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14 Healthy(ish) Late Night Snacks to Fuel Your Summer Runs

Runner’s World Logo By Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D. of Runner’s World | Slide 1 of 15: The days are longer and warmer, which means you’re probably logging more miles and staying up a bit later—both of which can ramp up after-dinner hunger and leave you raiding the pantry or freezer in the pursuit of some extra calories.While late night snacking usually gets a bad rap (and deservingly so if you end up nibbling on junk food), it can most certainly assist runners in meeting their overall calorie and nutrient needs if done properly. And some healthy late night snacks may actually help you score a better night’s rest. But what should you reach for when a postsunset snack attack strikes?Stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer with these not-so-guilty bites you can buy or make at home that will power your miles and silence a growling stomach or satisfy a sweet tooth.[Build your personalized and adaptive training plan for FREE with Runcoach.]

The days are longer and warmer, which means you’re probably logging more miles and staying up a bit later—both of which can ramp up after-dinner hunger and leave you raiding the pantry or freezer in the pursuit of some extra calories.

While late night snacking usually gets a bad rap (and deservingly so if you end up nibbling on junk food), it can most certainly assist runners in meeting their overall calorie and nutrient needs if done properly. And some healthy late night snacks may actually help you score a better night’s rest. But what should you reach for when a postsunset snack attack strikes?

Stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer with these not-so-guilty bites you can buy or make at home that will power your miles and silence a growling stomach or satisfy a sweet tooth.

[Build your personalized and adaptive training plan for FREE with Runcoach.]

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