Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Healthy Late Night Snacking

Ever feel like having a snack when it's so close to bedtime?
Well I always do :) , and my son certainly does, so I give him things like dairy-free yogurt, fruits, or vegetables.

I think if he didn't have so many food allergies, I'd give him something baked and along the lines of not so healthy. Because of his restricted diet, I get to give him things like cucumbers lightly salted, and I think because of his food allergies he doesn't crave for the unhealthy things I crave and am used to indulging in. I often make shapes with them, or core out the inside of a peeled cucumber and put some slices of turkey inside, afterwards cutting into circles, where it ends up looking like a sushi roll. Just one of the ways I strive to make healthy eating with food allergies fun.

Here's what he had tonight because funnel cake after dinner wasn't enough.
Just cucumbers peeled and lightly salted. :)


  1. I'll take the funnel cake as well... but I do think that's a really cute way of making dinner fun with your restrictions!

  2. I agree ... meanwhile, I need to get back to the cucumbers and less cake :) 

    New follower from the Spilled Milkshake Hop. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Hugs & Blessings.

  3. Wow, this is so much more healthy than my late night snacks.  Lol!  :-) When my daughters say they're hungry in the evening hours before or after bed, I always offer them a banana.  They aren't huge fans of bananas, but when they are truly hungry (and not stalling bedtime) they'll eat the banana.

  4. This is a great post. I, myself am guilty of the late night snacking and most of the time i don't make the healthiest choices. My daughter also tends to want a snack late at night before bed and often wants to eat what I am. I would rather eat a funnel cake BUT i think i am going to try and give her a few sliced cucumbers maybe with a little cream cheese!