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15 healthy bedtime snacks kids love

Fill little tummies and get your kids ready for bed with these tasty options.

By Alex Mlynek

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids love

Photo: Maya Visnyei

healthy bedtime snacks

Peach Creamsicle Smoothie

Smoothies are a healthy alternative to sugary juice and they'll fill up little tummies. So if your child is hungry and thirsty, you can kill two birds with one stone. 



Get the recipe: Peach Creamsicle Smoothie

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Apple Chips

Chips at bedtime? Your kids will think it's a dream come true! These sweet chips are made out of apples (but you don't have to tell the kids). 



Get the recipe: Apple Chips

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheesy Gold Star Crackers

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.



Get the recipe: Cheesy Gold Star Crackers 

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Apple and Oat Biscuits

This sweet biscuit is a flakey and flavourful way to end the day. Move over cookies and milk, your kids will want this instead.



Get the recipe: Apple and Oat Biscuits

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cinnamon Toast Kettle Corn

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. 



Get the recipe: Cinnamon Toast Kettle Corn

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars

Cure those bedtime munchies with some delicious homemade granola bars. It's just the right amount of salty and sweet.



Get the recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Homemade Applesauce

This sweet snack is sure to give them sweet dreams. Don't worry it's low in sugar. Serve it plain or with a few animal crackers. 



Get the recipe: Homemade Applesauce

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Peaches and Honey Muffins

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.



Get the recipe: Peaches and Honey Muffins

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Jodi Pudge

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.



Get the recipe: Cottage Cheese with Macerated Berries

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Blueberry-Apple Fruit Leather

Unroll, pop in your mouth, chew and done. It's the perfect no stress, no mess end of day treat.



Get the recipe: Blueberry-Apple Fruit Leather 

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Quinoa Banana Bread

Banana bread is filling and yummy. This healthy twist on the classic includes quinoa. Ditch the chocolate chips in this recipe and try soothing cinammon instead. 



Get the recipe: Quinoa Banana Bread

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Emily Cumming

Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites

Apples and cheese? Yes please! Say goodnight with a sweet and salty bite.



Get the recipe: Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Ryan Schulz

Kale Chips

Your kids will love these crunchy chips and you'll love that they're snacking on veggies. 



Get the recipe: Kale Chips

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Hummus

Hummus is often a hit with kids. This twist on the classic uses cashews, a nut that helps you sleep. 



Get the recipe: Cashew Hummus

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Kiwi Yogurt Cups

This bedtime treat is packed with vitamins and calcium. Experiment with your child's favourite fruits or try a different fruit for each night of the week. 



Get the recipe: Kiwi Yogurt Cups

 

15 healthy bedtime snacks kids lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

This article was originally published on Oct 14, 2016
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