Sending your kid off to bed without a snack could result in their waking you up in the middle of the night because they’re hungry. But if you choose what they snack on wisely, you can fill them up while boosting their nutritional intake, and everyone can get a better night’s sleep.
Peach Creamsicle Smoothie
If your little one can’t fall asleep, try telling them to count the stars outside their window. And then when they get hungry bring them a shooting star (that’s full of cheesy goodness) to snack on. It will certainly hit the spot.Apple and Oat Biscuits
Popcorn is actually a whole grain (but you don’t have to tell the kids). Just tell them bedtime is like going to the movies. Enjoy a few mouthfuls of popcorn then close your eyes and enjoy the movie in your mind: your dreams.Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars
Wholesome ingredients such as pecans and peaches come together to make this delicious treat. If it’s too much for your kid, try serving half topped with jam or cottage cheese.Cottage Cheese with Macerated Berries
Tryptophan, a sleep-inducing amino acid is a natural way to help kids fall asleep. This snack takes just a few minutes to prepare and combines two foods with tryptophan: cottage cheese and honey along with whole-grain carbs.Kale Chips
Your kids will love these crunchy chips and you’ll love that they’re snacking on veggies.