If your kids are out of school until next month, you might be running out of time, patience, and energy when it comes to making sure they have wholesome snacks around. The good thing is, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on healthy snacks for kids’ teeth and bodies. Simplicity is key.
Here’s some easy inspiration that takes less than five minutes and usually less than (sometimes much less than) $1 a snack:
- Apple slices with yogurt or peanut butter (or another nut butter depending on allergies)
- Cheese slices, sticks, or cubes
- Cut veggies like carrots and celery with a pack of ranch dip using low-fat sour cream or plain greek yogurt as the base
- Cut veggies and hummus
- Mixed nuts or trail mix
- Yogurt and fruit smoothie
Cheese and other nonsugary dairy products are high in calcium, a mineral that’s good for teeth. Fibrous veggies like carrots can actually help keep teeth clean.
Your kids might get a kick out of this retro ADA video about healthy snacks for kids’ teeth. At your family’s checkups in Paducah, we’re happy to discuss any dental diet questions. Call White & White Family Dentistry today at 270-355-7599 to set them up, or schedule online.