Tooth-Friendly Snacks for Your Kids

Is your little one running to the fridge after school? That time between after school and waiting for dinner is usually spent snacking. However, kids often gravitate towards sticky, chewy and salty treats. Children need to be eating foods that are packed with minerals and vitamins.  Below are several tasty snacks that are great for your kid’s teeth!

Fruit & Peanut Butter

Did you know that Greek yogurt is amazing for your teeth? Grab some fruits, veggies and peanut butter to create the perfect snack.  Use ¾ cup of plain Greek yogurt, mix it with ½ cup of peanut butter and add in your favorite fruits and veggies.

fruit and yogurt

Baked Zucchini

Slice zucchini into thin slices and lay them on a cookie sheet. The kids can sprinkle some parmesan cheese for a little bit of extra flavor. Put in the oven for 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

baked zucchini

Hummus with Pita

Made from chic peas, hummus is a delicious non-fat treat that doesn’t harm your teeth at all. Pair it with some toasted whole grain pita triangles and you have a scrumptious snack!

hummus with pita

Celery Sticks & Cream Cheese

While celery sticks are delicious on their own, children aren’t the biggest fans. Pair the celery sticks with cream cheese to hold your children over for dinner. It will put your mind at ease having them eat celery rather than candy.

celery and cream cheese

Ready to schedule a cleaning? Contact Lindner Dental today at 603.624.3900 to have your child seen by a professional pediatric dentist in Southern NH.

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