Healthy snack ideas for kids and adults

If you’re looking for some healthy snack ideas that both kids and adults will love, then look no further than this list that was compiled by our dentists at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center! Patients in the communities of Bethlehem and Allentown, PA, can prepare these snacks for themselves or their children to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet–and lifestyle. These snacks are not only nutritious, but they’re also delicious and easy to make.

  • Fruit kabobs – Simply thread some fresh fruit onto skewers and enjoy! This is a wonderful way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals and satisfy your sweet tooth without sugary chocolates and candies.
  • Vegetable sticks with dip – Another great way to get your veggies in! Cut up some carrots, celery, cucumber, or any other vegetable you like, and enjoy them with a healthy dip like hummus or yogurt-based sauce. Carrots and celery are great for those who are unable to floss, as the crunchy threads can remove food particles between teeth.
  • Whole grain crackers with cheese – This classic snack is perfect for when you’re looking for something savory. Choose a whole grain cracker like rye or wheat instead of a white flour one, and top with some low-fat cheese for a delicious and nutritious treat.
  • Trail mix – This is a great snack to have on hand for when you’re on the go. Mix together your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and whole grain cereal for a filling and satisfying snack.
  • Fresh berries – Berries are naturally packed with antioxidants and other nutrients that are good for your health. Enjoy them on their own, or consider topping them with a dollop of yogurt for a delicious and nutritious snack.
  • Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is an excellent protein, calcium, and probiotic source. Enjoy it plain or top with fresh fruit or honey for a sweet treat.

Learn more about nutritious foods and how they improve your overall and oral health

Connect with the Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center to discuss this and other ways to maintain a healthy smile.

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