What to Eat at 3am

Brian NavarroBy Caroline Buia

Whether you stop at the pupusería on your way home from the club or scarf a plate of empanadas after a night on the town, after dark is the worst time to eat. If you're risking starvation (or at least a killer hangover), go ahead and indulge your craving. A few words to the wise:

-Fill up on water or caffeine-free tea before so you'll eat less.
-Keep the food portions small
-Eat slowly
-Out with friends? Share your plate so you're only having half the amount of food.

Buen Provecho!

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A Yen For Mexican

NIX:

Burrito

738 cals/86g carbs

Chicken quesadilla
563 cals/37g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Burrito bowl with greens, beans, cheese, chicken and pico de gallo (skip rice) 340cals/30g carbs

Quest For Cuban

NIX:

Ham croquetas
280 cals/30g carbs

Tostones
139 cals/21g carbs

Flan
471 cals/77g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Sopa de pollo
172 cals/14g carbs

Baked sweet potato fries
140 cals/23g carbs

Sliced pineapple
78 cals/20g carbs

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Snack Attack

NIX:

Potato chips
320 cals/30g carbs

Vanilla ice cream
275 cals/31g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Toasted whole wheat pita chips and salsa
230 cals/ 44g carbs

2% Greek yogurt, dried mango, and pistachios
273 cals/ 18g carbs

Sweet Tooth Fix

NIX:

Jarritos soda
220 cals/56g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Minute Maid Frozen Juice Bars
60 cals/15g carbs

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Cheesy Italian Goodness

NIX:

Pizza with pepperoni
265 cals/34g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Pizza piled with veggies like spinach, tomato and peppers (and hold the crust!)
263 cals/35g carbs

Home Sweet Home

NIX:

Buttered popcorn
507 cals/35g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Cashews with chili powder, salt, and lime
81 cals/5g carbs

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Pining For Peruvian

NIX:

Yucca frita
283 cals/41g carbs

Papas a la huancaina
467 cals/65g carbs

SWAP FOR:

Chupe de camarones
183 cals/17g carbs

Shrimp ceviche
170 cals/19g carbs

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