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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03-07-2012 12:08 #1
Ideas for evening snack (for 2y.o)
03-07-2012 12:11 #2Senior Member
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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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03-07-2012 13:01 #3
Half an avocado
Rice cake or corn thin with cream cheese
Pieces of cheese
03-07-2012 13:02 #4
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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03-07-2012 13:05 #5
03-07-2012 13:07 #6
cheese and crackers
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?
03-07-2012 13:08 #7
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.
03-07-2012 13:08 #8
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
03-07-2012 13:08 #9
or buy greek yoghurt and add some mashed banana or some jam to make it a bit sweeter as well.
03-07-2012 13:09 #10
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