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    Default Ideas for evening snack (for 2y.o)

    DD is 26mths and normally has a tub of yoghurt as "dessert" after her dinner (about 6pm). She LOVES it and looks forward to it during the day. However, she is still waking at least once or twice during the night, and I am wondering if maybe the yoghurt has too much sugar in it for an evening snack. So - what are some healthy alternatives I can offer? I can't think of anything except fruit, which is also high in sugar. Help me with some inspiration!!

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    What about a corn thin with some avocado? Or even a little milk.

    You could check the sugar content of the yoghurt, and get a lower sugar one if you think that is the reason. They vary quite a lot between brands.

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    Half an avocado

    Rice cake or corn thin with cream cheese

    Pieces of cheese

    Rice crackers

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    Another thought - could you try giving the snack a bit later? Perhaps she is eating a bit too early and is waking up peckish
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    Quote Originally Posted by raracookie View Post
    Another thought - could you try giving the snack a bit later? Perhaps she is eating a bit too early and is waking up peckish
    She goes to bed at 6.45pm so not much later than dinner. I also don't think she's hungry as she is happy to go without breakfast for ages in the morning.

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    cheese and crackers
    savoury muffins
    rice crackers and hummus
    If she likes the sweet, rice or corn cracker with cream cheese and pureed strawberry or a tiny bit of jam for the sweetness?

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    Thanks for the suggestions! She wont drink milk unfortunately, so I think I will try some crackers and cheese/avocado for a week and see how we go. You can see that I am clutching at straws regarding her sleep issues!! If the change doesn't make a difference then I will go back to the yoghurt (will check the sugar content though) as she does love it.

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    DS usually has a banana right before bed. Bananas contain melatonin and serotonin, chemicals known to help the body sleep. They are also low GI

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    or buy greek yoghurt and add some mashed banana or some jam to make it a bit sweeter as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    cheese and crackers
    savoury muffins
    rice crackers and hummus
    If she likes the sweet, rice or corn cracker with cream cheese and pureed strawberry or a tiny bit of jam for the sweetness?
    Ohhhh, savoury muffins might be a winner too. Might be a good baking activity we can do together as well!


 

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