After a night out at the bar, frat party, or just staying in and drinking with friends, all you want to do is eat. But some of us are trying not to binge on a greasy snack and have our waistline pay the repercussions about what we ate at four in the morning.

First off, remember to stay away from knives or other sharp kitchen utensils. Repeat after me: the microwave is your best friend on those nights where you can’t see straight and could pass out on any surface, at any moment. The stove is out of the question.

It’s possible to stick to your diet when you just NEED that snack after drinking. To make things easier on yourself, try not to have a bunch of unhealthy foods in your pantry. Here’s to keeping not only your home but your diet safe on those nights when you are craving a snack the won’t lead to regret the next morning.

PB&J Yogurt Parfait


Photo by Maggie Harriman

Learn how to put a spin on your average yogurt with peanut butter, granola, and your favorite fruit with this recipe – then make it again for breakfast the next morning.

Frozen Grapes


Photo by Lisa Gong

This one requires a little planning ahead but even when you’re not drunk, you’ll love this sweet and crunchy snack. Just pop some grapes in the freezer (or substitute your favorite fruit) and then come back to a crisp, hydrating snack that’s a good substitute for sugary ice pops.

Peanut Butter and Banana Granola Sandwiches


Photo by Haliana Burhans

This three-step snack (banana + peanut butter + granola) is a healthier spin on the fattening ice cream waffle sandwich.

Banana “Ice Cream”


Photo by Katie Walsh

Forget finishing off a tub of ice cream all by yourself. This alternative ice cream recipe will leave you just as satisfied.

Skinny Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake


Photo by Susanna Taun

This festive milkshake recipe will give you all the flavors of the holidays with minimal effects on your waistline. A good option for chocolate lovers that hate the calories.

Hummus and Crackers


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Making your own hummus is quick, safe and inexpensive. We bet you’re going to be making this every week (but no judgment here).

Chia and Flaxseed Microwave Oatmeal


Photo by Becky Hughes

Perfect for that healthy “snack” even though it is almost considered breakfast time for the average person.

Nutella Spread


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The perfect combination of rich and sweet, add this spread to a plain rice cake. Ready in seconds and you can add any fruit you have on hand for some additional flavor.

Strawberry Smoothie


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This smoothie will not only help you feel refreshed but also help with that hangover. Keep big bags of fruit in your freezer to help you stay on the right track when you’re craving Ben & Jerry’s.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries


Photo by Morgan Goldberg

A romantic treat that won’t pack on the pounds. Just melt some chocolate in the microwave and dip some strawberries (or whatever other fruit you have) for a fast and delicious midnight snack.

Green Smoothie


Photo by Parisa Soraya

If you are a stickler for maintaining a clean diet, this smoothie is for you. With a combination of important vitamins and nutrients, this is perfect for any (drunken) health nut.

Microwave Omelet


Photo by Clarisse Callahan

This omelet is nutritious and delicious AND you can make it in the microwave. Quick and easy with no stove needed? Sign us up for breakfast every day.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Photo by Theo Lee

Coming home from walking back from a party in the bitter cold? This five-ingredient soup is the perfect option to keep you warm.

Apple Pie Smoothie


Photo courtesy of Tess Masters

This smoothie gives you all you want in an apple pie, but in a healthier smoothie version of the classic.

10-Minute Edamame Dip


Photo by Christa Acosido

Perfect healthy snack to whip up in minutes to satisfy your hunger for chips and dip.

Mac ‘n Cheese


Photo by Alex Weiner

Mac ‘n cheese is definitely a staple after-you-drink food. This is a special take on the classic that uses real cheese which adds better flavor, protein and calcium (because you probably forgot to take your gummy vitamins today).

Banana and Hazelnut Crackers


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All you need are three ingredients: crackers, bananas and hazelnut spread. To avoid using a knife to cut, storing some pre-cut bananas in the fridge is good. It’s a quick, easy and healthier option compared to eating chocolate bars or salty chips and crackers.

Açaí Smoothie Bowl


Photo by Phoebe Melnick

This smoothie bowl might look fancy, but all you need is a blender and fruit. Perfect for chocolate addicts that want something a bit more than just a candy bar.