10 Quick, Easy and Healthy Bedtime Snack Ideas
It’s Arman here, back for my monthly catch up with you guys!
I’m actually writing this from my home country of Australia, in which I’ve taken a little trip back home to visit family and friends. While travelling can often throw a spanner in the works when it comes to sleep and adjusting to different time zones, one thing we can do to assist that is to consume foods promoting sound sleep.
I’ve always been a snacker, especially before bed. However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realise that eating gummy bears wasn’t the smartest of choices and often left me even more awake than before. While I still do snack, I ensure the foods are ones which promote a sound night’s sleep, with a balance of calcium, protein and wholesome carbs…and delicious to boot!
Here are 10 delicious bedtime snack ideas to end the day on a sweet note AND with sleep aiding benefits! Not only that, they literally take MINUTES to whip up!
Plain Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of honey and a sprinkle of granola
This is a snack I often enjoy as it’s filling without being too heavy AND satisfies my sweet tooth.
Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal
This oatmeal takes minutes to prepare and are full of slow releasing carbohydrates perfect to aid a solid night’s sleep!
Cottage cheese with a piece of fruit on toast
The cottage cheese is a popular bedtime snack option, because it contains tryptophan, which helps produce melatonin- A natural sleep-producing hormone.
3 Ingredient no bake oatmeal bars
Fun to make and even more fun to eat, these snack bars, served with a glass of milk is easy and delicious!
Microwave Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potatoes are such a comforting vegetable, yet deceptively filling- Spruce them up and make them potato chip style, and in no time whatsoever!
Cantaloupe Bowl with Cottage Cheese
Another option using the cottage cheese, this time with more of a sweet and salty note- Cantaloupe has also been known to produce serotonin- A double winner!
Peppermint Patty Smoothie
Wholesome ingredients but with the texture of ice cream, this is sure to satisfy all cravings and keep your stomach full all night!
2 Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream
A fun and healthy twist on a classic- Bananas are a popular pre-bed snack and paired with peanut butter, are a satisfying combination!
Baked Almond Butter Banana
A twist on the above combination but warmed up- Perfect for those with peanut allergies and wanting something warming!
1 Minute Blueberry Muffin
Made without grains but with great texture, this mug cake is a quick sweet treat which is secretly healthy!
Now let’s all look forward to an amazing night’s sleep with the aid of something delicious.
Arman is a serial snacker and when he’s not snacking, he’s satisfying his sweet tooth. Come say hi on Facebook and join the community over there!
I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.Learn More about Natalie
Artificial color sprinkles? Really? Not super heakthy
I love all the food i am going to ask my mum if we can have some
I love all the food i am going to ask my mum if we can have some I can’t wait.
My kid is very picky and she didn’t like any of these
I’m sorry you didn’t have success this time. Keep up with offering new foods! It can take a long time to overcome picky eating. <3
Consider peanut butter or hummus on whole wheat toast or crackers, plain Greek yogurt with some nuts, apples and peanut butter, a banana and milk. Exercising during the day can help your overall sleep patterns, but making a stop at the gym right before you go to bed can keep you awake, Lichtenberger said.