Frozen banana in a food processor
Blend a ripe, frozen banana in a food processor, and it will turn the banana into a treat with a consistency similar to ice cream!
Chilled grapes or blueberries
Briefly putting grapes or blueberries in the freezer creates a cool, refreshing treat. Just be sure not to leave the fruit in the freezer too long, or you might damage your teeth trying to bite into them.
Making your own popsicles allows you to choose what ingredients go into them, which can help cut down the sugar in these frozen treats. You can fill popsicle molds with pureed fruit for all-fruit popsicles, or you can add Greek yogurt for additional protein.
Veggie sticks with hummus or yogurt drip
Crisp vegetables are a good snack option for your teeth instead of chips. Adding hummus or yogurt dip incorporates protein for a more filling snack.
Lunch meat, cheese, and whole grain crackers
Lunch meat and cheese are a great source of protein, and the calcium from the cheese is great for teeth. Refined carbohydrates can break down into sugars the encourage decay, so choose a whole grain cracker instead. As a substitute, you can use slices of cucumbers instead of crackers.
Raspberries filled with yogurt
Fill raspberries with a yogurt of your choice. Put them in freezer to chill, but do not leave them in the freezer too long.
Apple slices and cheese
Pair apples with cheddar cheese for a sweet and savory snack.
Graham crackers, ricotta cheese, and fresh fruit
Graham crackers have a sweet taste, but they are relatively low in sugar. Adding ricotta cheese and fresh fruit creates a healthy dessert. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at Orthodontics: (415) 681-8500 Pediatric Office: (415) 661-8383.