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!
Snack sized fruits and veggies will disappear with this tasty and easy to make peanut butter dip. We’ve added Greek yogurt which is a dental super food and cinnamon to give it a little added flavor.
¾ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
½ Cup Natural Peanut Butter
½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
Assorted Fruits and Veggies
Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
These may require a small amount of prep, but getting your kids to help can be a terrific way to encourage them to try something they probably have never had. We got this recipe from theWatermelon.org website. It may seem different, but trust us, it’s yummy!
Wraps – Whole wheat tortilla or pita bread.
Spread – Guacamole (for the more adventurous) or plain Greek yogurt
Meat (optional) – Any sandwich meats or slices.
And of course, watermelon, cut into ½ inch thick spears and as long as your wrap.
Baked Zucchini Slices with Parmesan Cheese
The tooth healthy parmesan cheese is what gives this healthy snack its zing. Again, having kids help sprinkle on the cheese and lay out the slices will help choosier eaters try something new.
Simply slice zucchini in thin slices (no need to peel) and lay out on a cookie sheet. Have your children sprinkle them with parmesan cheese on both sides. Then, place in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes on each side, or until brown.