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Pajamas are on, toys are put away, snuggles on the couch have begun while the books are read...but someone's little tummy is grumbling. I have heard from more than one mama that bedtime snacks are part of the bedtime routine. Yes, even in our house that is the case: we have a Dannon yogurt smoothie and some sort of fruit.

It got me wondering the optimum type for snack for bedtime. According to the experts, bedtime snacks should be small, nutritious, and high in complex carbs (think whole grains and fruits). So, a lollipop or bowl of ice cream really isn't the greatest choice, and our usual is somewhat on track...what about yours? For this Friday Fit Club, try one of these yummy snacks as you cuddle before heading off to Dreamland.

-- ½ cup of cottage cheese and strawberry slices, raspberries or blueberries.

-- Banana with a spoonful or two of peanut butter.

-- Cheese stick with a few whole-wheat crackers.

-- Whole-wheat toast, cut into triangles with a bit of peanut butter or cream cheese spread on top.

-- A small handful of Cheerios or other whole-wheat cereal.

Again, see the key here is the pairing up and the small size and be sure to get this into them at least 30 minutes before you expect them to fall asleep. Don't forget the milk, which also lends to the soothing of the body. And of course, brush after that bedtime snack!

Do your kids want a bedtime snack? What do you give them?

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by on May. 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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sarah824
by on May. 5, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I don't think it is terrible at all! Sounds pretty sweet to me! 

Quoting Kainalu55:

i know it's terrible, but my daughter has cookies and milk with her daddy!

 

KristinRox
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM

My kids get a bed time snack every night. I usually give them yogurt, or crackers or something along those lines. 

KristinRox
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 9:54 PM


I agree. Sounds so sweet. 

Quoting sarah824:

I don't think it is terrible at all! Sounds pretty sweet to me! 

Quoting Kainalu55:

i know it's terrible, but my daughter has cookies and milk with her daddy!

 



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ashleyfm
by Ashley on May. 7, 2012 at 12:41 AM
We often share a 100 cal pack of cookies, cereal or fruit.
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NicholasMama608
by Sarah on May. 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Nope.  DS doesn't get anything after dinner.

Harris06
by Megan on May. 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Oh no no! We do not do bedtime snacks here!! My girls will get a sip of water or a sip of milk but after dinner and sometimes dessert that's it! IF we do have a bedtime snack, and this does NOT happen often, it is a rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter.

sunshine86912
by on May. 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

 we dont normally do a bedtime snack

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