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.