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Your Kids Will Love These Tooth Friendly After-School Snacks

Tooth friendly after school snack
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!

Tooth friendly after school snack
Fruits, Veggies & Peanut Butter Dip

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

Tooth friendly after school snack
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 the 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.

Tooth friendly after school snack
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.

2 Responses to “Your Kids Will Love These Tooth Friendly After-School Snacks”

  1. Hardy Pediatric Dentistry

    Thank you for this very informative blog post! Teeth are vital because they aid in the digestion of food and enable people eat a balanced diet.. People should take good care of their teeth if they want a healthy body.

    With so many various ways to brush your teeth, it’s easy and entertaining to maintain proper oral hygiene. In order to ensure that you’re doing the proper thing, you should consult with your dentist or dental office to get their recommendations.

    The teeth need to be protected against injuries like biting down on harsh things like pens or pencils, as well as from hitting walls. Tooth decay and other health problems, such as dry mouth, can result from sleeping with one’s mouth open.


  2. Abirra Nartel

    Thanks for sharing some of these healthy recipes. As per my kid’s dentist from, cultured dairy products such as yogurt contain probiotics — healthy bacteria that can keep unhealthy bacteria from overgrowing in the mouth and digestive tract. The combination of probiotics and calcium in yogurt can reduce your kids’ risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and even bad breath.


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