The time when your child’s school serves lunch to when your family eats dinner often means that little tummies need a snack to hold them over. But snacking doesn’t have to be a health disaster. In fact, it can be a great opportunity to provide much needed vitamins and minerals to fuel your child’s active schedule. Below are a few quick ideas we’ve put together. They’re adventurous and may be a little different from what your kids usually eat. But these snack ideas are packed with vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth and we guarantee that each one is delicious!
Between lunch and dinner, your child is probably engaged in a lot of different activities, such as soccer practice or homework. This means they probably need a little energy boost for their tummies to keep them running for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, many snacks marketed to children are loaded with sugar, sodium, and fat. These items may give your child a rush of energy for a moment, but they’ll ultimately make them feel groggy and tired later on.
At Kids Healthy Teeth in Katy, we’ve put together a list of quick and easy DIY snacks, so our patients can feel strong and healthy throughout the day. our items include much-needed vitamins and minerals to fuel your child’s active schedule. These snacks are also packed with important nutrients for healthy teeth and we guarantee they’re super delicious!
Fruit & Veggies with Peanut Butter Dip
This snack will quickly disappear because it’s so fresh and tasty. By cutting up a few fruits of choice and pairing them with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and cinnamon, you’ve got yourself a dental superfood snack that will give your children the powerup they need.
Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
This adventurous snack takes a little more time than the others, but it’s well worth the effort! Getting your kids to help in the kitchen is also a great way to bond. Watermelon in a sandwich may sound odd, but trust us, it’s delicious! Just grab any kind of wrap – whole wheat, tortilla, pita, etc – and spread it with guacamole and add 1/2 inch spears of watermelon inside.
Baked Zucchini Slices with Parmesan Cheese
Most cheeses are great for teeth because they contain calcium and good bacteria. Zucchini is also an awesome vegetable that has a lot of water content and fiber to clean the teeth. For this recipe, slice the zucchini into thin slices on a cookie sheet. Then, have your kids help sprinkle some parmesan cheese on the zucchini slices and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until brown.
These tooth-friendly treats are sure to keep your kids appeased until dinner without ruining their appetite. For more nutritional counseling, talk to your pediatric dentist in Katy. Here at Kids Healthy Teeth, we are committed to helping you and your child achieve a healthy and happy smile!