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5 healthy late-night snacks

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Let's get real: It's not always possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals -- and hey, other times you're just still hungry. 

When you are, you should eat, says Angela Lemond, R.D.N., of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The trick is to munch on fare that won't spike your blood sugar, incite cravings, or pack on pounds. Any of these light-but-filling combos should tide you over till morning.

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1 medium banana + 1 tablespoon almond butter

1 medium apple + 1 ounce low-fat cheese

1/4 cup black beans + 1 small corn tortilla

1 cup blueberries + 6 to 8 ounces plain, non-fat yogurt

1 cup carrot sticks + 3 tablespoons hummus

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