Best Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Tart cherries and their juice make an ideal late-night snack since studies suggest they may help you sleep better.

1. Tart Cherries

Snacking on a banana dipped in almond butter may help increase your body’s melatonin levels to support a good night’s sleep

2. Banana With Almond Butter

Kiwis are a light, satisfying snack that’s rich in vitamin C. Two peeled kiwis pack only 93 calories. They’re also a natural source of serotonin, which promotes relaxation

3. Kiwis

A handful (1 ounce or 28 grams) of shelled pistachios packs as much sleep-promoting melatonin as a dietary supplement, at only 160 calories.

4. Pistachios

A milk-based smoothie supplies protein for muscle repair and tryptophan, which is used to make sleep-promoting brain chemicals.

5. Protein Smoothie

Goji berries are an antioxidant-rich snack, which may aid good sleep. One-fourth cup (40 grams) of these tasty, dried berries has only 150 calories.

6. Goji Berries

The combo of protein from cheese and carbs from crackers supports steady blood sugar levels and the production of sleep-supportive brain chemicals.

7. Crackers and Cheese

Just about any cooked whole grain can be combined with milk or other toppings for a healthy late-night snack. The melatonin in grains like oats and barley supports sleep

8. Hot Cereal

Some trail mix ingredients, such as walnuts and dried cranberries, contain sleep-promoting melatonin. A one-fourth-cup (38-gram) serving averages 173 calories, depending on the mix.

9. Trail Mix

Yogurt is a good source of protein, which helps curb hunger. It’s also rich in calcium, which has been linked to better sleep.

10. Yogurt

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