5. Open-face sandwich
If you’re really hungry, but don’t want to overdo it, consider having what Dr. Peeke calls, “the guts of a sandwich” rather than a whole sandwich. “A little chicken or fish is okay,” elle dit. “You just don’t want to eat too much protein close to bedtime since protein gives you energy and can keep you up.” Also consider foregoing the bread and just having a couple of turkey slices rolled up and a few rounds of cut tomato. Two slices of turkey rolled up only have about 40 calories.
6. Homemade trail mix
Some trail mixes are highly-caloric, so you have to be careful what you put in it, but Pincus suggests that with the right ingredients, trail mix can be very satisfying for not a lot of calories. She suggests mixing low-sugar, whole-grain cereal (puffed cereal is great) with some freeze-dried fruit (such as raspberries or blueberries), nuts (like walnuts), seeds (such as chia, which are a nutritional superstar at the moment), and a few mini-chocolate chips.