8 Snacks That Help You Sleep Better ...

We all love midnight snacks, don’t we! Did you know these nighttime snacks could truly promote a good nights sleep? How? By eating foods high in simple carbohydrates, your body produces an amino acid that is an actual precursor to serotonin, the sleep-inducing chemical. Don’t know which snacks to choose? Keep reading to find out!

1. Tart Blueberry Tarts

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Spoon homemade or store-bought lemon curd into a phyllo shell. Top with fresh blueberries and lemon-zest.

2. Raspberry Jam Toastie

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Mix 1 egg, ¼ cup milk, and ½ tsp. vanilla. Spread 2 slices of bread with raspberry jam, dip in egg, and cook on greased skillet for about 5 minutes, flipping once ½ way through cooking time. Top with strawberries and bananas.

3. Cereal Cluster

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Melt 1 cup chocolate in saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 TBS> honey. Stir. Mix 1 cup cornflakes and ½ cup dried fruit (bananas or apples, or a mixture of whatever you like) Drop by spoonful; chill for 6 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate.

4. Nutty Cookie

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Spread a vanilla wafer with peanut butter. Tip with another cookie. Dip ½ in melted chocolate, and then dip in chopped nuts.

5. Berry Sunday Waffle

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Toast a waffle, then top with a scoop of ice cream and fresh berries. (Blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, or a mixture) Drizzle with caramel sauce.

6. Simple Peaches

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Place canned peaches in a dish. Top with raspberries, blackberries, or fruit you like, and drizzle with melted raspberry preserves. Serve with a dollop of cool whip.

7. Very Cherry Brownie

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Mix brownies according to directions .Add 1 cup chopped cherries. Bake as usual. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

8. Strawberry Frozen Icy

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Blend 1 pound (16 oz.) frozen strawberries and add ¾ cup sugar. Pour into a bowl and freeze for about 4 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times.

Have you tried a snack that helped you sleep? Have you tried one of these? Which snack was your favorite?

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