18 Healthy Snacks to Help You Sleep

Everything-Seasoned Almonds
Photo: Jennifer Causey

Struggling to fall asleep at night? Try a handful of one of these delicious snack ideas. These snacks are packed with healthy compounds and nutrients like melatonin, omega-3s and magnesium that can help aid better sleep. Whether you're whipping up recipes like our Sweet & Savory Hummus Plate and Peanut-Butter Banana Cinnamon Toast before bed or preparing our Super-Seed Snack Bars and Banana-Peanut Granola Bars ahead of a busy day, these are satisfying and healthy choices to help when you're trying to hit the hay.

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Air-Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

a close-up of hard boiled eggs
Jacob Fox

These air-fryer hard-boiled eggs are a fuss-free way to cook hard-boiled eggs without boiling water. Having some hard-boiled eggs on hand is great for meal prep or an easy grab-and-go snack.

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Salt & Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds


Salt-and-vinegar seasoning isn't just for chips. These roasted pumpkin seeds tossed with salt and vinegar are a briny, crunchy treat. Soaking the seeds in vinegar ensures that the deep vinegary flavor remains after baking.

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Sweet & Savory Hummus Plate


Fresh veggies with dip, juicy fruit and even a sweet treat make up this easy-to-make picnic dinner that's great for packing up or enjoying at home. Plus, this combo excludes the most common allergens and food intolerances (it's free from dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and gluten) so just about everyone should be able to enjoy it without worrying. Store-bought white bean dip is a fast and convenient option but if you have the time and want to make your own, try the Garlic and White Bean Dip below.

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Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

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Medium-Boiled Eggs


Medium-boiled eggs have a jammy texture that's delicious on toast, salads and so much more.

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Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning


Everything bagel spices give these roasted pumpkin seeds an extra hit of flavor that's delicious any time of day.

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2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream


Whir up frozen bananas into an "ice cream" without the cream! Peanut butter adds a natural swirl of flavor for a sweet and satisfying dessert with no added sugar.

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Super-Seed Snack Bars


Thanks to a mix of pumpkin, sunflower, hemp and chia seeds, these healthy snack bars are packed with protein, fiber, minerals and healthy fats. Because these bars pack well, they're great for taking along on all-day adventures.

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Banana-Peanut Granola Bars


These healthy, homemade granola bars are reminiscent of peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches. Be sure to look for dried banana, not banana chips. The chips are cooked in oil and, if not stored properly, can have an off taste. We tested several sticky sweeteners, including maple syrup and honey, but found brown rice syrup held the bars together the best.

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Hard-Boiled Egg & Almonds


This small snack packs a nutrient punch--it's loaded with protein, heart-healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to make eating healthy easy and yummy.

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Salmon Salad


Get out of your tuna salad rut and try salmon salad for a change. This version is spiked with olives, lemon, onion and capers.

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Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie


With plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk, this banana-split-inspired breakfast smoothie will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

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Tart Cherry Nice Cream

Tart Cherry Nice Cream
Andrea Mathis

This easy vegan tart cherry nice cream—made from only a few simple ingredients—is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and also deliver a boost of melatonin that may help you get a more restful night's sleep.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars


Full of oats, chocolate chips and chia seeds, these oatmeal bars are perfect for an on-the-go snack.

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Berry-Kefir Smoothie

a recipe photo of the Berry Kefir Smoothie
Ana Cadena

Get a probiotic boost at breakfast when you add kefir to your smoothie. Feel free to use any berries and nut butter you have on hand in this healthy smoothie recipe.

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Soy Sauce Eggs


Try this salty-sweet hard-boiled egg recipe as a swap for deviled eggs at your next party or as a midday snack. Or serve on top of your next ramen noodle bowl.

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Everything-Seasoned Almonds

Everything-Seasoned Almonds
Jennifer Causey

Grinding up the everything bagel seasoning in a spice grinder will help it adhere to the almonds.

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Frozen Chocolate-Banana Bites

Frozen Chocolate-Banana Bites

Dark chocolate is drizzled on chunks of banana then frozen to make this sweet snack or dessert.

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