check out that portion size! Plus, only three ingredients... YES!

Chew on this:

Happy National Jelly Bean Day, April 22nd. Jelly Belly Superfruit Mix is made using real fruit juices and purees... Chomp on 25 beans for just 100 calories!

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