Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer is right around the corner, and with all the kids out of school and having fun it’s hard to know what snacks your kids are eating or if what they’re eating is good for their teeth. Kids are notoriously finicky eaters so it can be difficult to find snacks that are both healthy for your child, and that your child wants to eat. Here are some healthy summer snacks that are easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

Teddy Bear Toast Healthy Summer Snacks

Teddy Bear Toast

This snack is so adorable it’s un-bear-able! All it requires is:

  • Whole Grain Toast
  • Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Blueberries

The whole grain toast is full of fiber and has many vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth and gums. The peanut butter has elements like calcium and phosphorus which are essential in fighting tooth decay. You can also swap out the blueberries for any other antioxidant-packed foods, such as grapes or raisins.

Source: Crafty Morning

Snail On A Log Healthy Summer Snacks

Snail On A Log

Another cute creation, the Snail On A Log is an upgrade from the classic Ants On A Log (which is also a great snack for teeth).
All it requires is:

  • Apple
  • Celery
  • Raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Grain Pretzels

Apples act as a natural toothbrush and are packed with vital nutrients and vitamins. Celery, like other crunchy, juicy vegetables, has a high water content. This helps to offset the sugar content in other snacks or foods your child may be eating.

Source: Do It and How

Whole Grain Cracker Sandwiches

Cracker Sandwich Healthy Summer Snacks

These little finger sandwiches may be small but they pack a big punch of tooth-healthy nutrients! All it requires is:

  • Whole Grain Crackers
  • Cheese, and
  • Lunch Meat.

Cheese is good for teeth because it is rich in Calcium and lowers the level of acidity in the mouth. Any type of cheese is good, but hard aged cheeses are the best choices. Lunch meat is rich in nutrients and proteins which help enamel and prevent the build up of plaque.

Source: Simple As That