Bedtime Snacks: 10 Quick and Healthy Ideas

bedtime snacks

Bedtime snacks are a staple in many households, but finding the perfect one can be a challenge.  To help find the best ones, here are 10 quick and healthy bedtime snacks that you and your kids will love!  Here’s more from our friends at Super Healthy Kids:

Many active kids need a bedtime snack to hold them through the night, especially during growth spurts.  When the weather is warm and the sun stays up later, I know my kids want to spend every waking second outside playing.  Often when they come in, they will ask for a snack before going to bed.  This is our top 10 healthy bedtime snacks as well as a few guidelines.

1) Plan a bedtime snack 45 minutes – 1 hour before bedtime.  This way you will make sure the food has time to settle, and there is ample time to brush their teeth!

2) A good bedtime snack should have a carbohydrate and a protein.  The carbohydrate will help boost serotonin production, and the protein will help keep them full.

3) You should keep the snack small.  This isn’t another meal, just a snack to tide them over and help get them to sleep.

4) Only give them a snack if they are hungry, not out of habit.

10 quick and easy bedtime snacks:

  1. Whole Grain Crackers and Cheese
  2. Peanut Butter and Fruit Sandwich
  3. Oatmeal with Nuts and Dried Fruit
  4. Yogurt Cheese Spread on an English Muffin
  5. Apple or Banana Slices dipped in peanut butter
  6. Cottage cheese and fruit
  7. Yogurt Cheese Spread on an English Muffin
  8. Homemade Granola Bar
  9. Cucumber Rounds with Greek Yogurt and Rice Crackers
  10. Whole Grain Cereal and Milk

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