Kids still home for the summer? With work, hobbies, managing the house, and all the other 101 things on your to-do list, it’s hard to keep healthy snacks for kids around the house. Who has time to make elaborate snacks? Or who wants to pay an arm and a leg for wholesome treats?
You don’t have to feel guilty for feeding your kids food that may not be great for their bodies or teeth. You also don’t have to spend a lot of time or pay a lot for healthy snacks the kids will keep going back to! Try these simple yet yummy snacks:
- Cheese cubes, slices, or sticks
- Apple slices with peanut butter or another nut butter
- Cut, bite-sized vegetables with greek yogurt dip
- Cut fruit with yogurt dip
- Trail mix
- Cut veggies and hummus
- Yogurt and fruit smoothies
In particular, cheese and fibrous produce like carrots help strengthen teeth and keep them healthy. They don’t have all the sugars and starches to build up between teeth to create plaque.
Take a minute with the kiddos to watch this retro American Dental Association video about healthy snacks for kids. For family dentistry that looks out for all aspects of your children’s smiles, call Schope Dental today at 719-675-5238 to schedule an appointment in Colorado Springs, CO. If it’s more convenient, schedule online instead. We can see multiple family members at one time, starting at age 3.